Going Wild: Snakes, Acrobats and Breman Supporters Party

Going Wild: Snakes, Acrobats and Breman Supporters Party

By Marcia Jaffe / mjaffe@atljewishtimes.com

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Ghila Sanders (left) and Martha Jo Katz flank one of the beautiful python ladies. (photo by Marcia Jaffe)

Over 100 of Atlanta’s most generous patrons celebrated at the Breman Museum’s Wildest Party of the Year on Thursday, April 30, at Villa Christina.

Outdoors under the most perfect of blue skies, party animals dined on a fajita bar, steak chimichurri, brisket, vegetable skewers, split baked potatoes and an appetizer display while live musicians played in the background.

Exotic animal vibrations complemented acrobats performing al fresco while circus performers pranced around, inciting fun and fancy. Marie Antoinette-wigged ladies charmed guests with albino pythons wrapped around their arms and necks (they were indeed beautiful, but snakes are just not my thing).

Marilyn and Sam Eckstein played cards with the chocolate money hostess.

Others waited in line for a séance with a tarot card reader and tented fortuneteller.

Magician Howie the Great scooted around with fire bellowing out of his moped, not to mention burning his wallet. The evening ended with his parlor-style magic show upstairs at the villa, preceded by banquets of bananas Foster.

“It’s so important that we continue to widen the support of the Breman Museum,” museum President Jerry Rosenberg said. “Our cultural exhibits and the Southeast’s premier Holocaust center need to be here for future generations.”

Museum Director Aaron Berger, hopping next to the bouncing, feathered, black-and-yellow bird, said, “It’s a beautiful night, great food and great people.”

If you want to continue the wildness, get to the Breman to see the Maurice Sendak exhibit, “Where the Wild Things Are,” through July 5. Grandchildren welcome.

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