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San Francisco’s Soiree 10: A Decadent Celebration of Avant-Garde Culture :: March 24, 2012

The Center 10 year anniversary celebration Free to be Fabulous. Saturday, March 24, 2012.  7:00pm until 11:00pm

The San Francisco LGBT Community Center will hold its 10th Anniversary celebration—Soiree 10— à la mode française on Saturday, March 24, 2012, when the San Francisco Design Center Galleria becomes a decadent turn-of-the-last-century Parisian salon. Paris’s “Belle Époque” or “beautiful era” pre-World War I was a period of invention, optimism, style, rebellion and flamboyance. Soiree 10 will celebrate that spirit as The Center instantly transports you from SoMa to Montmartre. Think peacock feathers, cloche hats, cigarette holders, Zelda Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, flappers, the can-can and Moulin Rouge!
Step inside, and take in the sights and sounds of gay Paree:

– Kick off the evening with host and local comedian Marga Gomez as vintage tunes are spun on antique crank-up gramophones by blues chanteuse (turned DJ) Veronica Klaus, then dance to contemporary club hits from SF’s hottest DJs Hard French, Stay Gold, Viennetta Discotheque and Some Thing.

– Enjoy a cabaret of the crème de la crème of Paris’ avant garde past and San Francisco’s queer present, as Glamamore, Fauxnique, Honey Mahagoney and other performers from San Francisco’s queer nightlife conjure the spirits of Josephine Baker, Mistinguett, Edith Piaf and stars of the Belle Époque. Mingle with the fabulous and the fantastical—chat up a walking Eiffel Tower!—as costumed performers Ernesto Sopprani, Persia, Hoku Mama Swamp and others roam the Galleria’s hallowed halls.

– Bid on big prizes at our silent auction, featuring all-inclusive travel packages, restaurant and spa gift certificates, beautiful objets d’art, gift baskets, collectibles, and dozens of other unique donated items.

– Drink from a full bar of cocktails, beer, wine, and soft drinks available at three hosted stations, and mange a selection of savory and sweet hors d’oeuvres from more than a dozen of San Francisco’s finest restaurants.

For our Tenth Anniversary Celebration, we are Free to be Fabulous! Join us in celebrating 9,000 monthly visitors to the Center, 5,000 info and referral service users per year, 500 youth served annually, 900 clients in Economic Development programs, 75 program partnerships and collaborations, 500 LGBT referral connections and more! The Center is your Center – come be fabulous with us.

Soiree 10 is truly a community event, made possible by over 80 dedicated volunteers, donations from small business owners and local restaurants, as well as generous sponsors and event ticket buyers. Funds raised at Soiree 10 directly benefit the Center’s innovative services and fabulous cultural programs. Bonne soiree!
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Ticket prices:

$95 – General Admission

$125 – General Admission plus $30 additional donation

$150 – General Admission plus $55 additional donation. We are partnering with Uber and Shutterfly to offer two great thank you gifts! For each $150 ticket purchased, the buyer will receive a promotional code for $20 off of Uber’s services and a promotional code for a free 8×8 photo book (valued at $30) from Shutterfly.com! (Please allow 3-5 days for e-mail delivery of promotional codes.)

$95 Donation Ticket – By purchasing this ticket you are allowing a member of the Center’s community to attend the event for free. We are partnering with Uber and Shutterfly to offer two great thank you gifts! For each donation ticket purchased, the buyer will receive a promotional code for $20 off of Uber’s services and a promotional code for a free 8×8 photo book (valued at $30) from Shutterfly.com! (Please allow 3-5 days for e-mail delivery of promotional codes.)

Buy Tickets now! http://soiree10.com/tickets

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