The 2009 Beaux Arts Ball: The Faces of Places is a semi-formal costume party benefiting the College of Architecture and Planning. Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite place: Goodwin is going to be New Zealand, and her boyfriend is coming as the Taj Mahal. Im going to build this apparatus thing that attaches to a headband; that will be North Island, she says. South Island will be like a sandwich board I wear.
The students are hoping to reinstate the ball, a bygone tradition of their college, as an annual event. For the theme, they were inspired by a 1931 Beaux Arts Ball in New York City, where well-known architects came dressed as skyscrapers. The ball, which includes music from Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine, as well as hors doeuvre and a cash bar, runs from 7 to 11 p.m. tonight at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street; tickets are $25 for students, $45 for everyone else. For more information, call 303-718-9767.
Sat., May 9, 7-11 p.m., 2009