High expectations for Winter Formal



Lucas Harward, staff writer
Winter Formal is right around the corner, accompanied by a post-finals’ sigh of relief. Formal will be held at the Playhouse Nightclub in Hollywood on Dec. 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
ASB members, including ASB secretary Mazal Sarafian, are especially excited about the potential for this year’s venue.
“A lot of the feedback we got after the last winter formal was that Club Confidential didn’t really feel like a formal venue. This year, the venue has much more space and has a more club-like feel to it, which is what we’re going for,” Sarafian said.
ASB advisor Mark Mead pointed out the effort that went into finding a venue that is unprecedented in terms of size and quality.
“[The kids] spent a lot of time looking at a lot of different places and the place that they chose I believe has the kind of feel that they want, which is a club-type atmosphere with a lot of cool lights and a lot of seating,” Mead said.
Unlike last year, food will not be catered by the venue, but by an outside vendor instead.
“I am excited to be having different style food than last year. This year, we are having Lemonade cater sandwiches, mac and cheese, lemonade and more,” ASB treasurer Justin Friedman said. “I think this improved food selection will make formal even more enjoyable for everyone.”
Mead expressed his pleasure with ASB’s ministering to the students.
“The vibe I’m getting is that this is pretty much best case scenario in terms of venue, food and music. It’s what the students want, so we’re excited about that,” Mead said.
Tickets cost $35 for ASB cardholders and $55 for those without ASB.