The Red Party returns this Thursday as a vintage soiree

Preparations are currently underway for the third annual Red Party on Thursday, October 27 at the Old City Jail. Charleston-based interior designer Cortney Bishop will convert the historic grounds into a 1920’s vintage circus extravaganza.

Each year, the American College of Building Arts hosts the fundraiser to support their efforts to encourage the preservation, enrichment and understanding of the world's architectural heritage. Guests are encouraged to dress in the spirit of 1920s glamour as they enjoy craft cocktails by 44 North Vodka and ICEBOX Innovative Beverage Services. Circus inspired gourmet fare will be provided by Jack’s Cosmic Dog’s, Patat Spot Friet & Falafel and Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar. Pastry treats from Sugar and yesUmay Cookies will also be on hand.

Tickets are $65 in advance or $80 at the door. Special Big Top tickets are available for $150 per person and will include access to a private lounge and full bar with signature spirits from the Cocktail Club and hors d'oeuvres prepared by the Indigo Road Restaurant Group chefs from O-Ku and Oak Steakhouse. For more information, email

The Greatest Auction in the World will be on display for all to bid on. A silent auction opens at 7 p.m. and the live action begins at 9 p.m. Items will include but are not limited to: luxury trips to Colorado, Maine and Mexico; a hot air balloon ride; a Jill Hooper painting; a diamond necklace from Croghan’s Jewel Box; a duck hunt at Rochelle Plantation; and handcrafted items created by the talented students of ACBA.