Eiteljorg Museum Live Auction: Buckaroo Bash
On Sept. 11, put on your rhinestones and Wranglers and ride on out to the Buckaroo Bash, an outdoor, Western fund-raiser for the Eiteljorg Museum starring the Alligator Brothers.
The bash is being coordinated by the museum's volunteer Adobe Society, led by Karen Glaser, and Buckaroo Bash chair Kim McManama. It kicks off he museum's annual Western Festival, which is the following weekend, Sept. 19 and 20. A Western chic fashion show produced by the Western Design Conference of Cody, Wyo., alligator quesadillas, Rodeo Queen cappuccino and a live auction join the Alligator Brothers to make this upscale Western wingding a true bash. J.D. Cannon, a disc jockey with WFMS radio, will act as master of ceremonies.
The Hat Parlor opens at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvre. At 7:30 p.m., volunteer models mosey down the runway in Western chic wearable art as narrators explain the creations that adorn them. A live auction of Western items follows at 8 p.m. Auctioneer Leighton Turner will offer original artworks by nationally known artists, including Ted Waddell, jewelry from local jeweler G. Thrapp and a 1999 Harley Davidson Sportster, donated by Indianapolis Southside Harley Davidson & Buell.
Toe tappin' and boot scootin' begin at 8:30 p.m. with the Alligator Brothers. This band sells out wherever it goes, so get your tickets early.
Guests can visit the cash bar and the cigar and cappuccino carts throughout the evening. Zzestpresso will provide free cappuccino after dinner: the Pilgrim ("latte lost but will be found"), the mocha sweet-and-wild Rodeo Queen and the Buckaroo, "a lazy cow dude," among other flavors. The cash bar will feature Buckaroo Brew, created by Rock Bottom Brewery exclusively for the Buckaroo Bash, along with margatinis.
Tickets are $100 per person and, since this is a fund-raiser for the Eiteljorg Museum, a portion is tax deductible. The bash is limited to 500 people. Parking is available in the IMAX 3-D theater garage adjacent to the museum grounds. Additional parking is at the Indiana Government Center Parking Facility southeast of the museum. Parking will not be available on the museum grounds. Call (317) 636-9378 for tickets or more information.
From top to Bottom: Highboy dresser. New West Furniture by J. Mike & Virginia Patrick, Cody, Wyoming." Photo by Ron Maier; Club chair, burl leg buffet, sconce. New West Furniture by J. Mike & Virginia Patrick, Cody, Wyoming; Burl leg club chair, knee leg club chair. Chimayo weaving and leather. New West Furniture by J. Mike & Virginia Patrick, Cody, Wyoming." Photo by Ron Maier; Aars Leathenvorks Ltd., Gillette, Wyoming. Designs from "Fashions by Frankalee," photo by The 6th Dimension.
From left to right: Aars Leathenvorks Ltd., Gillette, Wyoming. Designs from "Fashions by Frankalee" photo by The 6th Dimension; Jeri Hankins of Nineveh, Ind., got into the spirit of the Eiteljorg Museum's chili cookoff last year by donning a sombrero, serape and fake mustache. She was one of the cooks for the corporate team entered by Adesa Corp. The company was one of more than 100 cook teams who competed; Performance artists and demonstrators such as this wood carver make the Eiteljorg Museum's Western Festival an educational as well as entertaining experience; Hands-on activities are a big part ofthe Eiteljorg Museum's Western Festival, Youngsters pictured here are panning for "gold." Other activities may indude painting hides, creating beaded hat bands and churning butter.
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