Beck Center Is Puttin’ On The Ritz

Lakewood Mayor Ed FitzGerald and guests at last year's Mayor's Charity Ball at Beck Center.

The Beck Center is ready to roll out the red carpet for the 3rd Annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, hosted by Lakewood Mayor Ed FitzGerald on Saturday, November 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Beck Center for the Arts, 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. All proceeds from this event support the quality theater and arts education programs at the Beck Center.

Enjoy live entertainment by talented Beck performers, cocktails, and elegant hors d’oeuvres provided through the generous support of several Lakewood restaurants and caterers. Be on hand for the presentation of the Key to the City of Lakewood to long-time resident and community volunteer Paula Reed.

Bid on beautiful art from top Cleveland artists and purchase chances to win exciting raffle prizes, including a cash prize; a one-week stay at a Marblehead condo; and a Chanel prize package valued at more than $3,000. Sample a newly unveiled brew from Buckeye Beer Engine—the Mayor’s Ball label—and take home a wine glass to commemorate the evening.

New this year! Join Mayor FitzGerald in an intimate setting for a special VIP pre-party from 6 to 7 p.m. featuring a culinary demonstration with Pier W Executive Chef Regan Reik. Learn about Chef Reik's innovative approach to new and classic dishes and sample his award-winning creations while enjoying an open bar. Space for this VIP event is very limited!

Tickets are available in advance for a suggested contribution of $75 and $125 for VIP attendees. Donations are 100% tax deductible. Black tie is optional. Free on-site parking is available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Holly Lauch at 216.529.6602 or

The Mayor’s Ball is sponsored by Lakewood Hospital, Collins & Scanlon LLP, Geiger’s Clothing & Sports, KKSG & Associates, Hinkley Lighting, Proforma, and Virginia Marti College.

For almost 80 years, the Beck Center for the Arts has been a valuable cultural asset serving not only the Lakewood community but residents throughout Northeast Ohio. The largest arts organization on Cleveland’s west side, the Beck Center is home to an award-winning professional theater and offers more than 140 classes each week in dance, music, theater, visual arts, and creative arts therapies for artists of all ages, as well as gallery exhibitions featuring regional artists.

For more information on the Beck Center, visit our website at or call 216.521.2540.

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Volume 6, Issue 22, Posted 8:20 AM, 11.04.2010