The Opulence Ball: Kavïat 24 @ The North Door, Austin [10 February]

The Opulence Ball: Kavïat 24

21:00 - 01:00

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The North Door
502 Brushy St., Austin, Texas 78702
“OPULENCE! O.P.U.L.E.N.C.E. You own everything! Everything is yours!” — Junior LaBeija [Paris Is Burning]

Dearly Beloved,

We are gathered here in fabulous matrimony of movements of expression, beauty and fantasy; Baroque Rococo and disco!

BAROQUE was born in the 1600s and spanned across the 17th century. Its earliest beginnings in Italy expanding out into France, Spain, Portugal, Holland and colonies established in North America. Derived from a Portuguese word meaning “pearl of irregular shape”, a feverish obsession and attention to and desire for ornate, intricate and grandiose style flourished throughout the art world, as science expanded the collective conscious of the western world to better understand the natural universe. Baroque embraced and expressed formality and ceremony.

Within the Baroque era, a smaller movement had sprung forth during the reign of Louis XV; ROCOCO. Although short lived and presence fleeting, Rococo expressed frivolity, elegance and fantasy. Gold, white, and pastel colors blossomed against the somber backdrop of Baroque. The use of mirrors and artificial light enhanced the ethereal and dreamlike landscapes of extravagant creations made a reality.

New York City’s STUDIO 54 was said to be the Baroque Rococo of the modern era. Decadent, indulgent, capricious and brimming with drama. A stardust landing of light. An arena of play, pleasure, scandal and fantasy. A living, moving theatre to be a dream come true of celebrated stardom and glamour.

“A ball is the very word; you be whatever you want to be.” — Junior LaBeija [Paris Is Burning]

From the grandiose and over-the-top phantasmagoria of the Baroque and Rococo to the immersive, hyper-saturated and vibrating glamour of disco, housed in the ever influential and conscious altering philosophy “be what you want to be” of Ball Culture, that has reigned since 1980s Harlem, as seen in legendary documentary “Paris is Burning”, we bring to you our biggest creation to date; KAVÏAT 24! This Valentine’s season, in benefit of Austin Pets Alive!, Austin Influential Group invites you to bear witness and forever scream your piece to not just dream it, but BE IT at our 6th annual Opulence Ball!

“Larger than life. It’s just the right size”. — Noxeema Jackson [To Wong Foo]


$35 | Étoile Filante (Shooting Star) — Early Bird [Single Tickets]

$50 | La Cuillère d'or (The Golden Spoon) — GA Advance [Single Tickets]

$60 | Boule à Facettes (Mirror Ball) — Door Entry

$70 | Chateau des Étoile – (Castle of the Stars)
*Reserved Estate is open season orchestra seating at any time throughout the night. Wristbands required.

$200 | Chateau du Soliel (Castle of the Sun) — Private VIP Table for [2] Guests catwalk seating

$250 | Chateau de la Lune (Castle of the Moon) — Private VIP Table for [2] Guests stage side seating

**Soliel & Lune Packages packages include: Access to The Golden Hour (8pm-9pm) of passed champagne & hors d’oeuvres + cocktail waitress service + [1] Bottle of chilled Bubbly + complimentary gifts + [2] ticket entries into Les Tresor Raffle

$300 | Chateau du Ciel (Castle of the Sky) — Private VIP table for [2] Guests opera balcony seating
**Ciel package includes: Access to The Golden Hour (8pm-9pm) of passed champagne & hors d’oeuvres + [1] Bottle of chilled Bubbly + [1] pair of opera glasses & complimentary gifts + [2] ticket entries into Les Tresor Raffle

$450 | KAVÏAT de la Lune — Private VIP Table stage side seating
**Includes access to The Golden Hour (8pm-9pm) of passed champagne & hors d’oeuvres + cocktail waitress service + [2] Bottles of chilled Bubbly + complimentary gifts + [10] ticket entries into Les Tresor Raffle + [2] passes to future AIG production

$550 | KAVÏAT du Ciel — Private VIP Table opera balcony seating
**Includes access to The Golden Hour (8pm-9pm) of passed champagne & hors d’oeuvres + [2] Bottles of chilled Bubbly + [2] pairs opera glasses & complimentary gifts + [10] Entries into Les Tresor Raffle + [4] passes to future AIG production

All private VIP Tables seat TWO Guests each and are adorned by rich linens of brocades, lace and satins, displaying iron candelabras crowned with bursting aromatic fresh bouquets, nestled inside golden mercury glass vessels. This section enclosed by rope stanchions to create a truly exclusive space for our esteemed guests!


