What are you doing NYE?


It seems early, but it’s only 8 weeks away!  Please consider attending the Crystal Ball: A Masked Affair this year.

Ring in 2011 With A Night of Mystery and Intrigue
The Crystal Ball: A Masked Affair
An Evening You Will Never Forget
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ Epic Event Center

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (November 8, 2010) – As the clock strikes
midnight this New Year’s Eve, immerse yourself in a world of spellbinding
spectacles and colorful couture during The Crystal Ball 2011: A Masked
Affair at Epic Event Center. Arrive in your finest New Year’s Eve attire and
if you wish, disguise and beguile fellow revelers as you masquerade through
the ball, into the wee hours of the night. Take in the sultry sights that
surround you: opulent atmosphere, mystifying masks, aerialists soaring high
above, fire performers, mannequins come to life, thumping dance beats, live
entertainment and an Avant Garde Fashion Show and local design
competition produced by Ignite Models. This will be unlike any New Year’s
Event you’ve attended before, and will surely be an evening you will never

Masks are highly encouraged but not required to attend The Crystal
Ball 2011: A Masked Affair. This will be the sixth-annual Crystal Ball New
Year’s Eve event, and each year it’s the most talked about and well-attended
21+ NYE Event in Minnesota. This is the first year The Crystal Ball will take
place at Epic Event Center, conveniently located in the heart of downtown
Minneapolis, and it promises to be the most unique and exciting New Year’s
Eve bash in the Twin Cities.

Ignite Models will saunter down the runway wearing Colorful Couture
from some of the most talented Twin Cities designers accompanied by
Mystifying Masks provided by Twin Cities Magic and Costume Shop. There
will also be a local Designer Challenge where six finalists, selected based on
their sketches, will compete to create the most unique and well-made
modern masquerade ensemble. A cash prize will be given to the winner after
the panel of illustrious celebrity judges choose their favorite modern
masquerade design. This enchanting evening will feature several
performance artists, aerialists, fire dancers and live mannequin installations,
with many more surprises in store, including an impressive line-up of local
DJ talent.

Doors for this intriguing affair will open at 8:00 for VIP guests, who
will enjoy an array of tantalizing hors d’ oeuvres and delectable desserts.
Masquerade guests can start their sultry evening at 9:00 pm and the
Runway Show will begin promptly at 10:00 pm. Advance tickets start at $25
for GA and $40 for VIP, with prices going up after Thanksgiving. Tickets are
available at http://www.vitalvinyl.com and http://www.epicmpls.com. There
are limited VIP booth bottle service packages available by calling

Revelers can celebrate safely by booking a room downtown at the
Crowne Plaza – all ticket holders will receive a discount on hotel rooms there
by giving the promotion code “The Crystal Ball”. The Crowne Plaza and Epic
Event Center are both conveniently located near light rail stops to ensure a
safe celebration for all Crystal Ball attendees.

Epic Event Center is located at 110 North Fifth Street, Minneapolis,
MN. For general questions about the event and/or venue, please call
612.332.3742. For VIP booth and bottle service reservations, please call
612.968.6636. For more info, please visit: http://www.epicmpls.com.


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