Thursday, February 21, 2008

To Do: Charitable Events Registry

Last night's concert got out amazingly early. We arrived at 8:30 to see The Donnas as the opening act. The Hives came on around 9:30, rocked hard until about 10:30. We caught a cab and were in bed by 11. Just enough time to flip through San Francisco Magazine's Charitable Events Registry before going to sleep.

I was browsing through this Bay Area high society directory mainly for a good laugh. And there were plenty. Here's one favorite:
April 5 - The 5th Annual Fur Ball
"True-Blue Companion" is the theme of this black-tie gala. The evening includes food and wine, a "blue carpet," animal psychics, artists, live music and live and silent auctions. $250.
What would a proper fund raising ball be without animal psychics?! There were also plenty of $2,500 croquet picnics and celebrity pool tosses for charity. But I was surprised to find a couple events that I really want to go to as well:
March 10 - Bouquets to Art Opening Gala
Dine, dance, and be the fist to see Bouquets to Art, an event where designers re-create art with flowers at the de Young Museum. $125-200.
You just know that Dede will be at this one. I think I'll skip the gala but go the next day for the flower displays. And there's one event that is a can't miss this year:
May 31 - Black and White Ball
Seven Civic Center blocks get the full party treatment for the nation's biggest black-tie fund raiser. A wide array of musical acts and fabulous food and drink will keep more than 10,000 black-and-white-clad patrons entertained into the wee hours.
I need to start shopping and coordination now for that one. Consider my social calendar officially marked!


Miche said...

You saw an Adult Rock Show ;) I saw a comedian once who had a bit about that. He joked about it starting on time, at 7:30, and you are done by 10 or 10:30 because, hey, you have to get up for work in the morning. LOL!

Meg said...

Oh my GOD! I have wanted to go to the black and white ball since I was a tiny tiny girl, and my dad was reading Herb Caen aloud to me...
I assumed it was off the charts expensive. I mean, I'm sure it's all relative, it's HOW off the charts expensive it is.
Well, it's good to have life goals. Give me 3 years.

MissEm said...

I think it is actually pretty reasonable for the basic tickets. It's the fancy tables and cabanas that get pricy. You have to go!

love.boxes said...

The flowers art thing sounds like so much fun!

Kate said...

The Black and White Ball was the party at the end of Rumor Has It right? Sounds like so much fun.

Also, is it bad that I really want to have a croquet party? I love it! I love that people where all white. It's an event planner's dream!

Meg said...

Wait, did you say the cabanas? Hold your horses. CABANAS? in the tenderloin? ohmygodineedthisthing. I need a cabana.
In the meantime, I'm totally checking the price of normal tickets. It's the Dress that does you in I think. You don't want to look sloppy for that!

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