Rent Parties

Baby it’s cold outside

Donovan Charles Rice & Samantha Servais accompanied by Caroline Heading
Friday, Dec 12, 7pm 
@ the Pomerene Center for the Arts
Suggested donation $10
Reserve a table | 740.622.0326 or

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Donovan Charles Rice and Samantha Servais come together to sing a variety of timeless Christmas classics and love songs at the Pomerene Center`s December Rent Party. Pianist Caroline Heading will accompany them on the grand piano. Please join us for this night that harkens back to a glamorous golden past and some of the most beloved music of all time. The ambiance of a grand historic home combined with the classics of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, George Gershwin and the like will make for a perfectly festive Holiday evening. Reserve your table, bring your own beverage and help keep the lights on.

WHAT IS A RENT PARTY? At the time of the Great Migration north (1910-1930), blacks emigrating from the south settled the problem of Harlem’s inflated rents by throwing parties. Furniture was moved to the outside walls, musicians and refreshments were brought in, card tables were set up out of the way of the dance floor, and the doors were opened in exchange for a few bucks.

In an effort to relieve stress on our monthly budget, the Pomerene Center has adopted/adapted the Rent Party to help meet our monthly gas bill. YES! We open our doors at 7:00pm on First Friday evenings, October-April and present great acoustic music– great times (especially if you bring your friends!) –and great food $3 per plate. Suggested donation $10 at the door.  Make your reservation by contacting us @  740.622.0326 or

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