Ensemble Theatre Hosts Bizarre Bazaar Fundraiser Saturday

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will host their second annual Bizarre Bazaar fundraiser on Saturday. The all-day event will take place inside Eastgate Town Center at 5600 Brainerd Road.

The daytime portion of the event will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. It will feature a Middle Eastern-style marketplace, where local vendors will be selling their goods. The day will be filled with family-friendly activities, including story time with the Eastgate Library story lady, roving street performances, face painting and balloon animals. There will also be a ticketed performance of Androcles and the Lion and a performance by the students of the GLEETC summer camp inside ETC's theatre space.

The evening will feature an adults only masked ball from 7-11 p.m. Patrons can enjoy wine, cheese and fruit while watching some edgier entertainment, including burlesque dancers, drag performers, and more. The performances will be followed by music for dancing, and a silent auction will run throughout the evening.

Tickets for the evening's events are $25. They can be purchased online at http://www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com, by phone at 987-5141, or at the door throughout the day. Free parking is available at Eastgate Town Center.

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