We’re back…IVY returns from the holiday with a slew of fantastic events across the country. First up, it’s Art Basel—one of the world’s top Art Fairs, held annually in Miami—and IVY has lots of access for members. Be sure to check out our IVY Art Pass, which gets you VIP entry to some of the top fairs throughout the week.

And, of course, we also have our own party at Art Basel: the IVY Innovator Sunset Celebration at PULSE Miami Beach Fair. We’re celebrating innovation! IVY members, VIPs, and past IVY Innovator Award winners and finalists will gather for a sunset cocktail party at PULSE’s café overlooking the ocean. It’s going to be quite the evening, so be sure to snag your ticket before they’re all gone.

In New York, we have an Ideas Night with New York Times-Bestselling Author and Happiness Expert Gretchen Rubin. (You probably know her from her brilliant book The Happiness Project.) She’s back with a new book Better Than Before on reinventing your habits, and she’s sharing all of her inspiring ideas and her incredible energy with IVY members.

This week, we also have loads of cultural happenings (literally) all across the country. Check out these diverse events:

In Boston, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, cult-classic A Confederacy of Dunces comes to the stage in a hilarious wild ride! The show stars Nick Offerman, who’s best known as a stand-up comedian and, of course, in his role as Ron Swanson on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. We’re fully prepared to laugh out loud.

In New York, we’re heading to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a performance that the U.S. Congress calls “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world.” (It will be both essential and beautifully entertaining.)

In D.C., the Multi-Platinum Singer/Songwriter/Producer Ben Folds joins the National Symphony Orchestra for an incredible performance at The Kennedy Center. As a solo artist, Folds has collaborated with diverse musicians such as William Shatner, Regina Spektor, and “Weird Al” Yankovic, and recently served as a judge on NBC’s The Sing-Off. (He’s a very big deal.)

In San Francisco, we’re heading to the Exploratorium After Dark for a “GLOW”-themed evening. Armed with cocktails, IVY members will bask in the mesmerizing gleams of special artworks and installations, take a shine to illuminating films and exhibits, and show their sparkle with other scintillating evening activities.

And, finally, in Los Angeles, we’re seeing the wildly inventive artwork of Kenny Scharf at the Hammer Museum. Few other artists have appropriated popular culture as inventively as Kenny Scharf, whose works riff on everything from the Jetsons and Flintstones to the nuclear family itself. This artwork is going to be unlike any you’ve ever seen before…

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