CRUSH Is This Weekend. Great Wine, Food, & Art!by Jim Gressinger on Mar. 27, 2012, under Day/Weekend Adventures, Fairs & Festivals, Southern Arizona Art, Upcoming Local Events
This coming Friday and Saturday evenings, March 30th & 31st, you and I can enjoy fine art, extraordinary wines, and great food creations from some of Tucson’s best restaurants, including Acacia, Feast, Flemings, Janos, Tavoino.
This, of course, is CRUSH, the annual fundraiser for our Tucson Museum of Art, and it’s sure to be lot of fun again this year.
This Friday is the informal CRUSH pARTy from 6 to 9 PM in the courtyards of the Museum. It features at least 150 select wines and beers from around the world and food prepared by some of our best chefs. Tickets: $75 in advance, of which $45 is tax deductable.
In addition, all of us will be able to participate in the silent auction, which is always fun even if ours is not the winning bid.
Then, Saturday evening from 5:30 – 11:00 PM is the more formal CRUSH Gala at Loews Ventana Canyon resort featuring the best wines, gourmet dining, and dancing to the Ronstadt Cousins Band. The gala’s guest vintner will be Tuck Beckstoffer, proprietor of the Tuck Beckstoffer Wines – Napa Valley, California.
At the live auction, which is even more fun than the silent ones, we can bid on fine art, rare wines, and even trips to France and Costa Rica. Neighbor Roy just came back from 10 days in Costa Rica and told me that it is a fantastic destination, one of the best vacations he ever took – this from a retired gentleman who travels for pleasure overseas at least twice each year. Tickets: $225 per person.
I have another event Saturday that I must attend, but perhaps I’ll see you at Friday’s pARTy in the Museum’s courtyard.