The Spring Thing

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The Spring Thing

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Shimmer and shine with Avant Garde Members at MCASD Downtown to support our exhibition and education programs. Be inspired by Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, an exhibition featuring the celebrated artist who transforms discarded materials into glimmering artworks of monumental beauty. FREE parking with validation in One American Plaza at 600 Kettner Blvd. provided by The Irvine Company ARTFUL DINING GUESTS > 7 PM • Kick off the ultimate foodie fête with a Cocktail Hour menu created by Chef duo Giuseppe Ciuffa of Giuseppe Restaurants and Fine Catering and Guest Chef David Warner of the East Village favorite, Bottega Americano. • Experience a gourmand’s adventure at dinner with a menu designed exclusively for the event by all-star Chef Andrew Spurgin in collaboration with Culinary Concepts. • Delight in all The Late Night Party perks with access to the VIP Mixology Lounge, specialty cocktails, bites, and dancing until midnight! Includes dinner, drinks, and bites all night long, and access to the VIP Mixology Lounge! THE LATE NIGHT PARTY GUESTS > 8:30 PM • Groove to the turn-table talent of DJ Adam Salter, and indulge in a hosted bar and bites until the clock strikes midnight! • Take home wearable metal adornments inspired by the work of El Anatsui and crafted by alumni of San Diego State University’s undergraduate Jewelry and Metalwork Program. • Want the VIP treatment? Add $10 to your ticket price for access to the Mixology Lounge, featuring signature cocktails from Patrón and vinyl beats spun by DJ Steve French (Helmuth Projects). Includes hosted hooch and bites all night long! DON'T MISS THE VIP MIXOLOGY LOUNGE! Add $10 to your ticket price for The Late Night Party for access to the VIP Mixology Lounge, where everything old is new again, replete with new twists on classic cocktails and DJs spinning vinyl jams! Find this option listed with the ticket levels above. Artful Dining ticket holders will have access to the VIP Mixology Lounge. Tickets to The Spring Thing: Heavy Metals are partially tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit MCASD’s exhibition and education programs. Party for a cause! Must be 21 and over to attend. Avant Garde is MCASD’s special interest group for 30-40-something art enthusiasts and creative professionals to network with artists, curators, collectors and their peers. PRESENTED BY THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY BMW CENTERS THE SPRING THING CO-CHAIRS: Salem Ciuffa Anna Haudenschild Rita Haudenschild Jeff Svitak THE SPRING THING ART CO-CHAIRS: Jessica McCambly John Oliver Lewis THE SPRING THING DESIGN SPONSORS: Tricia Reina and Lesley Emery of Tenfold Style / Formerly The Floral Department MANY THANKS TO IN-KIND SPONSORS OF THE SPRING THING: HEAVY METALS Tenfold Style Culinary Concepts Catering Giuseppe Fine Catering Bottega Americano Continental Catering Irvine Company Lawrance - San Diego Contemporary & Modern Furniture Andrew Spurgin w/ Bespoke Event Styling and Menu Design SUJA Juice Meeting Services, Inc. Riviera San Diego Modern Luxury Stone Brewing Co. Tito's Handmade Vodka Patrón Tequila Barefoot Wine & Bubbly William Painter Osbahr