The Tobin Center Ghost Light Society Hosts Swingin’ Speakeasy
By Miriam Sitz
Photography By Greg Harrison
THE SETTING: The Jazz Age came to life for the “society speakeasy” at the beautifully historic Woodlawn Theatre in the city’s Deco District, hosted by the Ghost Light Society, a young professionals association, of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
THE VIBE: The Midtown Jazz Sound set the mood with classic tunes while nearly 150 guests, all members of the Ghost Light Society, donning their most period-appropriate glad rags, and sipping on custom crafted rakia cocktails from the Dorćol Distilling Company and other generous sponsors including Pura Vida Tequila, Cinco Vodka, Glazer’s and Alamo Beer. Performers from Trilogy Dance Studio, playing their parts perfectly in flapper dresses and pearls, taught attendees the Charleston dance, while True Flavors served small speakeasy bites such as “Cotton Club Crab Stuffed Mushrooms” and “Loungin’ at the Waldorf Salad Bites.” DJ Adam Madrigal kept party-goers dancing late into the evening.
THE CAUSE: Opening in September, The Tobin Center will provide world-class venues in which to showcase the city’s arts organizations. The Ghost Light Society is the young professionals organization of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, which has built a community of individuals united by their appreciation for and support of the arts in San Antonio. The Society offers exclusive opportunities to interact with the city’s professional performers, artists and companies through exciting monthly events, as well as the opportunity to forge meaningful relationships with the other likeminded and involved young leaders in San Antonio.