SAN DIEGANS ENJOY TWO WAYS TO SUPPORT THE ARTS AT MONTE CARLO GOES BURLESQUE
San Diego, CA—TheMonte Carlo gala at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, which takes on a different theme each year, has become one of the most popular events in San Diego. This year, Monte Carlo Goes Burlesque will be a true show-stopper.
This year’s gala, held on Saturday, September 10, offers guests the unique opportunity to customize their experience and hand-select their level of participation while generating vital funds for the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. All proceeds from the event support exhibitions and education programs at the Museum. Patrons can choose from two ticket options:
The Museum will undergo a boudoir-inspired transformation, where guests arrive in style, walk the purple carpet, and sip burlesque-themed libations during the cocktail reception at 6:30 PM. An elegant dinner party under the stars will follow, where Giuseppe Fine Catering will serve aphrodisiac-inspired hors d’oeuvres, filet mignon with cherry-cabernet demi-glace, and a deconstructed “naughty” sundae. All eyes will be on the entertainment as the Queen of Burlesque Dita Von Teese treats guests to a scintillating performance.
Gala tickets include After Party admission and start at $650.
The After Party
Not your traditional post-party, The Monte Carlo After Party is an event unto itself. At 9:30 PM, the party moves back inside, where every corner of the Museum has been re-imagined. Guests will dance to DJ-spun music in the Boom Boom Room, listen to crooner Rick Ross in the sultry piano lounge, and take part in charity gambling. For the ultimate cherry on top, Dita will mesmerize guests with her signature martini glass performance. Guests will continue the celebration with hosted premium cocktails along with savory midnight munchies presented by Quality Social: deviled eggs with caviar, mini BLT sandwiches, and heirloom tomato, fresh mozzarella and pesto sliders.
After Party tickets begin at $150.
The gala serves as the Museum’s primary annual fundraiser, and over the years has raised more than $5 million for MCASD’s exhibitions and education programs. The co-chairs of this year’s gala are Valerie Cooper and David C. Copley, two of San Diego’s most innovative event visionaries.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD)
Founded in 1941, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the preeminent contemporary visual arts institution in San Diego County. The Museum’s collection includes more than 4,000 works of art created since 1950. In addition to presenting exhibitions by international contemporary artists, the Museum serves thousands of children and adults annually at its varied education programs, and offers a rich program of film, performance, and lectures. MCASD is a private, nonprofit organization, with 501c3 tax-exempt status; it is supported by generous contributions and grants from MCASD Members and other individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Dr. Hugh M. Davies is The David C. Copley Director and CEO at MCASD.
Institutional support for MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
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