1/23: Western Reserve Historical Society Benefit

These are tough times for many Northeast Ohioans. So the Western Reserve Historical Society, which exists to give perspective on the bad times and the good, has chosen a more affluent era as the theme for its first annual Somewhere in Time fundraiser. Each year it will honor another decade; it starts tonight with the 1920s. Guests are encouraged to come in fashions from the era — there’ll be prizes for the best costumes — and enjoy music, dancing, food and drinks from that period. Wait — drinks? Alcohol was illegal in the ’20s! The event promises a Hanna Back Room requiring a password for entry — just to create that illicit speakeasy atmosphere. No word if it will also include gangsters and a raid by the Feds. The retro merriment takes place at the Western Reserve Historical Society (10825 East Blvd.) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $105 advance, $115 at the door. Call 216.721.5722 ext. 291 or go to the web site to purchase advance tickets. — Anastasia Pantsios