Thursday, March 8, 2012


They  say if you remember the '60s, you weren't there.

But most of us lucky enough to attend last year's '60s flashback event, the Cultural Council's Primavera dinner and auction up at Chaminade, have no problem remembering how much fun we had. For me, it speaks to my inner Barbie doll to go play dress-up for a few hours in my grooviest threads. And all for such a good cause:  raising funds for the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, which oversees the SPECTRA program for art in the schools, Open Studios, and other worthy local arts-related programs.

Here's my recap of last year's event. Don't worry if you missed it; it was such a hit, the CCSCC is staging a second '60s-themed Primavera groove-fest—"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Art Goes On"— on Sunday, March 18, at Chaminade. (That's Janet Allinger's original period poster, to get you in the mood.)

Doors open at 4 pm, when attendees are invited to sip local wines, bid on items in the Silent Auction room, and admire each other's outfits. Then it's into the dining room for dinner, dancing (to the fabled White Album Ensemble), and the Live Auction hosted by Rob Slawinski.

Once again, yours truly will be on the auction block. Bid on me for a chance to find out what's it's like to be a film critic for a day. Round up three friends and join me and the lovely Art Boy at an exclusive press screening at the Nickelodeon for an upcoming film. Be the first kids on your block to see a brand new movie the week before it opens! Then join us for lunch afterwards and tell us what YOU thought.

As an extra added attraction, the Nickelodeon is providing six additional free movie passes that can be used at the Nickelodeon, the Del Mar, and/or Aptos Cinema.

Participants had a high old time last year. Tickets are only on sale through Thursday, March 15, so get yours now. Click here for all the details and prepare to get your groove on.

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