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"SOLD OUT" Spacetaker gala kickoff ignites Américas

"SOLD OUT" Spacetaker gala kickoff ignites Américas

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Sarah Dunn , Lori Horvilleur Photo by Steven Thomson
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James Glassman , Jenni Rebecca Stephenson Photo by Steven Thomson
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Carey Kirkpatrick , Jonathan Beitler , James Phelan Photo by Steven Thomson
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Iris McAlpine , Ed Schipul Photo by Steven Thomson
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K.C. Scharnberg , Todd Mclain Photo by Steven Thomson
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David Cordua , Maidie Ryan Photo by Steven Thomson
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Cool kids and "sellouts" alike partied at Américas River Oaks for the kickoff of the 2011 Spacetaker Gala. Entitled "SOLD OUT," the gala is slated to be a celebration of "sellout" artists at the recently unveiled Spring Street Studios.

This scary movie-studded event will explore the inner reaches of going corporate.

In anticipation of the March 19 irreverent raucousness, Spacetaker groupies piled into the Macondo Room to get dibs on VIP entry, raffle tickets and passes to Cirque du Soleil's OVO. Guests indulged in inventive empanadas (courtesy of América's own Michael Cordua), while gala co-chairs Jonathan Beitler, CultureMap's own Carey Kirkpatrick and James Phelan swirled through the crowd of sangria and champagne. Also camping it up were Spacetaker's dynamic duo, director Jenni Rebecca Stephenson and K.C. Sharnberg.

Murmurs of the gala's big bash bounced across the walls: A raffle for two round-trip tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies (with no blackout dates), celebrity devotional candles and a graveyard of the greatest sellouts are all part of the milieu. Two Star Symphony will perform the score to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with The Smooth Operator taking on the turntable.

We're also anticipating a gravity-defying performance by Vault dance group and a set by the local band, Come See My Dead Person. Care to get in touch with your inner sellout diva (also known as Jewel)? The Modern Beauty Company will provide ghostly glam makeup makeovers and Vico Puentes will present a runway show.

Little more than two weeks remain to concoct the best costume. So, who's it gonna be? Bob Ross, Bono . . . Blink 182? Oh, the horror.

Ready to sell out? You can purchase gala tickets here.