Opening night of Arcadia Performing Arts Center honors philanthropists Alan and Sandy Whitman
The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation opens its 2018-19 season with nine-time Billboard Jazz Charts legend and Grammy Award-winner Steve Tyrell on Sept. 22 at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center.
The Star Party Gala supports the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation’s mission of fundraising for the performing arts center, arts education in the schools, and cultural programming in the region. The VIP red carpet experience features concert tickets plus appetizers donated by local restaurants, four-course dinner, premiere silent auction, and private meet-and-greet in the venue’s outdoor courtyard. Following dinner, VIP will join general guests in the Center’s state-of-the art concert hall for the gala concert.
Dinner catering is provided by Danielson Creations. The menu features lemon chicken with capers, slow-cooked beef brisket, light alfredo penne with vegetables, roasted vegetables in mushroom compote, spring salad, and dinner rolls. Cheese and fruit table, Poke Bar, LBK Pizza, Six2Six cookies, and Merengue Bakery delicacies were donated to the event. Silent auction items include exclusive donations from St. John Couture, Swarovski, Kate Spade, Delta Airlines and many more sponsors.
Star Party Gala was organized by committee chairs Christine Lee and Patty Soldo, and honors philanthropists Alan and Sandy Whitman. Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, Los Angeles 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Arcadia Mayor Sho Tay, and Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation’s Jim Romo have been invited to present certificates to the honoree.
Red carpet VIP begins at 5 p.m. and the gala concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For more details and ticket information, please visit arcadiapaf.org/star-party or call the box office at (626) 821-1781. Tickets range from $20 for mezzanine to $300 for VIP.