The stage is set for a night of ultra style and high glamour as the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida (GMCSF) presents its inaugural signature fundraiser, The Chic & Unique Ball, A Red Carpet Extravaganza, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.)! This exciting and creative event will be an over-the-top night to remember with fine food, cocktails, chances to bid on amazing items, and special surprises. This event benefits GMCSF’s operations, concert programming, outreach, and scholarships.
Preceding the main event, a 6 p.m. VIP cocktail reception featuring gourmet hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will take place at The Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (2900 Riomar St.). Alex Miranda will serve as emcee for the VIP event featuring solo performances by GMCSF's best, including Artistic Director Gabe Salazar. The Red Carpet arrival at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort will immediately follow at 7 p.m. with Joe Posa as Joan Rivers conducting interviews, more luscious libations, and a silent auction. The 8 p.m. seated dinner and awards presentation will lead into an electrifying dance party featuring live entertainment from Vibe City.
The evening’s décor will be an elegant celebration of music, from custom guitar centerpieces that can be purchased, to tables themed to iconic music stars. The indulgent night of fun will also have drawings for luxury items, including a Hard Rock basket containing dinner for two and a stay at the famous Guitar Hotel.
The gala will support the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, which will launch its ambitious new season this fall with more than 180 singers on their roster, making it the most prominent gay men’s chorus in the southeastern United States and one of the country's top 10 largest LGBTQ+ choruses. With a budget of over $1 million, the Chorus reaches more than 20,000 people each season through its mainstage concert season and numerous community appearances.
GMCSF’s The Chic & Unique Ball, A Red Carpet Extravaganza, is sponsored by The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Brand g Vacations.
Individual tickets are on sale now at $200 Gala Ticket or $375 Gala VIP Ticket. A table of ten is $2,000 or $3,750 for VIPs, which includes exclusive pre-party activities. To purchase tickets or make a donation, visit gmcsf.givesmart.com. For sponsorship information, contact Edward Otto Zielke at (954) 763-2266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.