Friday, 31 January 2014 12:28

From Dallas To Dacha: SPAC’s 2014 Winter Ball Is a Russian Winter Wonderland

By Staff Report | Entertainment
SARATOGA SPRINGS— Taking inspiration from SPAC’s upcoming Bolshoi Ballet engagement and the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the theme for SPAC’s annual winter gala will be “The Winter Ball: A Russian Whiteout.” The event, slated for Saturday, February 22 at 8 p.m. in the historic Hall of Springs, is a fundraiser for classical programming presented by SPAC’s Junior Committee. Tickets are $75 in advance and $80 after February19, are now available at spac.org. Guests at this year’s event will be transported to a virtual Russian winter wonderland as the organizers will transform the ballroom of the Hall of Springs into a winter palace, complete with ice sculptures, martini ice luges, a Russian vodka bar courtesy of Tovaritch Vodka, hearty Tsar-worthy fare, a blizzard photo booth by Heather Bohm-Tallman, a raffle with glittering prizes, live music by Saving Atlantis and dancing. Guests are encouraged to don cocktail attire with a Russian twist for the chance to win SPAC event tickets and be crowned best dressed ‘Russian Ice Queen’ and ‘Moscow Mafia Man,’ respectively. Marking its fourth year in 2014, the Winter Ball has quickly become known as a ‘can’t miss’ among the regions young professionals for its fun themes, great live music, mouthwatering cocktails and hors d¹oeuvres. With nods to pop culture and icons, time periods, and popular television shows, past themes have included ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Bond: Shaken not Stirred,’ and most recently, ‘Dallas: Everything’s Bigger in Texas.’ “Last year’s ‘Dallas’ Winter Ball was a huge success for SPAC and tremendous fun for guests with mechanical bull rides and a southwestern flavor,” said Meredith von Schenk, the Winter Ball Co-Chair. “This year we are putting the winter back in Winter Ball for a truly elegant and enchanting evening. Guests will be blown away by this one.” SPAC’s Junior Committee, formed in 2010, consists of rising young professionals from in and around the Capital Region. The goal of the committee is to assist SPAC in fundraising, donor cultivation and outreach among their peers. Proceeds that are raised at the Committee’s Winter Ball help underwrite the classical programming and educational activities of SPAC’s summer season. For more information about The Winter Ball, visit spac.org or contact Kristy Godette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (518) 584-9330 ext. 109. For information on a special Gideon Putnam Winter Ball Overnight Package, contact Deanna Kirk at The Gideon Putnam Hotel at (518) 226-4752.
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