Dîner en Noir

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So here’s the tea: Many of you are well aware of Dîner en Blanc, a fancy surprise-location-based dinner party whose dress code is, well, very white—like white where you pronounce the “h.” There’s something about the whole thing that feels extra bourgeois, like it’s one big Facebook/Instagram/Twitter opportunity/orgy. I can already see all the feed clogs and #DinerEnBlanc moments with big toothy smiles that make for wondrous new profile pics and OKCupid images.

Turns out, I’m not alone. Chris Nowacyzk tried to get in on the DeB fun and was stymied by a clunky registration process. He found out he wasn’t alone either, so he decided to whip up Dîner en Noir, not only to benefit Philabundance, but as a more transparent, non-profit take on flash dress-up dining experience of his own—just many shades darker and a whole lot wiser in my estimation; hey, black is just much more flattering and practical. Obviously, Nowacyzk agrees. “I am definitely more comfortable in black; it has a certain joie de vivre,” he told PW. “The symbolism of black and white has always been an important theme juxtaposed in art and film: lightness and darkness, naughty and nice. Noir will give us a jazzy feel that white doesn’t seem to convey in quite the same way. There is a certain allure to an all-black event—with a pop of red, this year’s complementary color. Black is the antithesis of white. So, that’s why we chose it.”

Our man’s in good company. too, having enlisted the aid of DJ Robert Drake, who Nowacyzk says “has been Dîner en Noir’s biggest proponent from our inception. He reached out to a mutual Dîner en Noir friend and was really happy about our idea, effort and especially our desire to give back to the city of Philadelphia via our partnering with Philabundance.” Thankfully, Drake will get to chill at various points, since West Philadelphia Orchestra is also providing entertainment. Attendees, though, must bring their own table (36” square or smaller), a black tablecloth, black chairs (or any foldable chair with black chair covers), meal (or order at the website) and dinnerware. // BILL CHENEVERT

Thurs., Aug. 21. $50 per couple. Time and location to be announced to registrants. phillydinerennoir.com

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WHEN
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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WHERE
TBA, Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 08/21/2014. .

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