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House Party PS – Art, Music & Mayhem
March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm$100.00
Join us for an upscale cocktail party benefiting REAF-Palm Springs and the AIDS Memorial Sculpture – Palm Springs Installation
Mark Pellegrino & Stuart Kent cordially invite you to a special benefit cocktail party at their home to raise funds for the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation in Palm Springs (REAF-PS) and the AIDS Memorial Sculpture installation in Palm Springs.
Entertainment by Billboard recording artist Debby Holiday, “Modern Men” Coachella Valley Men’s Chorus and DJ ModGirl.
The event will feature a Silent Auction including beautiful art from local Palm Springs artists, including an art piece from Mark’s private collection. Guests will also enjoy Ketel One and Bulleit Bourbon cocktails, wonderful wines and fabulous food, including a dessert buffet by LA’s La Provencel Restaurant, and surprise entertainment at every turn. Suggested minimum donation $100.
This is a vaccinated only event.
AIDS Memorial Installation:
“The AIDS Memorial Sculpture will be a touchstone for unity, hope, grief, and healing in the Coachella Valley. As a monolithic, singular stone sculpture, the carved surfaces will dance with light, shadow, and reflection,” explained Smith in a press release. “Through rotating grooves cut into the gloss surface as matte marks signifying unity through struggle or the soft curve of undulating forms evoking healing over grief, this is a memorial to be touched, to be felt.”
“It is a timeless, enduring landmark delicately placed on the land. It is heavy, but light — lifting hope, lifting struggle, and lifting up what is important,” he added.
The sculpture will be located in the center of Downtown Park, and it will become a permanent fixture, according to city documents.
After 27 years of producing outstanding, highly anticipated events in San Francisco, REAF is now expanding to support Palm Springs and Coachella Valley non-profit organizations through fabulous fundraising events. REAF-PS aims to raise funds for local HIV/AIDS services, food/hunger programs, underserved seniors, and theater/performing arts programs.