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Welcome to the 2019 Globe Gala Online Auction

An exciting array of unique experiences, carefully curated to astound and entertain at every turn. Treat yourself and your lucky loved ones with a memorable voyage to some of the world's most exhilarating locations. Support The Old Globe while you create the experience of a lifetime.

Bidding is open until 11:55 p.m. on the night of the Gala, September 21, 2019. Register to bid through Bidding Owl, our auction service, by clicking Login/Register in the auction site below.

In addition to this fabulous online auction, there will be a live auction the night of the Gala featuring incredible, one-of-a-kind opportunities. Click here to get a sneak preview!

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Live Auction—Available Only at the Gala

The one-of-a-kind experiences below will only be available during a live auction at the Gala on September 21, 2019. To purchase Gala tickets, contact Events Director Eileen Prisby at (619) 684-4146 or email at eprisby@TheOldGlobe.org.

THE FAST AND THE LUXURIOUS: THERMAL CLUB RACING

It’s luxury from start to finish line at the uber-private Thermal Club. Step behind the wheel of an M-series BMW and you and seven friends will enjoy racing across three stunning racing circuits at the ultimate private motorsport club and community resort accessible only to owners. The winner will take a party of 8 on a private plane provided by Silver Air (traveling from McClennan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad) to enjoy a sumptuous lunch in the Clubhouse and all-day racing. An unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience.

PRIVATE DINNER WITH WORLD-RENOWNED WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER AMOS NACHOUM AT THE SHEKHTER HOME

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a private dinner for eight guests at Jean and Gary Shekhter’s beautiful Wallace Cunningham contemporary home with award-winning underwater still photographer, daring world expeditioner, and TED Talk lecturer, Amos Nachoum, President of BigAnimals Expeditions and the subject of a recent documentary. Enjoy a gourmet catered meal while Mr. Nachoum regales you with stories of his adventures of swimming with polar bears in Canada, scuba diving with crocodiles in Botswana, and tracking snow leopards across Ladakh, India. Don't miss out on this chance to meet this foremost ocean conservationist and leading underwater explorer and guide! Winner receives a signed original photograph (valued up to $45,000).

LUXURY TRAVEL TO THE BRANDO IN FRENCH POLYNESIA AND LOUIS VUITTON DUFFLE

All-inclusive trip for two to The Brando, voted the “Best Resort in the World” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. An exquisite luxury resort located in French Polynesia on the breathtaking private island of Tetiaroa and bought by Marlon Brando in the 1960s, The Brando is surrounded by a pristine aqua-blue lagoon and is designed to reflect the richness of Polynesian lifestyles and cultures. The resort features 35 ultra-private deluxe villas, each with its own private beach and plunge pool; international fine-dining experiences; spa; organic garden; library; and beach bar. The private flight transports you to Tahitian paradise, and its under-the-radar seclusion is enjoyed by celebrities Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, and former President Barack Obama. So don your sunglasses and leave your cares on the mainland—and travel in style with a gorgeous Louis Vuitton duffle. (All airfare included.)

PAMPLEMOUSSE DINNER FOR 24

Treat yourself and your special guests to a decadent three-course dining experience in the Cow Palace private room for 24 people with Executive Chef and Owner Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille. This exclusive dinner comes complete with wine pairings from Jeff's private cellar, with gorgeous table décor by Blush Botanicals, our creative florists for this evening’s Gala. Valid until September 30, 2020. Does not include tax and gratuity.