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Spectacular Spring Gala featuring Vagabond Opera and Fishtank Ensemble

Join EPIC for the Spring Gala, Saturday April 14, 2012, a spectacular evening filled with entertainment featuring sizzling-hot bands Vagabond Opera and Fishtank Ensemble at the Arcata Community Center.

This is a not-to-be missed gala affair! The Arcata Community Center is being transformed into a vaudevillian atmosphere with belly dancers from the Ya Habibi Dance Company, performers from Dell’Arte, the Humboldt Fire Girls and two amazing bands! Talented six-piece, Portland, Oregon-based Vagabond Opera will be sure to impress with their European cabaret, vintage Americana, Balkan belly dance, neo-classical opera, and theatrical performance style! Fishtank Ensemble‘s ‘cross-pollinated’ Gypsy music will get you dancing, and Ursula Knudsen on the musical saw will complement and complete the evening’s entertainment.

The evening begins at 6pm with specialty cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, followed by a gourmet dinner served to your table by the Humboldt Fire Girls!

Dinner includes an organic spring green salad with glazed walnuts, grapes and apples, with Cypress Grove Chevre, blue cheese and a rose petal vinaigrette along with your choice of entrees: Organic lemon chicken with Humboldt honey, figs and olives, served with pearl couscous, grilled asparagus and roasted peppers; or grilled portobello and shitake mushrooms served with braised kale, and mixed greens over orzo with pinenuts and roasted spring vegetables, and a chocolate mocha cheesecake with hazelnuts and raspberries.

In order to provide a quality experience for the guests, there is limited and reserved seating for dinner only. Individual tickets for dinner and the show are $50, or you may reserve an entire table for you and seven of your friends!

At 8pm the doors open to the public for the music show, with many special guest musicians and dance performers! Specialty cocktails such as, Eternal Sunshines, Moroccan Cosmos, Classic Margaritas, along with local beer and wine will be available throughout the evening.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for students. Purchase your advance sale tickets to the show here, or purchase tickets in person at Wildberries Marketplace, Redway Liqour, or at the EPIC Office (145 G Street Arcata).

All proceeds from the evening benefit the Environmental Protection Information Center-EPIC.  EPIC works to ensure the national forests, state parks, private-industrial forests and rivers in Northwest California are managed to maximize their benefits for conservation.

For more information please contact EPIC at 707-822-7711.


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