OAKLAND -- At the first Art Deco Preservation Ball in 1984, the Art Deco Society of California celebrated a belated 10th anniversary since the restoration of the Paramount Theatre. Now, nearly 30 years later, the society is returning to the Paramount to honor it and select individuals for the restoration project that led to its reopening in 1973 and for the continued preservation efforts to the theater.
Art deco preservation ball
When: Saturday, Preservation Awards at 7 p.m., Ball 8 p.m.-Midnight
Where: Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland
Admission: $100-$125 in advance, $150 at door, 415-982-3326, www.artdecosociety.org/decoball
Attire: The ball is a black-tie affair, patrons are encouraged to wear styles from the '20s, '30s or '40s.