Venetian Masked Ball with special guests Eddie Izzard and Renée Montagne

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Riviera Country Club 1250 Capri Drive Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Map and directions

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council (LAWAC) Venetian Masked Ball will take place on Saturday, December 1 at The Riviera Country Club. The black-tie fundraiser kicks off LAWAC’s 60th anniversary Diamond Jubilee year and will feature an evening of fine dining and dancing, as well as remarks from special guest Eddie Izzard, the highly acclaimed British comedian and EMMY Award-winning actor.

Izzard will be introduced by Renée Montagne, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition. The evening will also feature entertainment from Studio Zanni, a traditional Venetian Commedia dell’Arte troupe, and the Susie Hansen Latin Band. The event begins with a reception at 6:00pm followed by dinner and dancing at 7:00pm.

All guests are encouraged to embrace the spirit of the evening by wearing a mask. Italian import company Gioia is the official mask sponsor of LAWAC’s Venetian Masked Ball. Their handcrafted masks are available for purchase at

All tickets and table sponsorships are available now by contacting the LAWAC office at 213.628.2333 or by visiting their homepage, here.

Funds raised from ticket sales and Gioia mask purchases benefit LAWAC and its mission to educate Americans about foreign affairs and to enhance the international standing of the city of Los Angeles.