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Bid 'farewell to the flowers' at Carlos museum benefit

Bacchanal 21: Farewell to the Flowers, a benefit for the Michael C. Carlos Museum, invites everyone to party for a cause on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the museum’s Reception Hall.

The Aztec flower festivals, precursors to the Mexican Day of the Dead, inspired the theme. These ancient festivals were celebrated with much singing, dancing and feasting.

The Carlos benefit will feature body-painted models; a flower power-themed selfie lounge; a deejay and a raffle. It begins at 7 p.m. with cocktails on the Quad, followed by food, music and the raffle from 8 to 11 p.m.

Raffle prizes include packages for hotel stays, spa services and golf; designer fashions; gift cards for restaurants, such as Ink & Elm and Alma Cocina, wine, florists and others; and items such as Japanese demitasse cups, books, decorative ceramic vases and many more.

There are several options for event tickets:

  • $125 VIP, which includes an hour of signature cocktails, sumptuous hors d'oeuvres, and live music from 7 to 8 p.m.
  • $75 museum non-members
  • $65 Emory alumni, faculty and staff
  • $50 Carlos Museum members and Emory students

For tax purposes, the charitable contribution is the amount in excess of the fair market value of each event, which is $25.

For more information on the Bacchanal, raffle items, tickets and more, see the Carlos Museum website.

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