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October 23, 2012 > 'Around the World' for the arts

'Around the World' for the arts

Submitted By Jean Witzke

Chinese yoyo experts, singers, dancers, guzheng musician, and art from "Around the World" will expand your horizons without much travel. An evening of food and entertainment, silent and live auction treasures, and sociability will take place in the Hayward City Hall Rotunda on Friday, November 2 to benefit the Hayward Arts Council.

The "Around the World" theme encourages you to break out the lederhosen, sari, or kimono you have stashed in the back of your closet and get into the spirit of celebrating cultures. Maybe you will be inspired to try the Chinese yoyo moves.

Happy hour with complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, and appetizers begins the event. Musicians, dancers, and singers will perform throughout the evening. After the buffet dinner, Councilmember Francisco Zermeno will auction off a vacation stay in a two-bedroom getaway home in the artist colony of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Local merchants have donated a wide array of gifts for the silent auction, and photographs and paintings by artist members of the Hayward Arts Council will be available for direct sale or in the silent auction. Many members travel the world seeking inspiring sources for their art.

Hayward Arts Council is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting all the arts in the Hayward area. To make art available to anyone, it maintains art exhibits in five venues: Cinema Place Gallery on B Street, Foothill Arts of the Bay Gallery on Foothill, John O'Lague Galleria in the City Hall, Chamber of Commerce office on Main Street, and the Hayward Senior Center next to the Japanese Garden. It exhibits the works of its members and brings in outside artists as well. It sponsors the Band and Orchestra Festival, provides music camp scholarships, and provides awards for college students.

Tickets for "Around the World" are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. For tickets or more information, call (510) 538-2787 on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Around the World
Friday, Nov 2
5:30 p.m.
Hayward City Hall Rotunda
777 B St., Hayward
(510) 537-4497
Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 at the door

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