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The JUNTOS Party!

By April 27, 2015May 5th, 2015No Comments

The JUNTOS Party

Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 PM
Classic Cars West – Oakland, CA

Join us for a free party at Classic Cars West in support and celebration of our international and Bay Area dance projects.

The evening will include dance performances by international professionals, salsa lessons for all, a silent auction and raffle, including spots at exclusive cooking + cocktail classes at top restaurants like Berkeley’s Comal and tickets to performances and other experiences at Bay Area arts & cultural venues, and food + libations for purchase. Check out a list of donors and items below.

All Eventbrite RSVPs are entered to win $200 worth of Tequila OCHO! We will select a random winner the night of the event. 21+ only, and you must be present at the event to claim the prize. (Sorry, no proxys!)

Silent auction packages and raffle items (updated as we go!):

Comal Cocktail-making class
Value/Seats: $75 per person, 6 seats available 
Top 100 Bay Area restaurant Comal and Bar Manager Matthew Campbell (Bay Area “Bar Star”) are providing a 2 hour course for 6 individuals focusing on “the home bar.” Matthew will first focus on bar essentials for home and basic cocktails, then open up the floor for more creative work. The group will break up into pairs and create a cocktail utilizing unique syrups, spirits, and tinctures, and whichever group is voted the best cocktail wins a prize. Snacks will also be provided by Comal. Date to be coordinated with winners. comalberkeley.com

Guided Wine Tasting Provided by Vintage Berkeley
Value/Seats: Retail value $250, up to 12 people.
Vintage Berkeley will provide a private tasting event for you and your friends, with tasting and instruction provided by one of our senior staff. The tasting menu will include 8 wines from prominent wine producing regions and will be accompanied by a sampling of artisan cheeses. The tasting will take place at our College Avenue location in the Elmwood District of Berkeley and will last approximately 60-75 minutes. Event date and details to be finalized once the auction has been completed. vintageberkeley.com

Pizza-making class with Jon Guhl, owner of Little Star Pizza
Value/Seats: $100/person, 4 seats available
Description coming soon! Date to be coordinated with winners. littlestarpizza.com

Historical tour, bites, and drinks with Bull Valley Roadhouse and Port Costans
Value/Seats: $100/person, 4 seats available
Bull Valley Roadhouse joins together with community members of Port Costa for this fun prize!  Bull Valley Roadhouse, a top 100 restaurant in the quaint town of Port Costa offers an afternoon of drinks, snacks, and history.  The day begins in the cafe of the Burlington hotel with the man responsible for the revival of the town: Earl Flewell, to learn about the historic building and it’s history.  Then transition into a walking tour of the 200 resident town.  Finally, the afternoon ends at Bull Valley Roadhouse with Tamir Ben-Shalom, bar manager, where he offers you cocktails, bites, and a great end to the adventure!!Date to be coordinated with winners.  bullvalleyroadhouse.com

San Francisco Bar Crawl with Rafael Jimenez, Bar Manager at Urchin
Value/Seats: $100/person, 2 seats available
Local Bartender Rafael Jimenez Rivera will give you a guided tour through some of the Missions best bars. First stop, Elixir: a round of drinks and a little story about the history of one of San Francisco’s oldest standing bars. Second Stop, ABV: where we will talk and get a drink with Todd Smith owner and Bartender and show you the current trend of craft cocktail bars with great food. Final Stop, Urchin Bistrot: where your guide Rafael, will show craft cocktails in a restaurant setting. Bites included at ABV and Urchin. elixirsf.com abvsf.com urchinbistrot.com

Wine and desserts at Tigerlily
Value/Seats: $50/person, 6 seats available
Adam Stemmler, Sommelier and national ambassador for Fortaleza Tequila, takes you through various wines paired with dessert. Date to be coordinated with winners. More information coming soon.

Beach Blanket Babylon: tickets
Retail value: $110
Two tickets to San Francisco’s Beach Blanket Babylon, the longest running musical revue in theatre history! Check out this wonderful performance that delight audiences with its hilarious spoofs of pop culture, spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats. beachblanketbabylon.com

San Francisco Ballet: tickets
Retail value: $150
Two tickets in the Orchestra, Dress Circle, or Balcony Circle for one performance during San Francisco Ballet’s 2016 Repertory season in the War Memorial Opera House. sfballet.org

The Independent: tickets
Retail value: TBA
More information coming soon. theindependentsf.com

Cal Performances: tickets
Retail value: TBA
More information coming soon. calperformances.org

Berkeley Rep: tickets
Retail value: TBA
More information coming soon. berkeleyrep.org

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: gallery passes
Retail value: $80
Passes to San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a venue presenting and exhibiting work by artists who are pushing the boundaries of their art in form and/or content. YBCA is a leader for its organizational stability as well as its programmatic adventurousness. ybca.org

Don Amado Reposado
Retail value: $60, 2 available
Tasty treat from a family-owned business! The family naturally ferments their mezcals intact with their crushed agave fiber, and double-distill in locally-produced ceramic pot stills. This reposado is barrelled in Domecq brandy casks. delmezcal.com