Outrageous acts in demand for LDBA ‘fun-raiser’

Organizers of Ladysmith’s most outrageous event of the year are putting out the casting call for performers.

Brooke Mycroft helps Alan Watt put on his best shade at last year’s Ladysmith Downtown Business Association Outrageous Evening.

Brooke Mycroft helps Alan Watt put on his best shade at last year’s Ladysmith Downtown Business Association Outrageous Evening.

Organizers of Ladysmith’s most outrageous event of the year are putting out the casting call for performers.

They are looking for eight to 10 groups and individuals who will entertain with live and lip-synced numbers, all in an extravagant “fun-raiser” for the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association.

“It’s a chance to just be outrageous,” says Lesley Parent, LDBA vice-president. “You can come in a group, you can dress up, even have a theme.”

Outrageous Evening 2012 will be held Friday the 13th, in April, at Aggie Hall. In addition to the performances, there will also be games to play, food vendors, a bar tended by the Ladysmith Kinsmen and a DJ.

“It’s a fun, fun night,” Parent said. “Our whole goal is for the community and the businesses to get together and come out and have an evening of fun. There’s a phenomenal energy, I have to say.”

Parent said they are looking for acts that are fun and energetic, and amateurs are more than welcome.

“The most fun about performing there is that everybody is so supportive,” she said. “You don’t have to be nervous.”

The LDBA is also accepting donations for its silent and live auctions, which are held during the event.

“Maybe somebody’s got that funny Christmas gift that they want to re-gift,” Parent laughed. “It’s a good opportunity to get rid of that gift that you’d love to give away.”

Outrageous Evening is the LDBA’s major fundraiser and has taken place every spring since it was revived three years ago.

“From young adults to seniors, they all have a good time,” Parent said.

Last year’s event raised more than $6,000 for the LDBA and $1,000 for the Kinsmen,  and it was attended by approximately 200 people. Proceeds from the event go directly back into the community.

Tickets for Outrageous Evening 2012 will be available the first week of March at 49th Parallel Printers for $20 each. For more, visit http://www.ladysmithdowntown.com.