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Gala arts fundraiser with Susannah Mars May 31

Columbia Center for the Arts announces its annual fundraising gala “C’est Si Bon: An Elegant Evening with Susannah Mars.” on Saturday, May 31, at 6 p.m.

Join the fun for a little Paris in the spring as Susannah Mars showcases her phenomenal acting and musical talents in a cabaret concert.

Known as the Golden Girl of Portland and the First Lady of the Northwest musical theatre scene; Susannah’s most recent acting credits include Golde in “Fiddler on the Roof” at Portland Center Stage, Margaret Johnson in “Light in the Piazza” at Portland Playhouse and Dinah in “The Quality of Life” at Artists Rep.

Mars has a new CD coming out this year — but her first CD was nominated for a Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs “Best CD” award in 1998.

The Oregonian says Mars has “Intelligent sentiment and artistic restraint balanced with warmth, wit and great pipes.”

Prior to the concert, local chef Ben Stenn and his team from Celilo sets the mood with an elegant assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a champagne-inspired aperitif.

Be tempted by one of the incredible auction opportunities including a six-day (five night) stay for two at the Chateau de La Napoule (circa 1100) located in the historic seaside town of Mandelieu-La Napoule, France.

Four miles west of Cannes, the Chateau overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The winning couple will enjoy superb views and breezes from the Mediterranean Sea on their private balcony.

Also available for bidding is a French wine collection featuring one of a kind bottles, special pressings, limited editions, and more. After the show, finish your evening with a favor of confectionery petit fours.

À la vôtre!

C’est Si Bon Gala tickets are $100. Tickets and sponsorships are still available. For further information visit columbiaarts.org or call 541-387-8877 x112.

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