Creative Alliance Presents
Marquee Ball 2014: Road to Rio
Saturday, April 26th
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Three Parties in One Sizzling Night! All food farm sourced with collaboration from Woodberry Kitchen
A wacky film trip to Rio, Brazil’s internationally renowned center for Carnaval nightlife, is our cue for this year’s parties with a fab samba dance, smokey Rio cocktail gathering, and glam dinner with honored guests.
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 a bossa nova vocalist Rosie Moraes
In our stunning Lounge, trustees Deric Emry and Sandra McLelland host a hot spicy celebration of Brazilian nightlife featuring vocalist Rosie Moraes, Brazil’s famed national cocktail the Caipirinha and a delicious buffet.
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
An elegant 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 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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Attire for all parties: 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 type. Anything goes! Drag welcome!
Arent Fox, LLC, Barbara & Lou Denrich, JBG Companies, John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Miles & Stockbridge and Rouse Company Foundation
Golden Formstone Awardees
2014 - Spike Gjerde
2013 - Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
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2012 - E. Scott Johnson
Suzanne F. Cohen
Joyce J. Scott
2014 Marquee Ball Sponsors
Barbara & Lou Denrich
Rouse Company Foundation
Lat and Barbara Naylor
Peter L. Bain
T-Rowe Price Foundation
Kollman & Saucier
Semmes Bowen Semmes