An Evening Among the Roses

The 10th annual An Evening Among the Roses is a chance to recognize and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the community for their many contributions to The Huntington.

Don’t miss this one-night-only garden party with music, specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing in the spectacular Rose Garden. Fanciful garden party attire encouraged!

Program

6–7 p.m. | VIP Reception
Enjoy an exclusive cocktail reception on the south terrace of the Huntington Art Gallery, with a special performance by Wrabel and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles and a viewing of the “Albrecht Dürer: Wanderlust” exhibition.

7–10 p.m. | The Party
The evening garden party will feature a special performance, music, specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing under the stars among a rainbow of blooms in the Rose Garden.

Tickets

VIP (early entry at 6 p.m.): $185 SOLD OUT
General admission: $125 SOLD OUT

Sponsor Packages Available:

Jump for Joy Rose Sponsor package: $1,500

  • Two VIP tickets
  • Complimentary Sustaining level Membership ($175 value)
  • Invitation for two to a Members Summer Evening in July
  • Listing in The Huntington’s Annual Report

Sparkle and Shine Rose Sponsor package: $2,500

  • Four VIP tickets
  • Complimentary Affiliate level Membership ($350 value)
  • Invitation for two to a Members Summer Evening in July and Strange Science in October
  • Recognition on the event’s invitation and webpage
  • Listing in The Huntington’s Annual Report

Huntington’s 100th Rose Sponsor package: $5,000

  • Five VIP tickets
  • Special behind-the-scenes tour at a later date
  • Sponsor two tickets for members of an LGBTQ+ community partner to attend the Party
  • Complimentary Affiliate level Membership ($350 value)
  • Invitation for two to a Members Summer Evening in July and Strange Science in October
  • Recognition on the event’s invitation and webpage
  • Listing in The Huntington’s Annual Report

View additional sponsorship opportunities.

For additional event information, contact Marina Kohler.

Value of goods and services is $75 per general admission ticket utilized and $85 per VIP ticket utilized.

Stephen Wrabel has made a career out of connection, writing songs for Kesha, Meghan Trainor, and P!nk. His relatable, all-too-human themes can be heard in such hits as the love-ache of 2017’s “11 Blocks,” 2019’s culturally reverberating LGBTQ+ anthem “The Village,” and 2020’s “Hurts Like Hell,” which made its debut on the Today show.

The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles is the first all trans-identified chorus in America, composed of transgender, nonbinary, intersex, gender-nonconforming, and gender-fluid individuals. The TCLA was born out of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and has proudly represented the TGI community since 2015. The chorus performed for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in early 2021. TCLA celebrates diversity, acceptance, awareness, understanding, power, and victory for the trans community.

Pride Poets brings together talented poets from the LGBTQ+ community to write and share their work, paying tribute to their experiences, capturing their stories, and spreading love. The organization was founded by Brian Sonia-Wallace, who holds the esteemed positions of West Hollywood City Poet Laureate and 2021–22 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow for LGBTQ+ literary activism.

The Huntington is a contributor to Hidden Histories, an online research guide and discovery tool that allows researchers, students, educators, and community members to find relevant and related LGBTQ+ collections and archival material from across Los Angeles.

The project is a partnership between ONE Archives at USC and LA as Subject. Hidden Histories is funded by a generous grant from the California State Library.


Sponsors

We deeply appreciate the generous support of our sponsors.

Lead Sponsors

Logo for Banc of California.
Logo for Capital Group
Logo for FTSI.
Logo for Kathryn Barger.
Logo for Edison International
Logo for Lagerlof.

Media Sponsor

Logo for Los Angeles Magazine.

In-Kind Sponsor

Logo for Dulce Vida Organic Tequila.
Logo for Smoke Lab Vodka.
Logo for Trader Joe's.

Rose Sponsors

  • Rose Sponsors
  • Karen and Mark Bracher
  • The Calamus Foundation
  • Grant and Peggy Cambridge
  • Stephanie and Leo Dencik
  • San Gabriel Nursery & Florist
  • Randy and Mona Shulman
  • Jeffrey Soref and Paul S. Lombardi
  • Jill Sumiyasu
  • Vincent Rodriquez III and Gregory Wright