Masquerade Ball - AANM Annual Gala

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 

Reception 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m.

Westin Book Cadillac, 1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 


Please join the Friends of the Arab American National Museum (AANM) Committee for a sumptuous Masquerade Ball in Detroit’s premier luxury hotel, the historic Westin Book Cadillac. The AANM Gala is the signature annual celebration of AANM’s singular role as the first and only museum to tell the Arab American story. This exclusive event, which historically funds 30% of AANM’s education programming, salutes a resurgent Detroit and its vibrant Arab American community with a fete of unparalleled elegance, featuring excellence in dining and entertainment. 

Sayyid Al Tarab, Elias Karam, will electrify the audience, providing an incredible soundtrack for an evening of revelry. Listen to his music HERE.  

Karam is a Syrian Singer from Al-Hasakah who began his career by learning to play to oud from his father and has never stopped playing and performing. Inspired by Wadih El Safi, he wrote his first song at the age of 16 and has been playing professionally since his 20's.

Many superstars of the Arab World have performed his music, including Wael Kfoury, Assala and Sabah, for whom he wrote the musical Kamz El-Ostoura. His musical career has taken him across the Arab World, Europe and North America and his virtuosity has earned him the moniker Sayyid Al Tarab.

Guest information

Valet is available at a discounted rate for the Masquerade Ball. Drop-off is located at the Westin Book Cadillac main enterance at 114 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI. The discounted rate of $10.00 is paid at pick-up at the valet stand at this entrance. Mention the Arab American National Museum to receive the discount. Valet staff will direct you to the pick-up location on Michigan Ave. Complimentary coat check is also available.


Special Thanks to our generous sponsors




Sharif Hussein
& Pascale Eid



Mr. & Mrs. Ghassan and Manal Saab


Dr. & Mrs. Marwan & Samia Haddad 

Michel & Hilda Ansara 

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 

Mr. and Mrs. Ahmad and Michelle Chebbani

CIG Corporation

Dr. & Mrs. Walid & Rasha Demashkieh

Dr. & Mrs. Ayman & Abir Haidar

Mr. & Mrs. Troy & Raghad Farah 

Intraco Corporation 

Dr. & Mrs. Ibrahim & Therese Jarjoura

MA Engineering

McLaren Port Huron 


Muaiad & Aida Shihadeh Trust 

Safiedine Oil 

Dr. & Mrs. Faysal & Rajaa Saksouk 

Dr. & Mrs. Ghiath and Lama Tayeb

University of Michigan – Flint

West Second Street Associated - Troy and Raghad Farah




13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126 - Phone (313) 582-AANM (2266) A Project of ACCESS