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La Noche Encantada gala to celebrate the 1920s

Noel G will take part in La Noche Entantada presented by the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The Roaring ’20s.

That’s the theme of La Noche Encantada, on Saturday, Feb. 8.

The annual event is put on by the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s all about the ‘Wow’ factor,” says Ernie C’ de Baca, President and CEO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber. “We want to make everybody that attends have a good time with entertainment.”

Shannon Jacques, director of events, sponsorship and membership, says the event is also celebrating 100 years of Albuquerque.

She says the Roaring ’20s were a decade of great economic prosperity with a distinctive cultural edge.

The decade brought jazz, dance, and the peak of art deco.

The 1920s produced the largest development of automobiles, telephones, movies, radios, appliances and aviation. Some of the most profound developments of the 1920s were the beginning of Prohibition and granting the right to vote to women.

Jacques and her team spent the better part of a year planning an authentic Roaring ’20s event.

Each year, the organization hosts the event in a way of saying “thank you” to its members.

“Our body of work is helping and growing small businesses around the city,” she says. “This is our only fundraiser, and it’s a way to bring the community together to celebrate what’s great about Albuquerque.”

The night will have a cocktail hour, as well as an authentic 1920s dinner.

There will also be a dinner band.

Then guests will head to the Kiva Auditorium and see a vaudeville show. Actor Noel G will be a big part of the event.

“There will also be areas where there will be information on display about Albuquerque over the last 100 years,” she says. “The entire night is full of fun for the guests.”

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