The Swashbuckler’s Ball X
Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE IS THE EVENT BEING HELD?

The Swashbuckler’s Ball X will be held on Saturday, January 11 2020 at The Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge #142, located at 13122 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR.

IS THIS AN ALL AGES EVENT?

No, The Swashbuckler’s Ball is a 21 and over event. ID will be checked at the door.

WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT OPEN?

The doors open at 5:30 PM for those who have purchased VIP tickets.

General entry opens at 7pm.

ARE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE GATE?

General Admission tickets are $40 each and will be available for purchase via cash/card at the front gate beginning at 7:00 PM. VIP tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate!

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE NIGHT?

QUARTERDECK STAGE
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM - Bilge Rats & Pyrettes (VIP only!)
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM - Biddy on the Bench
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Bergamot Burlesque
9:45 PM - 10:45 PM - Coming Up Threes
11:00 PM - 12:15 AM - The Dread Crew of Oddwood

GUN DECK STAGE
8:15 PM - 8:45 PM - SwashBeard Facial Hair Competition
9:30 PM - 10:00 PM - SwashBeard Facial Hair Competition
10:45 PM - 11:00 PM - SwashBeard Awards

THE LOCKER
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM - The Pyrettes
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM - Biddy on the Bench

THE OFFICER’S CLUB
Throughout the evening - Arden the Fiddler

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE VENUE?

The Swashbuckler’s Ball X will be at the sprawling Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge #142, one of the largest Lodges in the country! There will be plenty to see and do, so plan to explore all of the venue! Every attendee will have access to the entire venue, regardless of what level of ticket they purchased!

The Quarterdeck
The location of the evening’s main entertainment. The place to see and be seen! VIP tables are located here. The Quarterdeck features a large dance floor and two bars, one on the Port and Starboard sides of the room.

The Gun Deck
Located in the middle of the main venue floor (or “amidships”), this is where the shots happen. A full bar is available here for all of your libation needs. The Gun Deck stage will feature the SwashBeard Facial Hair Competition, presented by the Portland Beardsmen.

The Gun Deck is also home to these glorious vendors!

The Officer’s Club
Not just for Officer’s any more! Spend some time in the quieter atmosphere of the Officer’s Club and enjoy a game of dice, cards or billiards. There’s another bar here, in case you’re thirsty. Arden the Fiddler will be on hand to entertain the crowd with a jig or reel.

The Locker
This undersea-themed "hidden" bar is inspired by Belowdecks from SwashBalls past. The Locker is our take on a nautical speakeasy. Biddy on the Bench and The Pyrettes will be playing bonus sets here!

IS THE EVENT ACCESSIBLE TO WHEELCHAIRS AND OTHER MOBILITY DEVICES?

Yes! Our venue is fully accessible.

ARE WEAPONS PERMITTED?

Blades and non-firing replica flintlocks are permissible. Your weapons will be peace-tied at the door. Drawing of a weapon is grounds for immediate expulsion from the event.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

For the first time, we have onsite parking! However, if you plan on reenacting the life of an 18th century pirate, during the Ball, we highly suggest you take the MAX light rail Orange line, call an Uber/Lyft/cab, or carpool with your crew to the event. There’s no excuse for drinking and driving! Handicapped Parking is available.

IS THERE PUBLIC TRANSIT AVAILABLE TO THE EVENT?

The Tri-Met MAX light rail Orange line has a stop half a block away. TriMet’s Trip Planner gives you step-by-step travel directions from your location by bus, light rail, or streetcar.

IS THERE A COAT CHECK?

Yes. We will have a staffed coat check upon entry.

WHAT’S THERE TO EAT?

Those holding VIP tickets will be treated to a sumptuous buffet catered by our chef between 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. The menu features these glorious items:

Additional food will be provided by the Elks kitchen staff and will be available for purchase by all attendees beginning at 7:00 PM.

WHAT ABOUT DRINKS?!

We haven’t forgotten the grog! There will be copious wine, beer, rum and specialty punches for sale. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available.

This year, beverages are being provided by:

VIP tickets come with tokens for two complimentary sponsored drinks.

You’re only pretending to be a pirate: please drink and behave responsibly.

WHAT IS THIS YEAR’S CHARITY?

There will once again be a raffle of glorious items donated by local merchants and sponsors. The proceeds from this raffle will go to benefit the Elks Backpack Buddies program, which provides food and school supplies to local area kids in need. In addition, a portion of proceeds from bar sales will go to benefit the NSW Rural Fire Service to assist in fighting the current wildfires in southeast Australia.

HARASSMENT POLICY

The Swashbuckler’s Ball is an event that values consent and respect among its guests. THERE IS HONOR AMONG THIEVES!

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