We have several opportunities for you to get into JaneMode before the Festival with JaneWeek!

JaneWeek Game Night

Sunday, Oct. 29, from 6pm

We will be holding a Jane Austen Game Night at Uptown Espresso & Gameporium on Sunday, October 29th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. RSVP and find more info at the Facebook event page!

Come enjoy Austen-themed games with us. We will be providing two copies of Marrying Mr Darcy (including the Emma expansion pack), one copy of The Jane Game, and one copy of Jane Austen’s Matchmaker. If you have any Austen-related games you’d like to bring along, it would be great to have either some other games or additional copies of those three.

Food and drink will be available to purchase at the cafe. There is no admission fee, although we hope that all attendees will be sure to purchase something from the cafe (and tip your servers!) to help show our appreciation to Uptown Espresso for offering to host us.

Regency Dance Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6-7:30pm. Communications Hall 226. 
Join us on UW’s campus for a Regency Dance Workshop led by the Regency Ball’s caller, Charlene Kern! Charlene will be teaching the basic moves of English Country Dance so you can practice and dance to live music before the Ball! No dance experience or partner required. Learn more about Charlene here.

If you drive, we recommend you park in the Padelford parking lots (uw.edu/maps/?padelford-garage-n16-n18-n20-n21). It will cost $5 to park, which you can pay at a self-serve parking station in the parking lots. The Communications Building is right next to many bus lines as well!

Note: Tickets are sold out.

Regency Clothing Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 2, 6-7:30pm
Join us at the Henry Art Gallery on UW’s Campus for a Regency Clothing Workshop led by fashion historian Agnes Gawne!

Learn about pelisses and cravats, muslin gowns and riding coats, and even get the chance to see authentic Regency dress from the Henry Art Gallery collection! Using artifacts from the time period of Jane Austen’s life (1775-1817), Agnes will discuss the changing styles of this exciting period in history that contains many important events (such as the American and French Revolutions, the Napoleonic Wars, the American Federal Period, and the War of 1812.) Her presentation will show examples from portraiture and from extant clothing that are similar to the items that will be available for viewing from the Henry Collection. Learn more about Agnes here.

Note: Tickets are sold out.