Ever wanted to help protect the environment — by spending your money on VIP tickets to a Christina Aguilera concert? Come April, pop music fans and fine art collectors alike will be able to do something along those lines by bidding in the first green charitable auction put on by art business Christie’s International.
Christie’s International, the world’s leading art business, announced “A Bid to Save the Earth” Green Auction. This first-of-its-kind charity auction will take place on April 22, 2010 to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The Evening Sale event will be held at Christie’s, Rockefeller Center, New York and be carried live globally via Christie’s LIVE™.
Proceeds will be split up between four esteemed environmental nonprofits: Conservation International, Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council, and The Central Park Conservancy. All four beneficiary organizations are 4-Star rated by CharityNavigator.org, its highest rating for not-for-profit organizations.
A Bid to Save the Earth has two parts: A month-long online auction and a one-night, star-studded evening sale event on Earth Day. The Evening Sale will be a star-studded event with top celebrities serving on the Green Auction Host Committee that includes: Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Tobey Maguire, François-Henri Pinault, Salma Hayek, Bob Fisher, Candice Bergen, Ed Norton, Evelyn Lauder, Alec Baldwin, Zaha Hadid, Brooke Shields, and Matt Lauer
Won’t be at that glitzy event? Watch it live online at Christies.com, or participate in the online auction at ABidtoSavetheEarth.org, which will also feature some celeb experiences — like premier tickets to Cameron Diaz’s new movie The Green Hornet, lunch with Vera Wang, and a private cooking lesson with eco-chef Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley — as well as major works from artists including Keith Tyson, Maya Lin, Subodh Gupta, and Olafur Eliasson.
Christie’s is even waiving its cut, so all proceeds will go to the eco-nonprofits. Bidding for those items begin April 8 and will run through May 6; sign up for the green auction’s email list for a reminder to bid closer to date.
Spend the Day on the Set with Hugh Jackman this Summer
You know him as a talented actor, dancer, singer, producer, "Sexiest Man Alive," fabulous awards show host, Broadway star (what can't he do?)...now meet Hugh Jackman as you and a guest spend the day on the set of Real Steel in Michigan in summer 2010.
Hugh Jackman has starred in a long list of hit films, including Australia, X-Men, The Prestige, Scoop, The Fountain, and more. His combination of talent and sexiness ensures success every time. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you and a guest.
Donated by: Hugh Jackman
Terms: Valid for two people. Transportation, airfare and hotel accommodations are not included. Please note that winner and guest are subject to screening.
Have Lunch with Vera Wang at The Mercer Kitchen in NYC Followed by a Trip to the Vera Wang Boutique with a $10,000 Gift Certificate
Includes: lunch with Vera Wang at The Mercer Kitchen in NYC followed by a trip to the Vera Wang boutique with a $10,000 gift cerficiate. This lunch is valid for one person and is based on a mutually agreeable time.
Known around the world as the premier authority on wedding gown design and wedding accessories, high end designer Vera Wang has been an integral part of putting American fashion on the map. Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lunch with the famed designer PLUS enjoy a fabulous $10,000 shopping spree at her boutique. Life does not get any sweeter for a fashionista!
Donated by: Vera Wang
Terms: This is valid for one person. The boutique is located at 158 Mercer St, right across from the Mercer Kitchen. Vera will accompany the shopper for part of the shopping experience and it should be redeemed within one year of the close of the auction.
Attend the Highly Anticipated Premiere of The Green Hornet, Staring Cameron Diaz and Seth Rogen
Includes: 2 tickets plus after party passes to the premiere of The Green Hornet, courtesy of Cameron Diaz. Premiere will be in LA in June, 2010. Exact date and location TBD. Must be at least 10 years old to attend.
Donated by: Cameron Diaz
Terms: Includes: 2 tickets plus after party passes to the premiere of The Green Hornet, courtesy of Cameron Diaz. Premiere will be in LA in June, 2010. Exact date and location TBD. Must be at least 10 years old to attend.
2 VIP Tickets to the Christina Aguilera Concert of Your Choice!
Includes: Includes: 2 VIP tickets to the Christina Aguilera concert of your choice. Her tour will take place in 2010 and dates have not yet been released. Winner can choose concert date, based on availability.
