The Annual Patrons of the Prado Gala 2011 “Sirens & Sheiks of the Silver Screen” will be held on Saturday, July 9th in Balboa Park. Walk the red carpet to enter an era of vintage glamour and glitter as you mingle among beautiful siren actresses, Mae West, the little Shirley Temple and a young Charlie Chaplin. The event will start at 6pm with a cocktail reception & silent auction at the Casa Del Prado Courtyard, then adjourn at 8pm to the Cascades Plaza of Balboa Park which is just adjacent to the Bea Evenson Fountain for a sit-down dinner. The dinner hour will include special entertainment by Peter Duchin Orchestra from New York & a live auction with amazing items (a week in Paris at the Duke of Windsor Retreat, a week at the Rothschild Estate to name a few). Décor will include images and backdrops from the golden era. Dinner will be a culinary delight created special for this event by the award-winning chef & owner of Pamplemousse Grill, Jeffrey Strauss. The after-dinner party will be back at the Casa del Prado Courtyard with dancing and a sumptuous dessert buffet.