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Formal Round-Up

By Abby Y. Fung

Along with cold weather and snowfalls, December brings a flurry of winter formals.

For those interested in formal-hopping, or for these who wish to know more about their own formal, here's a list of the basic nitty-gritty on winter formale.

Adams House will host its annual winter swing on Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The theme will be "Remains of the Day" and students are expected to dress in an appropriate fashion to recreate the party scene from the movie.

A jazz band as well as a string quartet will set the mood. Tickets are $10 per person, and non-residents are allowed to attend.

Jed Willard '96, who is on the Adams House committee, says be cannot stress enough how different this formal will be from those of the other houses.

"Adams House is different from the other houses because we maintain a certain degree of formality," Willard said.

Cabot, Currier and pforzheimer Houses will hand together to host the annual Quad Formal next Sunday

The dance, to be held at the Roxy in the Tremont House Hotel, will last from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Music will be provided by the club DJ.

Tickets cost $15 per person and the proposed dress is creative black tie.

According to Zachary T. Buchwald '96, president of Currier House, 900 students are expected to attend.

Huchwald attributed the Large number to the success of last year's event.

"Last year was a huge success," he said. "All 600 tickets were sold out, with many [people] on the waiting list."

Dudley House will hold its winter waltz tonight at Lehman Hall. The champagne reception will begin at 8:30 p.m. and dancing to the music of the Dudley House Orchestra will follow.

All house graduate and undergraduate students may attend, provided they buy a ticket for $10 per person beforehand or $15 per person at the door. The attire will be semiformal, with optional black-tie.

L. Storm Taliaferro '96, a resident of Dudley, said, "It's supposed to be a blast!"

Dunster House will hold its formal at Zanzibar, a club in downtown Boston. The dance will be held next Sunday from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. and the price for tickets is as yet undecided.

Light snacks and an open bar will be available. Approximately 200 people, mostly Dunster residents, are expected to attend, according to Brett C. Conner '96, a house committee chair.

Admission to the Eliot House dance will be free to all dues-paying residents and their respective dates. The formal will begin at 10 p.m. on Saturday in the holiday-themed house dining hall and the house's junior common room.

Students bedecked in optional black-tie will enjoy '90s dance music supplied by a DJ, according to Eliot House Committee Chair Benjamin S. Abbott '96.

Abbott said that cheese and crackers, as well as a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, will be served.

A semi-formal holiday dinner-dance will be held at Kirkland House on Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event is open only to house members and their dates. Approximately 250 people are expected to attend, according to Arvind M.R. Krishnamurthy '97, the house social chair.

Dinner will be served in the dining hall, and "should be a notch better than regular dinning hall food," Krishnamurthy said. Snacks, drinks and beer will also be available.

"This is probably the most community thing that we do," said Krishnamurthy. "We have Secret Santa the week before and it culminates in the dance and dinner."

Students attending the Leverett House formal will enjoy the atmosphere of the Bay Tower Room in Boston. The semi-formal-to-formal dance will be held Sunday night and will last from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, dessert and drinks, including an open bar, will be available. Tickets will cost $25 per couple and $15 per person. A hired DJ will provide the dance mix.

"It'll be really great," said Jeffrey A. Smagula '96, who co-chairs the house committee along with Neda Ratana-wongsa '96. "We're providing busing [to the dance] and people can have dinner in the city."

The Lowell Music Society has been planning the Lowell House formal, which will be held on Saturday night at 9 p.m., according to Clarissa J. Ngo '97, a member of the music society.

She described plans to turn the dinning hall into a winter wonderland by erecting a life-size gingerbread house in the foyer, putting up theater sets depicting a forest along the walls, and using air fresheners to waft the scent of pine needles throughout the room.

Music will be provided by the Harvard Radcliffe, Orchestra, and a fare of cheese, crackers and champagne will be available.

Tickets will go on sale for $10 Monday but are also available at the door for $12.50. More than 250 people are expected to attend the black-tie affair, according to Ngo.

The Gamble Mansion in Boston will host the Mather House formal tomorrow night, beginning at 8:30 p.m. and lasting until 12:30 a.m.

Cakes, cheese and crackers and an open bar will complement the DJ-spun dance music. Tickets cost $10 per person and may not be purchased at the door. The dress is creative black-tie.

Approximately 200 students, the bulk of them Mather residents, are expected to attend, according to Susan E. DeRoberts '97, house social chair.

The Quincy House formal will take place next Sunday night at the Europa Club in Boston from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dessert and hors d'oeuvres such as stuffed mushrooms, Thai chicken fingers and fruit and cheese will be provided, according to Candace M. Hom '96, a member of the house committee.

Hom also said that an open bar will be probably be available. Tickets for the black-tie event will cost $7 per person and between 200 and 250 people are expected to attend.

Last but not least, Thursday night will feature the Winthrop House formal at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Tickets for this black-tie affair lasting from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. will cost $12 per person or $20 per couple. Some tickets will be available at the door for those who have neglected to purchase them beforehand, according to Lisa Marie Castenada '96, house committee chair.

