Where: Hotel Derek
PC Moment: Music, music, music filled the hotel ballroom as singers and dancers, including soprano Camille Zamora, created an intoxicating cabaret atmosphere. Applause, applause to producer Brandon Weinbrenner of the Alley Theatre. Gala chairs Ben Carey and Sarah and Fernando Aramburo led the gathering of more than 250 while Nicole O’Brian Lassiter (Miss Texas USA 2003) and Adrian Perez, chef/owner of Complete Eats, served as emcees. Big news of the night — the merging of the two organizations which will now be known as Avenue 360.
Seen: Joe Fuentes, Troy Brooks, Ashley Turner, Paul Pettie, Mike Mahlstedt, Kyle Dutton, Jerry Hooker and Jacob Sudoff, Jo and Jim Furr, Ben Carey, John B. Connally IV, Patrice Williams, Scott Miller, Tony Gibson and J.D. Adamson, Ewan Dinsdale and Andy McCooey.