For many, many years, The Lobero Associates—a venerable group of women who have tirelessly devoted themselves to fundraising efforts for the Lobero Theatre—have hosted a wildly popular event called “Hat’s Off.” Traditionally it was a luncheon honoring a great artist who resided in Santa Barbara. Attendees donned their best hats to pay tribute, enjoy lunch in a beautiful venue and have fun.
However, this the hats are off and Hollywood glamour is in. The group has changed course to create an alluring evening event that will be sure to entertain and delight. This glamorous evening features a three-course supper, dancing, live music, photo booths and a silent auction. One of the silent auction highlights is a painting by the Jonathan Winters, a longtime local resident.
Old-Hollywood, formal evening attire is encouraged. Mix and mingle with the glitterati during cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m. and enjoy the strains of the beautiful harp performed by Rebekah Scogin. A no-host bar will be available throughout the party. A three-course gourmet dinner begins at 7 p.m., accompanied by music performed by saxophonist, Justin Claveria and a trio playing jazz standards. After dinner, Claveria’s band, Invier will perform dance covers.
The Lobero Associates is committed to supporting the Lobero Theatre’s needs. Their efforts contributed toward the recent $7 million renovations and preservation of the theatre and they continue to raise funds through events like this for the Foundation’s operating budget to support its youth-oriented programs.
To purchase tickets, contact Jessica Simon, Sponsorships & Special Events at the Lobero Theatre, email@example.com, 805/966-4946 x 607.
Originally published in Santa Barbara SEASONS on March 20, 2014.