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Party Like a Fitzgerald

The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Gala Week is finally here, and that means residents of Montgomery, Alabama, and visitors from all over the country will be celebrating the first couple of the Jazz Age in Zelda’s hometown through Sunday. Events get kicked off February 27 at Stonehenge Gallery with a cocktail party and exhibition of Zelda’s art at 6 p.m. Graham Boettcher of the Birmingham Museum of Art will give a presentation titled “The Legend of Zelda” at the Capri Theatre at 7 p.m., just before a showing of Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” Thursday night brings an art auction and showing of the 1947 version of “The Great Gatsby” at The Capri, followed by the Stars & Starlets Gala on Saturday night. House museum doors at 919 Felder Ave. open at 7 p.m., and revelers will dance the night away to the sounds of The Lo-Fi Loungers with dinner provided by Kings Table Catering. This is the 19th annual event for the world’s only museum dedicated to the Fitzgeralds and also serves as a fundraiser for the house. Gala tickets are only $35 a piece ($60 for couples), a steal for the chance to party among first editions of Scott’s books and originals of Zelda’s paintings.

For those who didn’t party too hard or never left, Sunday brings a performance of Scott’s Hollywood short stories by the Alabama Readers Theatre on the museum grounds. Get your gala tickets here or by calling 334-264-4222.

Can’t go? Don’t fret. Museum Director Willie Thompson will be giving us a full gala weekend recap next month! And to find out more about Zelda’s hometown, see our Travel section.

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