We've made it! Celebrate the history, culture and vision of the Madame Walker Theatre Center with us from Nov. 9 - 16th, 2012.
1. Friday, November 9th: 1927 Cotton Club Flapper Party and Casino Night
The Walker takes it all the way back to 1927 with the grand piano, live band, pearls, hats and tuxedo jackets – it’s the Cotton Club! Join us for a casino night with dancing, drinks and hors d’ourves in the Grand Casino Ballroom. This exclusive event will begin at 7:30pm.
2. Tuesday, November 13th: Re-Imagining the Future of Indiana Avenue
For much of the 20th century Indiana Avenue was one of Indianapolis' most vibrant cultural sectors. Enjoy a provocative discussion that imagines a new future for this important area and celebrate the Madame Walker Theatre's 85th year.
3. Wednesday, November 14th: Student Matinee and Q & A with “Madam C. J. Walker”
Students will watch $2 and a Dream by Stanley Nelson. This documentary biography focuses on the life and career of Madame C.J. Walker. She parlays two dollars and a home-remedy hair product into a multi-million dollar business. After the film, students will talk to Vickie Daniel, an amazing impersonator of Madam Walker.
4. Thursday, November 15th: Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne Starring Mary Wilson
One of the original members from The Supremes, Mary Wilson, performs live on the historic Madame Walker Theatre Center stage numbers by the great Lena Horne. Join us upstairs in the Ballroom for a reception with the Star after the show.
We are looking for sponsors to contribute to our celebration! Download the sponsorship package here. Please contact Malina Jeffers for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.