The Hannibal Arts Council will transport guests to a 1920s speakeasy for its annual theme party fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, April 6 at the Quality Inn & Suites. The 2013 theme is Speakeasy and the fun will begin in the hotel lobby at 6:30 p.m. with drinks and socializing followed by a sit-down dinner and entertainment at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.

Hannibal Arts Council volunteers will decorate the hotel lobby so guests will feel they are in a grungy back alley waiting for the secret password to enter the ballroom, which will be decorated in the style of an elegant 1920s speakeasy. Guests are encouraged (optional) to get into the theme and dress the part of the 1920s - casual to formal.  Following dinner, a jazz combo led by Bill Morrison and featuring a female vocalist will entertain to complete the speakeasy environment.

The theme party fundraiser is held each year to provide an opportunity for the community to show its appreciation and support of the valuable programming and services HAC brings to the community and have fun while supporting the arts.

The event is not an arts council members-only event. HAC board members and volunteers are selling tickets, however anyone who would like to attend may contact the HAC to purchase tickets. Both single tickets and tables of 10 are being sold. Tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Hannibal Arts Council at or 573-221-6545.