Desert Botanical Garden Presents: Moonlight Masquerade, a new event celebrating David Rogers' Big Bugs

August 10, 2011


John Sallot
Phone: 480 481.8101


The Desert Botanical Garden goes incognito with it’s first ever masquerade ball, Moonlight Masquerade, celebrating David Roger’s Big Bugs exhibit. Dave Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit features 10 over-sized insect sculptures including ants, a praying mantis, dragon fly, spider and web, grasshopper, lady bug, damsel fly and assassin bug.  

Guests are encouraged to dress the part and wear bug or butterfly themed masks while they explore the Garden and the Big Bugs under starry skies.  Along the trails will be “Do You Dare” stations where unique confections and curiosities will be available.  Fabulous Foods Fine Catering and Events will be providing gourmet cuisine as well.  A welcome cocktail is included with the ticket and full cash bars are also available.
Entertainment includes the World Beats of DJ Seduce, music by Big Nick and the Gila Monsters, Beta State and Super Stereo, as well as  burlesque performances by Scandalesque.

All proceeds from ticket sales directly benefit the Desert Botanical Garden. 

Friday, September 30, 2011
6 – 10 p.m.


Desert Botanical Garden (in Papago Park)
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ  85008

TICKETS: Members: $55 / General Public: $60

Big Bugs Brunch is designed for children 12 years and under. Tickets are for one day only, Saturday OR Sunday / November 5 OR November 6.  Open seating. Tickets are limited. Advance ticket purchase required. No refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased.


  • Order tickets online
  • Call 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekends)
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)


Moonlight Masquerade is a 21 or older event; proper identification will be required to be admitted. No exceptions. Children will not be admitted, even if parent or guardian is present.

Sponsored in part by aloft Hotel – Phoenix Airport, Classic Party Rentals, JJ’s Brownies, Phoenix Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Latest Craze Productions, The Cake Lady, Butter Me Cupcakery and Yellow Cab.


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