GIDGET'S Glamorous Beach Party
Honoring Yolanda Valle-Perry

Gathering for the Grand Gala Gidget’s Glamorous Beach Party

This event is SOLD OUT! If you have questions or if you need to modify tickets that you already have, please contact Andrew Aragon at Grand Vision (310) 833-4813 during regular work hours M-F 9:30am-5:30pm. Thank you!

The 2024 Gathering for the Grand Gala will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 5 PM at the Palos Verdes Golf Club located at 3301 Vía Campesina in Palos Verdes Estates.

The guest of honor is Yolanda Valle-Perry, a San Pedro native who grew up loving the Warner Grand Theatre and Cabrillo Beach. She was an early supporter and advocate for Grand Vision, garnering the community’s support to revitalize the Warner Grand Theatre and re-energize the downtown community through the arts. 

The theme, “GIDGET’S Glamorous Beach Party,” reflects Yolanda’s love of the beach with a nod to the 1959 Sandra Dee film. Dress up in your best beach-inspired gala-wear, celebrate the Warner Grand’s long-awaited $15 million renovation, enjoy tiki drinks, and party to retro surfer music!

Special appearance by Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman, the real-life inspiration for the character of Gidget from the 1957 novel that inspired the movie. Meet the legend who spread the surf craze through the nation.

Requested dress: “glamorous” – think resort evening wear, yacht party, summer cocktail attire – no bathing suits, please! Click here for outfit ideas.

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Proceeds benefit Grand Vision’s Love the Lobby Campaign to restore the Warner Grand Theatre’s main lobby, live music at the Grand Annex and Meet the Music, our music education that serves 3,000 schoolchildren each year.

Menu Details  All meals include rolls with butter, salad, dessert, coffee, and tea.

Entrée Choices:

  • Roasted Salmon
  • Braised Short Ribs
  • Grilled Vegetable Risotto


$200 for Grand Vision members, $210 for non-members