Ballet aficionados feted Ballet Hawaii’s 40th anniversary at its Rubies Gala, held at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Monarch Room. Guests gathered at the Pink Palace for cocktails, entertainment and photo-booth fun—complete with jewels (lots of rubies)—before dinner. The live and silent auctions offered up tickets to The Nutcracker; mini-concerts at the Hawaii Theatre Center, or club-level tickets at a Denver Broncos’ game. The scarlet-hued evening ended with many taking a spin on the dance floor, natch.


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Jessica Richardson, Maile Cooke, Natalie Smith