1. Costumes! Really?
Yes, really! This event is an experiential one, so we’re inviting folks to join in on the fun and come in your vintage best. However, costumes are not required. Here are some tips and ideas to help inspire your ensemble. Wikipedia 1920’s Fashion Page
Ideas for Women:
Grab a simple tank top cut cocktail dress, add long strands of costume pearls or a boa, fishnet stockings and heels. Give yourself a dark smoky eye and red lips and add a feather adornment to your hair. Voilá, you’ve got flapper style! Here are some videos to help with makeup and hair tips: 1920’s Makeup 1920’s Hair
Ideas for Men:
Grab a suit with a colored shirt and bowler hat or if you’ve got pinstripes then go for the gangster look by adding a fedora and toy tommy gun. If you’re feeling like the bees knees than come in a tuxedo and top hat.
2. Cameras & Photography
At this event we are allowing and encouraging everyone to bring in still photography cameras and small pocket-sized video cameras like Flip Cameras. For still photography folks, you do not need to check in your camera, only professional photographers who are taking pictures for profit or media folks need to stop by the media table before entering. Everyone else may enter and start snapping away. We ask that you do not bring any tripods, unipods or use flash photography. If you do upload your pictures please give us credit and tags us in the photo. Can’t wait to see all your fiery and sexy shots!
3. Where to Stay and Find a Bite
Want to make a night of it or are you coming from out of town? We have struck a deal for preferred rates with Executive Inn & Suites. Special rates for friends of The Crucible start at just $69, with water view suites at $109. FREE: Shuttle to downtown and BART, Internet Access, Parking and Continental Breakfast. To get these great rates, reserve on line at: www.executiveinnoakland.com Enter your arrival and departure information, then select “group code” and enter Crucible
We also suggest before coming, grab a bite to eat at one of the many fabulous restaurants in Jack London Square or Downtown Oakland. Check out Oakland’s restaurant guide to find the flavor you’re craving – oakland.com/restaurants
The Crucible has a very small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union that will be available for disabled placard parking only. Those spaces are available on a first come first serve basis and go quickly. The best bet for parking is the 5th Street lot by BART, which is staffed with an attendant and costs $6. The second best option is on a lot on Kirkham Avenue, which is not attended and costs $7, exact cash only. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses or the residential area behind The Crucible; your car may be towed.
Now that you’re all dressed up, have your camera, dinner reservation made and parking down, you need a ticket! You can buy your tickets online right now and pick them up at will call or buy them at the door the night of.
Friday: $40 / members $35
Saturday: $45 / members $40
Bulk ticket pricing is available for advance ticket purchase of 10 tickets or more!
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Online ticket purchasing ends at 11:59pm the day before the show.
Box Office Hours:
Thursday 2:00 – 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday 3:30 – 9:30PM
Looking to add a bit more extravagance to your Heat experience? Join us on Thursday, July 15th, for our Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction.
Guests will enjoy a delicious three-course dinner, an exclusive opening night performance of Heat: A Fire Cabaret and a spectacular live art auction featuring works by top Bay Area artists working in metal, glass and wood.
Thursday, July 15
Tickets $250 ($150 tax-deductible)
Tables of Ten $2,500 ($1,500 tax-deductible)