Transport back to the Jazz Age this weekend while helping raise funds for a great cause!

The Evergreen Museum & Library and Johns Hopkins University are hosting A Diplomatic Affair this Saturday May 12 at Evergreen Museum & Library (4545 North Charles Street Baltimore).

Join friends and members of Evergreen Museum & Library for a night of Jazz Age glamor inspired by Ambassador John Work Garrett and his wife Alice Warder Garrett’s embrace of Internationalism.

This elegant soiree will transport guests back to 1918, when the end of the Great War signaled a resumption of cultural exchange and the emergence of an aspirational new world order based on international cooperation.

Arrive to the sweet strains of strolling musicians and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the house. Then alight to the Carriage House for a seated dinner of French cuisine, dessert, trivia contests, a silent auction, and live performances by chanteuse Deborah Saunders, emcee Scott Sedar, and an enchanting Mata Hari-esque dancer. Black-tie optional, diplomatic chic encouraged.

Ticket prices vary and can be purchased online at

Don’t miss this extraordinary evening!

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