PFLAG Beaumont hosting the Sock Hop on October 20th, 2018, which will feature dance and costume contests for the LGBTQIA community.
Grease back your hair or whip out your poodle skirt for PFLAG Beaumont’s 1950s themed dance party, Saturday, October 20, beginning at 7 p.m. at The LogOn Café, located at 3805 Calder.
“I loved watching all the kids dancing at Sock Hops when I was growing up,” Calvin Jorden, PFLAG Beaumont treasurer, said. “They always had lots of fun and this going to a great time.”
The evening will begin at 7 p.m with dance instructor, J.P. Richards lending a helping hand to patrons wanting to hone their dancing skills. Richards will be instructing those interested in learning a few common steps of the era.
“You can’t help but want to dance when you hear all the bebop hits of the time,” Donny Avery, who will be emceeing the evening as his drag personality, Sparkle Motion, said. “We have been having the greatest time just getting our outfits together.”
The Sock Hop will feature a dance contest, costume contest and sock contest beginning at 9:30 p.m.
“We want to encourage community members to come even if they don’t know the Lindy Hop or own a poodle skirt,” Avery said. “The throwback music and nostalgic atmosphere aren’t offered every weekend – I think it is great we can offer a unique experience for the community.”
After awards are distributed, Olivia Gardner and Sparkle Motion will perform.
PFLAG Beaumont is a registered nonprofit. The organization’s mission is to educate, advocate and support the LGBTQIA community and allies.
“This event isn’t just for fun,” Jacqueline Hays, PFLAG Beaumont President said. “We will also have information available highlighting the trials the LGBTQIA community faced at social events during the Sock Hop era.”
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.