MASTERPIECE 2016: Full Steam Ahead!
Saturday, July 9
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Mark your calendars to join Patrons of the Prado under the stars next summer for another amazing event! Get ready for an unforgettable night as San Diego rocks with our Steampunk Gala! Glorious decor and the iconic setting will capture what the San Diegan’s in 1916 might have anticipated our 2016 to look like – it's full steam ahead – and you won't want to miss it!
Don't know what Steampunk is? It's best described as neo-Victorian: a fantasy world that employs steam power, complete with corsets, victorian lace, antique clocks and keys, guns and roses, and Jules Verne. Steampunk features anachronistic technologies and retro-futuristic inventions, much as people in the 19th century might have envisioned life in the 21st century. The theme is rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art, and will absolutely be a night to remember. Join us for this fabulous evening which includes a cocktail reception, live music performances, gourmet dinner and of course, dancing.
Most importantly, funds raised this year will benefit 6 of the 11 cultural institutions along The Prado in Balboa Park including: Mingei International Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego Hall of Champions, San Diego History Center, San Diego Museum of Man, and the San Diego Natural History Museum. All 11 of our beneficiary institutions will receive grants dedicated to our Bucks for Buses initiative that provides transportation for underserved school children to experience the rich cultural landscape of Balboa Park.