Who: philanthropists, financial planners, film-lovers
What: Friends of St. Jude Masquerade Ball
Where: FIVE Event Center
When: Friday, April 17
Why: To benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The cultural references were rampant that evening: Phantom of the Opera , The Lone Range . Luckily, no one mentioned Eyes Wide Shut .
The occasion was the first-ever Friends of St. Jude Masquerade Ball, a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The vast majority of partygoers embraced the theme; they arrived wearing feathered Mardi Gras-style masks, artisan Venetian masks, and in one instance—a frightening hockey mask. Two gentlemen came dressed