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SFJAZZ Gala 2018 @ SFJAZZ Center
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

SFJAZZ Gala, Red Carpet Bay AreaSFJAZZ Gala 2018 Honoring Preservation Hall

New Orleans’ Preservation Hall, established in 1961, is a music venue, a touring band, and a nonprofit organization known as the cornerstone of traditional New Orleans Jazz. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on St. Peter Street, the Preservation Hall venue presents intimate, acoustic New Orleans Jazz concerts over 350 nights a year.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be honored with SFJAZZ’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous recipients of the award include Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, and Zakir Hussain.

Scheduled Performers:

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Ellis Marsalis
Terence Blanchard
Chucho Valdés
SFJAZZ Collective
Pedrito Martinez
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Big Freedia
Daymé Arocena
Saul Williams
Airto Moreira
Ernán López-Nussa

After Party featuring Galactic and The Original Pinettes Brass Band

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Susan G. Komen Visionary Awards Luncheon @ Julia Morgan Ballroom
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Susan G. Komen Visionary Awards Luncheon, Red Carpet Bay Area

Philanthropist Award Recipients: Elizabeth Fullerton, Hilary Newsom, and Athena Blackburn

Red Carpet Bay Area is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Visionary Awards Luncheon. The event honors individuals in the Bay Area who have made important advancements in medical research focused on breast cancer as well as local philanthropists who have generously donated to breast cancer and breast cancer education programs.

Visionary Award Recipients:

Pfizer Oncology
Puma Biotechnology, Inc.
Dr. Julia Rohrberg, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. George Sledge, Stanford University

Philanthropist Award Recipients: Athena Blackburn, Elizabeth Fullerton, and Hilary Newsom

Corporate Philanthropist Award Recipient: Michael Shepherd, Chairman, BancWest and BNB Paribas USA

Event Co-chairs: Trish Ferrin Loucks and Adiba Barney

Chinese New Year Concert and Imperial Dinner @ San Francisco Symphony
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
San Francisco Symphony, Lunar New Year, Red Carpet Bay Area

Scenes from the Imperial Dinner 2017:Kristine Hara, Ernestine Siu, Grace Dong, Catherine Meng, Kevin Yeh, Thao Dodson, Patti Lee Hoffman, Pauline Le

SF Symphony Chinese New Year Concert and Imperial Dinner

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Dog with the San Francisco Symphony at the family event that draws on both ancient and contemporary traditions.

Arrive at 2 pm for the activity-filled Festival Reception with Chinese instruments, lion dancing, “lucky” red envelopes, entertainment, tea bars, sweet and savory bites, and more. Continue the festivities after the concert by purchasing a ticket to the dramatic and exciting Imperial Dinner.

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San Francisco Boys Chorus Gala and Auction @ The St. Regis Hotel
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SF Boys Chorus, Red Carpet Bay AreaSan Francisco Boys Chorus is celebrating 70 years! Red Carpet Bay Area is a proud sponsor of the San Francisco Boys Chorus Gala and Auction Evening, an elegant event that raises funds for tuition assistance for the SF Boys Chorus’ music education and training program.

Join us for performances featuring the Boys Chorus and special guest artists. Enjoy a selection of local wines, a three-course dinner and wonderful music in the Five-Star atmosphere that the St. Regis San Francisco provides.

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Birds of a Feather 2018 @ The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus
Mar 15 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Birds of a Feather, SF Zoo, Red Carpet Bay AreaBirds of a Feather 2018 is a benefit event for the San Francisco Zoo organized by the women of the San Francisco Zoological Society Auxiliary. Expect lovely women in their finest plumage at the much-loved ladies’ hat luncheon. Enjoy a three-course lunch, champagne, wine, and the beautiful birds of Neiman Marcus modeling the latest couture.

Proceeds from Birds of a Feather support the San Francisco Zoo’s mission to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action. The San Francisco Zoological Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID 94-1429538).

Birds of a Feather 2018

Event Chair: Kimberly Mulligan
Event Committee: Sarah Gammill, Shannyn Kastner, Daru Kawalkowski, Jane Low, Michelle Molfino, Amanda Sargisson
San Francisco Zoological Society Auxiliary Presidents: Laurie Grayson, Mindy Henderson, Charley Zeches

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Circles of Light 2018 @ Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

United Religions Initiative Circles of Light, Red Carpet Bay AreaCircles of Light 2018 Benefiting United Religions Initiative

The United Religions Initiative network combines interfaith bridgebuilding with humanitarian action to address causes of conflict. The 15th annual Circles of Light event is a perfect way to deepen your own understanding of URI, and to introduce your friends and colleagues to this important global grassroots network.

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Red Cross Gala 2018 @ City Hall
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Red Cross Gala, Red Carpet Bay Area

Kelly Murphy, Charina Lumley, Melissa Elbaz, Terra Sollman, Courtney Collier, Nielma Hock and Jaime Gagliardi at the Red Cross Gala 2017

Red Cross Gala 2018

Join us as we recognize local heroes and support the Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

The Red Cross Gala is a volunteer-led fundraiser. Proceeds generated from the event support the programs and services of the American Red Cross.

Red Cross Gala Co-chairs: Lillian Phan and Lindsey Haswell

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Merola Opera Spring Benefit Gala 2018 – Evening of Mystery @ The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

mystery-logo-bigboxJoin Red Carpet Bay Area for the Merola Opera Program Spring Benefit Gala – Evening of Mystery – on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 6 pm at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

Enjoy a concert with the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows, cocktails, a formal dinner, and a DJ After-Party. Black-tie attire

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The Modern Ball 2018
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 1:30 am

screen-shot-2017-12-30-at-8-49-22-pmThe Modern Ball 2018: SFMOMA’s Biggest Night of the Year

One night. Three ways to have a ball:

  • The Gala Dinner — Experience dining at a whole new level with a thrilling live auction and a sumptuous feast.
  • The Supper Club— Revel in an intimate lounge experience filled with ample eats, artful drinks, and festive jams.
  • The Post-Modern Party — Come together for a heart-pounding night of music, dance, and food, plus a can’t-miss headline performance.

The Modern Ball 2018 Co-Chairs: Nancy Hellman Bechtle and Charlotte Mailliard Shultz
Supper Club Co-Chairs: Jane Gruber and Sonya Yu
Post-Modern Party Co-Chairs: Patrick Chammas and Anderson Pugash

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