Tonight, the Craft Alliance celebrates the official opening of its second location with One Grand Night, a roaring '20s-themed extravaganza. Sporting a 1,400-square-foot exhibition gallery and a multitude of studios, the new digs (501 North Grand Boulevard) provide another lively jolt for the already-jumpin' Grand Center arts district. Tickets for the 6 p.m. sit-down dinner and live art auction start at a cool $125, but not to worry if you're a little short on dough. At 9:30 p.m. the late-night speakeasy doors swing open for a modest $50 entry fee, so flappers and snuggle pups can admire the organic installations of Michael Shaughnessy in the gallery, wax philosophical in the cigar lounge and Charleston the night away to the music of Swing Set. For more information and tickets, call 314-725-1177, extension 321, or visit www.craftalliance.org.
Sat., Sept. 20, 2008