There will be a party this Saturday at the Roundhouse on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds held by The Aids Resource Center (ARC). They are celebrating their 25th anniversary as a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to provide services to those infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS. To this end, they provide comprehensive support services, HIV testing & counseling, prevention education, linkage to care, and advocacy.
This Saturday is ARC’s largest yearly fundraiser, Masquerage, that is responsible for a large percentage of their yearly goal needed to continue the education in our communities.
Masquerage is an over the top costume party/ball, where there is plenty of food, liquor and entertainment. This year’s theme was decided on by a meeting between friends at my annual party. If you haven’t heard of The Freakshow Deluxe– and their burlesque style carnival sideshow- this will be an opportunity to experience them full throttle. From ARC’s press release:
Masquerage is Dayton’s hottest “nothing-like-you-have-ever-seen-before” event, and this annual masked party is fast becoming THE event of the season. For the first time this year, Masquerage will feature a circus theme complete with performers, games, magic and even a circus “animal” or two. Guests will mingle with sideshow “freaks,” play midway games, have their fortunes told and be amazed by high wire acts. The non-stop entertainment features aerialists, sword swallowers, dancers, whip artistry, and other scintillating side show stunts provided by Freakshow Deluxe. And again this year, the Rubi Girls will perform a set we are not soon likely to forget!
The promo video from past events (and yes, the aerialist in the video fell to his death since last year’s event):
I’ll be there- but, you won’t be able to tell- because, I’ll have a mask on (and not that one).
Get your tickets now, they are literally, the hottest tickets in town (you’ll understand once you get there).