Mote to host a masquerade gala and you’re invited

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To the Editor:

Enjoy an enchanted evening full of dancing and mystery while supporting Mote Marine Laboratory at the second annual masquerade gala, Bal Masqué: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The gala takes place Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Fla., 34236.

Guests will wear their most elegant formal attire and creative masks. The Sarasota Opera House will be transformed into a mysterious garden where beautiful musical performances will set the tone for the night, aerialists will entertain from the vaulted ceilings and dancers will take stage. Cocktails and bite-sized food will be available throughout the night.

Tickets are $125. For each individual Bal Masqué ticket purchased online, SRQ | The Magazine will donate a portion of the proceeds to one of seven local organizations, including Mote, an independent, nonprofit marine research and education institution comprised of world-class marine scientists committed to the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans. Guests can select Mote Marine Laboratory from a list on the drop down menu on the purchase page.

Get ready for a mesmerizing night at the Harlequin Club VIP Party at Saks Fifth Avenue hosted by Sophie’s from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Harlequin Club provides exclusive access to Bal Masqué including tickets to the gala, a VIP lounge, private bar access and more. For each individual Harlequin Club ticket purchased online, SRQ | The Magazine will donate a portion of the proceeds to one of seven local organizations, including Mote. Guests can select Mote Marine Laboratory from a list on the drop down menu on the purchase page.

Harlequin Packages include:

Harlequin Club Level 1 – $750 (Valued at $1,500)

  • VIP lounge and private bar access
  • Reserved seating during performance for optimal view of program
  • Recognition from stage via Master of Ceremonies
  • Business or group name included in the event program and Bal Masqué website
  • Six • tickets to the 2015 Bal Masqué: Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil plus exclusive early entry

Harlequin Club Level 2 – $1500 (Valued at $3,000)

  • VIP lounge and private bar access
  •  Reserved seating during performance for optimal view of program
  • Photo of your club members to appear in a subsequent edition of SRQ | The Magazine
  • Recognition from stage via Master of Ceremonies
  • Business or group name included in the event program and Bal Masqué website
  • Eight tickets to the 2015 Bal Masqué: Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil plus exclusive early entry
  • Two VIP tickets to the Bal Masqué kickoff party (The VIP Party has a 60 person capacity and will only be available to Level 2 ticket holders)

To purchase your Bal Masqué or Harlequin Club tickets visit www.SRQBalMasque.com.

Ashley Ryan,

SRQ: The Magazine Client Development Director ashley.ryan@srqme.comTo

Sarasota