The California Academy of Sciences Celebrates
The Seventeenth Annual Academy Ball: Earth, Ocean, Space
Friday, May 17, 2002


SAN FRANCISCO (May 2, 2002) -- What are macaws and Chinese Lion Dancers celebrating at the California Academy of Sciences? Earth, Ocean, Space, the seventeenth annual Academy Ball Friday, May 17, 2002.
The festivities begin at 6:30 pm when Chinese Lion and Dragon Dancers, Captain Byrde and his marvelous macaws, the Bogo Quartet, a 12-piece string ensemble, and Japanese Koto amuse and delight guests. In addition, attendees may procure "spaced out" hairdos and henna tattoos while enjoying entertainment by The Certificates.

Dinner will be served at 8 pm. A sumptuous dessert buffet and after-dinner cordials will follow in the Academy courtyard. Impazador Dali's whimsical portraiture, and Patrick Martin Magic's entertainment will enchant guests with slight of hand and trick of the eye antics. The evening will close with dancing to the Rich Martini Orchestra.

Dodge & Cox is the lead corporate sponsor. Tom Klein is the corporate chair.
Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger are dinner chairs.
Tables of ten are available at $10,000, $7,000 and $5,000. Individual tickets are also available for $300, $350, $500, $750 and $1,000 per person. Proceeds will benefit education and research.

Who: Chairs Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger

What: The Seventeenth Annual Academy Ball
"Earth, Ocean, Space"

When: May 17, 2002
6:30 pm - midnight

Where: California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park
Valet Parking available

Attire: Black Tie


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