A dinner fundraiser for the Barn Arts Collective in 2014. A similar event will take place Oct. 8. PHOTO COURTESY OF BARN ARTS COLLECTIVE

‘Incredible Dinner Show’ to raise money for Barn Arts

TREMONT — The Barn Arts Collective will host a one-night fundraising event called “The Incredible Dinner Show” at The Barn on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.

The event will feature a five-act show paired with a five-course meal to raise money for the community programs that the Barn Arts Collective produces, including workshops and performances in every school on the island.

The menu will be prepared by local French gourmet Alain Falasse, who earned a standing ovation from the crowd for his efforts at the last dinner show, which sold out at the Barn in 2014.

In addition to the five-course menu, this year’s event will feature Barn regulars Andrew Simon, Brittany Parker, Joey Dupuis, Peter Logue, Ben Moniz and Carl Ferm in dual roles as servers and performers, creating an atmosphere made popular for many years at the Deck House restaurant.

The event will feature live music, comedy, film and more in a variety show format. There also will be a live auction.

Tickets for “The Incredible Dinner Show” cost $50. Reservations can be made at barnartscollective.com or by calling 412-9435. The Barn is located at 130 Tremont Road in Bass Harbor.

The mission of the Barn Arts Collective is to be a center and force for culture and creativity, developing and encouraging community through the practice and presentation of live events. The organization is represented frequently throughout the island – through teaching artists guiding local students in workshops from Shakespeare to stage combat to hip hop theater, facilitating arts events for all ages led by visiting professional artists in the Barn Arts Residency Program, and collaborating with local libraries, nonprofits and community centers to make the arts more accessible to residents of MDI.

According to Barn Arts Collective founder Andrew Simon, the group has applied for nonprofit status.

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