Smart bets: Montford Park Players’ Masquerade Ball

As the Montford Park Players prepare to wrap up their 42nd season of free Shakespeare productions, the theatrical group has much to look forward to, with stage upgrades, improved seating (including handicap-accessible seats) and a new welcome center planned for 2016. One fundraiser fueling those developments is the Players’ third annual Masquerade Ball — a Venetian-inspired evening with costumes encouraged. Fritz Beer and the Crooked Beat will play dance hits from the ’60s to the present while attendees browse high-end silent auction items from local donors. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine are included with each ticket, and keepsake masks will be on sale for anyone wanting to spruce up his or her ensemble. Arrive at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, for an early peek at auction items, or stroll into the Masonic Temple at 7 p.m., for the event’s official kickoff. $45. montfordparkplayers.org. Photo courtesy of organizers

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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