12th Annual Tiba Gala - Live Auction Lineup
TOAST THE NIGHT WITH YOUR TABLEMATES
AND BE FIRST IN LINE AT VALET
What better way to kick off the evening than with a magnum of bubbly at your table? Served upon bidding to be immediately enjoyed with your pals! Serves 12. Then, skip the valet line at the end of the night with a priceless “head of the line” valet pass. Your car will be waiting for you the second you walk out the door!
Donated by Dr. Gail and Arne Wagner
7 NIGHTS IN LAKE TAHOE MOUNTAIN CHALET
One-week stay at a beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bath South Lake Tahoe mountain chalet. Enjoy mountain views from the expansive deck, a fully equipped kitchen, lovely front and back yards, and public fishing pond in this quiet Tahoe Paradise neighborhood. Cozy up by the stone fireplace in the great room or relax in the Jacuzzi master bathtub. A close drive to the lake, beaches, casinos, Heavenly Valley and Sierra Tahoe ski resorts, top rated restaurants and golf courses. Enjoy all Tahoe has to offer with year-round activities such as stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, luxury spas, parasailing, boutique shopping, art galleries, kayaking, horseback riding, ziplines and lake cruises.
Restrictions: Non-holiday (blackout dates will be provided by owner), no more than 6 adults and 4 children, no pets. Must be redeemed by February 10, 2019.
Donated by Dee Dee Freney and Paul Mousalam
NEW YORK CITY ESCAPE
Escape to New York City and discover all that the “Big Apple” has to offer! Spend 4 nights at the luxurious Le Parker Méridien New York, your very own sleek and fashionable big city abode, with views of Central Park or the Manhattan Skyline. After playing tourist all day, catch one of the following Broadway shows with your $300 Broadway voucher: Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Hello Dolly, Carousel, Waitress, Once On This Island, Bands Visit.
Value: $2,500Donated by Deborah Taylor Berrera, FireMuse Productions, and Drs. Bill Plautz and Kathleen Welsh
PRIVATE CHEF AND SOMMELIER
AT 18 REASONS IN SAN FRANCISCO
Ever dream of hosting a fabulous dinner party with a private chef and world-famous sommelier? Then, this is your chance! Join 18 Reasons, an intimate, rustic venue in the Mission District in San Francisco and work with their private chef to design and prepare the perfect 4-course dinner menu for you and 14 of your favorite people. To add to the magic of the evening, Anani Lawson will serve as your sommelier and provide carefully selected wines throughout. Anani, formerly the sommelier at French Laundry in Napa and Per Se in NYC, has selected wines for some of the world’s most discriminating palates. This is sure to be a night to remember!
Restrictions: Date of dinner to be mutually agreed upon. Gratuity not included.
Value: Private Dinner: $2,000; Wine Pairing: Priceless
Donated by Anani Lawson
7 NIGHTS RITZ CARLTON CLUB: ASPEN FALL COLORS
One week stay at the members-only Ritz Carlton Club Aspen Highlands in a fully-equipped, luxurious 3-bedroom residence, which sleeps 8. Experience the beauty and culture of Aspen like never before! May be traded for Ritz Club residence at St. Thomas, Lake Tahoe, Vail or San Francisco (based on availability, must trade before July 1).
Restrictions: Stay must be complete by October 31, 2018.
Donated by Bill and Susanne Losch
10 NIGHTS KENYAN SAFARI AND
2 NIGHTS COASTAL BLISS
Stargaze under clear Equatorial night skies, indulge at a historic five star hotel, and sleep in a luxurious tent near the Mara River, where more than a million wildebeest and zebras make their perilous migration crossing every July and August. This incredible bucket list package includes two nights of accommodations for two people at each of the following hotels/luxury camps: Fairmont, The Norfolk (featured in the film Out of Africa); Fairmont, Mara Safari Club; Mara Intrepids Camp; Samburu Intrepids Camp; Great Rift Valley Lodge; and Voyager Beach Resort on the breathtaking coast of Mombasa.
