Shaken, Not Stirred: Aloha Maui will be held on April 13 at the Albuquerque Museum. The fundraiser is in its ninth year. Ticketholders will receive two cocktails and be able to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, as well as a big buffet.
“Attendees enjoy premium cocktails and food, and music and dancing and interactive activities throughout the museum,” said Elaine Richardson, director of special events for the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. “(Guests will receive) special access to the museum’s permanent art gallery. We also have a sponsored trip that we are raffling to Maui, Hawaii, and it’s a trip for two and that really sets the tone for the theme for the event. It’s a tropical Hawaiian-themed event this year. It’s a 21-and-older event, but we encourage cocktail attire with an island flair.”
Local Polynesian dance schools will perform and provide mini lessons to eventgoers.
“There’s actually three amazing Polynesian dance schools here in Albuquerque,” Richardson said. “They have all volunteered their time to perform and also to give dance lessons, hula lessons, so they will be doing that for the first couple of hours of the event. We will have Desert Stars Polynesia, Ha`aheo O Hawai`i, and Ka La Kapu Polynesian dance schools, so all three will be performing, and they will also do lessons. They will also be helping to greet guests and passing out leis to everyone as they arrive.”
There are plenty of other activities throughout the evening.