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SPECIAL EVENTS | Play Ball/Roaring 20's Ball


Looking for a big night out? This weekend there are at least two balls taking place in Rochester. They're very different in scope, but both offer up a certain bit of nostalgia and activities that should make for a memorable evening.

The Roaring 20's Ball by local dance group Groove Juice Swing is the perfect opportunity to bust out those Charleston dance moves. If you don't have any moves, worry not, as there will be a Charleston lesson at 7 p.m. Afterward, show off your skills on the dance floor as DJs play a variety of 1920's jazz. The event takes place Friday, September 20, 7-11 p.m. at Tango Café, 389 Gregory St. Tickets are $6. Visit for more information.

If you're not a dancer, then check out the National Museum of Play's Play Ball, also taking place Friday night. Enjoy food and cocktails, live entertainment, and a silent auction as the museum is transformed into an adult playground for one night. Admission to this fundraiser is $125 per person, and the event runs 6-10 p.m. (note that the museum will be closed to the public on Friday in order to prepare for the event.) The museum is located at 1 Manhattan Square. Check out for more details.