Speakeasy Event on Oct. 20 to Benefit OU Art Museum’s School Bus Fund


Tickets are now on sale for the annual Silver Soirée fundraiser for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The soirée is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at the Railhouse Event Center, 102 W. Eufaula St., in Norman.

During this 1920s speakeasy-themed evening, attendees will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Live entertainment during the evening will include big band jazz performances by University of Oklahoma School of Music students as well as vaudeville acts and vocal numbers by students in the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre. During the later hours of the evening, swing guitar and jazzy blues will be provided by Kyle Reid and the Low Swingin’ Chariots.

Blackjack, craps and roulette, for entertainment purposes only, plus a 1920s-themed photo booth to commemorate the evening and raffle prizes all are planned for the event. The Silver Soirée: Speakeasy is made possible through the support of Republic Bank and Trust, the event’s Presenting Diamond Sponsor.

Proceeds from the event will benefit a school bus fund, which helps Oklahoma schools offset transportation costs related to educational field trips to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

This event is open to those who are age 21 and above with valid identification. Tickets are $75 for Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association members, $100 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/SilverSpeakeasy, or over the phone at (405) 325-5990.

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is located in the OU Arts District on the corner of Elm Avenue and Boyd Street, at 555 Elm Ave., on the OU Norman campus. Admission to the museum is complimentary to all visitors, thanks to a generous gift from the OU Athletics Department. Information and accommodations are available by calling (405) 325-4938 or visiting www.ou.edu/fjjma.