Travel back in time at Rienzi’s annual Punch Party, a fall celebration featuring historic cocktails at Rienzi, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s center for European Decorative Arts. Partygoers can enjoy light bites, and sample 18th-century English cocktail recipes and modern punches concocted by Mongoose vs. Cobra, Houston’s favorite bar for beer and spirits.
The unique sounds of AMP’D, the contemporary quartet from Divisi Strings, will set the tone for socializing on Rienzi’s terrace or exploring the historic Camellia Gardens, where guests can create their own fancy-dress mask and snap photos in a carriage photobooth. When Friday, October 21, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive
Admission Admission is $35 per person or $30 for MFAH members, including punch, light bites, and complimentary valet parking. Guests must be 21 or older. Space is limited; purchase tickets in advance by visiting www.mfah.org/punchparty or calling 713.639.7800.
Background Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, is the former home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III. Opened to the public in 1999, Rienzi houses a substantial collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furniture, metalwork and an extensive holding of porcelain. Rienzi’s house and garden welcomes visitors each year for tours, family programs, lectures, concerts and a variety of special events.