Join Washington Life Magazine this week for a Christmas event filled with charity, cocktails, cars and celebrities.
The National Museum of Catholic Art and Library, in cooperation with Chiurazzi International Foundry and WL, is hosting a special Holiday Cocktail at the George Walter Smith Mansion to help raise money for the children of Washington area.
Far from a usual and predictable benefit night, the event, held on Thursday, December 15th will have cocktails, fundraising and Grammy stars. Three-time Grammy Award nominated and #1 Billboard jazz saxophonist Ski Johnson will perform Christmas songs and offer an intriguing auction package, which includes tickets to the 2012 Grammys in Los Angeles and, above all, an incredible chance to “Be on the Red Carpet with Ski”.
“We’re honored to have my friend Ski this year” said National Museum of Catholic Art founder Christina Cox. According to Cox, on Thursday the NMCA – a non-profit museum devoted to promote and support art of all faiths in all artistic forms – will give a special viewing of the famous John Plummer Ludlum‘s The Adoramus, a painting which glows in the dark with acrylic fluorescent paints.
Restaurant owner, Franco Nuschese will donate the food, with catering from Caffè Milano. For the best gingerbread house maker, Joseph Cinque of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences will be giving out a special AAHS award. Additionally, Gordon Root, Managing Director of Chiurazzi International, will be holding a silent auction featuring six bronze pieces from Masterpiece Investment Charities. The live auction will feature artworks, jewelry, Christmas items, dinners at Georgetown’s top restaurants, as well as special room rates at the Jefferson Hotel. And the luxurious fun doesn’t stop there. General Motors will have ten new 2012 cars park outside give party guests a ride greater than any ride on Santa’s sleigh.
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