Cocktails and Classics, April 19by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Mar. 29, 2013, under Press Releases
Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and Tucson Mall present an evening of creative
food, live music and classic fashion to benefit the arts
27, 2013 — Enjoy the sounds of big band, sights of fabulous fashion and tastes of delicious food and cocktails during an evening of music and culinary arts.
Cocktails and Classics,
a charity benefit inspired by the swing era of music and retro styles, will
take place on Friday, April 19 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Tucson Mall.
The second annual event,
presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, will feature a live
big band performance, vintage-inspired clothes and delicious cuisine.
An elegant outdoor
backdrop will set the scene for a night of glamorous fashions from the mall’s
retailers, salons and jewelers, taking place at the Tucson Mall fountain plaza
by The Cheesecake Factory.
The red carpet
runway show will feature the mall’s retailers, showcasing creative and classic looks.
Restaurants will provide sweet and savory appetizers, desserts and drink
samplings for guests prior to the runway show.
Tickets for the
show – $35 per person – include hors d’oeuvres and menu samplings, desserts,
cocktails, runway show, live music and official event goodie bag filled with
fashionable coupons, beauty samples and more.
“cut a rug” on the patio dance floor, learning classic swing moves
from professional dance instructor Jeannie Tucker, and listen to sounds of the
16-piece Memories Big Band.
Playing the greats,
like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington, Memories Big Band is a
treasure of American music from the 1940s to today. The band members have all
shared the stage with the legendary musicians of the past. Established circa
1968, the swing band has attracted numerous talented musicians under the
leadership of Cliff Juergens, one of the original Kayedettes and trumpet player
in the Sammy Kaye Orchestra.
Friday, April 19
from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Tucson Mall (south
end outdoor plaza), 4500 N. Oracle Road
$35 per person,
(tickets include restaurant samplings, cocktails, runway show and goodie bag)
Phone: (520) 797-3959
NOTE TO MEDIA:
About the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona
Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists
to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce
strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and
individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective
communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in
the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and
other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the
arts and culture for both the young and the old.
The Southern Arizona
Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) grew out of the Greater Oro Valley Arts
Council (GOVAC), an organization established in 1997 to provide artistic and
cultural opportunities for residents of northwest Tucson. GOVAC eventually
became one of the largest arts organizations in the region. In 2009, owing to
its success, the group expanded its mission to include creation of partnerships
with business, governments, and communities throughout Southern Arizona that
would encourage innovative, creative cultural expression in the arts for years
For more information about programs and events produced by the
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, go to www.saaca.org.