Don’t miss out on the party of the year and some “mahvelous” live auction items at the “Saturday Night Live” gala. The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, hosts the “Saturday Night Live” gala Feb. 26 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. The evening gets “wild and crazy” starting at 6 p.m. in the Pre-Show Lounge for Happy Hour. At 7:30 p.m., guests go backstage for dinner, a live auction and entertainment featuring The Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi.
Guests can get “pumped up” bidding on some fabulous auction items including exclusive trips, music packages, one-of-a-kind sports packages, a specialty jewelry piece, and culinary dining and spa packages. A sneak peek at a few of the items to be auctioned off include a trip to New York with Broadway tickets, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” tickets, NBC studio tour tickets, first-class airline, deluxe accommodations and more. Another exclusive trip package features a Scottish getaway with first-class airline, a four-night stay at the Renaissance Club, three days of golf for four and breakfast and lunch daily at the club. Rock out with the “Superstar!” Guitar package including autographed guitars from Aerosmith, ZZ Top and Roger Waters accompanied by custom-made guitar stands, and the Once in a Blue Moon package featuring an autographed guitar from The Blues Brothers and the opportunity to sing on stage with Jake and Elwood at the gala. Sports fanatics…get out your wallets for a home run package including an Astros dream suite hosted by Carol and Phil Garner at an Astros game for 12 people plus a Bagwell signed jersey. It’s a slam dunk with two Rockets packages. One package includes four front row, courtside seats to the Houston Rockets versus the Charlotte Bobcats March 16, a player meet and greet, two suite tickets to the NCAA Men’s Finals in April and more. The other Rockets package includes a suite for 12 people at the Houston Rockets versus the Boston Celtics game March 18 plus food and beverages.
Another highlight of the event is the raffle for a chance to win a 2011 Audi A5 Convertible or two first-class airline tickets on United Airlines (formerly Continental Airlines). Only 750 tickets will be sold at $100 each. At the gala, nine finalists from the 749 tickets sold before the event will be drawn. Ticket No. 750 will be sold during the live auction Feb. 26 and will be placed in the final drawing. The holder of the first ticket drawn from the 10 finalists wins the car. The holder of the second ticket drawn wins the airline tickets. All proceeds from the raffle benefit The Pavilion’s performing arts and educational outreach programs.
Tables of 10 at “Saturday Night Live” are priced from $5,000 for a “Spartan Cheerleaders” table to $50,000 for a “Blues Brothers” table. Other table levels include “Wayne’s World” for $10,000, “The Killer Bees” for $15,000 and “The Coneheads” for $25,000. Individual tickets are $500. Other sponsorships are available.
The following individuals and companies will be treated like stars at their respective tables, including: Administaff, Candi and Gerald Glenn, and the Lindahl Family Foundation at “The Blues Brothers” tables; Steve Bozeman, the Mitchell Family, Anne and David Dunlap, Gayelene and Ralph McIngvale, Elaine and Steve Nance, and Sandy and Steve Morrow at “The Coneheads” tables; the Becker Family Foundation and FMC Technologies at “The Killer Bees” tables; and Americas Styrenics LLC, ENERVEST, LTD, Carol and Phil Garner, Linn Energy, Pro-Ject Chemical, Silver Eagle Distributors LP, the Sutton Family Foundation, The Woodlands Development Company, Wright’s Printing and Wells Fargo at the “Wayne’s World” tables. Chairmen of the gala are Candi and Gerald Glenn.
For more information about the “Saturday Night Live” gala, the Audi raffle, or to purchase a table or tickets to the event, visit www.woodlandscenter.org or contact Christine Scully at 281-210-1102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.