Arguably one of the most anticipated parties of the year, Providence Preservation Society’s Winter Bash had humble beginnings. In 2003, it started as a wintertime pop-up event to showcase the underutilized historic mills and downtown buildings that pepper the city and are so integral to its industrial past. Today, it’s one of the biggest themed fundraisers in Rhode Island, attracts hundreds of enthusiastic attendees, and highlights the Creative Capital’s oldest architectural gems. The bash has been everything from a Steampunk Soiree (2016) and Prohibition-era party (2018) to last year’s red-carpet Hollywood-themed social, which appropriately took place in the Broad Street Neighborhood’s restored Bomes Theatre. What’s in store this year? Reveals Director of Donor Relations & Special Events Angela Kondon, “Dig out your go-go boots and polyester jumpsuit and come boogie with us like it’s 1979!” PPS’s Winter Bash 2020 will take place at Bucklin Plaza at 69 Bucklin Street on February 29.