GBACG Calendar


New for 2016! We are now trialing the ability to add the gbacg calendar to your phone's calendar app, hopefully saving you the trouble of adding each date to your phone's calendar manually.
The calendar itself is listed as "gbacg.calendar" in google calendar. Some calendar apps may need to add it instead as "gbacg.calendar@gmail.com".
Unfortunately we don't have the resources to be tech support to every person's individual personal electronic device.
Here is an overview on how to add it yourself:
GBACG Google Calendar


GBACG Goes To: PEERS - Casanova's Carnevale Ball

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

It's Carnevale in Venice - the holiday you Americans celebrate as Mardi Gras. Join the World's Greatest Lover at the best Carnival party of the season!
18th century costume from Giacomo Casanova's lifetime (1725 - 1798), Carnival fancy dress, fantasy attire or modern evening dress is admired but not required. Masks (hand-held or worn) are recommended to protect your reputation.
Ticket Price: $


GBACG Workshop: Ribbon Cockades Part II

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Come join us for the second part of Candace's ever-popular cockade class!


Ticket Price: $


An Egyptian Expedition

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

At the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, we shall explore the treasures of Egypt that deeply influenced the design aesthetic of our early 20th century fashion.
Ticket Price: $$


GBACG Workshop: Downton Abbey Hats

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Join Lynn McMasters as we make hats worthy to be worn to tea at the Abbey.


Ticket Price: $


Costume Academy

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Join us for an epic day of enlightening lectures, hands-on workshops and inspiring camraderie at History San Jose!
Ticket Price: $$$


Mad Men Cocktails

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Join us for drinks in 1950's - 1960's New York at the Alameda Elks Lodge.
Ticket price: $


Costume Salon: San Jose

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. No costume is required. If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free


GBACG Goes To: Silicon Valley Comic Con

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Join us as we attend the first ever Silicon Valley Comic Con! More details coming soon!
Ticket price: $$


Farewell to Downton Abbey Tea

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

The beloved BBC/PBS series is coming to an end. Let's send it off in style.
Costume: 1912-1930. Location TBD.
Ticket price: $$$


GBACG Lecture

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Topic TBD
Ticket Price: $


GBACG Workshop

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Details coming soon!


Ticket Price: $


GBACG Goes To: History San Jose Tea

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Enjoy a lovely spring tea with our friends at History San Jose. If you would like to volunteer for this event, contact Ann Morton at
Ticket Price: $


Costume Salon: Berkeley

Sunday, May 22th, 2016

Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. No costume is required. If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free


V Day at the Verdi Club

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Celebrate the end of WW2 at the historic Verdi Club, a 1910s private club with dance floor opened to the public in San Francisco.
Ticket price: $$


GBACG Workshop

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Details coming soon!


Ticket Price: $


Gaming Hell: A Regency Casino Night

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Join the ton at a regency gaming hell as we enjoy period games and the very best company. Prizes will be awarded for those on a winning streak! Dress: 1795-1820 regency evening wear. Location: Alameda Elks Club.
Ticket price: $$


GBACG Goes To Filoli Step Back in Time

July 2016

An evening garden party at Filoli, 1920s style. Stroll the house and gardens, listen to period music, and enjoy appetizers and beverages served by Filoli staff and volunteers dressed as period household staff. We’ll let you know the date as soon as Filoli announces it, but it’s usually a weekday in July.
Location: Woodside; Dress: 1920s.
Ticket Price: $$$


GBACG Lecture

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Topic TBD
Ticket Price: $


Roman Holiday

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

No, not the Audrey Hepburn version -- this is a toga party! Join us for a picnic inspired by "Rome", "Spartacus" and "Pompeii". Bring your own feast and let's have a bacchanal. Location TBD.
Ticket price: $


Costume Salon: Oakland

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. No costume is required. If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free


Bathing Beauties

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

It's summertime! Come paddle and lounge in your bathing costumes at the deco-era Richmond Municipal Natatorium.
Ticket price: $


GBACG Goes To: San Francisco Comic Con

September 2016

Details to follow.
Ticket price: $$


GBACG Workshop

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Topic TBD


Ticket Price: $


GBACG goes to BAERS

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Beau Brummel Escapes! Ball
The Best Dressed Man in England is sneaking off on a fast packet to France to avoid his gambling debts and creditors. Which peacock will rise to take his place? Highly overdressing very much admired, but not required. Location: Alameda; Dress: Regency 1795-1820
Ticket Price: $S


Costume Salon: Redwood City

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. No costume is required. If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free


World's Fair Picnic

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Meet me at the fair! Come to a picnic to celebrate the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition of 1915, in a building built for the purpose. The Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda provides gorgeous photo opportunities as we enjoy our finery 1880-1915.
Ticket price: $$


Soiree au Moulin Rouge!

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Join us in fin-de-siecle Paris for cocktails, a floor show, dancing, and revelry. Dress 1890-1910, all classes or period cancan, showgirl, or theatrical costumes. Location: Alameda Elks Lodge.
Ticket price: $$$$$


Amelia Earhart Returns!

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

A party to welcome Earhart back to the Bay Area after her record-breaking flight! Dress 1930s – including reporters, aviators, mechanics, etc! Location: Hiller Aviation Museum.
Ticket price: $$


GBACG goes to Dickens

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

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.
Ticket Price: $


GBACG Open House

Saturday, January 14th, 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 other fun stuff. Meet your board members, see old friends, and so much more. Location: Alameda Elks Lodge. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
Ticket Price: $


Harlem Renaissance

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

An evening in 1920s bohemian New York – cocktails and music. Costume: 1920s. Location: East Bay.
Ticket price: $