April 30, 2016 at San Francisco Armory in San Francisco.
On Saturday, April 30, Soirée 2016 will celebrate the San Francisco Armory, City Landmark No. 108, located in the heart of the Mission District. This fortress-like building was completed in 1914 and designed in the Moorish Revival style. It has seen many incarnations over the past century, serving as a training facility for the National Guard, a prize-fight venue, a film lot for the original Star Wars, and a set-construction space for the San Francisco Opera. Abandoned and under threat of demolition, the building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 but remained largely unused until its purchase by Armory Studios, LLC in 2007.
Formally known as the California State Armory and Arsenal, this 200,000-square-foot structure retains original period details including wainscoting, stone staircases, sweeping corridors, cavernous access to Mission Creek, and a gigantic drill court that will serve as the backdrop for Soirée. The sprawling court is reputed to be the largest unsupported enclosed volume in San Francisco, featuring a dramatic exposed roof structure composed of curved steel, 170-foot-long open-web trusses.
Enjoy this uniquely San Francisco venue with our black-tie event that will feature cocktails, a silent auction, fine dining, dancing, and casino gaming. Individual tickets are *$350* and *$500 (Premium)*.
For information about underwriting, to make reservations, or to receive an invitation to Soirée 2016, contact Director of Membership and Development Carolyn Squeri at email@example.com or 415-441-3000 x14.