MOCA To Host a Celebration of Sangria, Literature and Dance This Friday

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Put on your best bathing suit and fanciest kaftan and head to MOCA. - MOCA TUCSON
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  • Put on your best bathing suit and fanciest kaftan and head to MOCA.
Tucson's Museum of Contemporary Art is putting on a fall fundraiser unlike any before. Thanks in part to the presence of the Mobile Pools, this unique event will be a poolside celebration of the arts in its many forms—after all, the beauty of contemporary art is its all encompassing nature.

The Salon / Synchro / Sangria certainly has a clever alliterative name down, but the museum fundraiser aims to deliver on all that name promises and more. The "Salon" portion comes in the form of a discussion with MOCA curator Jocko Weyland who will discuss the history of the Mobile Pools, which he helped conceptualize, and his new book Danny's Lot. The book is part photo essay and part narrative, looking at the early days of those dumpster pools and what they mean to adaptive reuse and contemporary art. 

As for the "Synchro," UCSB Theater & Dance doctoral candidate Yasmine Jahanmir will be performing at the event, and the "Sangria" comes courtesy of Penca's Bryan Eichhorst. With three different sangrias on the Penca menu regularly featuring tasty ingredients like Amontillado sherry, pennyroyal-infused pisco and a mirepoix shrub, you can be sure the sangria game will be strong at the MOCA. 

Hors d'oeuvre from Hotel Congress, Hamilton Distillers' Whiskey del Bac and Barrio Brewing's Barrio Blonde will also be served at the party, with additions from other event sponsors like Salon Salon and Atelier de LaFleur. The swanky shindig will allow attendees to mingle, sangria in hand, in their best "poolside chic." 

The Salon / Synchro / Sangria takes place at MOCA, located at 265 S. Church Ave., on Friday, September 11 from 6 until 9 p.m. Tickets for the fundraiser are $100 and you can find yours, along with more information, on the museum's website.

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