The Los Angeles Ballet celebrates its much-anticipated arrival on the Southern California cultural landscape with a fundraiser on Thursday, November 9th at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. The evening will be hosted by Anjelica Huston and will feature a celebrity art auction including the works of Steve Martin, Orlando Bloom, Tony Bennett, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Bridges, Julie Andrews, Tommy Chong, Leonard Cohen, David Cowles, Tony Curtis, Gil Garcetti, Joel Grey, Buck Henry, Dennis Hopper, Martin Mull, Jane Seymour, Richard Schiff, the evening's host Angelica Huston plus some surprise works. The benefit will also spotlight the Company's talented new ballet dancers as they make a special introductory appearance.

The evening will be accented with fine food and wine donated by local high-end restaurants and spirits vendors.

Los Angeles Ballet makes its debut as the city's own professional ballet company focused on capturing the creative aesthetic unique to Southern California. With a professional ballet presence in Los Angeles, balletomanes will no longer have to rely on visiting companies to experience world class dance; they will now have a home-based outlet for their passion. Additionally, a new generation of dance enthusiasts can regularly enjoy the company's dynamic dance productions.

Tickets for the evening are $125 per person and tickets can be purchased at www.losangelesballet.org or 310-284-3541. Ticket purchase includes a one year charter membership to Los Angeles Ballet.

Bergamot Station is located at 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404.

The itinerary for the evening:

6:30 pm - VIP Arrivals, Food, Drinks, Live Music, Auction Preview

7:45 pm - Los Angeles Ballet Preview Performance

8:15 pm - Art Auction Led by Tommy Chong and Robert Berman, owner of Berman/Turner Projects