Yup! We’re doing a rare FREE summer concert, compliments of the good people of Fairfax County. So, come! We’ve got tons of fun in store with the whole shebang, and you don’t even need to dress up! Did we mention free? Yes, we did! See you there! Thursday, Aug. 16th, 5:30-7:00 Fairfax County Gov. Center. Rain or shine! For detail click here.
We hope you’ve been finding moments for some swell summer fun! We certainly are! And we’ve been working hard, too, if you can call what we do work. Actually, it is. So we’re ready to party with you! Let’s misbehave, in the best of ways, Doc Scantlin style! Carlyle Club, July 14th. For tickets: Click here
If you haven’t experienced Gadby’s Tavern Museum’s annual ‘Bib and Tucker Ball’, you should! This warm and loving group keeping watch over the nationally historic colonial tavern puts on the best parties! With French food and wines to tempt you throughout the Museum, and Doc Scantlin’s Palmettos in the famous Ballroom, you’ll be purring “Oo La La”.
We’ve got our own Madamoiselle Magpie to charm you with romantic French ballads while strumming her ukulele, and Moxie will dazzle with her famous Fan Dance.
Chou Chou will be in her element as Parisienne cabaret chanteuse. This charming group has even convince Chou Chou to join Maggie and Moxie in the Can Can. How could we resist these darlings? You’ll want to be there. She doesn’t flash her bloomers for just anyone, you know.
For more info and tickets: http://www.gadsbystavernmuseum.us/
Have you heard? We’re coming to Fredericksburg! One of our favorite places on the planet! We can’t WAIT to see all our friends when Doc, Chou Chou, and the ever-lovin’ Palmettos get red hot and celebrate the Roaring 25th Anniversary of Fredericksburg Academy! There’s a swell auction, too! And a puppy! You like puppies, right? Okay, then. Dress up or not, vintage or not, we’ll love ya just the same, ’cause anything goes, as you know. We just can’t wait to see you! Yowza. Tell ’em Chou Chou sent you.
We don’t mind saying that New Year’s Eve is kinda sorta our thing, and there’s no place we would rather be than with you at the gorgeous Art Deco Palace of Bethesda Blues and Jazz! You can buy tickets here. This year is a really special one. Doc and Chou will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and want you there for the fun! We’ll be pullin’ out all the stops, featuring a night of dancing and delights, including Moxie’s stunning rendition of the original Sally Rand Fan Dance, our World Famous Midnight Conga Line, and some exciting new offerings throughout the night! We don’t often say this (okay, never): This is the one Imperial Palms performance you do not want to miss! And there will be a super duper secret surprise that will positively convince you that anything goes and everything’s possible in the brand spankin’ shiny new year!
Oh my goodness, gosh golly, gee willykers, ain’t we got fun! Join us!
Friday, Nov. 17th:
The enchanting angels at Windy Hilly Foundation are wonderful people doing wonderful things, making a real difference in the lives of low and lower income families and aging people in Loudoun, Clarke, and Fauquier Counties of Va. Join us at the fabulous Salamander Resort and Spa for an opulent Gatsby Affair, when all angels will be transformed into Jazz Babies and Dapper Gents. Because even angels need a hot time now and then, especially for a good cause.
Time to say goodbye to summer and kick into the Fall and Holiday party season! We’ve got three swell chances to join in the fun at our open to the public events. We don’t give out the scoop on all those wonderful private affairs. Those are, after all, well, private. But here’s a chance to mark your calendar and make you plans. Our rare public events are well known as the BEST Big Night Out and sell out fast! So better make plans while you can. We sure hope you do! It won’t be the same without you.
Friday, September 15, 2017: The Carlyle Club
Sometimes you need an escape. We get it. It’s been a month, hasn’t it? C’ville. Texas, so in need of our help. Click the blue link for suggestions on how best to contribute. Consider then letting us do our magic for you. You need a few happy hours. Get lost with us. Music, dining, dancing, laughter, shaken and poured just for you! Along with all our hearts. and a few corny Doc jokes. Just what the Doctor ordered. Buy Tickets Here
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Friday, Nov. 24, 2017: Holiday Kick Off at the Carlyle Club!
Gobble, gobble. Then dance! Not sure what to do with those Thanksgiving visitors? Join us, of course! An evening they’ll talk about for years to come. We have fans of all ages and types! We’ll make your dear ones feel like the honored guests they are. Tickets for this annual frenzy disappear FAST! Unlike Aunt Minnie’s leftover Turkey. Buy Tickets Here
Okay, now we need to talk, because:
Sunday, Dec 31, 2017: New Years Eve at Bethesda Blues and Jazz!
Think about it. One of the last world class big band full-out shows, enjoyed at one of the most gorgeous grand movie palace’s of the same Art Deco era. The Capraesque sparkle of celebrating New Year’s Eve in the truest of classic splendor, the ultimate time for such things! You should come. Seize the moment. We’re not getting any younger, you know. Buy Tickets Here
Join Doc, Chou Chou, the Girlfriends, and all the Imperial Palms Orchestra back at the fabulous Carlyle Club, Friday, July 21. Hot jazz, coolest people, and swingingest dance tunes. Add a hint of tropical steam and wrap in endless romance and you get the idea. Dress for a big night out, “cause it”s bound to be! As our dapper maestro so elegantly puts it, “Casual clothes suck!”
See you there!
Join Doc, Chou Chou, the Girlfriends, and all the Imperial Palms Orchestra at the fabulous Caryle Club Saturday, Sept 24, for the first Saturday of the new season. Dining dancing, and deco delights for a deliciously dazzling date night. Chou Chou has a new mic, and is full of herself, so watch out, and Doc is rarin’ to go! Fun is guarenteed! So get that sand out from between your toes. We know you wash up great! Meet us at the bar after the show and tell us what you did on your Summer vacation. We’ve got some secrets to share! Try not to blush. Come make magic with us!
The Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society
Requests the pleasure of your company at
The Black & White Masquerade
Dancing and Entertainment
Doc Scantlin and
His Imperial Palms Orchestra
Starring the Dazzling Songstress Chou Chou
Proceeds benefit Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
Saturday, April 11, 2015
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
“BEST BIB & TUCKER” means one’s best clothes. The term’s first printed use was in 1747 in the translation of the Marquis d’Argens’ ambitiously titled work, New Memoirs Establishing a True Knowledge of Mankind: “The Country-woman minds nothing on Sundays so much as her best Bib and Tucker.” Both bibs and tuckers were women’s clothing items in use from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Tuckers were lace, modesty pieces fitted into the bodice of a dress. Early bibs were used by women much like tuckers but were frilled. A shirt with a frilled front was also worn by men.
Featuring Champagne, Wine, Oyster Bar & Hors d’Oeuvres
Black Tie, Military Mess Dress or Black & White Attire Suggested
$125 per person ($25 of admission is tax deductible) New attendees receive free annual membership in the Society
Please make reservations online by visiting www.gadsbystavernmuseum.us. Any Question, please call the Museum at 703-746-4242
Address: 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Best Bib & Tucker Ball of 2015
The Black & White Masquerade