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August 2014

The 4th Annual Great Gatsby Gala


Pat Kusek Financial Group presents the 4th Annual Great Gatsby Gala hosted by Jess James at The City Club inspired by the Great American Novel and the joie de vivre of the Jazz Age glamourized by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Get ready for some Roaring 20’s reverie! As the City Club’s only event open to the public, there will be an exclusive discount (80% discount!) for membership sign-up on the night of the event only. VIP ticket holder will receive WAIVED initiation fee for club membership. Contact Sarah Wilcox for details on membership.


* Delicious food, Prohibition era cocktails and 1920‘s music with Chanteuse Nnenne Terzian.

* Jazz Age dancers and Gatsby models in 1920‘s finery with hair by Rockin’ Roller Salon, makeup by Amy Kennison and enchanted deco decor by Kickstand Events.

* Speakeasy: Members Only Burlesque show with nationally renowned burlesque dancer. Sign up that night to enter!

* Portraits in the Garden with Artist Kat Christian + Photo Booth with Bella Rose Photography

* Coveted Charity Raffle Prizes benefiting the Make a Wish foundation

* “The Bee’s Knees” Wardrobe Contest – Shop Gatsby attire at Gatsby Sponsors aMuse, A Second Time Around, Lumina Gem & Cape Fear Formal Wear

* Official After Party at The Blind Elephant Speakeasy!                                              Gatsby_Jess

THE MAGIC HOUR: Thursday, September 18th
VIP Hour in The Gardens: 6pm-7pm
Event: 7pm-10pm / After Party starts at 10:30pm at The Blind Elephant

The City Club of Wilmington – 23 South 2nd Street

TICKETS: On sale NOW  – Click Here

General Admission: $60 in advance / $75 at door (includes heavy hors d’eouvres + 2 complimentary drinks)

VIP: $130 in advance / $150 at door (VIP Cocktail Hour in the Gardens with Master Mixologist + entertainment. City Club will waive new membership initiation fee for VIP guests!)

DRESS CODE: 1920’s, “old sport!”

“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate.” 
– Jordan Baker

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Happenings Around the Club

Well summer 2014 is in full effect and wonderful things are happening in and around City Club of Wilmington!  The club was recently named BEST wedding reception venue by Wilmington Magazine!!  Make sure to check out the complete list of area businesses.

Next, our gardens have been AMAZING this summer thanks to Dagmar Cooley of Dagmar’s Designs & Landscapes!  We are excited to announce that Dagmar has opened the “Bloom Room” right here on City Club property!  See full details here.


Last but certainly not least, the 4th Annual Great Gatsby event is fast approaching!! We are excited to offer something we have never offered before with this event.  Stay tuned for details…


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