October 11, 2012 7-9 pm
SLS Hotel South Beach
1701 Collins Avenue, 33139
The Museum of Contemporary Arts young international patrons, the Shakers, will launch ticket sales for their annual fundraiser Mystery Dates 2012 with a festive cocktail party on Thursday, October 11 at SLS Hotel, 1701 Collins Avenue in South Beach. While enjoying complimentary cocktails courtesy of Bombay Sapphire and music provided by Ryan Evans of OFM Talent, guests will be able to purchase their tickets to the innovative fundraiser, to be held Saturday, November 17. Tickets to Mystery Dates are $200 for non-members and $175 for members and proceeds benefit MOCA’s exhibitions by emerging artists.
Mystery Dates is a series of glamorous dinner parties held concurrently at the homes of private art collectors and designers around Miami. The mystery is that guests learn only that evening, which dinner they will attend. After an amazing meal and tours of private collections, guests will meet at The Shore Club for dessert and dancing. This year Mystery Dates dinners will be hosted by Joe Berg, Robert Blumenthal, Sam Burstyn and daughter Alana Burstyn, Lizzie Dascal, Barbara Herzberg, Nina Johnson, Kathryn and Dan Mikesell, Dale and Richard Newberg and Billy Weisman among others.
Mystery Dates is chaired by Meredith Becker, Valerie Graves, Zubin Nagpal, Erin Newberg and Anne Owen. Sponsors of this year’s event are Braman Motors of Miami, Museo Vault, Elle Décor, The Brickellian, Miami Magazine, Juicy Couture, Bombay Sapphire, The Shore Club, and Lyon + Lyon.
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ABOUT MYSTERY DATES
Since arriving on the scene in 2007, Mystery Dates has enjoyed a reputation as Miami’s hottest fundraising event of the season for young patrons of the arts. Hosted by the Shakers, MOCA’s membership group for patrons between the ages of 21 and 45, Mystery Dates kicks off with a cocktail party featuring live music and cutting-edge contemporary art at MOCA, where guests discover the “mystery” location of their dinner. Mystery Dates sends over 450 MOCA patrons to stunning residences throughout Miami, from Aventura to Coral Gables and South Beach to the Design District. Hosts throw open their doors for Mystery Dates dinner guests in celebration of Miami’s diverse and thriving cultural scene. Attendees intimately experience how art lovers in South Florida find unique ways to incorporate culture into their lives, during a lovely evening filled with glamour, artwork and philanthropy.