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William Hogarth, A Midnight Modern Conversation, 1732/33, etching and engraving, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston.

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Punch Party: The 18th-Century Imbiber

Thursday, Oct 18, 2012
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

Each fall, Rienzi hosts a jolly celebration: "Punch Party: The 18th-Century Imbiber." Travel back through time to the mid-1700s to explore historic English punch—a blend of spirits, citrus, sugar, and spices. During this delightful evening, guests sample original 18th-century cocktail recipes as well as modern punches from Midtown's Mongoose versus Cobra while socializing on Rienzi’s terrace to the sounds of Divisi Strings' contemporary quartet, AMP'D. Snap your own photo in the Smilebooth— pompadours to be distributed, courtesy of Houston Grand Opera!

Admission is $25 for MFAH Members, $30 for nonmembers. Includes punch, light bites, and complimentary valet parking. Space is limited, purchase tickets in advance to guarantee admittance. Guests must be 21 or older. For more information, call 713.639.7800.