The 3Rivers Arts first annual Masquerade Ball Gala will take place on Friday, Nov. 9, at Devens Common Center from 6 to 11 p.m. The event theme is a twist on 2012's end of the Mayan calendar, celebrating new beginnings and the launch of a new era of arts and culture in the region. Guests are invited to wear their own mask, or to purchase a handmade mask at the door.

The night's events include a cocktail reception with signature Tres Rios cocktails, a seated dinner with a Mayan flair, pop-up art gallery, silent auction, "end-of-the-world" photo booth, and plenty of dancing and mingling. Dinner tickets for the event are sold out; however, a number of party tickets ($30) are still available to enjoy the after-dinner events and dancing from 9 to 11 p.m.

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