The AID & Comfort Gala
Dance the night away at the 28th annual AID & Comfort Gala, benefiting Southwest CARE Center, at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa (309 W. San Francisco St.) on Saturday, Nov. 28. The Big Sol Band plays classic jazz and swing, while Nosotros offers up a blend of rock, salsa, Latin jazz, and cumbia. Pianist Ron Newman provides quieter entertainment throughout the evening at the piano bar, and DJ Garronteed spins an eclectic array of tunes for partiers who do not want to rest their feet after dinner. Guests can partake in a pasta station and an array of decadent desserts while bidding on silent auction items that include a tour of wolf-feeding at the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, cocktail-tasting classes, cooking classes, dance classes, a garden hoop house from Grow Y-own, and a yearlong membership at Santa Fe Spa.
The AID & Comfort Gala was originally held to raise funds for patients living with HIV and AIDS; Southwest CARE Center was established in 1996 to provide health care to those patients and now operates as a primary care facility offering a full range of medical services for men, women, and children. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales emcees the gala, which begins with a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. ($150), where attendees can graze on champagne and hors d’oeuvres and make early bids on auction items. General admission ($75) begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, visit www.southwestcare.org. — Jennifer Levin