Seasonal Special Happenings

Having a Bal

When: Sat., May 16 2015

Located just west of downtown, Kalman and Pabst Photo Group is a private studio for local photo and media professionals. It’s not regularly open to the public, but it’s the venue for Ingenuity’s 4th Annual Bal Ingénieux, which takes place tonight from 6 p.m to 1 a.m. With 18,000 square feet of “nooks and crannies,” the venue will be decorated to match the historical Kokoon Club of Cleveland’s past. Active from the ‘20s to the ‘40s, the avant-garde modern art club based on New York’s Kit Kat Club hosted infamous costume balls. Ingenuity’s Bal Ingénieux pays homage to that tradition and also funds the annual IngenuityFest, an annual arts and culture event that takes place in the fall. Ticket prices start at $20 for the Bohemian level ($25 at the door, 10 p.m. entry) and $10 to cover materials if guests choose to attend the pre-party workshop from 7 to 10 p.m.). Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner and live entertainment to Premier, VIP and Corporate guests ($150 to $200, corporate tables $1500). If you show up for desserts and cocktails at 8 p.m., those tickets will cost $75. (Niesel) balingenieux.com.

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