Date(s) - September 15
6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
September 15th, 2018 – 6:30 pm
A Night In New Orleans Gala – A Black Tie Event
Great Music, Magic and Food
Music by the Raising Sun Sextet with vocals by Mackenzie DiMillo.
Roaming magicians, tarot card and palm readers.
Tickets can be purchased for only $60 per person, at these locations:
Rideau Candy Shoppe – 20 Rideau St. East.
The Roosterant – 60 Lombard St.
Dominion Lending Centre – Main St. East
Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation gears up for A Night in New Orleans
If you want to enjoy a night of ‘Big Easy’ living, with vibrant live music, spicy cuisine and a glimpse into your future, then you won’t want to miss a Night in New Orleans.
The Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation has dubbed this as its new signature fundraising gala, the black tie affair is sure to please — especially those on the receiving end of proceeds raised as it will be used for new hospital equipment.
Sept. 15 at Hanley Hall, cocktail hour — featuring a signature drink, ‘The Hurricane’ — starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be magicians, tarot card and palm reading, a showcase dance duo, and live entertainment.
“You don’t have to wear a mask, but we’ll have some available. They will be part of the decor,” people also don’t have to go out and purchase ‘black tie’ clothing; it’s casual dress — just no jeans, please.
Attendees can also have some fun in a photo booth.
LITTLE BIT OF MAGIC
The ambiance will be set for roaming magicians who will be dazzling the guests with their mystical slight-of-hand tricks.
One of them is Ottawa’s Kevin Smith, known as “Mr. Smith”, who is an illusionist, dazzling the mind and evoking laughter and awe from his audience. Smith got into magic after watching a coin trick up close that blew his mind. And that was only a few years ago. He got into performing at restaurants in Ottawa unannounced after unsuccessful pitches. He was such a hit with the patrons that he’s been honing his talent and travelling around the world ever since.
Ottawa psychics Steve and Darlaine of Orbital Talent, will offer guests tarot and palm readings for donations. An interesting twist from their repertoire is a strolling face reading. They do on-the-spot and spot-on palmistry and handwriting analysis as well as give you humorous insights, not to mention, some ‘OMG’ moments.
For dancing entertainment, TL and Chris Rader from Ottawa will show off their jazzy moves and may even get the audience to participate. These TV personalities put the ‘TLC’ in Latin and ballroom dancing and are self-professed gypsies, workaholics and playaholics.
Ed Lister and the Rising Sun Sextet, featuring vocalist MacMenzie DeMillo will delight guests with their jazzy blues. The band will start after dinner, around 8 p.m. featuring the sounds of the trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass and drums.
Speaking of food, what night in New Orleans would be complete without the flavors of the south?
Enjoy the spicy offerings of a low country boil, creole crab cakes, red beans and rice, jambalaya, Cajun mac ‘n cheese, and cornbread. Salads of black-eyed peas, coleslaw, Cajun potato, Louisiana sunburst will tantalize those spicy tastebuds.
If Cajun is not your thing, don’t be alarmed, as there will be a smoked hip of ham to satiate the palate.
The best part for some may be dessert and the Catholic Women’s League will not disappoint with their Southern take on the pecan pie. Each table will also have a complimentary bottle of red and white wine.
Tickets are $60, and are available at the Rideau Candy Shoppe on Russell Street, the Roosteraunt at 60 Lombard St., and at the Dominion Lending Centre on Main Street. For more information, call 613-283-9743.
Thank you to our Event Sponsors