Mardi Gras at The Shed is a Fundraiser for the Arts
After school classes, community theater, American roots music, a clean well-lit gallery to peruse and ponder paintings. These are some of the elements that ARTworks, the arts council of Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands, works on year-round, in order to heighten quality of life and cultural assets.The Mardi Gras Take Over on Saturday, January 28, 2012, from 7 to 11 is a great way to be a part of this creative movement— and to dance your booty off to Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraiser.
The event is at the Shed on Paris Avenue in Old Village Port Royal. The Hellraisers are direct from New Orleans, in their third year of fueling this dance party with flaming accordion and a mean washboard. Guests should dress festively and warm up their dancing muscles for a night of conga lines, boogeying, stompin' and generally putting on the ritz. The event also includes a silent auction, a cash bar, a parade of beady delights, and food by Berry Island Cafe~ jambalaya and white chocolate bread pudding, the signature New Orleans dessert. Kings and Queens will be chosen! Tickets are $75: 843-379 2787 http://www.artworksinbeaufort.org. ARTworks is the coolest arts council in the Carolinas, and a community arts center that applies the many creative tools of The Arts to strengthen artists, and enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs 365 days a year. 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort 29902. One last word from the 25-member strong Mardi Gras 2012 committee~ Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!