Arsenic and Old Lace Costume Party and Benefit for Synapse Arts

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Cheers to 14 years

Join us for macabre fun, drinks, food, and live music to celebrate our 14th season!

Enjoy candlelit performances by Brooklyn Britches and The Whispers, spooky sweets, an open bar, and light fare with the dancers, staff, and board of Synapse Arts.

Costumes are encouraged, but not required. You could wear 40s vintage, black and white, film noir, any halloween costume, or become a character directly from the movie - dark comedy is welcome.

  • 7pm The party begins! Enjoy an open bar including "elderberry wine" (minus the arsenic), hors d'oeuvres, vintage candies, and screenings of the movie "Arsenic and Old Lace"

  • 8 - 9:30pm Live performances by sultry jazz band Brooklyn Britches and The Whispers

  • 10pm Costume contest winners announced!

Ticket sales and donations benefit Synapse Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that creates, performs, and educates dancers of all ages and abilities. All contributions are tax-deductible.


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Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased here or at the door.

  • $15 general admission
  • $50 VIP Ticket
  • $100 Patron Ticket.

Where is the event located?

Dizzy Cow Candy and Curiosity Shop

2155 West Irving Park Road

Chicago, IL 60618

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Dizzy Cow is located at the intersection of Irving Park Road and Leavitt Street. There is a mixture of free parking and pay-to-park on the street. The CTA options include the Irving Park Brown Line stop and the bus routes of Irving Park (#80), Damen (#50), and Western (#49).

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Synapse Artistic Director Rachel Damon at