300 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, California

An evening to celebrate with Don Cheadle ~ a benefit gala dinner conversation and cocktail party. ~ A celebration of BlackDot's Eleven Years of Cultural Arts-Based Community Development.

Celebrating 11 years of outstanding cultural arts programming in the Bay Area, we invite you to join us in a benefit gala, light dinner, cocktail party, and conversation with our special guest, acclaimed actor Don Cheadle.

Black Dot Artists, Inc. fundraiser, “An Evening To Celebrate with Don Cheadle,” benefiting the nonprofit’s development of a cultural district in West Oakland, celebrates eleven years of outstanding arts and educational programming in the Bay Area. In his first public appearance in Oakland, Don Cheadle engages in a lively conversation with Black Dot Artists, Inc. Chief Creative Officer Marcel Diallo. “An Evening To Celebrate with Don Cheadle”, a benefit gala dinner, conversation, and cocktail party at The Rotunda Building in Downtown Oakland, will feature the eclectic sounds of DJ Afrikan Sciences, a live art auction featuring visual art by Eesuu Orundide, Keba Konte, and Githinji Wa Mbire, a raffle and silent art auction, and a live jazz lounge. Complimentary wine available all evening.

The festivities begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, December 22nd, 2007, and continue until 9 p.m.

Ticket prices are $200 for individual tickets, $500 for individual Beacon sponsors, $2500 for corporate Stellar sponsor tables seating ten persons, and $5000 for Luminary sponsor tables seating ten persons. Advance registration is required. Tickets are non-refundable. A receipt will be emailed to you after your purchase. Tickets will be mailed within 5-7 days of purchase. You can also print out the R.S.V.P. Card and send in your ticket payment by mail. Please make checks payable to "Black Dot Artists, Inc." and mail R.S.V.P. card with payment to: Black Dot Artists, Inc. 924 Pine Street; Oakland, CA 94607.

Media Inquiries: Email [email protected].

Official Website: http://www.blacknewworld.com/

Added by marisaarrona on December 14, 2007

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