BLACK-TIE BASH CHANNELS THE SPIRIT OF PUERTO RICO
Things will be heating up at the InterContinental Buckhead on Oct. 1 when the hotel hosts the annual Latin Fever Ball. This festive black-tie gala, which is always celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month, takes over the hotel’s Windsor Ballroom for a night of Latin-themed entertainment, with a focus this year on the people and culture of Puerto Rico, affectionately known as La Isla del Encanto (The Isle of Enchantment).
In a spectacular setting decked out to reflect the charms of historic Old San Juan, revelers will dance to a rousing soundtrack of Latin beats by the band Orquesta Nova Sound, sit down to a three-course meal of gourmet Puerto Rican eats, and sip a signature cocktail inspired by the tropical flavors of the island. The highlight of the night is La Hora Loca, or the Crazy Hour, a carnival-like period in which guests don hats and masks and wave glow sticks while stilt walkers and other performers hype up the crowd. The festivities at the rollicking event—a fundraiser for the Latin American Association— also include a silent and live auction featuring epicurean dinners and luxury travel packages. – Jill Becker
Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m.
3315 Peachtree Rd N.E.