This Valentine's Day, step back to the time of dressing up for a night on the town as the Historical Society of Harford County presents An Evening with Dean Martin, a unique way to spend a special evening.
The Historical Society is transforming its headquarters building in Bel Air into a 1950s supper club and will host a romantic Italian dinner by Dean & Brown Catering and a live musical performance by Eric Richardson, a nationally known Dean Martin tribute artist.
The 6:30 p.m. event on Feb. 14 is a benefit for the Historical Society's Building Restoration Campaign. Tickets are $50 per person, a portion of which is tax deductible.
Tickets include dinner with a choice of entree, show and complimentary parking. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 410-838-7691. The Historical Society is at 143 N. Main St. in the old Bel Air Post Office.
Richardson is a Harford County resident who has appeared throughout the country with his one man show. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, the actor, vocalist and overall master of "character" has played diverse roles ranging from Fagin in "Oliver" to Sky Masterson in "Guys & Dolls."
Richardson has appeared in numerous roles on stage and in film and television. In 2009, he performed at the annual Dean Martin Festival held in the late crooner's hometown of Steubenville, Ohio. In 2012, Richardson was honored as the 2012 Classic Crooner for his performance of Dean Martin at the 21st annual Celebrity Impersonators Convention/Reel Awards, held at the Golden Nugget Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
"We want people to know that this is an event for everyone," Historical Society Director Maryanna Skowronski said. "It's not only a date night. The committee is encouraging people to bring a sweetheart, a parent, a sibling or a friend. It's a chance to dress up a little, enjoy a fine meal and live entertainment."
"This is a perfect evening out for anyone wishing to relive his or her youth and also for those who are too young to have the experience of dinner and a show at a great club," she added.