The Red Ball (El Baile Rojo)

Quítale el polvo a tus zapatos de plataformas y plancha tus camisas de poliéster. The Red Ball te remonta a la década de los setenta en una noche de discoteca con comida fantástica, bailes funky, entretenimiento maravilloso y una genial subasta en vivo. ¿Te atreves a disfrutarla?


Comida y bebida

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Alderwood Santa Cruz es un restaurante de temporada conducido por el chef Jeffrey Wall que sirve alimentos costeros cocinados a la leña con matices franceses. Nos inspiramos en la región de la Costa Central y sus granjas de renombre internacional. Nuestro objetivo es ofrecerte una experiencia gastronómica que combine sofisticación y comodidad con nuestra inquebrantable pasión por la elegancia en la hospitalidad, y un menú que refleje los abundantes productos de California y a los mejores proveedores regionales.

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Los viñedos de Kathryn Kennedy Winery cubren las suaves pendientes de Saratoga, California, en el interior de las montañas de Santa Cruz. Kathryn plantó ocho hectáreas de viñas con sus propias raíces en 1973. Un suelo excelente, un clima que posee la cantidad justa de influencia marina y la atención personal se combinan para producir uvas sobresalientes. Cada cosecha se cultiva a mano y se prepara en pequeños lotes, seguidos de un suave añejamiento en barriles fabricados con 90% de roble francés. El resultado es un vino excelente, lleno de sabor, con un color profundo, y una década o más de potencial añejamiento.

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Located in Santa Cruz, California and founded by Sean Venus, Venus Spirits is currently producing organic small-batch whiskey, gin, aquavit and blue agave spirits. Venus builds bold flavors that start with organic and locally sourced ingredients. Each batch is distilled in their hand pounded Alembic Stills. A little bit of ocean air, a touch of precision and some time result in extraordinary handcrafted spirits.

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Ready to sweeten up your cake decorating skills? Explore the art of cake decorating with award-winning local baker Edith Meyer (as seen on HGTV and Martha Stewart Weddings) as your guide. In this comprehensive beginner’s class, you’ll learn how to frost and decorate a cake with professional-quality results. Discover essential tools, materials and techniques, including buttercream and fondant, sugar flowers, piping, modeling and much more.

Package Includes:

  • Three-hour basic workshop for you and five of your friends
  • All of the materials will be provided for the following:
    • Making Italian meringue buttercream
    • Preparing a cake for decorating
    • The basics of frosting and piping
    • Rolling and coloring fondant
    • Fondant cutouts and modeling
    • Each participant will leave with a boxed six-inch decorated cake.

What does it feel like to be an immigrant in a new place? What do you do when the lay of the land is unfamiliar?

New Land 53, 2018
24” x 24"
toner & acrylic on canvas

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Wake up at sunrise and head to a ranch in Watsonville to make pajaretes, fresh milk direct from the udder + tequila.

This is guaranteed to be an experience you'll tell your friends about for years to come.

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Enjoy the storied contemporary art treasure of the Southwest: Santa Fe.

Stay in Casa Picacho, a stunning 3826 square foot adobe house right in the middle of town. Grand in scale, every room is generously proportioned, featuring an eclectic mix of modern and traditional art, Asian and modern furniture and rugs. The owners, Eileen and Jonathan Gittins, have lived and traveled all over the world and have furnished the house with lots of original art and finds. All situated on a private acre with beautiful aspens and views - right in town!

Package Includes:

  • Two round-trip flights to Santa Fe
  • 3 nights at Casa Picacho (option to extend stay at 15% off normal rate)
  • Dates mutually agreed upon with owners
    • Committed availability, March 1-April 30 2019 or Nov 6, 2019 - Feb 28, 2020 (great for skiing!)
    • Not available over the holidays — Nov 22-Dec 2 and Dec 20-Jan
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Next year, the MAH is teaming up with two titans of mountain biking to create an exhibition that explores the history of mountain biking in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Bicycles believes that bicycles can be a force for good. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz is a local leader in supporting, preserving, and expanding trails and responsible mountain biking. Together, we’ll create an exhibition that tells the stories of cultural and technological mountain biking innovations that happened here on our shared land and trails.

You get to be the first to enjoy this partnership, which also includes local Mountain Bike Guide and Instructor, Dave Robinson from Ride Guides.

Package includes:

  • Chameleon AR+ mountain bike from Santa Cruz Bicycles
  • Mountain Biking Skills Clinic with Dave Robinson, Founder of Ride Guides
  • Interpretive ride in Wilder Ranch State Park with Dave Robinson
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Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"

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  • A private three-course dinner for up to 10 people at a private home
  • Late Summer 2019/Early Fall, on a date to be mutually agreed upon
  • Wine & cocktails included
Bob Pearson
  • Custom Bob Pearson surfboard with optional use of the iconic Three Princes image
  • Tour of the Arrow Factory with Bob Pearson
  • Custom design and shaping appointment with Bob
  • Surfing lesson (on your new board) with Bob and Kaila Pearson
  • Historical tour of the Grover Lumber Site, Surf Museum, and Rivermouth with Geoffrey Dunn
  • Four signed Princes of Surf books
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Gather your friends, family and/or coworkers for a party on the court at Kaiser Permanente Arena with all of the fun and excitement surrounding a real game.

Package includes:

  • Arena rental for 3 hours
  • Mav’Riks mascot appearance
  • PA Announcer
  • Photographer for Event
  • Locker Room Use
One For Every Mile Cropped

In 1879 two massive explosions in Wrights Tunnel killed thirty six railroad workers, all of whom were Chinese. Chinese laborers risked injury and death to earn a living in a country that excluded them from citizenship. In this painting two fiery ghosts stand at the entrance to the tunnel. Below them are thirty one graves honoring the workers who died. All told, one Chinese died for every mile of railroad built.

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How do you overcome obstacles? You train for them. Join MAH executive director Nina Simon for a fun, intimate opportunity to share one of her passions: adventure racing. Nina will help you train for and enjoy an obstacle course race or other rugged outdoor experience at your level of comfort, challenge, and adrenaline.

Package includes:

  • Two obstacle course or Spartan Race tickets, dates mutually agreed upon with Nina
  • One training session with Nina before the race
  • OR, you have the option to join Nina for a climb to the top of a 80’ redwood tree at her home in Happy Valley
Marfa Prado

MAH Igniter Circle member, Lorri Kershner, offers a weekend stay at her home in premier contemporary art destination, Marfa, Texas. For those new to Marfa: it is a wild stage for world-renowned installation artists, a shock of creativity in the desert.

Package includes:

  • Two night stay at Lorri Kershner’s Marfa home
  • Tours and goodies from local art destinations
  • Dates to be mutually agreed-upon with host

Buy a ticket to the summer party that your friends will be talking about for months. Three stops, three chefs, three wineries, and a creative surprise step of the way. Cruise through the streets and links of Pasatiempo where hosts Angela Chesnut, Peter and Maryanne Orr, and Beth Rajala will welcome you into their beautiful homes. Sip some of the finest wines and nibble on the tastiest bites in the region. Repeat. Repeat.

  • 40 tickets available
  • Food from
  • Wine from Regale Winery, Wright’s Station Winery, and Halter Ranch Winery
  • Live music and other performances
  • Shuttle transportation (if needed) between each home

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2019 Sponsors

Thanks to the generous Red Ball Sponsors, all proceeds from this evening of fundraising will go straight to the MAH's ambitious programs and exhibitions in 2019.

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