Above: In America, you can grow up to be anyone you want to be—never more true than at a costume party like Hollywood Halloween.
By Wini Moranville
Usually, only the actors get to wear costumes at Des Moines Community Playhouse events. This Friday, Oct. 26, however, it’s everyone’s turn to dress up. Get out the ’50s-style get-ups for Hollywood Halloween: ’50s Night at the Drive-In, a costume party/fundraising event for the Playhouse’s education programs.
The event will be held in the Big Room at Mainframe Studios, an artist studio space in the former Century Link Building at 900 Keo Way. Music for dancing will be provided by Richie Lee & the Fabulous 50s. In keeping with the drive-in theme, the food, provided by the Tangerine Food Co., will include burger and hot dog bars, grilled cheese sandwiches and a soda fountain with milkshakes and banana spits.
If that all sounds like too much “Happy Days” and not enough “Some Like it Hot,” don’t worry—those milkshakes can be spiked, and beer and wine will also be served. Plus, the hot dog and hamburger bars swing 21st century, with items like kimchi, shaved fennel and onion jam on the hot dogs, and wasabi mayo and spicy slaw on the burgers.
Tickets were still available at press time. They cost $125 per person, or $75 per person for young professionals (age 35 and under). Find out more at dmplayhouse.com/events/hollywoodhalloween.
Wini Moranville writes about food, wine and dining for dsm magazine and dsmWeekly. Follow her on Facebook at All Things Food–DSM.