Patrons party for museums in Balboa Park


The Patrons of the Prado hosted their 15th annual Gala Under the Stars on July 14 in Balboa Park with the theme California Dreamin’.

The Wayne Foster Orchestra paid musical tribute to the Beach Boys and Jersey Boys, while Chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille provided the dining fare. The special beneficiaries of 2012 included Mingei International Museum, Museum of Man, and Timken Museum of Art. This year’s co-chairs were Arlene Esgate, Jeanne Jones, Pam Palisoul, Sandy Redman, Lynne Wheeler and Ellen Zinn.