It’s no secret that this year’s entertainment will have you in the groove! Welcome to the stage Secret Society. Formed in 2008, Secret Society was created to bring the live band sound back to today’s heavily computerized music market. Their repertoire is deep and full of history, tradition, and diversity. With influences stemming from the seeds of John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Police, Rick James and a host of others, Secret Society will give you feel good music all night long!
Baltimore magician William Gross is known for his ability to amaze everyone during any event — from “hard-to-please” CEOs or the strong skeptics in the audience. The key to his performances is that they are polished and alot of fun! “Audience participation is a must – I guarantee that nobody will fall asleep or leave when I’m performing,” said Gross. “If you are searching for an amazing, magician—you found the one.”
Mr. Gross is a true professional and can perform anywhere whether it is stage entertainment, where he can mesmerize audiences at formal or informal corporate events or smaller venues. He also excels at strolling entertainment in various events such as banquets or private, home gatherings, which features the personalized experience of Gross performing tricks mere inches in front of guests or within guests hands to their sheer delight and bewilderment.
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Savor delectable, delicious small plates from the Horseshoe Casino’s Gordon Ramsay Steak, featuring exceptional food with locally sourced ingredients. Also on plate are taste bud pleasers from Tony Luke’s and The Brews Brother. Pair your bites with a variety of wines from our wine sponsor, Spirits of Mt. Vernon.
Going, going, gone! Don’t miss our silent auction (accessible online if you aren’t at the event). Bid for a good cause and enjoy your winning bid! Help us gather exciting auction items. Please contact Christine.Schifkovitz@cancer.org if you can contribute or arrange an auction item donation. The auction includes trips, hotel stays, art, accessories, jewelry, restaurant and entertainment certificates, wines and more!
Enjoy a close brush with Chesapeake Bay artist George Kalwa who will create a live painting during our event. Watch his artistry unfold. Baltimore native George Kalwa has been inspired by the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay his entire life. A born artist, he began painting and making fishing lures as a child, then drew portraits on the Ocean City boardwalk as a young man before graduating from MICA. A master of marine art, The Billfish Foundation named him 2020 Artist of the Year, writing, “…he is inspired by light, contrast, and color…From his time as a courtroom illustrator, Kalwa has the unique ability to draw things quickly, as they are happening. This ability has enabled him to create paintings that seem to move in front of your eyes, dropping you into the exact moment a blue marlin breaches the water to fight the line or a white marlin breaks the surface to capture unlucky prey.” Taste For Life is honored to have Kalwa share his gifts with us by creating a live painting at our event. He has generously donated art to our auctions as well. Find him on Facebook @GeorgeKalwaFineArt.