Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Bugsy, Lucky, Tony, Frank, Marilyn, Carolyn, Oscar & You!
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum proudly presents The Magic of Discovery Rat Pack Gala on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at the Four Seasons Las Vegas. This year’s fundraising event will pay homage to the Golden Age of Las Vegas which began on the night of January 20, 1960, when Dean Martin was performing onstage in the lavish Copa Room of the Sands Casino and was joined onstage by Frank Sinatra to sing “Sleep Warm.” That same year, five entertainer friends—Martin, Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and comedian Joey Bishop—appeared together in the Vegas-based heist film Ocean’s Eleven and became known as the “Rat Pack.”
The museum’s Board of Trustees and staff are excited to present the 16th annual Great Friend To Kids Award to The Honorable Carolyn Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas and Former Mayor Oscar Goodman. They have been tremendous supporters of the Museum and contributed to making the new location on The Smith Center campus a reality.
The evening will be a real blast from Vegas’ colorful past beginning with a swanky cocktail reception and lively silent auction, followed by a night of dancing and entertainment, including a gourmet dining experience and live auction. Monica Jackson from KVVU Fox 5 will emcee the event and Randy Parnell will conduct the live auction and you won’t want to miss the “must-see” entertainment. Guests are encouraged to dress in the glamorous style of the Golden Era of Las Vegas or black tie optional.
This year’s event Co-Chairs are Emily Goodman and Shari Wong. The Rat Pack Gala Committee includes Jerry McKenna and Judy Cebulko – Sponsor Co-Chairs; Carrie Carter-Cooper, Production Chair; Madeline Benito-Banaszak, Auction Chair; and Cynthia Asher, Marcia Bergenfield, Amanda Kouretas, Vida Lin, Stacie Michaels, Joann Spinelli and Nicola Weicker.
The Rat Pack Gala event partners include: BESTAgency, By Dzign, Cashman Photo Enterprises, Four Seasons Las Vegas, and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. Luxury Las Vegas is the media sponsor.