Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spirit Ball October 25 at Conrad-Caldwell House

Old Louisville's haunted streets will set the scene for boarding the steamboat usually referred to as the Conrad-Caldwell House for the 9th Annual Spirit Ball. The masquerade and dance is held the Saturday before Halloween, this year on the night of October 25.

Celebrating the Spirits of the Belle

Calliope and ragtime tunes will fill the space that is said to be inhabited by five spirits according to local legends. On the night of the ball, themed "Celebrating the Spirits of the Belle", the house will be overrun with masked revelers in addition to the resident spirits.

 The Spirit Ball's haunted steamboat theme honors the 100th anniversary of the Belle of Louisville. All three floors of the house at 1402 St. James Court will be transformed and open for this fun event celebrating the Halloween season in steamboat style.

Spirit Ball Entertainment and Costumes

The evening's entertainment includes a palm reader, dancing, bourbon tastings, blackjack, fortune teller, live music and auctions. Gourmet cuisine and specialty cocktails will be served. The costume contest is a highlight of the evening. With the haunted steamboat theme, creativity in costuming will be abundant. Steampunk style is sure to appear as is a steamboat captain or two. Organizers advise attendees to dress as they like: in black tie, formal or cocktail dress, as Mark Twain, Marie Antoinette, Frankenstein, Grace Caldwell or Fred Flintstone. The only guideline is to be whimsical and have fun. A decorated mask may be all the whimsy you need for the Spirit Ball.

Benefit for the Maintenance of Conrad-Caldwell House

The $150 ticket price includes entrance to the Spirit Ball and the speakeasy style After Party with entertainment by Sheryl Rouse Crawford. Tickets for just the After Party are available at a reduced price. Proceeds from the ticket sales are directed to the upkeep and maintenance of the Conrad-Caldwell House.

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