Berets and bongos were everywhere at di Rosa’s beatnik-inspired 10th Annual Benefit Art Auction. The crazy scene began in the Main Gallery with a jaw-dropping performance by Conspiracy of Beards and a superb dinner accompanied by the sounds of The Real Jazz Trio. The event moved to the tented courtyard with a parade of go-go dancers and drummers from Cosmos Percussion Orchestra. Auctioneer Greg Quiroga ordered bidders “Don’t be square. Put your paddles in the air” for live lots including some of the 45 works donated by notable Bay Area artists. Spirited bidding in the Silent Auction led to dancing to the lounge sounds of Project Pimento. A groovy time was had by all the hepcats.
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