Austin Influential Group Proudly Presents The Opulence Ball: Kavïat 24

Austin Influential Group proudly presents The Opulence Ball:  Kavïat 24, benefiting Austin Pets Alive! (, happening on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9:00pm – 1am at The North Door, 502 Brushy Street, Austin, TX.

From the grandiose and over-the-top phantasmagoria of the Baroque and Rococo to the immersive, hyper-saturated and vibrating glamour of disco, housed in the ever-influential and conscious-altering philosophy “be what you want to be” of Ball Culture, we bring to you our biggest creation to date; KAVÏAT 24! In benefit of Austin Pets Alive!, Austin Influential Group invites you to bear witness and forever scream your piece to not just dream it, but BE IT, at our 6th annual Opulence Ball! Come dressed to impress, transgress and express your wildest dreams of elegance and extravaganza and be seen in the styles of Baroque France, decadent Italian masquerade, Rococo brilliance, the hottest, slickest, and smoothest threads of disco or arrive in a married combination of them all!  The sky’s the limit! Can you dig it, madame and monsieurs?  At the heart of the chateau, we’ll present our largest and most grand parade of spectacle, flare, drama and theatre featuring a carefully selected showcase of Austin’s finest movers and shakers of Cabaret, Drag, Burlesque and one very special import of sensational proportions. This Valentine’s season, it may be larger than life . . . but it’s just the right size!

Event:  The Opulence Ball:  Kavïat 24

Date:  Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time:  9pm – 1am

Location:  The North Door, 502 Brushy Street, Austin, TX




You’re Invitation to The Opulence Ball: Silver Gild & Gold Dust

Step into Austin Influential Group Studios as they present their 5th installment: “Silver Gild & Gold Dust”, an homage to the Hollywood renaissance. Join them as they recapture the brilliance of its silver days and golden era in support of Austin Pets Alive! Reminiscent of Hollywood’s heyday, the crystal clear sound of Austin’s own, The Hollywood Revue, shall be the soundtrack of this timeless evening. Of jazz and swing, serenade and swoon, dance the night away on our studio’s ballroom set, to be immortalized as the “waltz of all times”. Delivering command performances, Austin’s top talents in burlesque, the siren song and cabaret shall grace the center stage of this production, displaying the best in show of classic Hollywood’s crowning elements. Featuring a grand red carpet entrance, elegant cocktails, open dessert bar, glamorous photo booth, 1940s retro cigar lounge and a silent cinema broadcasting “Singing in the Rain”. Who cares about getting their name up in lights when they can have it written in the stars?  This Valentine’s season, strike a pose and get ready for your close-up!

Event:  The Opulence Ball:  Silver Gild & Gold Dust

Date:  Saturday, February 11, 2017

Time:  9pm – 1am

Location:  Swan Dive, 615 Red River Street, Austin, TX





You’re Invited to The Opulence Ball: Harlem Heat

Austin Influential Group proudly presents a combination of hot times to be had in this cold town.  A Harlem Night merged with Afro-Latin flair in homage to The Cotton Club and the colorful indulgence of Cuban nightlife.  Dance the night away to hot jazz performed by the 8-piece orchestra TIBURON.  Swoon to heavy voices and be overcome in awe with raucous dances of talented movers and shakers.  Taking center stage, Austin’s cream of the crop of talented African-American singers and “dames de cocao”, along with Latin fringed follies and steel magnolias, to motivate and excite with features from the City of Lights to the Pearl of the Caribbean.  Featuring elegant cocktails, complimentary dessert bar, Havana Cigar Lounge, Art Nouveau Casino Parlor and a silent cinema broadcasting the film “Idlewild”.  On this Valentine’s Day, in the midst of a cold embrace of a Winter’s kiss, we’re going to make it hot and make it loud.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

8pm – 12am

Swan Dive, 615 Red River Street, Austin, TX

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Presenting The Secret Society Ball: La Belle Époque, Benefiting Austin Pets Alive

Austin Influential Group is proud to present The Secret Society Ball: La Belle Époque, benefiting Austin Pets Alive! This year, we celebrate YOU, beauty and love in a lush English Bordello at the end of the Victorian and Edwardian Era. Come experience a romantic Valentine’s evening of gilded proportions. Grand red carpet entrance, a plush Victorian Parlor in which to mingle and sample masterful cocktails, Tarot card readings by a mystical spiritualist, dazzling and exuberant cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and aerial spectacles, and featuring the fanciful musical stylings of the band, Chico Chico, who will have guests dancing the night away to early 1900s gypsy jazz and blues vintage croons. Enjoy an exquisite dessert bar and passed champagne. Celebrate this night of Eros and Aphrodite and come dressed to impress under the influences of the Victorian Era, France’s crimson creation — The Moulin Rouge, and the classic tales of Steampunk, created in the mid and late 1900s, set during this illustrious industrial era. Be transported back to a time when beauty became the new champagne and indulgence was always the cake of choice!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Swan Dive – 615 Red River St., Austin, TX

9pm – 1am

Tickets:  The Secret Society Ball: La Belle Époque

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 Video:  The Secret Society Ball 2014

The Secret Society Ball: La Belle Époque“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return” – Nat King Cole“Belle Époque” — French for “The Age of Beauty” dating from around 187…
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Come Experience Dream of the Red Chamber: Salome

By Candice Johnson, Austin Influential Group

Austin Influential Group presents a royal benefit supporting Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Dream of the Red Chamber: Salome. Be transported ages back in time to the days of emperors, kings, queens, Gods and Goddesses to enjoy stellar cocktails, Turkish coffee, tarot readings, a misty hookah lounge, belly dancers, cabaret, burlesque and an electrifying musical performance by Austin’s premier global ensemble, Atash. Dream of the Red Chamber: Salome promises to provide a feast for all the senses, evoking visions of a secret opium den hidden along the ancient Silk Road and designed for your modern day pleasure in a luxurious space.

Dream of the Red Chamber: Salome will take place at Swan Dive on October 18th at 9pm. Tickets are available here, including VIP upgrade packages to enhance the experience.

Are you prepared for this evening of luxury, decadence, and the splendor of the Ancient World?
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