FARMINGTON — The sixth annual Speakeasy Dance Party will be on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Homestead Kitchen, Bar and Bakery, 186 Broadway.

All of the proceeds will benefit the greater Farmington-area Care and Share Food Closet.

Attendees should give the doorman the password (“Joe sent me”), drop a can of food in the basket and come in and join the party. Special speakeasy fare and Prohibition-era cocktails will be offered, and a la carte dinner will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. The restaurant will be decorated like a 1920s speakeasy. Servers will be dressed in flapper attire. 1920s dress is encouraged, but not required.

Music and dancing will begin at 7 p.m., with authentic 1920s danceable New Orleans-style jazz from the South Strong Road Crew and Friends. Members are Andy Buckland on bass, Scott Dixon on drums, Doug Walrath on keyboard, and Sherry Walrath with vocals.

The regulars will be joined by Mel Tukey, Maine’s premier jazz trumpet player, and Peter Lord of the famous Bellamy Jazz band on soprano sax.

Tickets are $20 per person. A local business will match ticket sales up to $1,500. Last year’s event raised more than $5,000 for the food closet, which enabled the Food Closet to purchase over $15,000 worth of food.

The closet serves nearly 4,000 families each year, according to Leiza Hiltz Scerbo, executive director.

Tickets are available in advance or at the door.

FMI, tickets: 207-778-6162, 207-684-3702.


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