GBACG Calendar

GBACG Open House

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

We invite all our Members, Non-members, and Sister Organization Members to join us for our annual meeting where we highlight upcoming events, raffle costume items, present a fashion show, and eat cake. Meet your board members, see old friends and make new. Location: Albany Vets Hall. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
Ticket Price: $

The One Hour Dress Workshop

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

We are offering the 1920's One-Hour Dress. This dress is simple, cute, and comfortable, just perfect for an outing to the movie theater. Our experts will walk you through the process of translating your measurements into a pattern.

A Day with Charlie

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Come to Niles, Ca., Home of Essanay Studios, for a matinee day in the 1920's. The Edison Theater will be showing films made there by the little tramp himself. Rumor has it we might get a visit from some very special stars! Fun for the whole family! Dress: 1920s.
Ticket price: $$

Costume Academy

March 18th or 19th, 2017

Location TBD. Spend a day learning from local experts.
Ticket price: $$$

An Outland-ish Affaire

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

An Outlander evening—Join Highland Chiefs, Jacobites, French Courtiers and American Colonists for a dazzling evening at the Sequoia Lodge in Oakland. Dress: 18th Century and book- and TV-show-inspired costumes.
Ticket price: $$$$$

The Kaleidoscope Ball

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Join our sister organization for the Bicentennial of the Kaleidoscope craze that swept London and Paris. Join the psychedelic whirl of waltzes and easy set dances. 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington. Dress: Wear your most colorful 1817 attire. Tickets and Information.

In the Good Ol' Summertime Picnic

June 3rd or 4th, 2017

A 1950s all-American picnic: sack races, three-legged races, BYO picnic, and a jello contest! San Jose.
Ticket price: $

GBACG goes to PEERS:
Alexander Hamilton Ball

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

An elegant evening in late 18th century America, with music by Bangers and Mash. Alameda.

GBACG Meet-Up at the Legion of Honor

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Meet up to tour the exhibit: Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade. Dress: Late 19th century. San Francisco.

GBACG Costumers Bazaar

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Sell off your stash and old costumes, or pick up something new for yourself. Albany Veteran's Hall.
Ticket price: $

Time Travelers Picnic

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

A scavenger hunt on the old naval base at Mare Island. Time travelers of all eras welcome! Vallejo.
Ticket price: $

Spooky Fancy Dress Tea

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

A Halloween tea in the late 19th century, in the Victorian version of Halloween Costumes. Dress: 1890-1910 Fancy Dress. Camellia Tea Room, Benicia.
Ticket price: $$$

GBACG goes to Dickens

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

The GBACG goes to the The Great Dickens Christmas Fair. Visit with friends and make merry in Dickens' London with our annual GBACG meet-up. We'll meet up at various locations throughout the day and admire each others costumes, meeting old friends and making new.