Inspired by the wacky road trip movie Road to Rio, the Creative Alliance’s Marquee Ball Saturday April 26 features a fab samba dance party, sultry cocktail gathering, and a glam dinner honoring two of Baltimore’s most vibrant cultural leaders: Gary Vikan, former Director of The Walters Art Museum and Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen.
It’s THREE PARTIES IN ONE SIZZLING NIGHT!
(and we’re media sponsors, too!)
The night starts with the Rio Preview Dinner at 5:30,
honoring Gary Vikan, Baltimore cultural icon who led the Walters for many years, and Superstar Chef Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen, a national leader in the locavore movement and winner of the Martha Stewart 2013 Tastemaker Award. The seated dinner will feature food farm sourced in collaboration with Woodberry Kitchen! Click here for tickets & info.
Next, is the Carnaval Cocktail Party w/ bossa nova vocalist Rose Moraes at 7:30pm.
In the Creative Alliance’s sultry Lounge, Robbye Apperson, Deric Emry, and Sandra McLelland host a hot spicy celebration of Brazilian nightlife. Click here for tickets & info
The fun continues at the Samba Dance Party at 9:30!
In its Baltimore debut, 20-piece Samba band PhillyBloco pounds out a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae, and New Orleans second-line set to irresistible Brazilian Carnaval beats. Mad dancing mandatory! Click here for tickets & info
And all night long, the Samba Silent Auction!
Over 80 artists from Baltimore and beyond!
Bidding opens during a FREE preview reception, tomorrow Saturday, April 12 from 5:30-7:30pm. Bidding closes at 11pm Saturday, April 26 during the Marquee Ball! Click here for more info
What to Wear
Are you the carnaval glitter, feathers, bright colors, and Carmen Miranda headwear type? Or just slip into your classic summer ‘40s style double-breasted suit, white silk jacket, straw boater, or sequined gown. Anything goes!
Here’s some visuals to give you ideas! See you there!
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