Having a Ball

Ars Lyrica hosted a special event at Downtown’s Esperson building in support of its upcoming production of Handel’s Agrippina, the organization’s first fully staged Baroque opera. ... At the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s glitzy Jewel of the Nile gala, guests were greeted by none other than a pair of camels! Inside, dinner tables and auction items were featured throughout the museum’s exhibit halls. ... And the Reach for the Stars gala, held at the Briar Club, raised funds and awareness for the KnowAutism foundation. Deborah Duncan emceed the event, which included a fashion show presented by The Webster, as well as live and silent auctions touting items like a Hawaiian vacation.

Ars Lyrica by Pin Lim; HMNS by Wilson Parish; KnowAutism by Quy Tran


Harris and Jenna Junell with Kay and Brandon Lobb at HMNS
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