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Happy hour aids in preparation for Pointe in Time Ball

| Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
John Altdorfer
Tim and Audrey Fisher at their Strip District loft during Wine Gathering Party to benefit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.
John Altdorfer
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater artistic director Terrence Orr with PBT executive director Harris Ferris during the Wine Gathering Party at the Strip District loft of Tim and Audrey Fisher to benefit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.
John Altdorfer
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater dancers Julia Erickson, Caitlin Peabody and Danielle Downey during the Wine Gathering Party at the Strip District loft of Tim and Audrey Fisher to benefit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.

Tim andAudrey Fisher's sprawling, Strip District loft was the place to be on Oct. 2, when a contingent of the beautiful people came ready to uncork a happy hour specially designed to support Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Serving as a precursor to it s Pointe in Time Ball in November, “The Wine Gathering” encouraged the likes of ball chairs Sandy andBill Lambert, Steve and Peggy McKnight, Becky Torbin,Dawn Fleischner, and Colleen andDenny Travis to bring a bottle of their favorite red or white that would, in turn, be donated to the Ball.

“How fortunate are we in a moderate city to have a world-class ballet?” Tim Fisher asked.

Meanwhile, as Etta Cox soundtracked the evening, artistic director Terrence Orr reflected on the past 17 years with the PBT as company dancers milled about.

“It's a lot easier going out and doing it yourself than watching others,” said Orr, a former dancer. “I get so nervous for them.”

Kate Benz is the social columnist for Trib Total Media and can be reached at kbenz@tribweb.com or 412-380-8515.

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