Marquee Ball: Road to Rio!

Marquee Ball: Road to Rio!

w/ PhillyBloco

w/ PhillyBloco

Event Type: Food & Drink, music/performance, parties

Saturday, April 26th 5:30 Preview Dinner, 7:30 Cocktail Party, 9:30 Dance Party!


Overview Marquee Ball: Road to Rio!

Creative Alliance Presents
Marquee Ball 2014: Road to Rio
SAT APR 26th

A wacky film trip to Rio, Brazil’s internationally renowned center for Carnival nightlife, is our cue for this year’s parties with a fab samba dance, smokey Rio cocktail gathering, and glam dinner with honored guests.

Three Parties in One Sizzling Night!
All food farm sourced with collaboration from Woodberry Kitchen

Road to Rio Samba Dance Party!
with 20+ piece samba band PhillyBloco

In their Baltimore debut, 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! In the Gallery on the Cavalcade Stage, circus and burlesque hi-jinks commence. The Samba Silent Auction offers everything from fine art to vacations. The costumes will be worthy of a parade! 9:30pm Adv: $35, $30 mbrs. Door: $40 Beer, wine, light fare, performances incl.

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Carnaval Cocktail Party!
with bossa nova vocalist
Rose Moraes
In our sultry Lounge, Robbye Apperson, Deric Emry and Sandra McLelland host a hot spicy celebration of Brazilian nightlife featuring vocalist Rose Moraes, Brazil’s famed national cocktail the Caipirinha, and a delicious buffet. Music from The Tom Reyes Jazz Quartet and more upstairs.
7:30pm Adv tix sug. $90 Includes heavy hors d’ouevres, Caipirinhas, beer, wine & tix to the Road to Rio! Samba Party
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Rio Preview Dinner
Honoring Gary Vikan & Spike Gjerde
A delicious seated dinner recognizing two of Baltimore’s most vibrant cultural leaders. Creative Alliance honors Gary Vikan, former Director of The Walters Art Museum, with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Spike Gjerde, nationally acclaimed restaurateur of Woodberry Kitchen, with the Golden Formstone Award for growing a locally rooted cuisine culture. Emcee Megan Hamilton and auctioneer Matt Cooper host the live auction of fine art, vacations and unique experiences. Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris and his trio offers bossalingo music. 5:30pm Adv tix only.  $185 Table of 10 $1,650. Includes dinner, open bar all evening, live auction, performance, tix to Marquee Ball Road to Rio! Samba Party
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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! Drag welcome! Click here for lots of ideas!

Valet Parking
- Available in front of the Patterson for $10
UBER - Leave the car keys at home and enjoy your evening at the Marquee Ball! Sign up for Uber, the smartphone app that gets you a ride at the touch of a button, with promo code MARQUEEBALL2014 to get your first trip free up to $30. For more information visit
Street Parking - Please leave extra time for parking on the street

Check out PhillyBloco Live in NYC!

2014 Awardees
Golden Formstone Award: Spike Gjerde
Lifetime Achievement Award: Gary Vikan

2014 Marquee Ball Sponsors

Arent Fox LLC    
Barbara & Lou Denrich
JBG Companies

ohns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Miles & Stockbridge

Rouse Company Foundation

Peter & Millicent Bain
Brown Advisory
Eddie & Suzy Dunn

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Kempton & Tonya Ingersol
Lat & Barbara Naylor

Ballard Spahr LLP
Beveridge and Diamond

Bonner Kiernan
Cho Benn Holback
DLA Piper
Vicki Margolis

Morgan, Carlos, Downs & Everton

Ober /Kaler
Obrecht Commercial Real Estate

T-Rowe Price

Janney Montgomery Scott
Kollman & Saucier
McGuire Woods

Neuman and Assoc.

Semmes Bowen Semmes
Smith Gildea Schmidt

TR Klein

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