April 22 – 35th Anniversary Gala

On Sunday, April 22, from 6:00-9:00 pm,
Gary J. Gasper and Washington Revels cordially invite you to the

Washington Revels 35th Anniversary Gala

Surprises all night!

Pop-up performances
Elizabethan photo booth
Silent auction
Magical madrigals

Ticket Sales Are Closed
$225 | Patron
$125  | Young Professional
(35 and under)
Open bar, hors d’oeuvres,
dinner and valet parking included

Sponsorships Available

Sponsor a special guest
Sponsor a table

Attire

Cocktail/Business Professional
(formal or Renaissance dress optional!)

Join the celebration as we toast this landmark year and enjoy a taste of the 2018 Christmas Revels with an Elizabethan-themed evening of music, magic, and mirth!

The fun begins with a signature anniversary cocktail as we mingle with friends old and new. Be sure to browse and bid during our silent auction — whether you fancy a private dinner prepared by a personal chef, a day of fun and relaxation by the Chesapeake, or a Washington Nationals VIP package, there will be exciting items for all!

Then we’ll sit down to a feast fit for Queen Elizabeth herself, with beef short ribs braised to perfection, tender and flaky salmon, and a hearty English vegetable Wellington. While we dine, Gallery Voices will serenade us with witty and wistful madrigals in the Elizabethan Renaissance tradition. And, as you savor dessert, be sure to keep your eyes and ears open or you might just miss a pop-up appearance by one of our surprise guest artists!

Our Gala comes but once every five years — but, when it comes, it brings great cheer. Don’t miss this fabulous evening of community, joy, and revelry!

Silent auction features

Manor House Vacation in Brittany, France

Manor House Vacation in Brittany, France
David Shewmaker, chef

Catered dinner for six by Chef David Shewmaker
Appear Onstage in the 2018 Christmas Revels

Appear Onstage in the 2018 Christmas Revels
Hamilton: An American Musical

Two tickets to Hamilton at the Kennedy Center
"Play Ball!" Nationals Gameday VIP Package

“Play Ball!” Nationals Gameday VIP Package
35 Beers (and Ciders) for 35 Years

35 Beers (and Ciders) for 35 Years

Avengers: Infinity WarNew Items Just Added!

  • Tickets:
    – 4 Tickets to “Marvel Men: Joe and Anthony Russo on Bringing Avengers: Infinity War to the Screen,” May 2, presented by The Smithsonian (Lisner Auditorium)
    – 2 Tickets plus drinks with Washington Revels Production Manager Colin Bills (Woolly Mammoth)
    – 4 Tickets (Adventure Theatre Musical Theatre Center)
    – National Philharmonic “Northern Lights” concert
  • Memberships:
    – National Building Museum (One year, family-level membership)
    – Phillips Collection (One year, dual/family-level membership)
  • Dining:
    – Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant
    – Gift Certificate for Chevys Fresh Mex in Arlington
  • Art & Craft:
    – Original art by Maud Taber-Thomas
    – Custom Green Man Mask from Mythical Designs
  • Set of Folk, Acoustic, Jazz and Classical CDs, selected by Mary Cliff, radio host of Traditions on
    WAMU
  • Energy Healing Session (Cranio-Sacral Therapy) at Full Circle Creative Healing
  • CostCo Cash Card

Tonal Park Recording SessionUnique Revels Experiences

  • Cameo Role in The Christmas Revels
    Perform onstage in full Elizabethan costume this December
  • Catered Dinner for Six
    Chef extraordinaire David Shewmaker will cater a dinner in your home for up to six people, including hors d’oeuvres, multi-course dinner, and dessert. Each course will be paired with wines from the cellar of David and Cyndie Langstaff.
  • Tour the “Museum of Seasonal Celebration”
    Join Terry and Diane Winslow for a tour, drinks, and dinner for up to 6 guests; co-hosted by Greg and Susan Lewis
  • Assistant Director for a Day
    Shadow Artistic Director Roberta Gasbarre for the day during a Christmas Revels rehearsal
  • John’s Barbecue Bonanza
    Reveler John Pomeranz invites you to satisfy your inner Bubba with a complete barbecue meal for 10 (at least) delivered to your home.
  • Professional recording experience
    8 hours in the recording studio with Charlie Pilzer at Tonal Park in Takoma Park, MD.
  • Three Merry Men Brewery
    Beer Tasting with Reveler and homebrewer Alan Peel
  • Bread for a Year
    A fresh loaf of handmade bread each month from Mike Platt
  • Hand-knit Outerware
    A custom hand-knit hat, cowl, and fingerless gloves created by Leslie Jarvis and Jane Legg

