Laugh and Sing at our Jester Dance (Apr 22, 8:30 PM)

Jester, Joker, or Fool? Join us for a night of laughter, dancing, and maybe some juggling and magic tricks. From the smallest joker to the biggest fool, everyone will have a great time in Blakely’s Lounge. Jesters, royalty and laymen alike will partake in the revelry, and possibly even some family-friendly debauchery, which will last well into the wee hours of the morning.

A jester, court jester, or fool, was historically an entertainer during the medieval and Renaissance eras who was a member of the household of a nobleman or a monarch employed to entertain him and his guests. A jester was also an itinerant performer who entertained common folk at fairs and markets. Jesters in medieval times are often thought to have worn brightly colored clothes and eccentric hats in a motley pattern and their modern counterparts usually mimic this costume. In medieval times jesters entertained with a wide variety of skills: principal ones included songs, music, and storytelling; additional ones included acrobatics, juggling, telling jokes, and magic tricks.