Photographers: Moanalani Jeffrey, Diana Mulvihill for Moanalani Jeffrey Photography, Ashleigh Reddy for Moanalani Jeffrey Photography, Bob Chang for Moanalani Jeffrey Photography
A San Francisco institution hit the big 100 on June 2, 2012. Making it to the century mark was everything platinum and more for the Black and White Ball, San Francisco’s largest black-tie street party.
Like a fine wine, the biennial Black and White ball party just gets better with time. Chaired by Patricia Sprincin, this year’s event is already being talked about as one of the best-ever. Neither cold nor fog could keep more than 5000 formally dressed beauties from creating a six block sea of black and white fabulocity.
The event kicked off with VIP parties beginning at 5 p.m. The Patrons’ Dinner was set in a magnificent tented pavilion outside of City Hall. Inside of City Hall, the SF Symphony League
’s Supper Club offered a stylish cocktail reception and dinner before the headline concert. Also in City Hall was the youthful and fun Symphonix Bash, presented by Symphonix
, the Symphony’s young professionals group.
Following cocktail hour and dinner, all three VIP dinner parties joined in at Davies Symphony Hall for the Paul Simon concert performance 8pm.
At 9pm, the mini music festival began, featuring a dozen artists playing on five stages with performances by Cyndi Lauper, The Wallflowers, Janelle Monae and DJ Masonicas. Guests enjoyed live dance music, great food and drinks until 1 a.m.
The legendary party benefits the San Francisco Symphony’s music education programs reaching 75,000 Bay Area students.
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