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The Talk of the Town: Old Hollywood Edition | Annual Benefit Celebration @ The Athenaeum

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Open bar and delicious delights
1930s classic Hollywood attire suggested

Ever dreamed of partying in the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood? After the rousing success of our first Talk of the Town set in the 1920s, we hope you will join us as we celebrate the next decade of Athenaeum history with Old Hollywood sizzle and style.

Get inspired by the vintage glamour of actors, characters, directors, designers, artists, and musicians from 1930s classics like The Wizard of Oz and A Star Is Born. Will you wear the dramatic silks and satins of Jean Harlow and Mae West? Or the refined suits and sweaters of Clark Gable and Cary Grant? 

But the party won’t be all style and no substance! Dance and swing the night away like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the sounds of live big band music. Wander through the halls of dazzling art collected by the Athenaeum over the decades. And as you wander, nibble on delicious delicacies or sip on an old fashioned worthy of the finest Old Hollywood hot spots like the Biltmore or the Brown Derby.

Our VIPs will be invited to arrive early and walk the red carpet in style. Each VIP will receive the movie star treatment with exclusive champagne, cocktails, and delicacies. VIPs will also get a first look at the variety of exciting silent auction offerings.

Hors d’oeuvres and buffet dinner will be provided by Pronto Catering by Giuseppe.

Attendance will be limited, so if you want to be a part of the glamourous premiere of the second Talk of the Town annual benefit celebration, get your tickets now!

VIP Tickets: $1,000

  • Early Entry

  • Champagne Bar Reception

  • $800 is tax-deductible

General Tickets: $250

  • Entry into The Talk of the Town event

  • Food and open bar included

  • $50 is tax-deductible


May 3
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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