Brian Sanders’ dance company JUNK will once again thrill audiences with the return of “Snowball,” a winter benefit at the University of The Arts on Saturday, January 19.
The one-night fundraiser transforms Hamilton Hall into a festive winter wonderland, including an indoor snowball fight, suggested winter white attire (awards will be given for the most creative attire and the most “fairytale” jewelry) and winter-inspired cocktails.
The highlight of the evening is a live performance of new work by JUNK, and a VIP Reception with Philadelphia’s own celebrity chef, Christina Wilson, season ten winner of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen reality TV show and Head Chef at Gordon Ramsay’s “Steak” at Paris, Las Vegas.
Chef Wilson, formerly Executive Chef of Mercato in Philadelphia, will prepare hors d’oeuvres for the VIP Reception with her gourmet spin on “JUNK” food: ahi tuna tartare nachos, Kobe beef sliders, pretzel wrapped hot dogs, to name a few.
Meanwhile, mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, winner of two Iron Chef America competitions (with Mario Batali and Jose Garces) will create signature cocktails with a winter white theme.
Guests will dance under “stars” created by Terry Smith Lighting Designer, with DJ Chip Dish at the turntables. And a silent auction, Found Light, will feature artwork and lighting made from found objects curated by Snyderman-Works Gallery.
Tickets range from $35-150/person. They’re available online, and will also be sold at the door.
Brian Sanders’ JUNK’s Snowball
When: Saturday, January 19, doors open at 7 p.m. for VIP, 8 p.m. for general admission
Where: Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad Street
Cost: Tickets range from $35-150
More info: www.briansandersjunk.com