Chai Life VII: Screening and Masked Ball

“Chai Life VII: After Dark” features a premiere screening of Black Swan, followed by a VIP after-party.

Denver, Colo., — October 26, 2010 — E-3 Events, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together young Jews in their twenties, thirties and forties, has designed a VIP package for the Closing Night screening of Darren (The Wrestler, Pi, Requiem for a Dream) Aronofsky’s  buzzy new thriller Black Swan, followed by a masked ball during the Starz Denver Film Festival on November 13, 2010.

The days are getting shorter, and nighttime arrives earlier and earlier. We wanted to work with the Denver Film Society again this year to create an event that celebrates the darkness of the season,” said Eric Elkins, one of the three founding members of E-3 Events ( “This is our third event with the film festival, and by far the most thrilling. And who wouldn’t love to see star Natalie Portman go head-to-head with Mila Kunis?”

Black Swan is a psychological thriller starring Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side…and a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

You’re not going to find another package quite like ours,” said Ean Seeb, another of the three founding ‘E’s in E-3. “For $30, you get a pre-screening cocktail party at The Corner Office. You get to walk the red carpet and sit with the E-3 crowd at the Closing Night Premiere of Black Swan. And, on top of that, you have exclusive entry into our VIP masked ball at Shag Lounge, where your first drink is on us! It’s like an early Hanukkah present — celebrate the dark before the Festival of Lights.”

“As with all of our events, this one is not just for singles,” added Elkins. “In fact, it’s the perfect date! Affordable, fun, potentially romantic…”

Seriously — the full night of events is based around the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, so you can park once, and walk to everything,” said Ezra Shanken, the third of the founding ‘E’s in E-3 “We designed the Chai Life series to help our community make connections and explore Jewish identity, and the combination of a pre-party, a special screening, and a masked after-party should draw both those already engaged and a new crowd of young Jewish professionals looking for fun social events. And cocktails. We always do cocktails.”

“Chai Life VII: After Dark” will begin with pre-screening cocktails at 6:00 PM at The Corner Office, 1401 Curtis St. The Closing Night Premiere of Black Swan begins at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 14th & Curtis St., at 7:30. And the VIP masked ball follows the screening at Shag Lounge, 830 15th Street.

The Chai Life VII: After Dark VIP package is $30 in advance or $35 at the door (cash only).  Tickets are limited and available exclusively on the E-3 website (

For more information about the event, or to join the E-3 network, visit or the E-3 Events Facebook page.

About E-3 Events

Started by Ean Seeb, Eric Elkins and Ezra Shanken, E-3 Events is dedicated to bridging the gap between popular culture and traditional Jewish values while providing connections and exploring Jewish identity. E-3 is not affiliated with any agency, but has acquired funding from local philanthropic institutions. For more information, visit or the E-3 Events Facebook page.

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