DOORS OPEN: 7:00 pm
EVENT BEGINS: 7:30 pm
918 SW Yamhill St
Portland, OR 97205
Ron Bearden Presents:
Ladies Night Out - A Leap Year Dance and Social
Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Doors open: 7 pm
Event begins: 7:30 pm
You're invited to celebrate a night that is so special it can only happen once every 4 years.
Just to get you into the swing of it here are some Leap Year facts - How do you remember if it’s a leap year? Simple: If the last two digits of the year are divisible by four (e.g. 2016, 2020, 2024…) then it’s a leap year. While leap day helped official timekeepers, it also resulted in social customs turned upside down when February 29 became a "no man's land" without legal jurisdiction.
As the story goes, the tradition of women romantically pursuing men in leap years began in 5th century Ireland, when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about the fair sex having to wait for men to propose. Patrick finally relented and set February 29 aside as the day set aside allowing women the right to ask for a man's hand in marriage.
The tradition continued in Scotland, when Queen Margaret declared in 1288 that on February 29 a woman had the right to pop the question to any man she fancied. Menfolk who refused were faced with a fine in the form of a kiss, a silk dress, or a pair of gloves that were given to the rejected lady fair.
A similar modern American tradition, Sadie Hawkins Day, honors Al Capp in the cartoon strip Li'l Abner. In the famous story line, Sadie and every other woman in town were allowed on that day to pursue and catch the most eligible bachelors in Dogpatch.
In honor of this special Leap year night, a "Time Capsule booth", will be set up to receive your letter to you. You can join in by writing down how you see your future or even what is important to you now. Then you seal your letter and address it to you, and it will be mailed on February 29th 2024.
Singles... Couples... Come and enjoy a fun evening and meet your sweetheart at the dance!!!
Dancing and music all night long..... featuring: Ants in the Kitchen!
This is not your typical rock&roll cover band. This is 8-piece band with a full horn section plus LaRhonda Steele,"Portland's first lady or blues" funk, blues, and soul with a Rock & Roll flavor that will keep you dancing all night long.
Dress to Impress!
Here is your chance to slip on some swanky outfit and strut your stuff. Cocktail attire is also fine and take in the show.
Free Photo Booth:
Have your photo taken or take a selfie at the free photo booth we will have set up.
Time Capsule Booth:
Join in the fun by writing a note to the future you. Then you will seal it into an envelope, and it will be mailed back to you on 2-29-2024.
Full No Host Bar:
We will have two bars serving Cocktails a nice selection of Wines, Microbrews and also Champagne! Plus the Leap Day Cocktail! This colorful cousin of the martini was invented by pioneering bartender Harry Craddock at London’s Savoy Hotel in 1928. According to the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, “It is said to have been responsible for more proposals than any other cocktail ever mixed”
The Adrianna Hill Ballroom is an amazing place! It has a huge ballroom dance floor with a raised stage and a balcony. There are tables and chairs to enjoy food, a beverage or conversation. Located on the 2nd floor in the Pythian Building with the entrance in the middle of the block on Yamhill.
Parking and Max Service at the Front Door:
This is as easy as it can be for everyone. Max stops right at front of the door with both the Blue and Red lines. Smart park is right across the street with a five story parking lot and parking is only $5.00 for the whole night( enter on 10th) Also street parking is free after 7:00 PM
Ron Bearden: (503) 616-1548
21 & Over.
Tickets are Non-Refundable.