Win Tickets ($50): Party In The Name of Art @ YU Contemporary | Buskers, Cocktails, Bites, Interactive Surpise Party, Mayor Sam Adams

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the dance party starting at 9 p.m. at the Party In The Name of Art Benefit on Friday, December 7, 2012 at YU Contemporary. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, December 3.

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From our sponsors at RACC:
Party in the Name of Art @ YU ContemporaryParty in the Name of Art
Friday, December 7, 2012
6:30 p.m. | Tickets are $175, Dance Party Only $25 | 21+
Purchase Tickets at

YU Contemporary
800 SE 10th Avenue, Portland OR
(503) 236-7996 | More Info:

PARTY IN THE NAME OF ART! For our first annual fund-raising soiree on Friday, December 7, 2012, the Regional Arts & Culture Council is proud to honor Mayor Sam Adams for the vision, leadership and support he continues to provide for culture, creativity, education and innovation. With help from Portland’s talented arts community, we will be sending him out with all of the creative flair and vision that he has given this fair city. Book a cab, lace up your toe shoes and update your Instragram photo app, because you won’t want to miss this one!

IT ALL BEGINS WITH YU. The celebration begins on the lower level of the historic YU Building at 6:30 pm. Here, 400-plus VIP guests will gather for deliciously artful bites and cocktails, while rubbing shoulders with some special buskers – dancers, painters, musicians and more. At 8:00 pm, our patron guests will move upstairs to our version of Theater In The Clouds, complete with stage, theatre-style seating and of course, some thirst-quenching concessions! The show itself? It’s an evening our mayor Sam Adams will NEVER forget (as much as he may want to)! While our director has sworn us to secrecy, here’s a hint: think interactive surprise party. You want another one? Let’s just say that some of Portland’s most renowned dancers, singers, actors and artists are already feverishly preparing for this night. Patron tickets are $175 each. All proceeds benefit The Right Brain Initiative and Work for Art.

DANCE FEVER. At 9:00 pm we’ll open the doors on the main level for several hundred others to join the celebration with a dance party, live art installations and hi-jinx. Yes, we said hi-jinx and it will be zany, too. Both floors will be open for unique entertainment, interactive art experiences, and a disco dance or two with the Mayor. Dance party tickets are $25 each.

GOOD NIGHT! At midnight, all guests will enjoy complimentary breakfast on the upper floor as the party winds down. Feet will be sore, stomachs will be full and cabs will be plentiful.

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41 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Party In The Name of Art @ YU Contemporary | Buskers, Cocktails, Bites, Interactive Surpise Party, Mayor Sam Adams

  1. Laura November 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Sounds like fun! Pick me.

  2. Kate November 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    I’d love to win! Last time I got to meet the mayor, I was a high school kid and he wasn’t the mayor. (No, my name is not Beau.)

    It would be an amazing experience to see him in a new setting, and despite living here my entire life, I haven’t had the good fortune to check out the YU building either. Talk about a great event!

  3. Ricky Quiroz November 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Yes yes yes of course I would love to win some tix. Hope I get them :)

  4. Staj November 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Sounds like an awesome event—I would love to attend and support( and dance for) our City, the arts and Sam Adams!

  5. ES November 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Looks like fun to me!

  6. CW November 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    A dance party celebrating Mayor Sam and the arts? Sign me up!!!

  7. Matthew November 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Sam Adams is one of the city’s great mayors, and I for one would be honored to help send him off. Thanks for the opportunity…

  8. Kimi November 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Because my partner and I have received “likes” from Sam on our Foursquare activities… thus making us pretty much BFF’s.

  9. Dorine November 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    I want to go to celebrate the vibrant arts in our dear Portland city & the hard work of Sam Adams.

  10. Kimberly November 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    would love to see this, we volunteer at the Pop Up art gallery here in Salem so just our style

  11. 4art November 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    cindy thompson creates wonderful events…RAC is extremely important to our community….this might be THE next annual event, would love to be at the first of many…. a lovely way to say good bye to Sam a big supporter of the arts-

  12. Bianca November 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    As a passionate supporter of the arts who was recently laid off I would love to attend this event. I have so many friends either attending or performing I would hate to miss this last hurrah for Sam.

  13. Mike M November 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Hey it’s my birthday that night! Really it is and I feel the need to dance my ass off …. so pick me.

  14. Will November 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Red is my favorite color!

  15. richard November 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    i like art and sam.

  16. susan P November 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    I LOVE the art museum and schmoozing with Sam. Pick me! Pick me! ;)

  17. panda November 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    midnight chow, my favorite!

  18. Kacy November 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    This sounds amazing!!! I would love to partake in the zaniness!! Its been a while since Ive busted out my Elaine Benes style dance moves ;-)

  19. Nic November 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    How could we miss this? You art to be ashamed if you miss out!

  20. Anne November 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Well if not hi-jinx, certainly some lo-jinx are in order?

  21. Dee November 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    Not to be sappy, but I would love to give these to one of my colleagues who works with me at the same Portland non-profit arts organization. He is one of the most vibrant social butterflies that I know, but he’s had to tone it down due to a recent cancer diagnosis. He would LOVE to attend, and I would LOVE to have him there! Cheers!

  22. Kathleen Moore November 29, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    Anything for the arts!

  23. Sonya Martinez November 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    I feel I should win because it would be a new experience for me and I am a multnomah county employee and love Portland. Portland is very diverse and cultural and love art!!

  24. Crystal November 29, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    I will challenge the mayor to a dance-off! I’m good too… you should see a little move I like to call “The Electrocuted Donkey.” Yeah.

  25. kimberly November 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Count me in!

  26. Matthew November 30, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    Wow. I just read all of that and still don’t exactly know what’s going on. But I want in on it. Thanks.

  27. Steven November 30, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    I love the arts and want to support it. I hope I win!


  28. Laura November 30, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    This sounds like such a fun evening!

  29. birdonit November 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    This is why I love Portland!!!

  30. Maddy November 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Food and dancing I couldn’t ask for more :)

  31. Matt Folsom November 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    I’m dating an artist and we need the hook-up!

  32. Kent November 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    This sounds like a great party. I’m classy and dancey

  33. Alex November 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  34. Erika December 1, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    Truth be told, the main reason I want to win is so my boyfriend and I can see Mr. Mayor’s fantastic moustache in person! (Crossing my fingers he doesn’t shave it now that Movember is over). Also, this is what a fundraiser should be… a mix of classiness, zaniness, and fun! Oh how I do love Portland!

  35. Ty December 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    Sounds awesome

  36. Rickina December 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Moved here a few weeks ago and would love the opportunity to attend this!!! This is turning out to be an amazing place…what a groovy contest!!

  37. Roshelle Hall December 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    This event sounds amazing and I would love to be a part of it!

  38. Nate December 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Sounds like a good time!

  39. Shareena G December 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    This would be an amazing networking opportunity for me, loads of fun, and supports a good cause. Oh, Portland!

  40. james December 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Because art is the fuel of our community

  41. Steven December 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    I’ve really been trying(and struggling) to get involved in some great events around this city, and am hoping to soon start a new start-up to help promote the art scene.
    Please pick me and help me start off on the right foot.

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