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As we’re sure you know by now (because we’ve made it unavoidable) WE’RE HAVING A PARTY! There’s no need to worry about if you’ll get invited or not. You will. You’re invited. This is your invitation.

We’re celebrating our 30th Anniversary with our Fresh & Fancy Gala on Saturday Oct. 24 at 7:30 pm. We’ll be transforming DTLA’s Central Wholesale Market (map)into an outdoor party space.

Interested? We thought so! Here are the details:

      • The evening will be hosted by our lovely Mistress of Ceremonies, Diane Rodriguez—President Obama’s appointee to the National Council on the Arts, and the Associate Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group.
      • As an attendee you’ll be treated to live musical and dance performances. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre’s core company members will perform a special piece choreographed for the occasion. Grammy Award-winning Chicano rock band Quetzal will provide a beautiful live soundtrack for our dancers AND get you moving on the dancer floor later in the evening!
      • The icing on the performance cake? Our “old” friend Refik Anadol will provide beautiful projections to create the ambiance of the dance piece. Longtime HDDT fans may remember his work from the church scene in ‘Catch Your Breath’ at Linda Vista Hospital.
      • We’ll be honoring some great leaders and all around amazing people.
        • Jan Perry, will receive the Civic Dedication Award. She has committed herself to the well being of Los Angeles residents, previously as a City Council member and now as General Manager of the Economic & Workforce Development Department.
        • Robert Walker will receive the Social Impact Award for monumental work by him and his company, Walker Foods, Inc. Perhaps the first company to make salsa, Walker Foods holds a large and indelible place in American food production.
        • We will present Robert Egan with the Artistic Contribution Award for his pivotal role in the Ojai Playwrights Conference as Artistic Director and Producer, as well as his independent and philanthropic ventures in the arts and entertainment.
      • A unique location! Central Wholesale Market is a quiet necessity of Los Angeles food. If you’ve never visited, this will be your chance to experience a place that probably has a bigger influence on your daily life (or at least food consumption) than you realize.
      • You know Heidi loves a good party, so expect a ton of fun: raffles, photo booth, photo exhibit, and an enormous dance floor!

So … Take an Uber, Lyft, or taxi. Drive yourself there and take advantage of our free valet service. Jump on the metro. However you get there, be sure you’ve got on an outfit that makes you feel fresh and fancy—our only dress code is “festive.”

Want to get in on the fun? Get your tickets here.