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Mission Creek Fundraiser Party


  The Englert Theatre

Event Description

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653

Ticketing: $100 General Admission  ($90 of your $100 ticket is tax deductible gift to Mission Creek Festival and gets you complimentary drinks and food throughout the party. Additional donations can be added on at the time of your ticket purchase. Ticket needed for entry, but if you intend to donate without attending, please email Jessica@englert.org. No fees or taxes are charged for this donation. All gifts to this party make you and your household a “Friend of Mission Creek”.)
Purchase tickets at the Box Office or Online


Doors open at 5 p.m.
Program begins at 5:45 p.m.

Join us for a limited capacity party to raise funds for the 2017 Mission Creek Festival. Party on the Englert’s 104-year-old stage with our DJ and enjoy a special performance by songwriters Brian Johannesen & Ryan Joseph Anderson. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided with special pours of craft beer by Big Grove Brewery available in the vaudeville-era dressing rooms. There will be a short live auction with these amazing items up for grabs:

Item #1: Original Cast Recording of Hamilton – autographed by the cast! Format: Vinyl with digital download! Starting bid: $600

Item #2: Dinner for 4 at Pullman Diner – multi-course meal prepared for the party by executive chef Sepehr Sadrzadeh. Starting bid: $600

Item #3: Dinner for 4-6 at Rapid Creek Cidery – multi-course meal prepared by head chef Matt Steigerwald (of Lincoln Cafe fame!), located at Wilson’s Orchard. Starting bid: $750

Item #4: 24-hour Beer + Food Excursion to Minneapolis – On an early Friday morning in Summer 2017, a private bus will pick up a group of 10-12 participants at The Englert Theatre and drive them to Minneapolis to take an indulgent tour of legendary Midwestern brewery Surly Brewing Co. The tour will include tastings of amazing beers that are not distributed to Iowa. The tour will be followed by a multi-course dinner at the wonderful downtown restaurant the Butcher & The Boar. Lodging will be provided in a downtown hotel. The group will travel back to Iowa City the following morning. The trip will be led by Mission Creek staff/chaperones. This will be a fantastic bonding experience. Starting bid (group bids accepted and encouraged!): $12,000

Mission Creek Festival is annually produced by The Englert Theatre, a local 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the arts.

The menu curated and prepared by Devotay will feature:
Bacon-wrapped dates
Cured Spanish chorizo and red-wine cured Mahon on skewer
Poached shrimp on pimenton deviled eggs
Soy-marinated tofu on skewer
An assortment of cheese, fruit, and olives
Crudo – winter vegetables with house-made hummus
Big Grove Brewery will serve pours of their house IPA and Que Rose (Berliner-Weisse with pint noir and chardonnay must).

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