Saturday Night Alive: Four intriguing auction items, from catwalks to crime labs

Singapore. Courtesy Singapore Tourism Board
Bonus: Seductive Singapore: Enjoy a three-night weekend at The Westin Singapore situated on Marina Bay. Take a trip on the world’s tallest observation wheel, or a signature bumboat ride along the city’s landmarks, quays, bridges and vistas. Value: $2,465. Photo courtesy Singapore Tourism Board. BID

Spotlighting four intriguing and surprising items up for bidding, which is now open for benefit of DCPA Education 

By Katie Imhoff
For the DCPA NewsCenter

The 38th annual Saturday Night Alive is coming up this week, and hundreds of auction items are already waiting in the wings for you to bid on. Here we spotlight four unusual, intriguing and downright surprising items up for bid. See something you can’t wait to own? Bids already are being placed online at, so join in on the action. All proceeds from Saturday Night Alive benefit DCPA Education and its programs, which reach more than 105,000 students of all ages each year.

Tour The Denver Crime Lab
Value: $1,000
NUMBER 1Denver Crime LabChannel your inner CSI for this private insider’s tour of the Denver Crime Laboratory. Opened in 2012, the state-of-the-art facility helps the City of Denver to investigate, identify or exonerate suspects and successfully prosecute criminal cases. This tour for up to 10 people lasts one to two hours and includes the lab’s eight units: Forensic Imaging, Forensic Biology and DNA, Firearms, Latent Prints, Forensic Chemistry, Trace Evidence, Crime Scene and Quality Assurance. Your guide will be the Laboratory Director, Deputy Director or member of the Quality Assurance Unit. BID

Be a Pinball Wizard at The Who’s Tommy

Value: $5,000
NUMBER 2Tommy_homepage_pinboard_220x285Two lucky patrons will join DCPA Theatre Company Artistic Producer Melissa Cashion and Assistant Production Manager Matthew Campbell for a very special night at the first preview performance for The Who’s Tommy on April 20. Start with an in-depth conversation over dinner at Corinne restaurant (using your $250 gift certificate) about the evolution of the show from idea to execution followed by seeing the show from a vantage point audience members never see – the catwalks above the stage. Take a photo in the control booth afterward with DCPA Production Stage Manager Kurt Van Raden, who will explain the behind-the-scenes communication it takes to pull off a large, full-scale musical. After the show, Cashion and Campbell will escort you to the Galleria Theatre bar for a cocktail and Q&A. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will be fully curated to give you the most out of your “Golden Ticket Backstage Pass.” BID
Your Face on the Wall of The Palm
Value: $15,650
NUMBER 3Lester Ward at The PalmJoin the ranks of local politicians, bastions of business and regulars known as Palm Family Members with your own custom caricature posted on the wall of The Palm Denver. The Palm’s legendary tradition of caricatures on restaurant walls originated in 1920s New York, when some of its first patrons – talented cartoonists from the nearby King Features Syndicate – virtually paid for their supper in original art on the walls of The Palm’s first restaurant, which was then a speakeasy. These artists would draw lively scenes of the restaurant’s clientele – neighbors and family, as well as celebrity patrons – that came to be known as the hieroglyphics of New York City life. Over the next 92 years, they have become prized faces on the walls of The Palm. Your package also includes a four-course dinner for four, including wine pairings, prepared by Executive Chef Robert Brothers. BID

An Evening with Lannie Garrett
Value: $5,000
NUMBER 4Lannie Garrett Host an intimate cocktail party in your home with legendary Denver singer and entertainer Lannie Garrett. Lannie and her piano player will entertain your guests with a cabaret-style show for up to 35 guests. Lannie is one of Colorado’s most versatile and magnetic performers, easily moving between big-band swing and the blues to her hilarious county spoof, The Patsy DeCline Show. Lannie has that rare combination of popular and critical appeal and in 2016 was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Garrett’s charisma and humor will help you and your guests have an unforgettable night. BID

Saturday Night Alive: At a glance
Annual fundraising gala for DCPA Education
Saturday, March 3
Headlining event: Guests will attend performance of Hamilton
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