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Discovery Ball spends a night in Pompeii to benefit Science Center
Discovery Ball spends a night in Pompeii to benefit Science Center

The event: The Discovery Ball, benefiting the California Science Center Foundation, celebrated the West Coast premiere of “Pompeii: The Exhibition.” It was one of L.A.’s most elaborate black-tie bashes, raising nearly $1.2 million for the California Science Center’s educational exhibits and programs. The scene: Torch-toting, bare-chested centurions, a mime made up as a fountain and toga-clad women nibbling on clusters of grapes evoked the ambiance of ancient Pompeii at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. After soaking in the spectacle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, guests previewed the impressive exhibition of sculptures, frescoes and...

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