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A 1920s Celebration

The Secret Society Ball hosts a glitzy and glamorous 1920s celebration of love

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Sassy DeLure and Frannie Brown perform a burlesque number. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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V.I.P. tables were decked out in 1920s opulence. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Amelia Raley of the Austin Phonograph Company spins records for guests as they arrive. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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A variety of desserts were offered to guests. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Rebecca Price. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Shelly Shepard pets Darrin, a dog up for adoption from Austin Pets Alive. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Bonnie Kuhl, Amie Madden, Jeff Norris. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Sassy DeLure and Frannie Brown perform a burlesque number. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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The Violet Crown Serenaders perform. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Alexis Blum and Randy Ortega dance. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Jackie Hatan and Leslie King. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Whurley, Brad Cottrell, Shelli Cottrell, Rachael Yoshida. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Julie Hermanson and Alan Farmer. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Joshua Poupard from Bobalu Cigar Company rolls cigars for guests. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Lacey Rose and Jillian Newman. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Tracy Abrahams and Erin Freeman. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Frannie Brown. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Elyse Grassmuck, Lupe Valdez, Maria Palazzo, Kevin Somers. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Laura Malloy and Matt Jones dance. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Maisa Manoel, Kevin Borden, Dr. Chad Van Holland, Maez Taylor. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Heather Ann Howes sings for the crowd. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Cassandra LeBlanc watches Sassy DeLure perform. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Sassy DeLure performs the final burlesque act of the night. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Sassy DeLure performs the final burlesque act of the night. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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The smell of gardenias and freshly rolled Cuban cigars wafted through the air on Thursday during The Secret Society Ball's pre-Valentine's Day celebration. Held at Swan Dive on Red River, the '20s-themed event hosted by Austin Influential Group and XiBiT Productions was raising funds for local pet adoption group, Austin Pets Alive!.

The venue was draped with shimmering fabric, and vintage tunes lingered in the air from phonographs played by the Austin Phonograph Company. Guests were dressed in their best jazz age garb and were served champagne and treats from a delectable dessert bar.

As the night drew on, performances from burlesque troupes and prohibition era-inspired musicians entertained the eyes and ears of the opulent revelers. Guests were also invited to enjoy cigars rolled by Bobalu Cigar Company and view the silent silver screen favorites on the back patio.

The night ended with a raffle featuring fabulous prizes.

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