New for 2016! — You can add the gbacg calendar to your phone's calendar app,
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 "email@example.com".
Unfortunately we don't have the resources to be tech support for all electronic devices.
Here is an overview on how to add it yourself: GBACG Google Calendar
Saturday, September 10th, 2016
Make a dress form from water activated packing tape. This dress form dries light and rigid. You can stick pins in it. It's superior to duct tape since it won't stretch, sag or stink, and you won't need to stuff it.
Ticket Price: $$
GBACG goes to BAERS:
Beau Brummel Escapes! Ball
Saturday, September 17th, 2016
The Best Dressed Man in England is sneaking off on a fast packet to France to avoid his gambling debts and creditors. Which peacock will rise to take his place? Highly overdressing very much admired, but not required. Location: Alameda; Dress: Regency 1795-1820
Costume Salon: Redwood City
Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. No costume is required.
If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free
World's Fair Picnic
CANCELED DUE TO SITE CONSTRUCTION
Meet me at the fair! Come to a picnic to celebrate the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition of 1915, in a building built for the purpose. The Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda provides gorgeous photo opportunities as we enjoy our finery 1880-1915.
Soiree au Moulin Rouge!
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Join us in fin-de-siecle Paris for cocktails, a floor show, dancing, and revelry. Dress 1890-1910, all classes or period cancan, showgirl, or theatrical costumes. Location: Alameda Elks Lodge.
Ticket Price: $$$$$
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.
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: $
An evening in 1920s bohemian New York – cocktails and music. Costume: 1920s. Location: East Bay.
Amelia Earhart Returns!
POSTPONED TO 2017
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.
POSTPONED TO 2017
Bathing Beauties is being revamped for a more fabulous bathing themed event in 2017! More information will be available at the January Open House.
- July 24, 2016
HSJ: Shiny Side Up Bicycle Show
- July 30, 2016
HSJ: Christmas in July Fundraiser
- August 6, 2016
PEERS: Room With A View Picnic Dance: A Romantic Edwardian Picnic among the Roses: 1908
- August 12, 2016
HSJ: Spirit of ’45 Dance
- August 13, 2016
HSJ: Spirit of ’45 Day
- August 27-28, 2016
HSJ: Italian Family Festa
- September 3, 2016
PEERS: A Victorian Gothic Ball
- September 4, 2016
HSJ: San Jose Mini Maker Faire
- September 11, 2016
ADSC: A Gatsby Summer Afternoon
- September 11, 2016
HSJ: Antique Autos in History Park
- September 23, 2016
HSJ: The Return of Manny’s Cellar — One Night Only!
- October 1, 2016
PEERS: Prohibition Speakeasy Ball
- October 29, 2016
HSJ: Hands-on History Days: Haunt History Park
- November 5, 2016
PEERS: Le Bal des Vampires
- December 3, 2016
HSJ: Hands-on History Days: Children’s Holiday Festival
- December 10, 2016
HSJ: Holiday Tea