She predicted that approximately 200 people will be in attendance.

Most attendees will be Winthrop House residents and their dates. A DJ will supply hip-hop and dance-club music. An open bar will also be available to satiate the dancers' thirsts, while a fare of spring rolls, pasta, chicken, vegetables and cheese will satisfy their appetites.

Not to be overlooked, the annual Freshman Formal is also in the planning stages. This formal is also in the planning stages. This formal will be organized by the Freshman Caucus of the Undergraduate Council during the spring term

"Last year was a huge success," he said. "All 600 tickets were sold out, with many [people] on the waiting list."

Dudley House will hold its winter waltz tonight at Lehman Hall. The champagne reception will begin at 8:30 p.m. and dancing to the music of the Dudley House Orchestra will follow.

All house graduate and undergraduate students may attend, provided they buy a ticket for $10 per person beforehand or $15 per person at the door. The attire will be semiformal, with optional black-tie.

L. Storm Taliaferro '96, a resident of Dudley, said, "It's supposed to be a blast!"

Dunster House will hold its formal at Zanzibar, a club in downtown Boston. The dance will be held next Sunday from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. and the price for tickets is as yet undecided.

Light snacks and an open bar will be available. Approximately 200 people, mostly Dunster residents, are expected to attend, according to Brett C. Conner '96, a house committee chair.

Admission to the Eliot House dance will be free to all dues-paying residents and their respective dates. The formal will begin at 10 p.m. on Saturday in the holiday-themed house dining hall and the house's junior common room.

Students bedecked in optional black-tie will enjoy '90s dance music supplied by a DJ, according to Eliot House Committee Chair Benjamin S. Abbott '96.

Abbott said that cheese and crackers, as well as a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, will be served.

A semi-formal holiday dinner-dance will be held at Kirkland House on Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event is open only to house members and their dates. Approximately 250 people are expected to attend, according to Arvind M.R. Krishnamurthy '97, the house social chair.

Dinner will be served in the dining hall, and "should be a notch better than regular dinning hall food," Krishnamurthy said. Snacks, drinks and beer will also be available.

"This is probably the most community thing that we do," said Krishnamurthy. "We have Secret Santa the week before and it culminates in the dance and dinner."

Students attending the Leverett House formal will enjoy the atmosphere of the Bay Tower Room in Boston. The semi-formal-to-formal dance will be held Sunday night and will last from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, dessert and drinks, including an open bar, will be available. Tickets will cost $25 per couple and $15 per person. A hired DJ will provide the dance mix.

"It'll be really great," said Jeffrey A. Smagula '96, who co-chairs the house committee along with Neda Ratana-wongsa '96. "We're providing busing [to the dance] and people can have dinner in the city."

The Lowell Music Society has been planning the Lowell House formal, which will be held on Saturday night at 9 p.m., according to Clarissa J. Ngo '97, a member of the music society.

She described plans to turn the dinning hall into a winter wonderland by erecting a life-size gingerbread house in the foyer, putting up theater sets depicting a forest along the walls, and using air fresheners to waft the scent of pine needles throughout the room.

Music will be provided by the Harvard Radcliffe, Orchestra, and a fare of cheese, crackers and champagne will be available.

Tickets will go on sale for $10 Monday but are also available at the door for $12.50. More than 250 people are expected to attend the black-tie affair, according to Ngo.

The Gamble Mansion in Boston will host the Mather House formal tomorrow night, beginning at 8:30 p.m. and lasting until 12:30 a.m.

Cakes, cheese and crackers and an open bar will complement the DJ-spun dance music. Tickets cost $10 per person and may not be purchased at the door. The dress is creative black-tie.

Approximately 200 students, the bulk of them Mather residents, are expected to attend, according to Susan E. DeRoberts '97, house social chair.

The Quincy House formal will take place next Sunday night at the Europa Club in Boston from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dessert and hors d'oeuvres such as stuffed mushrooms, Thai chicken fingers and fruit and cheese will be provided, according to Candace M. Hom '96, a member of the house committee.

Hom also said that an open bar will be probably be available. Tickets for the black-tie event will cost $7 per person and between 200 and 250 people are expected to attend.

Last but not least, Thursday night will feature the Winthrop House formal at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Tickets for this black-tie affair lasting from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. will cost $12 per person or $20 per couple. Some tickets will be available at the door for those who have neglected to purchase them beforehand, according to Lisa Marie Castenada '96, house committee chair.

She predicted that approximately 200 people will be in attendance.

Most attendees will be Winthrop House residents and their dates. A DJ will supply hip-hop and dance-club music. An open bar will also be available to satiate the dancers' thirsts, while a fare of spring rolls, pasta, chicken, vegetables and cheese will satisfy their appetites.

Not to be overlooked, the annual Freshman Formal is also in the planning stages. This formal is also in the planning stages. This formal will be organized by the Freshman Caucus of the Undergraduate Council during the spring term

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