By Christiana Lilly
Indulge attended the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Annual Gala and asked our fellow guests What would you do if you had more time?
It was an evening of satin, sequins and swing. And we expect nothing less from the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Annual Gala, where theatrics come naturally. One of the city’s most well attended formal affairs, held in support of the center’s community outreach programs, the night began with a cocktail party under the gleaming atrium of the Knight Concert Hall. More than 400 people cozily milled about sipping drinks by Bombay Sapphire before being invited to dine on a fabulous meal of New York strip steaks and marbled potatoes prepared by the equally fabulous Barton G. A chocolate soufflé sweetly marked the end of the meal, but the real dessert came after—wearing a tux. Harry Connick Jr. took the stage, belting out the Beatles’ “And I Love Her.” The crowd, of course, loved him just as much, especially when he joked about his daughters, who he confessed tricked him into letting them attend Ultra. The evening’s most dramatic moment? When a surprise announcement was made that gala chairs Swanee and Paul DiMare had committed to making a $1 million gift to the center, whose stage will be renamed in their honor.