Singer, songwriter, performer, producer, perfumer...is there anything Christina Aguilera hasn't done, and done exceedingly well? One of the most accomplished performers of the last decade, she has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, achieved four #1 singles on the Billboard hot 100 chart, and has won four Grammy Awards and a Latin Grammy Award, as well as two top five albums in the United States. She has collaborated with other great artists including Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli, Sean "Diddy" Combs and most recently, the legendary Tony Bennett.
Take this opportunity to watch Christina Aguilera perform from VIP seats.
Donated by: Christina Aguilera
Terms: Includes: Includes: 2 VIP tickets to the Christina Aguilera concert of your choice. Her tour will take place in 2010 and dates have not yet been released. Winner can choose concert date, based on availability.
Have Lunch with David Duchovny on the Set of Californication
Includes: a set visit to Californication plus lunch with David Duchovny. The show shoots in LA from April to June 2010. Scheduling will be based upon production schedule on a mutually convenient date. Must be 18 years old or older. Valid for 2 people.
David Duchovny is a Golden Globe Award-winning American television and film actor perhaps best known for his role as Fox Mulder on The X-Files. Duchovny currently plays Hank Moody, a troubled novelist in Showtime's series Californication.
Hank relocates to LA after his acclaimed book is optioned. It later becomes a crappy romantic comedy, which sparks a horrible case of writer's block. He's struggling to get his career back on track with the help of his agent/best friend, raise his pre-teen daughter, all while pining for his ex-girlfriend, who is now engaged to another man. It may sound desperate, but he enjoys life and owns all his various vices drink, drugs and women with a refreshing sense of honesty and unapologetic candor. He's holding it together while falling apart, and he doesn't mind it one bit.
Donated by: David Duchovny
Terms: Includes: a set visit to Californication plus lunch with David Duchovny. The show shoots in LA from April to June 2010. Scheduling will be based upon production schedule on a mutually convenient date. Must be 18 years old or older. Valid for 2 people.
Enjoy 2 Tickets to the Polo Ralph Lauren Spring 2011 Fashion Show
Includes: 2 tickets to the Polo Ralph Lauren Spring 2011 fashion show. This is due to take place during Fall Fashion Week, September 16, 2010.
Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren has become the epitome of classic fashion. With product lines such as Polo/Ralph Lauren for Men, Ralph Lauren for Women, Double RL, Ralph Lauren Home, and even Ralph Lauren paint. It is Lauren's innovativeness, among many other traits of the model businessman, that has made him the founder, designer and chairman of a $900 million company. Not only was he the first fashion designer to have his own store, but he was the first to sell the whole lifestyle image that consumers flock to worldwide.
Be a part of the action and attend the Spring 2011 fashion show in NYC on September 16, 2010.
Donated by: Polo Ralph Lauren
Terms: Includes: 2 tickets to the Polo Ralph Lauren Spring 2011 fashion show. This is due to take place during Fall Fashion Week, September 16, 2010.
Be a Part of the Audience at The Rachael Ray Show (lol)
Includes: 2 tickets to be in the live studio audience of The Rachael Ray Show. The tickets must be used by April 2011 and they require one month’s notice for availability. All tickets must be used for the same show, and not split to be used more than once. All audience guests must be 16 years of age or older.
The hour-long show features a new programming format that allows audience members and special guests to participate and interact with Rachael Ray. In fewer than five years, Rachael Ray has radically changed the way America cooks dinner. Her perky-girl-next-door swagger, her catchphrases for techniques and her dinner ideology of simpler, less expensive and just in time have sold billions of books and placed her at the top of the talent love heap at the Food Network, which has changed its focus from information exchange to helpful encouragement.
Now is your chance to witness Rachael Ray in action firsthand-Bid now!
Donated by: Rachael Ray
Terms: Includes: 2 tickets to be in the live studio audience of The Rachael Ray Show. The tickets must be used by April 2011 and they require one month’s notice for availability. All tickets must be used for the same show, and not split to be used more than once. All audience guests must be 16 years of age or older.
There's also apparently something about falconry lessons and a private avatar screening, but I couldn't find any more info on those. =/
By the way, charitybuzz currently has a 'Heal Haiti' auction going on that has a ton of interesting celebrity memoribilia, you can check it out here:
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