Turn-of-the-last-century Paris in the spring, who wouldn't want to be there? This weekend, you can pretend you are.
The San Francisco LGBT Community Center begins a year-long celebration of its 10th anniversary by transforming the SF Design Center Galleria into a decadent Parisian salon for the grand Soirée 10.
The swanky soirée kicks off with music from the Beautiful Era, spun on antique crank-up gramophones, before spin-maestros from SF's hottest queer dance parties take over with contemporary club hits. Costumed characters will roam the Galleria's hallowed halls, interact with guests and help bring to life Paris' “Belle Époque” period. Onstage, the creme-de-la-creme of the Bay Area's queer performing arts scene connects the dots between cultural avant-garde Paris and modern-day San Francisco, and comedienne-extraordinaire Marga Gomez will be the MC for the evening.
Enjoy the entire spectacle while sipping from a fully stocked bar and eating sweet and savory hors d'oeuvres from more than a dozen of San Francisco's finest restaurants.
Guests can also place bids on dozens of unique items, including restaurant and spa gift certificates, travel packages, works of art, gift baskets and collectibles during the silent auction. An online auction featuring several exclusive items will be available at www.soiree10.com.
Soiree 10 takes place at 7pm on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria, 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco. Pre-sale tickets are $95 each, available online at www.soiree10.com, $125 at the door. For more information please visit www.soiree10.com or call (415) 865-5617.