House in BrittanyVacation Getaways (one-week stays)

  • Manor house in Brittany, France
  • Martha’s Vineyard House
  • Cape Cod House
  • Maine Coast Cottage

Excursions / Experiences

  • Spend a Day on the Chesapeake Bay — Sailing Experience
  • Tesla Model S Weekend

Tours

  • Private Library of Congress Tour with Jennifer Cutting
  • Private Tour of the U.S. Capitol with Pete Behr

Three Rivers WellnessPersonal Pampering

  • Three Rivers Wellness
    Shiatsu/acupuncture combination treatments
  • Full Circle Creative Healing
    Cranio-sacral bodywork sessions

Classes

  • Yoga Classes at Three Rivers Wellness
  • Knock On Wood Tap Studio Package
  • Six-week Group Fencing Lesson
  • Shannon Dunne Irish Dance Private Lesson

Dining

  • L’Auberge Chez Francois
  • Clyde’s Restaurant Group
  • Ireland’s Four Provinces in Falls Church
  • McGinty’s Public House

Tickets – Entertainment

  • Adventure Theatre
  • Capital City Symphony
  • Hamilton: An American Musical
  • Little Washington Theatre
  • Pointless Theatre
  • Victorian Lyric Opera Company, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience
  • Marvel Men: A conversation on Avengers: Infinity War with directors Joe & Anthony Russo

Tickets – Sports

  • One pair of Washington Nationals tickets in the PNC Diamond Club

35 Beers (and Ciders) for 35 YearsGift Baskets

  • Revels Books
  • 35 Beers (and Ciders) for 35 Years
  • A Cup of Wine is Brisk and Fine

Art & Collectibles

  • Oil painting “Desire” by Barry Galef
  • Stained Glass Panel – “Sail Away”
  • Stained Glass Panels – Roses
  • Revels Ceramic Bowl
  • Green Dragon demitasse cups and saucers
  • Wooden Mask
  • French Antique Wine Glasses
  • Italian Gravy/Sauce Boat
Sponsorships and Benefits

$5000 “Platinum” Table (10 guests, plus two special guests)
Your “platinum” sponsorship includes prime seating for you and your guests at the most centrally located table at the gala.  You will also have the opportunity to select up to two special guests seated with you at your table.  Your sponsorship will allow us to host 6 special guests at the event, and will include a special pour of Elizabethan Hard Cider, and a unique gift for each guest at your table.  And, there will be a surprise activity at your table.

$4000 “Gold” Table (10 guests, plus two special guests)
Your “gold” sponsorship includes prime seating for you and your guests at one of the front tables at the gala.  You will also have the opportunity to select up to two special guests seated with you at your table.  Your sponsorship will allow us to host 4 special guests at the event, and will include a special pour of Elizabethan Hard Cider, and a unique gift for each guest at your table.  And, there will be a surprise activity at your table. 

$3000 “Silver” Table (10 guests, plus two special guests)
Your “silver” sponsorship includes prime seating for you and your guests at one of the front tables at the gala.  You will also have the opportunity to select up to two special guests seated with you at your table.  Your sponsorship will allow us to host 4 special guests at the event, and will include a special pour of Elizabethan Hard Cider, and a unique gift for each guest at your table.  And, there will be a surprise activity at your table. 

Sponsor a Gala Artist for $225 per artist
These musicians, singers and costumed performers will, with your generosity, be able to join other members of our Washington Revels community for dinner.

Address

Washington Revels, Inc.
531 Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Map, Directions and Parking
301-587-3835 (voice)
888-587-9050 (fax)

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