Saturday, April 1, 2017
Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.

Dance Lesson: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing Begins: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25.00 at the door


Way back in days of old
There was a legend told
About a hero known as Galavant:
Square jaw and perfect hair,

Cojones out to there -

There was no hero quite like Galavant!
Tough plus every other manly value!
Mess with him and he'll disembowel you.

Yay! He ruled in ev'ry way,
A fairy tale cliché

And people called him Galavant...



No, this isn't the silliest event PEERS has ever given.  The PDQ Bach Festival and Ball still holds that honour!  But Sir Galavant's Feast of Fools Ball aspires to rival it in inspired silliness, fabulous dance music, and amazing costumes!

What to wear?  Medieval, Renaissance, or Fantasy costume - accurate or deliberately not accurate - will all work and modern evening dress is just fine, too.  As always, costumes and formal wear are admired but not required. For an amusing review of the costumes of "Galavant" and costume tips, see

As this is an April Fools' Day celebration, all social classes are welcome! Are you a pretty, conventional Disney-style princess or a "different kinda princess" in leather and visible corset?  Are you a villainous ex-queen embracing the Dark Side and a black wardrobe?  Are you a gallant hero, a badass henchman, a sorcerer, an alchemist, a Lord of the Sea (not necessarily ON the sea), or the ONE TRUE KING?  Are you a loyal squire or waiting gentlewoman, a nervous but well-dressed Courtier, a Court Jester, a member of the Upper Lower class, or a peasant just trying to survive to the age of 25?

In the spirit of the "Galavant" miniseries, the celebrated Renaissance Rock/Celtic Fusion band Avalon Rising plays an evening of anachronistic vintage ballroom dance music and English country dance music interspersed with actual Medieval and Renaissance dance music, and some genuinely silly but highly danceable new songs very much in the style of Galavant's own music. Avalon Rising plays particularly gorgeous waltzes, rousing polkas, and exhilarating reels and country dance music and will, of course, play "The Congress of Vienna Waltz," "The Brave Sir Robin Polka," and "Sir Roger de Coverley," though under period-appropriate titles.

The event features our usual no-host bar, a light snack buffet (your potluck contributions will be very welcome.  We don't have the budget of a television miniseries), and a parlour for conversation and photo opportunities!

We believe in Tad Cooper!

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