Restrictions: Local transfers and international airfare not included.Value: Up to $10,000 depending on season. Donated by Heritage Hotels and Fairmont Hotels
SEVEN NIGHTS IN TAOS, NEW MEXICO:
HISTORIC ADOBE & HOT AIR BALLOONS.
One week stay at a 4-bedroom historic Adobe located in Taos, New Mexico. Take advantage of all this historical town has to offer! Enjoy hiking, biking, or horseback riding in this mecca for artists and visionaries. Then, explore the beauty of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and watch brightly colored hot air balloons lift off against a backdrop of autumn colors during a Taos Mountain sunrise. Restrictions: Sleeps 7. Dates to be mutually agreed upon (flexible availability if booked 3 months in advance. Value: $2,800. Donated by Lee Lee
JUANITA M. GUCCIONE, SHE HAD MANY FACES, N.D.
Juanita Guccione (1904-1999) was a pioneer among the American female artists of the 20th century. Throughout her life, Guccione's work reflected a defiance of stereotypes. She and others like her paved the way for a liberated and unique artistic expression.
Color lithograph, 30 x 23 3/4 inches. Plus: a signed copy of Otherwhere, the first comprehensive monograph of the life and work of Juanita M. Guccione, to be released in 2018. Value: $2,950
Donated by Rowland Weinstein and Weinstein Gallery
MARC CHAGALL, LE CIRQUE, M. 495
Marc Chagall had a special place in his heart for the circus since his childhood Vollard commissioned Chagall to paint a series of gouaches on the theme of the circus with the idea of eventually publishing them into a series of lithographs. The gouaches were realized but because of the early death of Vollard and then World War II, the print project was shelved indefinitely. After the war, when Chagall returned to Paris, his close friend and publisher Teriade renewed the project and in 1967 published, Le Cirque, a portfolio of 38 delightful lithographs illustrating the story of the circus as imagined by Marc Chagall himself.
Black and white lithograph, 16 5/8 x 12 3/4 inches, 1967
Donated by Rowland Weinstein and Weinstein Gallery
ASIAN DUMPLING MAKING CLASS
FOR 10 IN YOUR HOME
Gather your friends and join Asian Dumpling Pro, Emily Kim, for a dumpling making class for up to 10 in your home (or hers). You and your friends will learn to make pot stickers, baked barbecue pork buns, shrimp dumplings, and steamed siu mai, as well as the sauces and condiments to accompany the dumplings. Emily Kim has been obsessed with cooking since early childhood, and loves to bring people together with delicious home-cooked food.
Restrictions: Class can be held in your kitchen or her kitchen in San Mateo. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Alcohol not included (but can be provided by auction winner).
Donated by Dr. Emily Kim
VIP TICKETS TO OPENING PERFORMANCE OF ANGELS IN AMERICA AND DINNER WITH DIRECTOR, TONY TACCONE ON APRIL 28, 2018
You’re invited to the opening performance of Angels In America, Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic, which has won 7 Tony Awards® for its groundbreaking debut. The play is a complex, often metaphorical, and at times symbolic examination of AIDS and homosexuality in America in the 1980s.
This package includes 2 VIP tickets to the opening performance of Angels In America, which includes both parts, Millennium Approaches (matinee) and Perestroika (evening). In between the two performances, you will enjoy a special opening night dinner, attended by Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s major donors and VIPs and where the director, Tony Taccone, will speak about the production.
Date: April 28, 2018 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, in Berkeley, CA
Donated by Berkeley Repertory Theatre
SEMIFREDDI’S BAKERY TOUR AT WORLD HEADQUARTERS IN ALAMEDA
Be ready to be blown away by this behind-the-scenes look at a Bay Area institution, led by one of the owners. Each guest will receive a goody bag, which typically includes an assortment of baked goods and Semifreddi's souvenirs.
Restrictions: Tours are scheduled Monday-Friday, at least one month in advance. Visitor guidelines will be provided upon scheduling of the tour. Tour can include up to 20 people.
Donated by Tom Frainier and Mike Rose, owners of Semifreddi’s Bakery