DISGUISE YOUR EYES
A MASKED BALL AT CITY HALL
The California Academy of Sciences Throws Nineteenth Annual Ball
Friday, May 14, 2004


(San Francisco) March 29, 2004 -- On Friday, May 14, the California Academy of Sciences will host the 19th Annual Academy Ball, "Disguise Your Eyes: A Masked Ball at City Hall," from 6:30 pm - midnight. In the past, the Academy has held the ball at its museum in Golden Gate Park. However, since the Academy is in a smaller building at 875 Howard Street, while the Golden Gate Park museum is being rebuilt, San Francisco's City Hall will serve as the new venue.

The magnificent Rotunda and the North and South Light Courts at City Hall will be dressed in party finery for cocktails, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, oysters by Swan Oyster Depot, and seated dinner by Dan McCall. Dancing will follow to the sounds of the Dick Bright Orchestra. Harlequins, jesters, whimsical costumed characters, and magicians will provide entertainment throughout the evening. Dinner Committee Chairs are Ken and Kristen Baber.

Tickets for this year's event begin at $400 per person. Tables of 10 are available at $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000. Individuals, Tables and Sponsors who donate $450 and above will be acknowledged in the dinner program. To purchase tickets contact the Special Events Office at (415) 750-7222 or email dkernan@calacademy.org.

Calendar and Society Editors Please Note:
PHOTOS AVAILABLE AFTER THE EVENT

CONTACT: Bethany Morookian (415) 750-7395

WHAT:
The nineteenth annual Academy ball: Disguise Your Eyes: A Masked Ball at City Hall

WHEN:
Friday, May 14, 2004 6:30 p.m. to midnight

WHERE:
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, San Francisco

COST :
Individuals $400, Tables of 10 $10,000, $7,500, and $5,000

The California Academy of Sciences, including Steinhart Aquarium and the Natural History Museum, will open to the public May 1, at 875 Howard Street. Admission to the Academy at 875 Howard Street is: $7 for adults, $4.50 for youth ages 12 to 17, Seniors ages 65+ and students with valid ID, $2 for children ages four to 11 and children ages three and younger will be admitted free of charge. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday. www.calacademy.org (415) 750-7145.

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