Transformer’s "Heartbreaker's Ball" is the perfect Valentine's Day party for art lovers who want to have a sweet time.If you love innovative and avant-garde modern art, then you should check out Transformer’s Heartbreaker's Ball on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Comet Ping Pong! This unique event will feature a photo booth, body painting, tarot carding readings, custom cocktails and beer, an ice cream and dessert bar, DJs and live music, and the work of more than 40 Washington, D.C., artists! Heartbreaker’s Ball has all the makings of an über-cool hipster art party and is for a good cause as proceeds will go towards Transformer’s efforts in supporting the continued work and promotion of local artists and providing the community with artistic explorations and future events and exhibits.
While the ball will be a chance for art lovers to get their art fix while enjoying food and libations, the event will also feature some cool dance music for those who like to shake their groove thang to a set of some funky “genre-non-comforming” club and bass music (house/hip-hop mixes) by DJ Ayes Cold. DJ Ayes Cold is a regular in the DJ booth at many of D.C.’s most well-regarded dance clubs and venues, such as U-Street Music Hall, 18th Street Lounge, and Tropicalia. She is the weekly host and resident DJ of the Line Hotel and Full Service Radio’s Friday Community Podcast “Local Support.” [caption id="attachment_7047" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Courtesy of Line Hotel[/caption] The regular host to punk rock shows and album parties, Comet Ping Pong is the ideal place to host an event such as Heartbreaker's Ball. This “Hipster Heavy” Northwest pizza joint serves gourmet pies (which many swear is the best pizza in town!) and on normal business days has ping pong tables that patrons can use for free. A few of the ping pong tables may be moved aside to make room for dancing during Heartbreaker's Ball, however, the fun and relaxed vibe of the place will no doubt still be present. [caption id="attachment_7048" align="aligncenter" width="990"] courtesy of 10best.com[/caption] Tickets to Heartbreaker's Ball are $35 per person ($60 per couple), which includes cocktails, brews, the ice cream and dessert bar, and party favors, which include the photo booth, portraits by artists, tarot card readings, and more. The party starts at 8 p.m. and goes until midnight. Tickets and more information (including VIP ticket info) are available on Eventbrite. For more info about Transformer and future art exhibits, visit the nonprofit’s website.