Gala events give food aficionados the chance to dine on fine dishes, offer dance fanatics the venue to cut a new rug, and afford spies the opportunity to wear company attire off the clock. Enjoy a night of elegance and play Guess the Narc with today's Groupon: for $200, you get a couples ticket to the Innocence Gala, presented by Logistique Studio at the Elm Street Ballroom (a $475 value).
The Innocence Gala is a charitable ball of fun fine cuisine and special events to benefit the Rainbow House organization. The black-tie event, hosted by Michele Spry, fetes eyes and ears with live entertainment and feeds brains thanks to special guest speaker, screenwriter, director, and author Antwone Fisher. Attendees can sway to the sounds of jazz soloist Lisa Smith and pianist Tom Andes, then dine on catered hors d'oeuvres, plated dishes, and desserts, served with beverages and spirits to drench parched throats and facilitate ethical debates about farming clouds for their rainwater. All ticketed participants receive a copy of Antwone Fisher's new book, A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life, which Fisher will autograph during his gala book signing.
Throughout the night, raffles and silent auctions entice buyers with a variety of winnable items, such as tickets to a Cardinals game, an Encore dessert and wine package, a framed print from Viewfinder Graphix, a date with your teenage self, and more. Ticket proceeds from the Innocence Gala support Rainbow House, a nonprofit organization that provides support and care for neglected and abused children.
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904 Elm St.
Columbia, Missouri 65201