The UCSF AIDS Health Project is hosting its annual “Art for AIDS” auction featuring 160 pieces of gallery quality artwork and reception on Friday, Sept. 24 at the San Francisco Design Center.
This year, Art for AIDS is excited to present the cast of Dreamgirls performing some songs from that Tony Award-winning musical before they rush off to that night’s performance at the Curran Theater. Dreamgirls tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s singing girl-group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. The cast features American Idol’s Syesha Mercado as Deena Jones, Adrienne Warren as Lorrell Robinson, and Margaret Hoffman as Michelle Morris.
The Dreamgirls will perform at 6:30 p.m. before the live auction starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $100 per person. Proceeds benefit the UCSF AIDS Health Project, a program of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital.
Founded in the early days of the epidemic, the UCSF AIDS Health Project provides culturally sensitive counseling and education to stop the spread of HIV infection, and to help people face the emotional, psychological and social challenges of living with HIV disease.
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This year, the fundraising event is offering a VIP Lounge. Those who purchase $200 VIP tickets will get exclusive access to VIP-only Lounge, which features bistro seating with servers passing food, wine, and cocktails. VIP tickets also include preferred registration, preferred check out, valet parking and reserved auction seating.
Admission includes fabulous food, wine and cocktails. Cuisine will be provided by Anchor & Hope Restaurant, Baker Street Bistro, First Crush, Girabaldi’s, Marinitas, Mexico DF, Chef Marc Passetti of The Tonga Room, Nico Martin Presents, Ristorante
Tickets for Art for AIDS can be purchased at the door. For more information about the event, visit the Art for AIDS website.
For more information about the show, please visit the Dreamgirls website.