STEP OUT AND SPARKLE WITH THE GEMS
The West Coast’s most glamorous transgender event is back...with attitude!
The River City Gems welcome the whole transgender community, including family, friends, and allies, to put on your finest attire and party the night away at the 11th annual River City Sparkle. Whether you are a first-timer or a Sparkle veteran, you won't want to miss this year's gala event.
HATS & HEELS
Fashionable from head to toe
The theme of River City Sparkle 2018 is “Steppin' Out," and it's your opportunity to get out, be seen, and celebrate the joy of being yourself.
Our Sparkle ballroom will be decorated in this year's signature colors of pink and red, with this year's signature style elements, hats and heels.
From fedoras to fascinators...from platforms to peep-toes...it's time to pay tribute to these two iconic fashion accessories.
Mix, mingle, sip a cocktail or two, and take some selfies with your friends in our special photo-op area. This year's photo props are tops!
Dinner & Show
Sit down to a sumptuous 3-course dinner, then enjoy world-class stand-up featuring San Francisco comedian Milt Abel.
Kick up your heels ’til midnight as DJ Amber keeps the party going with a mix of the latest hits and classic dance tunes.
"I love stand-up. What other job do you get to make fun of people and sleep 'til noon?"
A headlining stand-up comedian for over twenty years, Milt has opened for and appeared with Ellen Degeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Dana Carvey and Robin Williams. He has performed throughout the United States and Canada in venues ranging from corporate events to cruise ships, television appearances and comedy clubs.
Milt’s style has been described as clean, clever, and funny. We are excited to welcome him as our entertainer for Sparkle 2018.
Kick up your heels on Friday Night
Get a jump on your Sparkle weekend! Join us Friday night, October 5, for a pre-Sparkle tradition.
Gems members Cindy and Pauline will be hosting a group for a casual dinner and drinks at a local restaurant. This event is open to all, including those not attending Sparkle. There are no fees to attend, so you can spend as much or as little as you please.
A number of other pre-Sparkle gatherings will be happening from Wednesday through Saturday. For more details about these unofficial member-led outings, use the form below to get in touch with the organizers.
All tickets must be purchased in advance by October 1, as there will be no tickets available at the door.
To pay with credit card or PayPal, fill out the form below and click “Buy Now.” The transaction will appear on your credit card statement as PAYPAL *RCG. A PayPal account is not required.
To order tickets by mail, please print and complete the order by mail form and send it to us at the address provided on the form. Please allow time for us to receive and process your form prior to October 1.
➺ For Purchaser Name, use your preferred name (may be different from the name on your credit card).
➺ For Attendee Name, please tell us the name each attendee will be using at Sparkle.
➺ For Membership Status, indicate whether that attendee is currently a paid River City Gems member. For more information on becoming a paid member, please visit our membership page.
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