A night of “weird, wacky and wow” is promised when Dust Palace performs at Artworks Theatre on Saturday 8 October.
The acrobatic circus troupe will present Alice the cirque show at a Mad Hatter’s Cocktail Party to raise funds for the Kavanna Jade Trust.
Waiheke musician Patience Scarles will offer music, BodyFx will create a dramatic entranceway complete with painted models, a DJ will get people dancing and cocktails and platters will be served.
Event organizer Carolyn Ogg says some people will dress up for the R18 night of “madness and mayhem”, but costumes are not compulsory.
“I wanted to create something fun to bring to Waiheke and I thought we were missing a little bit of glam.
“We will create a vibrant atmosphere, so it feels like you’re going to an adults’ picnic,” says Carolyn.
Her daughter, Kavanna Jade, is 17 years old and suffers from life threatening chronic suppurative lung disease and obstructive asthma.
The funds raised from the party will be used for her medical costs, transport to Starship Hospital and to allow her to continue her schooling through the correspondence system.
“She’s doing extremely well, because of her medication, and that’s why we need to keep fundraising, because she needs to keep going and getting her meds,” says Carolyn.
The MC for the cocktail party will be Louise Mills. Doors will open at 7pm for an 8.30 start, with a finish time of midnight.
Tickets for a table for four are $480 and a table for eight is $960. See www.artworkstheatre.org.nz. • Rose Davis

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