What: The Houston Museum of Natural Science Catalysts cocktail party.
Where: The Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals and the Smith Gem Vault.
The 411: The museum's young professionals group kicked off 2015 with a literally rocking party that saw more than 250 guests prowling the enticing environs where Mother Earth's richest riches were on display in their various forms.
An unexpected opportunity arose when the YPs were invited for a sneak peek at the National Geographic Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. In addition, magician Ben Jackson worked the crowd impressing all with his sleight of hand while City Kitchen impressed with tasty party fare.
Who: Jake Fitzpatrick, Maricarolyn Stith, Allyson Camp, Laura Puckett, Tiffany and Joe Kare, Shannon Roberts, John Trier, Ali Vise, Matt Papageorge, Kali Van Buskirk, Kelsey Nowacki, Lena Kasic and Vladimir Kovalevsky.