SPIKED TEA: Surrealist Derby

29 March 2014 2pm

Tickets $90 Members $75

click to purchase or call to confirm 416.536.1519

Expect an elegantly strange atmosphere at Spiked Tea: Surrealist Derby. This afternoon event – now in its third year – features outlandish tables hosted by some of Toronto’s most exciting emerging artists. Specialty tea cocktails and finger sandwiches will give way to cheering and friendly competition. With the roll of a die, party goers can join the Surrealist Derby Horse Races with steeds designed by participating artists. Don your best Surrealist Derby attire (over-the-top hats, bizarre bow ties and uncanny outfits) and join Mercer Union for an afternoon of hobnobbing and table hopping.

Art Direction by Jennifer Simaitis & Stefan Hancherow

Participating artists Katie Bethune-Leamen, Ella Dawn McGeough, Jimmy Limit, Alex McLeod, Vanessa Maltese, Jenine Marsh and Laura Simon

Patron Groups of 5 | $500
Patron Tables of 10 | $1000
(with tax receipt for maximum allowable)

Patrons interested in supporting Mercer Union through Spiked Tea but unable to attend may sponsor an artist in the community to attend as a guest. Please contact York Lethbridge, Director of Operations & Development, for more details.

2:00  Arrival & Seating
2:30  Introduction
2:45  Races 1, 2, 3, 4
3:15  Table Hop
3:45  Races 5, 6, 7, 8
4:15  Table Hop
4:30  Races 9, 10, 11
5:00  Silent Auction & Winners’ Circle Celebration

SandwichCake & Dufflet Pastries

DAVIDsTEA & Mill Street Brewery

Min-Tea Julep, Pina Cold-Tea-A, Hemingway’s Lawn Ornament, Berry Hot Tonic, Hot Poppy