By Tyler Fox
I’m not sure when this trend started, but it seems that there is a “day” for almost everything now: National Bagel Day, National Skateboarding Day and, my personal favorite, National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day. That one is definitely warranted in my book.
Similarly, film festivals have run with this trend of specificity and there is a “film festival” for almost every location and every topic. I’m not bashing this and my friends over at Save The Waves put on an awesome surf and environmental film festival every year that I highly recommend. However, when the idea of showcasing our new series of mini-documentary films called “Santa Cruz Waves Stories” came about, I was having a hard time simply adding our name to the long list of festivals. I wanted to do something a little more unique while still showcasing our films. After much thought and feedback, the decision was to do a blend: A bit of film with some hip-shaking live music. A dash of burlesque, scrumptious food and cocktails and even a “Great Gatsby” theme for the evening, giving us beach bums a rare excuse to dress up. The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 at the historic Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium from 6-10 p.m. So dust off that suit and pull out the pearls for an evening of glitz and glam, smiles and play. A one of a kind event awaits at “The Soiree!”
Purchase tickets at santacruzwaves.com. For information regarding vendor opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.