The night, which will raise money for the Spoleto Orchestra, will ply partiers with tapas and wine to help fuel their salsa dancing — and hopefully their high-stakes bidding — while The Charleston Latin-Jazz Collective lays down the Cuban beats.
Instead of a silent auction, Spoleto has an online auction
, which opens to all bidders today. Some of the items up for bid include original art by Paul Yanko, a silver feather ring crafted by Jane Pope Jewelry, a trip to a 5-star beach resort in Mexico, a closet and fashion consultation, a party at Mixson, and a pair of leather campaign chairs designed exclusively for Garden & Gun Magazine by Moore & Giles. Those are grouped with other items for a fancy tailgate package you can take with you to the Spoleto finale.
If you're feeling like a high-roller, the live auction on Friday night will have some serious big-ticket items to bid on: 13 days in Tuscany and Umbria; a 2014 Carolina Panthers home game luxury suite for 12; a private sound check with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn; a dinner for 12 by chef Mike Lata; and a “Have Party, Will Travel" package that includes everything you need to host a party for 40.
Tickets for the party are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table. For purchase, visit spoletousa.org
or call (843) 579-3100.
Ah, Spoleto. We can hardly wait. But we don't really have to wait, do we? Patrons can get a jumpstart on the arts orgy this Friday night at the Memminger. Spoleto will be throwing a Latin-themed party to go along with its annual auction.