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The Blind Tiger
Speakeasy Gala: May 15, 2014

About the Event

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 5:30PM to 9:00PM
Place: Fat's Catering & Banquet House, 1015 Front Street in Old Sacramento

The rip-roaring 1920s will soon be back in style in Old Sacramento! The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is proud to present a glamorous underground speakeasy gala titled “The Blind Tiger."

To help recreate the look and feel of the 1920s Prohibition era, guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite apparel of the times that included short and sassy flapper dresses or those adorned with beads, rhinestones and fringe for women or suits with cuffed trousers, fedoras or newsboy hats for men.  The special event will include 1920s era cars parked in front for photo opportunities (courtesy of the California Automobile Museum), blacked out restaurant windows (with a peep hole to let “members” in), a fun cocktail party with bountiful appetizers, lively games of chance, entertaining music, dancing, a silent auction and even a special VIP “back room.”  There are even rumors the police or “coppers” might surprise the crowd and conduct a (mock) raid as well.

This spirited and festive fundraising event is held in honor of Tom Hammer, an involved and dedicated community member who is an enthusiastic advocate of local history and preservation.  In fact, Tom’s devotion to Sacramento history has resulted in the completion of many historic projects including the preservation of several buildings in Old Sacramento and the very creation of the Sacramento History Museum. 


Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Sacramento History Museum, over the phone by calling 916-808-7059, and online by clicking on the links below.

The Blind Tiger: $75.00
VIP reception plus The Blind Tiger: $125

More Information

Press release (pdf)
Calendar Announcement (pdf)


Shasta Linen Supply
Wells Fargo
Teichert Inc.
Sacramento Magazine
Susan McClatchy

CA Automobile Museum
Ebner LLC
Burnett & Sons
Fat's Restaurant
Umpqua Bank
El Dorado Savings Bank
Sacramento Pioneer Association
Sacramento Trust for Historic Preservation

Otto Construction
Sysco Sacramento Inc.
Councilmember Steve Hansen
Runyon, Saltzman and Einhorn
River City Recovery
The Merchants National Bank of Sacramento

Setzer Forest Products, Inc.

CA State Railroad Museum Foundation
Steve & Linda Boutin

AKT Development Corporation

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