By Kathy L. Collins

Ladies, it is that time of the year again when you get to put on your fanciest, craziest diva designer outfits. Gather your friends and get ready for a wild night at Center Place’s 26th Annual Wild Dame Night. This fun and fabulous event will take place on Friday, February 26 at Center Place located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. with social time and wine.

This year, ladies will be treated to a catered, sit down dinner courtesy of 3C’s Catering. The night would not be the same without the famous “Decadent Desserts” that have become a tradition of the Wild Dame Night.

This is a Ladies’ Only event so strut your stuff and see if you can win a prize for the most unique Wild Dame outfit. Proceeds from this time honored event benefit children’s programming at Center Place. Organizers expect a sold out crowd.

This year, Stages Productions will present “The Emperor’s New Clothes and the Designer Divas.” Dawn Galia, Executive Director for Center Place said, “Stages Productions always does a great job on creating a very different kind of show for women using one of our children’s theater programs.”

Stages Productions has performed at Center Place’s Wild Dame Night for over 20 years.

Individual tickets are $60 and are on sale now at Center Place. You can make a tremendous impact and statement in support of the arts by becoming a table sponsor for just $800. There is a limited number of tickets.

Galia added, “As always, Wild Dame Night is a great ladies’ event. It is a one of a kind event, and the tickets go fast, so make sure to get your tickets soon.”

Center Place, a registered non-profit, was established in 1976. Its members are dedicated to the promotion of the fine arts and civic involvement. Center Place offers cultural enrichment through a variety of programs including monthly exhibitions of fine, original art; art education for both children and adults; and the performing arts.

For more information on Center Place and to learn about the 26th Annual Wild Dame Night and other upcoming events, visit or call 685-8888.

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