On Friday, September 24, 2021, support a great cause. The grounds of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will be transformed into a stunning and sophisticated supper club and blazing nightclub – with stars twinkling overhead and on stage – for The Wallis Delivers: Al Fresco Night, a gala honoring the City of Beverly Hills, represented by the City Council, for its extraordinary role in the creation and on-going support of the renowned performance venue. The event will be held outdoors on the Promenade Terrace at 6:00 pm.
The star-studded soiree, which includes a gourmet dinner catered by Wally’s, is hosted by entertainment icon/Wallis Board Member Debbie Allen with acclaimed DJ Paris Hilton, considered one of the hottest DJs in the world, dropping the beats. The lively fundraiser benefits The Wallis’ artistic, education and outreach programs.
Additionally, guests will enjoy performances by Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter/keyboardist Sheléa, a protégé of Quincy Jones; famed soprano Camille Zamora, celebrated for her “glowing sound” (The New York Times) and co-founder of Sing for Hope, accompanied by pianist Lucy Tucker Yates; and jazz pianist/Steinway artist Connie Han, a “groove merchant par excellance” (Downbeat Magazine). The nationally recognized John Burroughs High School Powerhouse Choir adds its thunderous energy to the festivities, sprinkled with video tributes from comedian and award-winning recording artist Sandra Bernhard, Wallis Board Member Nigel Lythgoe OBE, who recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Grammy-nominated folk singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright.
The Wallis enjoys a remarkable history. From its origins in 1933 as the City of Beverly Hill’s historic post office, it was transformed into a world class performing arts venue, which embraces both classic and modern architecture, opening its doors to tremendous critical acclaim in 2013. The breathtaking 70,000-square-foot facility, quickly became a dynamic cultural hub and community resource where local, national and international artists share their artistry with ever-expanding audiences, and the eclectic programming it presents mirrors the diverse landscape of Los Angeles and its location in the entertainment capital of the world.
The Al Fresco Host Committee includes John Bendheim, David Bohnett, Heidi Chamberlain, Halle Hammond, Michael Kerker, Agnes Lew, Linda May, Krista Fraioli Mullen, Arline Pepp, Giselle Sheehan, and Torie Zalben.
The Wallis recognizes the generous support of Premier Sponsor Harry Winston, Inc., which is designing the award that will be bestowed upon the City; Supernova Sponsor The Annenberg Foundation; and Zenith Sponsor Neiman Marcus.
All guests, artists and staff must show proof of full vaccination. Single tickets to Al Fresco Night are $2,500 per person, and patron sponsor packages are also available. For tickets and information, visit https://www.thewallis.org/AlFresco or call (310) 746-4000. For safety updates and protocols, please visit https: thewallis.org/safety
What: THE WALLIS DELIVERS: AL FRESCO NIGHT
Where: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Promenade Terrace, 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: September 24, 2021, 6:00pm
Phone: (310) 746-4000