What: Cocktail/Fashion Show.
Where: The Consortium in Casady Square.
Presented by: The Consortium and Annie Bohanon.
To benefit: YWCA Campaign for Domestic Violence Center.
The event: Consortium, a small but elegant shop that carries only upscale fashions, presented a style show that was straight off a New York runway. Edgy music, wonderful cutting-edge styles (and models) and eye-popping stilettos made this show truly a one of a kind. A pianist outside the shop played for arriving guests. Large containers sitting high, held extremely long stemmed roses and waiters passed around trays of hors d'oeuvres. Guests seemed to favor the Champagne being served at an open bar. Merchandise from the store had been moved to an empty shop next door to make room for the 60 guests and models. Raffle chances for gifts also were sold.
YWCA campaign supporters seen were Phyllis Brawley, Betty Crow, Barbara Cooper, Linda Garrett, Lela Sullivan, Tricia Everest, Annie Bohanon, Kris Frankfurt, Rita Moore, Linda Rosser, Jeaneen Naifeh and Pam Shadid.
Event: 14th Annual Mission of Hope Banquet.
Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Host: City Rescue Mission.
The program: Comedian Jeff Allen was the featured entertainment. The evening also included testimonials from people whose lives were changed through the City Rescue Mission and programs it offers.
OFF AND RUNNING
Event: Lyric Understudies — A Night at the Races.
Where: Remington Park.
Hosted by: Remington Park and Kathy Luman.
What: A celebration of Lyric's 50th anniversary and a chance to learn more about becoming an understudies member. Beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres were served. Entertainment by Lyric performers and live racing.
Event: Angels of Destiny
Hosted by: Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption Services.
Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
What: Dinner and an evening with country singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Wayne. He is the youngest recipient of the Salvation Army's William Booth Award. A neglected child, Wayne shared his incredible journey through song and story telling.
ROUND UP FOR A CAUSE
Event: Cattle Baron's Ball.
Hosted by: American Cancer Society.
Venue: Coles Garden
The evening: Dinner grilled on site by the Meat House in Edmond, live and silent auctions and live music by Thomas Martinez.
Co-Chairmen: Christy Taylor and Brigette Zorn.
NOT SO WICKED WITCHES
Event: “Witches” Night Off.
Venue: Freede Little Theatre at the Civic Center.
To benefit: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity and CityRep Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre.
What: Produced by Wicked company members, the evening was an opportunity for the actors to step out of their usual roles and kick up their heels performing some of their favorite non-Ozian material. The evening also include an auction that featured a ride in Glinda's bubble, which flew in the production of “Wicked,” and a walk on role in the actual performance of the show.
Need to know: The benefit is a part of an ongoing series of performances by the tour company to support charitable causes, which advance the musical's message that people should not be judged on first impressions. In seven years on the road the company has raised over $2 million.
JAMES BOND FOR THE EVENING
What: Champagne & Vespers VIP Patron Party for Chips for Children Casino Royale Benefit.
Where: Nichols Hills home of Simone and Peter Fulmer.
To benefit: Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.
Featured: Vesper appetizers prepared by a celebrity chef and top of the line champagne. Guests were given a sneak peek of one of auction items that were up for bid at the Saturday benefit at Wiley Post airport.