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Moonlight Masquerade Gala
September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Surge for Water, an international nonprofit organization based in Chicago, will host its annual Moonlight Masquerade Gala, on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8-11 p.m. at Moonlight Studios (1446 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL, 60642) in the West Loop. For the gala’s 10th year, hundreds of people are expected attend to show their support for Surge’s global water and community development projects.
“Since Surge was founded in 2008, we have raised funds through galas and other activities to reach over 800,000 people in 11 countries with sustainable water and sanitation solutions,” said Shilpa Alva, founder and executive director of Surge. “For our 10th anniversary, we’re hoping to receive enough support to help us meet our goal of helping one million people through our work by March 2019.”
The Masquerade cocktail theme will be celebrated throughout the evening and guests are encouraged to dress accordingly. Chicago DJ Matt x Matteo will be providing the music for the evening along with live jazz from Stardust Bigband. Guests will find casino gambling tables featuring popular games like blackjack, roulette and craps set up throughout the venue along with a silent auction and a live artist. In addition, photo exhibits featuring the people affected by Surge’s work will be on display upon entry.
For bites and beverages, guests will enjoy an open bar featuring Bacardi and Revolution Brewery among others, and chef’s tables from restaurants including Emilio’s Tapas, La Josie, Hubbard Inn, Café Tola, Hakka Bakka, Masada & Sultan’s Market, Bombay Wraps, Eli’s Cheesecake and more. After the cocktail party ends, guests are invited to an official after party at Hubbard Inn starting at 11 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now staring at $65 for general admission, and $150 for the VIP experience which includes a 3-course gourmet meal at 6:30 p.m., specialty whiskey and wine tastings and VIP access to the official after party. Ticket prices will increase $20 after Sept. 4. All event proceeds directly support Surge.
For more information about Surge’s mission, to purchase tickets and see a full list of sponsors, please visit www.surgeforwater.org.