Athenaeum Library Gala

The Athenaeum's 28th Annual Gala

Fiesta! on Wall Street

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

6:30-11:30PM

 

Come to the Athenaeum's 28th annual gala!

 

Since 1990, our largest fundraiser and social event, the gala always features a special theme—this year is Mexico! We enjoy live music and sassy dancing and an extra-special parade of partygoers on Wall Street and Girard Avenue, always a highlight. Gala guests get into the spirit of the theme by wearing extravagant costumes or cocktail attire. 

 

Cocktails and live entertainment on our patio and in the library begin as dusk falls, followed by a delectable Mexican dinner catered by the La Jolla Hyatt Regency. After dinner there is dancing and a silent auction. Tickets include the After Party.

 

The hardworking Gala Committee transforms the library into an alternate world. Artists on the committee always design appropriate and beautiful décor, much of which goes on sale in the library.

 

Proceeds from the gala directly support the Athenaeum’s mission. 

 

 

Athenaeum Library Gala

The Athenaeum's 28th Annual Gala 

Fiesta! After Dark—Gala After Party

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

9-11:30PM

 

Join the Athenaeum's 28th annual gala after party!

 

Want to skip dinner and head straight to the party? Join the After Party! Live music, open bar, light bites, and desserts. Only $50 per person. Ages 21+

 

Proceeds from the gala directly support the Athenaeum’s mission. 

 

 

History of Events:

 

2016

Hawaii Inside & Out Hula La

 

2015

Havana Ball!

 

2014

Celestial Soirée

 

2013

New Orleans & All That Jazz

 

2012

Midnight in Paris

 

2011

Thai Fantasy

The Athenaeum Celebrates Thailand

 

2010

TANGO! TANGO! TANGO!

The Athenaeum Celebrates Argentina

 

2009

Having a Ball in Black & White:

Celebrating Our 20th Gala

 

2008

Gone Bananas! A Caribbean Calypso

 

2007

Bollywood: A Shimmering Indian Night

 

2006

Athena at the Athenaeum

 

2005

Roman Holiday

 

2004

Gala à la Gauguin: French Polynesia

 

2003

Brasil com Brilho: A Gala Celebration

 

2002

Northern Lights: A Dazzling Evening

 

2001

Caravanserai: Moroccan Magic

 

2000

The Gala of the Golden Dragon

 

1999

A Centennial Celebration,

Echos of Times Past

1998

Mexico!

 

1997

Fantasy of India

 

1996

Vienna in 3/4 Time

 

1995

Viva Espana

 

1994

A Night in Bali

 

1993

Venezia!

 

1992

Fête Provençale 

 

1991

A Greek Summer Evening

 

1990

Bastille Day