Hollywood Gala to benefit Bothwell

Arts Center offering sparkling star-studded night

Celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood while benefiting the arts in Livermore at a Saturday night fundraising gala at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Bothwell Arts Center.

Guests will make a grand entrance, strolling along the "Sunset Strip" to view its historic sights and visit the "Psychic to the Stars."

Encore Players will light up the West End with an "audition call and screen test," giving everyone a chance to read from a script of the "Maltese Falcon." Live music will be by the Golden Age Orchestra, led by Matt Finders and featuring jazz vocalist Karen Marguth.

A small plates buffet will be followed by dessert, and throughout the evening, Hollywood specialty drinks and punch bowls will be on sale at "The Hollywood Roosevelt" and "The Spare Room" bars.

Tickets for the Golden Age of Hollywood Gala are $100 per person. The event will also feature a blind wine drawing, a silent auction, and jewelry and accessories for sale. Visit or call 373-6800.

To be ready for the event, sign up for "How to Dance like a Hollywood Star," being held from 2-4 pm. next Saturday (Jan. 26) at the Bothwell, along with costume finery available for free. Dance tickets are $10, which can be applied to the gala ticket.

Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 Eighth Ave. in Livermore, offers affordable space for artists, musicians and arts organizations, run by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center along with the Bankhead Theater.

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