Support the Arts With a Snowball Fight

The seventh annual JUNK fundraiser is Saturday. Think Diner en Blanc, but with dance routines and a drag show.


Tickets are on sale for Snowball, an annual fundraiser supporting choreographer Brian Sanders’ inventive dance-theater company, JUNK. This year the party is happening at Bok in South Philly on Saturday, January 28th, with the theme “Get Pelted.” And while there will be an award for most creative pelt, it’s also a white party, and also has a 1940s swing theme, so do with that combination as you will. 

Saxophonist Max Swan and the funk rock You do You band, along with DJs Carl Michaels and Sharyn Stone, will provide the music and drag queen Iris Spectre will be performing. You’ll also get to see a sneak peak of JUNK’s upcoming shows, including My Funny Bone, premiering in the spring, and On Our Backs, a site-specific piece created for the next Philly Fringe Festival. VIP ticket holders get access to a performance by Pennsylvania Ballet dancers Aaron Anker and Michael Holden.

The party organizers are promising white drinks, white hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and white décor to go with your white clothes, plus a luge ice sculpture that’s a statue of one of the JUNK dancers and, in keeping with Snowball tradition, a three-minute indoor snowball fight where you can expect to “Get Pelted” with white snowballs. But if you do, you’ll stay warm in your white pelt.

Tickets are $35, or $75 to take advantage of the open bar. You can also spring for the VIP option ($150 per person, $250 for a couple), which comes with an earlier entry, the ballet performance, and the open bar. Students and ticket buyers ages 18-20 pay $25; you can’t come if you’re under 18.

This video is a little old, but it will give you an idea of what to expect if you haven’t been to Snowball before.

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