“Lobsterpalooza is a fun casual night that celebrates what's best about this city — its people. Everyone comes together to dance, laugh and of course eat delicious lobster. This will be the fourth year for Lobsterpalooza and it keeps getting bigger and better.” says Louise Frederickson, who, along with Muffy James is co-chairing the benefit for Indianapolis Opera. “Making it all the more special will be honorary chairs Larry and Dinah Bird, who will be right there with us on Saturday night lobster bibs and all." Frederickson adds.
The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Frank & Katrina Basile Opera Center, 4011 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, 46205.
The Birds who support the local arts have lived in Indianapolis since 1997 when the former ISU and Boston Celtics basketball star became the Indiana Pacers head coach. Bird was named the team’s president of operations in 2003, remained in that role until 2012, after a year off, returned in that role this June.
Founded in 1975, Indianapolis Opera is the only professional opera company in the state. Led by music director James Caraher, the IO will open its 39th season on Oct. 11 with “Three Penny Opera,” at the Basile Opera Center.
Lobsterpalooza, features entertainment and a traditional Maine lobster boil served with clam chowder, steamed clams, fresh vegetables, and corn on the cob. The fresh lobster is driven in the night before the event. BBQ chicken and eggplant parmesan will also be available.
Single tickets (which includes free valet parking) are $100 and still available. Proceeds from the event benefit the Frank and Katrina Basile Opera Center.
The event will take place rain or shine. For tickets and more information visit www.indianapolisopera.org.
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