Spend a Night at Gatsby’s Mansion
Admit it. You were secretly (or, perhaps, not-so-secretly) jealous of Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio when you saw them dancing, drinking, and partying the night away in the 2013 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. If you ever wished you lived back in the Roaring Twenties so that you were able to experience those obscenely luxurious parties first-hand, now is your chance. Guy Perryman, one of Tokyo's most well-known and hard working DJs, along with the charity Refugees International Japan, has put together a night that you won't want to miss.
Black Card Cabaret: A Night at Gatsby’s Mansion, will include all of the indulgences you would expect from a party of this name: five rooms of entertainment, four hours of free-flow bars, gambling, and lots more jazz-age decadence.
Gatsby’s Ballroom will feature a Broadway tribute show, a cabaret DJ, and burlesque showgirls, as well as the grand finale of a worldwide talent hunt. Guy himself will also be playing a special Hollywood DJ set with Steven Haynes and his dancers.
The Pavilion Dance Floor will have a silent film with a live soundtrack. Direct from London exclusively for this event, Helen Noir will perform live singing and a DJ soundtrack to the 1921 black and white silent Hollywood masterpiece Camille starring Alla Nazimova, once Hollywood’s highest paid actress and the inspiration for Sunset Boulevard, and Rudolph Valentino. The film is famous for its sumptuous jazz-age sets and costumes. Jazz funk DJs Shuya Okino and DJ Kawasaki will perform in the same room.
Over in Moet & Chandon Champagne Salon, Guy will spin Roaring Twenties music and there will be free-flowing champagne available.
For Anna Mackie’s Jazz Age songbook and sassy show tunes performed by Donna Burke and Julianne, head to the Bombay Sapphire Gin Speakeasy.
Finally, David Hal Chester will tickle the ivories on the grand piano in the Red Carpet Lobby, where there will also be a paparazzi photo booth. To win some fabulous prizes from Shangri-La Hotels and Moet & Chandon, try your luck at the casino gaming tables.
And the best part? A whole 50 percent of ticket sales goes directly to Refugees International Japan, so while you’re having the time of your life, you’re also supporting a great cause.
When: Fri, Jan. 23, 8 p.m.–12 midnight
Where: Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo, 1-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Dress code: Glamorous or Great Gatsby
How much: Reserve a limited VIP table for 10 in the Ballroom for ¥11,000 per person (table total ¥110,000). Individual tickets are ¥13,000 in advance or ¥11,000 for Guy Perryman Black Card members. Tickets at the door are ¥15,000 or ¥13,000 for Black Card members. Prices include free-flow bars, Moet Chandon Champagne Salon, Bombay Sapphire Gin Speakeasy and canapé buffet.
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