Tonight from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Z Cuisine Wine Tasting, at the wonderful French bistro at 2239 West 30th Avenue, will raise funds for the theater's interior renovation. "It's in desperate need of help," says new boardmember Jose Mercado, who used to go to Elitch's as a kid and now would like to see the theater not just offer world-class productions, but "turn into a cultural center for the community."
And Z Cuisine is a particularly appropriate place to kick off this latest effort (the board plans to schedule monthly benefits at local restaurants), because owner Patrick Dupays was an actor in France. So in addition to the wine, appetizers and dessert that your $40 ticket will buy tonight, you'll also get to see Dupays and Mercado perform a scene from Waiting for Godot.
Doug and Bobby couldn't do better. For more information, call 303-477-1111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed., Dec. 30, 5-6:30 p.m., 2009