Saturday, March 10, 6pm, Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, 41 Tunnel Rd., Berkeley
Cal Shakes will bestow their Guiding Star Award at the event to Oakland-born playwright, Marcus Gardley, whose lyrical and spiritual play, black odyssey, played to sold-out houses at Cal Shakes last summer, inspiring and energizing audiences and making every major critic’s “Best of 2017” list. Cal Shakes will also present four Luminary Awards to individuals and organizations who exemplify the Theater’s four core pillars of Make, Learn, Engage and Support. Guiding Stars will begin with a cocktail reception with raffles and games, to be followed by dinner, awards presentation, and a live auction with auctioneer Greg Quiroga, featuring unique travel experiences, culinary delights, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The evening will end with a celebratory dance party with live music. Tickets begin at $350; call 510.899.4907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit calshakes.org/guidingstars to purchase.