Our 20th Anniversary marks a pinnacle moment in the history of Smuin Ballet! We are thrilled to be celebrating this momentous occasion at the impressive Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center.
This year’s XXTRAVAGANZA is Co-Chaired by Patti and Jerry Hume, Athena and John Konstin. Once again, we are delighted to host an exquisite silent auction and cocktails along with dinner by McCalls and wine by Grgich Hills Estates. During the dinner portion of the evening there will be an exhilarating live auction which includes some priceless experiences.
Some of the prizes comprise of a dinner for four with Baseball Hall of Famer and Honorary Chair Tony La Russa and Elain La Russa, a stay at the prestigious La Villa Bella in Punta Mita, Mexico for eight friends, behind-the-scenes “Giants Experience” with Renel Brooks-Moon and four lower box seats to a Sf Giants game, and an exclusive shopping spree at Wilkes Bashford followed by an intimate lunch with Wilkes himself.
Additionally, we are featuring prizes such as a stunning watch kindly provided by Bulgari in San Francisco, a week in Tahoe, and weekend stays in the breathtaking Geyserville, Russian River, as well as the luxurious Calistoga Ranch!
Guests will be treated to a live performance featuring a celebration of Smuin Ballet featuring highlights of the past 20 years and a unique opportunity to mingle and sway the night away on the dance floor with the company dancers!
Past galas have included the likes of Film Producer George Lucas, Actor Robin Williams, Olympic Figure Skating Champion Brian Botiano, Senator Mark Leno and the Honorable Willie Brown who along with Renel Brooks-Moon will be a guest auctioneer this year.
** Written by Darren Anderson Smuin Ballet’s Community Relations Manager