By Kathy L. Collins

Ladies, it is that time of the year again when you get to gather your friends and get ready for a wild night at Center Place’s Annual Wild Dame Night. This fun and fabulous event will take place on Saturday, February 17 at Center Place located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with social time and an open bar.

This is a ladies’ only event which usually sells out fast, so get your tickets now. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 5 at 10 a.m. Tickets are just $50 per person or you can be a true supporter of the arts, and sponsor a table of eight for just $600. Please note that there are a limited number of tickets.

This year’s theme is Late Night Laughs- The Ultimate Pajama Party. Ladies can wear their most comfortable PJs and enjoy a ladies’ comedy act by comedian, Trish Keating, an alum of Second City in Chicago. Lisa Rodriguez, Director of Marketing for Center Place said, “This year we are changing up the entertainment with a comedy act to make us ‘laugh out loud!’”

In addition to social time and the comedy show, ladies will enjoy wine and a catered buffet dinner by Outback Steak House. In addition to a delicious dinner, ladies will be treated to decadent desserts. This has become a tradition of Center Place’s Wild Dame Night.

All proceeds from this very special event benefit children’s programming at Center Place. Center Place has been providing quality art instruction and children’s theatre for over 40 years in the greater Brandon area. Rodriguez said, “The money raised from special events such as Wild Dame Night, help us to continue to provide art class scholarships and theatre to underprivileged children in our area.”

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 the Annual Wild Dame Night and other upcoming events, please visit www.centerplacebrandon.org or call 685-8888.