The HBO movie is going to be absolutely fascinating. According to The New York Times, it will attempt to explain how the two women went from a life of 1930s splendor to sharing quarters with raccoons in a dilapidated summer home.
The problem? The film airs on Saturday at 8pm. This happens to be during the Columbia Museum of Art's Soirèe du Solèil. This will be a spectacle of a completely different kind. This fundraising gala is celebrating the Turner to Cèzanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection exhibition. Are you a francophile who loves Edith Piaf? We've got that covered. Mimes? There will be one of those, too! Arialists? Check. Cognac and cigars? Check. Artists at work on masterpieces during a party? Got it! Seriously, don't miss this.
Tickets are $150 a piece or $175 at the door.* This includes a full night of fine foods, fine wines, and a plethora of entertainment. As it is Tax Day, I'll throw in the fact that $75 of each ticket is tax-deductible. It's a great night for a night cause. All I can say is, thank God for DVR, because neither event should be missed! Not convinced yet? Check out some pictures from the last CMA fundraiser in January 2008, A Night on the Nile!
*Need tickets? Visit www.columbiamuseum.org or call 803.799.2810.