It's that time of year again for a night filled with gorgeousness and glam.
If you haven't heard, it's time you did.
The annual tradition and most fashionable philanthropic night is celebrating 30 years this Friday.
Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama is a year's worth of planning that comes to fruition
For anyone with a need to indulge in their urge need to make a difference. For anyone who volunteers or works at charitable organizations. For all the music lovers and fashionistas that absolutely adore getting fancy for a weekend night out on the town. Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama is definitely the night for you.
Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama is celebrating their 30th year of a very fashionable and happening philanthropic night in San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre this Friday, September 14th. "The British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!" is this year's theme and it has a show in store for the audience.
"2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. We [Macy's] wanted to celebrate and pay homage to these iconic bands that changed pop music as well as inspired culture around the world," says Mike Gansmoe, Macy's Vice President of Special Productions. Gansmoe is producer of this annual night of fashion, dance, music, and technology that is all for a charitable cause.
Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama has been working with San Francisco beneficiaries The AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF), Project Open Hand, and GLIDE Foundation that each work to serve San Francisco and other Bay Area counties.
The AEF has worked with over 2,500 San Franciscans to maintain housing and utility services, make medical co-payments, and assists with other expenses while people battling with HIV and AIDS are too sick to go to work.
Project Open Hand offers people in San Francisco and Alameda County programs in nutrition counseling for people with HIV and AIDS, nutrition education for people over 60, and meal service for homebound and critically ill people under 60.
GLIDE Foundation, located in the infamous San Francisco Tenderloin neighborhood, has been serving the poor and disenfranchised for 45 years. Offering meals, a medical clinic, and affordable housing, GLIDE has helped thousands of people get back on their feet.
These are all outstanding organizations worth supporting, and going to a night with a runway show of the newest Macy's collections is a memorable way of doing it. Fall fashion collections by Calvin Klein, Bar III, Material Girl, Sean Jean, Diesel, Rachel Roy, Tommy Hilfiger, and an exclusive Nicole Richie for Impulse will be on this year's runway. Nicole Richie being the newest line at the annual show, Gansmoe explains that "Nicole is our newest Macy's star and she is an incredible designer. Our partnership was a natural choice to bring her artistry to our sales floor."
If helping local beneficiaries and seeing the latest collections is not incentive enough to attend the show, the internationally known musical performer Robin Thicke will be starring at this years show at the Orpheum Theatre. The musical duo Karmin will also be performing this Friday, as well as Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star Winners - Megan and Liz.
"Our goal is to create a fun evening of fashion, dance, music, and an over-the-top after party during which we raise awareness for the HIV/AIDS epidemic while raising much needed funding for our incredible beneficiaries - GLIDE, AEF and Project Open Hand," explains Gansmoe.
Mike Gansmoe is the overseer of all show production aspects. "We're blessed to have an amazing and talented team at Macy's as well as some of the best touring production professionals in the country. It takes a village to put on an event of this size and this team does it very well."
It's a production that's taken a year of planning, is high energy, thrilling, and definitely an experience you want.
For ticket and show information, visit Macy's website.