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OPENING NIGHT GALA

OPENING NIGHT GALA

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
San Francisco City Hall & War Memorial Opera House

Join us for SPELLBOUND, San Francisco Ballet's 2020 Opening Night Gala on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The Gala embraces the spirit of SF Ballet's 2020 Season, which features an array of magical, innovative, and unexpected ballets. From the lyricism of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the joyfulness of The Seasons to the playfulness of Cinderella and the grand displays of Jewels—the 2020 Season will showcase the grace, technique, and athleticism of our dancers.

Hosted by the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, the Gala, with décor by J. Riccardo Benavides, will begin with a cocktail reception and dinner by McCalls Catering & Events at San Francisco City Hall, followed by a one-night-only performance at the War Memorial Opera House. Guests will return to a transformed City Hall for San Francisco's best After Party featuring live music, sweets, savories, libations, and dancing.

The Gala raises funds to benefit a wide range of SF Ballet artistic initiatives, including new works, scholarships for San Francisco Ballet School students, and community education programs for thousands of youth, families, and seniors.

Gala Chair: Mrs. Patricia Dale Roberts

GALA DINNER PACKAGE

If you have questions about purchasing Gala dinner tickets, please contact Emma Lundberg at 415-865-6629 or elundberg@sfballet.org.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

City Hall
5 PM: Cocktail Reception
6 PM: Dinner

War Memorial Opera House
7 PM: Sparkling Stroll featuring complimentary sparkling wine
8 PM: Gala Performance

City Hall
10 PM: After Party

Attire

Black Tie

Special Package Offer

You can save when you order Balcony performance seats with your After Party ticket. The Special Package includes admission to the 7 pm Scharffenberger Cellars Sparkling Stroll with complimentary sparkling wine in the Grand Foyer of the War Memorial Opera House, the 8 pm Gala performance at the Opera House, and the After Party at San Francisco City Hall.

Gala Performance Only

Your performance ticket includes admission to the 7 pm Scharffenberger Cellars Sparkling Stroll with complimentary sparkling wine in the Grand Foyer of the War Memorial Opera House and the 8 pm Gala performance at the Opera House.

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Gala After Party Only

Join SF Ballet for the Bay Area’s best After Party at San Francisco City Hall at 10 pm. Don your most spellbinding attire and enjoy sweets and savories, an open bar, live entertainment, beats by DJ Chris Clouse, magical décor, and a mirmir photobooth. You must be 21 or older to attend the After Party.

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GRAND BENEFACTOR

Tickets start at $3,500.

Includes valet parking, a cocktail reception, dinner seating in the Rotunda of City Hall or at the Top of the Stairs in the Rotunda, premium performance seating, an invitation to the exclusive VIP onstage post-Gala performance toast with SF Ballet dancers and choreographers, the After Party, program recognition as a Grand Benefactor, and an invitation to an exclusive pre-Gala party for Grand Benefactors and Benefactors.

BENEFACTOR

Tickets start at $2,000.

Includes valet parking, a cocktail reception, dinner seating in the North Light Court Center or Supervisors’ Cupola (above the top of the stairs), preferred performance seating, the After Party, program recognition as a Benefactor, and an invitation to an exclusive pre-Gala party for Grand Benefactors and Benefactors.

PATRON

Tickets start at $1,500.

Includes valet parking, a cocktail reception, dinner seating in the North Light Court Side or on the Mezzanine Side Level of the Rotunda, performance seating, the After Party, and program recognition as a Patron.

I am unable to attend the 2020 Opening Night Gala, but wish to make a contribution in support of the event.

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ENCORE! Opening Night Gala

This elegant evening is hosted by San Francisco Ballet's young professional group, ENCORE!.

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2020 Opening Night Gala Sponsors*

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Osterweis

BENEFACTOR DINNER SPONSOR

PATRON DINNER SPONSOR

COCKTAIL RECEPTION SPONSOR

WINE SPONSOR

Rodney Strong Vineyards

SPARKLING WINE SPONSOR

Scharffenberger Cellars

BEER SPONSOR

Fort Point Beer Company

DECOR

J. Riccardo Benavides

CATERING

McCalls Catering & Events

*As of October 3, 2019

San Francisco Ballet 2019 Opening Night Gala // (c) Drew Altizer Photography