Welcome to KAVÏAT 24

This night, we aspire to elevate your senses with grand feats of beauty, emotion, and artifice yet again.

Before you parade your way across the threshold, you will find yourself taking a beautiful evening stroll down our red carpet, serenaded by the sweet and melodic lull of a stringed duet, as you make your grand entry into our Palace of Dreams. Starting off the night, as you venture through a lush cascade of curtains and tassels, will be our most enjoyed champagne hour. From 8 to 9pm, for all you illustrious peacocks, dancing queens, and disco dandies, The Golden Hour will be a short but sweet time of complimentary bubbles, delicious passed hors d’oeuvres and a live violin serenade, provided exclusively to our esteemed VIP guests, whom may gain early access into Kavïat 24 beginning at 7:45pm. Throughout the night, our signature cocktail, “Kavïat Blush”, will be available as well as our ever-popular dessert altar. For all you glitter darlings that prefer to make a late entrance, our Golden Diva champagne fountain will be flowing until she runs dry.

“Let them eat cake and drink wine! The DJ is going to save our lives!”

:-:-:-: DANCE & SPECTACLE:-:-:-:
Expect our soundscape of the evening to be of epic proportions and keep your body moving and rhythmically enthralled with a masterful compilation of disco and legendary house. Dance wild and free in your frills and fanciful creations of majestic, luxurious, out of sight and dynamite styles. As you dance the night away, enjoy a projected collage of vogue, dance, costumed creation, and immortalized visuals of self-invention and innovation of theatrical flavor. The Soul Train will meet court dances, do the hustle as you promenade, and the electric slide as you fan dance the night away.

Pretty Bitch Pasties will be on premises to provide beautiful body decor for those of you who are touched by the indulgent spirits of Sade or Cher. An attendant and private dressing boudoir will be available for your convenience, should you require assistance.

For those of you looking for a glimpse into the future, Senders Receive: Tarot & Reiki will take you there with tellings of fortune and guided journeys into the near and distant unknown.

:-:-:-: LA PARADE :-:-:-:
Picture it now. A brilliant ballroom that leads to a gilded stage. Ruffles and lace, mirrored glass flecked in gold and silver, gowns of green, red and gold, hair coiffed and flanked with delicate birds, crowned in stardust and halos of the sun, moon, and stars. A masquerade of visual cake! Beautiful and dancing embodiments of wild visions actualized parading down a long catwalk of obsidian and snow to keep your ocular senses intoxicated. At the heart of the chateau, we’ll present our largest and most grand parade of spectacle, flare, drama and theatre featuring a carefully selected showcase of Austin’s finest movers and shakers of Cabaret, Drag, Burlesque and one very special import of sensational proportions.

Come dressed to impress, transgress and express your wildest dreams of elegance and extravaganza and be seen in the styles of Baroque France, decadent Italian masquerade, Rococo brilliance, the hottest, slickest, and smoothest threads of disco or arrive in a married combination of them all. The sky’s the limit! Can you dig it, madame and monsieurs? Feast your eyes upon our Look Book for inspiration and motivation:

And to transcend class, country, and the very centuries, your image shall be forever captured and suspended gloriously in time in our glitzy and glamorous photo booth, governed by the talents of Magnetic Focus Photography.

Come one, come all! Tonight is the night that must happen to you. This Valentine’s Eve, OPULENCE IS OURS!

We have numerous volunteer shifts open! Give us a helping hand and get admittance into Kavïat 24 for FREE! All volunteers will be offered a Promo Code for the Eventbrite ticket link that will allow a reduced rate ($35) ticket purchase for your + 1 guest.

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