Yeah Baby! “Clark After Dark: The British Invasion” February 29

For Immediate Release

February 14, 2008

England rocks the Clark. The Mods wear three-button suits and ride scooters, the Rockers wear leather jackets and ride motorcycles, and the Beatles are in for a hard day’s night. It's the 1960s and the British are coming to “Clark After Dark: The British Invasion” on Friday, February 29. Held 8 pm to midnight, admission is $10 ($8 per member), and you must be 21+ to enter.

Join the go-go girls on the dance floor while Boston-based DJ Peter Hallisey spins the best of ‘60s British rock—the Beatles, The Who, the Kinks, and the Rolling Stones. Come dressed in paisley shirts, bellbottoms, and granny glasses; love beads will be supplied. Is that outfit not quite groovy enough? You can make your own Union Jack pins and love beads or don a temporary tattoo.

Sample Cornish pasties, fish fingers and chips, bangers in blankets, English trifle, and ginger scones with sweet butter and jam. The cash bar will offer specialty gins, red and white wines, and English beer. Complimentary soft drinks will be available.

And when you need to escape the London and Liverpool beat, slip into the galleries for a look at timeless British images by Gainsborough, Turner, and Constable from the Manton Collection.

Arrive early and gear up for “The British Invasion” by watching The Who's Quadrophenia (1979, 115 minutes, rated R) at 5:45 pm. This coming-of-age drama follows Jimmy, a young and disillusioned working-class rebel trying to find himself in London circa 1964. A scooter-riding, pill-popping, sharp-dressed kid, Jimmy and his fellow Mods face off against the Rockers in defense of their lifestyle and identity.

A sure cure for the winter blues, the Clark After Dark trio of hip happenings transports you through time and place with dancing, music and entertainment, exotic snacks, and specialty drinks. Inspired by the mystery of the Orient, the Liverpool beat, and the Jazz Age, these parties give you reason to look forward to winter. Mark those calendars: go back to “The Roaring ‘20s” on March 28.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.
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