Divas & Desserts Gala
Saturday, May 12th
6:00 pm Registration & Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm Gala Program Begins
Registration and cocktails begin at 6:00 pm, with the programming beginning at 7:30 pm.
The evening includes performances by the Twin Cities Women's Choir and ENCORE!, exclusive merchandise, and a variety of games and activities throughout the evening, with all proceeds benefiting our robust programming!
Seats for our Gala sell out quickly, in order to accommodate as many people as possible, reservations are limited to four seats.
*ASL Interpretation is available for this concert
**Any seat can be made accessible, please contact us with any specific needs or considerations.
Games & Fundraising Events!
Heads or Tails
Play a rousing game of Heads or Tails to win our fabulous Grand Prize! Each chance to play is only $5, which are marked by a set of colorful beads! When the game begins:
- Choose your option by putting your hands on your head or on your tail to indicate your choice.
- Our auctioneer flips the coin and announces the result.
- If you guessed right, you are one step closer to winning the Grand Prize!
- If you guessed wrong, you turn in a strand of beads.
You keep playing until you run out of beads - and the last person standing wins it all!
Love wine and supporting our programs? You are in luck!
For $25, you select a cork at random.
The number you grab will match a bottle of wine valued at $25 or more!
Enjoy the wine at your table, or take it home for later - the choice is yours!
Our mystery boxes are individually wrapped and packed full of gifts!
For $50, you choose your own adventure.
Do big things really come in small packages or is bigger better?
Do you give it a shake?
Heavier box better, or lighter box?
Each Mystery Box is packed with at least $50 worth of surprises!!
Which box will you choose?
Our silent auction is back and better than ever!
Use your bidding number to out-bid your friends and win our exclusive packages and items.
From gardening to self-care, city excursions to the great outdoors, there's something for everyone.
Designed to support all programs of our organization, the Fund-A-Need is a direct call to action and ensures that we fully live up to the promise of our core values. Use your bidding number to pledge your gift, then check out with us before you go!
Exclusive Twin Cities Women's Choir and Twin Cities Girls' Choir merchandise will be available for purchase. Show your support with a window cling, wear your pride with our t-shirts, or take home the rich vocal history of our choir with a box set of CDs!
The times below are approximate, but help to give you an idea of all the fun we have in store!
6:00 pm - Registration Opens
6:30 pm - Cocktail Hour; House Opens for Seating;
Silent Auction, Mystery Boxes, and Wine Pull Open
7:30 pm - Concert, First Half begins
Presentation of Jean Loh Award
8:40 pm - Silent Auction Ends
8:45 pm - Heads or Tails Game
9:00 pm - Concert, Second Half Begins
10:00 pm- Program Ends & Check Out opens
The Millennium Hotel is located at 1313 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.
Public transportation options include bus lines: 10, 11, 17, and 18.
Stops for these lines are less than a block away, and include service every 20-30 minutes.
The Twin Cities Women's Choir has negotiated preferred rates with area parking facilities. These preferred ramps accept cash or credit cards, and are staffed during the event.
Westminster Presbyterian Lot
$10 event rate
Millennium Hotel Lot
$15 event rate
Metered street parking is also available, as are other public ramps.