Get your costumes and dancing shoes ready. A "Shanghaied" Costume Ball and Contest will be held at the Elks Grand Ballroom, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 7. The ball features "Swing INC." an 8-piece swingin' dance band.
Cost is $15 per person or $20 per couple, hors d'oeuvres included. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or discount tickets may be prepurchased at all "Shanghaied in Astoria" performances.
The event is hosted by the Astoria Elks Lodge and is located at 453 11th St., Astoria.
Costumes are optional.
Meanwhile, "Shanghaied in Astoria" will continue to play at The Finnish Meat Market, 279 W. Marine Drive, at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Sept. 11, with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees Aug. 22 and Sept. 5. Tickets range from $10 to $17.