Experience the magic of Havana at Montalvo

Added THU, AUG 21ST 2014

Spend an evening in Havana
as Montalvo is transformed
for September 7 gala

Club Montalvo: A Gala Night in Havana


Experience the glamor of 1950s Havana without having to hop a private jet as we transform the Villa and grounds into Club Montalvo for our spectacular Biennial Gala on Sunday, September 7, from 4:30-10pm!

Featuring Flamenco dancing with Irene Rodriguez, live Cuban music performed by Los Boleros, sumptuous dining, fabulous vintage cars, casino tables, and plenty of sultry sizzle, this party is not to be missed.

All of Montalvo is your tropical playground for the evening: festivities begin with mojitos in the Italianate Garden, followed by an exquisite dinner on the Veranda by Le Papillion, and dancing in the Grand Hall. Discover the cigar bar, try your luck at the blackjack table, and raise your paddle at a luxury auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime experience packages. Be sure to wear your best 1950s nightclub attire!

Spaces are filling up: Purchase tickets online or through the Box Office today, or call Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849 to make your reservation.

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August 21, 2014

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Dance workshop
next Wednesday


Irene Rodriguez teaches Flamenco


The sound of stomping feet echoed across the Great Lawn yesterday as renowned Cuban dancer Irene Rodriguez gave a group of eager students some basic instruction in Flamenco.

It was a sight to behold, but if you missed it, don't worry! Irene will host another Dance Workshop next Wednesday, August 27, from 2-5pm.

This class is for all ages and is a great way to enjoy Montalvo's beautiful grounds and get a little exercise while you do. No dance experience is necessary, and no reservations are required; just come to Montalvo and dance!


August Art Party:
More dancing!


Irene Rodriguez On Thursday, August 28, from 6-8:30pm, don't miss our monthly Art Party, which will also feature Irene Rodriguez.

Join Rodriguez in the Carriage House Theatre, where she will lead a gorgeous performance of Flamenco dancing with Victor Perez, along with live music by guitarist Roberto Aguilar and percussionist Mauricio Guitierrez. Before and after the show, enjoy appetizers and wine as you meet and mingle with the performers, Montalvo artists, and other visitors.

Be sure to mark Friday, September 26 on your calendar as well: our two-part September Art Party will incorporate a dance performance by Sheetal Gandhi and a comedy piece by Kristina Wong, presented in association with Asian Art Week San Francisco. The performances will be followed by a reception in the Project Space Gallery with our new exhibition Perceptual, featuring new works by Justin Lowman and Chris Fraser.

Monthly Final Friday Art Parties offer a sneak peek inside the Lucas Artists Residency Program. Suggested donation is $10 at each event. See you there!



at a glance:

Fri, August 22, 7:30pm

Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns 2014


Wed, August 27, 11am-4pm

Dance Workshop with Irene Rodriguez 


Wed, August 27, 12pm

Summer Luncheon

Thu, August 28, 6pm

August Art Party: Irene Rodriguez

Sun, September 7, 4:30-10pm 
Club Montalvo: A Gala Night in Havana

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




Art On the Grounds through October 31
Fun & Games

At YBCA through October 5
Finding Your Center
Opening September 26


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