What: Houston Ballet Jubilee of Dance dinner.
Where: On the Brown Stage at Wortham Theater Center.
The scoop: Jo and Jim Furr, Martha Rocks and Marvin McMurrey chaired the glam event that began with a spectacular performance saluting Houston Ballet's current and future stars in various dance vignettes. Within 30 minutes of the curtain going down on the one-night-only performance, guests were on stage celebrating the company's talent, enjoying cocktails and dinner with dancers fresh from their performances. In the mix were ballet managing director Jim Nelson and artistic director Stanton Welch.
Amid a festive holiday setting created by Rebekah Johnson, Jackson and Co. provided the dinner that ended with a glorious peppermint fudge Baked Alaska, a fitting finale for the evening that raised close to $100,000.
Who: Allison and Troy Thacker, Akemi and Yashuhiko Saitoh, Melza and Ted Barr, Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Richard Lapin, Shelly and Martin Power, Ann Trammell, Jay Jones and Terry Wayne Jones and Phoebe and Bobby Tudor.