The Mahwah Museum will host the Les Paul 99th Birthday Gala 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Trustees Pavilion at Ramapo College. A live and silent auction will be held, offering an array of special guitars and music memorabilia, in addition to live entertainment by the Les Paul Trio and a raffle drawing of autographed guitars and pick guards.
The live auction will include a Hofner bass guitar and pick guard signed by Paul McCartney, one Fender Squire solid-body electric guitar autographed by Pete Townshend and a second with an autograph by Chuck Berry on the pick guard. For a full list of auction items and information about online bidding, visit mahwah museum.org. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and light fare will be provided. Tickets ($25 for both the gala and raffle) are available 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike; at Robbie’s Music on Route 17 north; at Devon Fine Jewelry in Wyckoff; at Alto’s Music on Route 59 in Airmont, N.Y.; and online at mahwahmuseum.org.