WHERE: Two Union Square
WHAT: The Butch Blum 40th anniversary celebrations continue with an outdoor benefit bash for a handful of local children's charities. Dress up, dance, drink, and help out the area's non-profit kids charities like Treehouse, The Denise Louie Education Center, and The Martinez Foundation who respectively serve foster children, low-income preschoolers and their families, and provide college scholarships to support and create equality.
The store's birthday bash kicks off with a Circle of Light patron pre-party on the third level complete with wines and whiskeys, bites from Sullivan's, a gift bag, valet parking, and a 15 percent off coupon for the store's merch. They're hopeful for celeb appearances from Seahawks and Mariners players like Doug Baldwin as well as jazz artist John Pizzarelli and local comedian Andrew Rivers.
The cost there: a $400 ticket for you and a guest, which also gets you in to the second phase of the fête.
The rest of the evening, dubbed Shine a Light, takes place a few floors below. Snag a ticket for this targeted timeslot for $40 and enjoy local appetizers from Aragona, a mini auction, a fashion show, live music, a martini bar, and 10 percent off any one item from the shop.
Finish the night with the official lighting of the new Butch Blum sign at the store around dusk.
WHEN: Friday, August 1; reception from 5:30 to 6:30 and celebrations from 6 to 8:30