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Park City Institute’s Boo Ball hopes to scare up some fundraising

Funk, pop and new wave band Blue Divide will be the house band for the Park City Institutes’s inaugural Boo Ball that will be held Nov. 3, at St. Regis Deer Valley.

The Park City Institute will extend Halloween for its inaugural Boo Ball that will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Regis Deer Valley.

The event, which is a fundraiser for the nonprofit, will run from 7-11 p.m., and it will include a costume contest, dinner, drinks and live music performed by funk, pop and new wave band Blue Divide, said Angela Moschetta, a Boo Ball host committee member.

The individual ticket price of $150 will include admission, dinner and drinks, and the VIP ticket price, $2,000, will include admission for six, reserved lounge seating and two bottles of champagne.

The proceeds from all individual tickets, VIP table packages and sponsorships will benefit the Park City Institute, Moschetta said.

"Because of that, all ticket and VIP package purchases are tax deductible," she said.

The Park City Institute, according to its mission statement, has been "entertaining, educating and illuminating" Park City audiences since 1998.

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It fulfills its mission through presenting live theater, dance, music and discussions, as well as visiting-artist workshops with local students and after-school tutoring services at the two Mega Genius Supply Store locations, Moschetta said.

In the past, Park City Institute has presented events featuring well-known figures such as singer and actor Jeff Daniels, author Neil Gaiman, singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett, violinist Lucia Micarelli and former New York Times White House correspondent Maureen Dowd.

Upcoming presentations include Washington Post associate editor and author Bob Woodward, Broadway star Sutton Foster and Dorrance Dance company.

St. Regis, which sponsors the Park City Institute's Big Stars, Bright Nights Summer Concert Series, donated its ballroom for the Boo Ball, Moschetta said.

"They have recognized that Park City folks like to dress up and have a good time during the Halloween season," she said. "They agree with us that the town has lacked a fun, adult-friendly Halloween party for a long time."

Complementing the dinner provided by St. Regis Deer Valley chefs, the Boo Ball will include libations served by Top Shelf. Alpine Distilling and Moab Brewery will be among the list of drink providers for the night, according to Moschetta.

"Since it is a Halloween party, people are encouraged to come in costume, or dressed in formal cocktail attire," she said. "Those who do come in costume can enter a costume contest."

The contest categories are Best Couple, Best Group, Most Original, Scariest and Overall Best.

Winners will receive tickets to a Park City Institute show during the Main Stage 2018-19 season, Moschetta said.

In addition, the Boo Ball will feature an opportunity drawing for a Sundance Film Festival opening weekend premiere package.

"Winners will get a pair of tickets to six different films," Moschetta said.

Opportunity drawing tickets cost $50 for one or $100 for three.

"We hope people will come and enjoy a night of costumes, food and fun," Moschetta said.

What: Park City Institute’s Boo Ball

When: 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3

Where: St. Regis Deer Valley, 2300 Deer Valley Drive

How much: Individual tickets: $150; VIP ticket table package: $2,000

Web: Parkcityinstitute.org.