CALUMET - The Calumet Theatre's fifth annual fundraising gala takes place Saturday, and this year it has a Hawaiian theme.
Laura Miller, Calumet Theatre executive director, said each year the gala, which includes a silent auction, provides needed money for the theatre.
"It is a fundraiser to help with daily operations," she said.
Those attending the Superior Luau gala are encouraged to dress in Hawaiian attire, Miller said.
"We're having fun with the word Superior," she said.
The evening starts at 6 p.m. with a social hour, Miller said. The dinner, which will be supplied by Kangas Cafe & Catering, starts at 7 p.m. Yooper Hawaiian music will start at 8:30 p.m. with a live disc jockey.
Tickets for the gala are $60 each or $110 for a couple, Miller said. There are discount table rates, also. Call the theatre at 337-2166 to pre-register no later than 2 p.m. today.
Some of the items included in the silent auction, Miller said, are a Green Bay weekend, Isle Royale Queen cruise for two, a German cuckoo clock from Herman Jewelers, stays at the Dapple Gray in Eagle Harbor and a deluxe room at the AmericInn in Calumet Township, and one hour each of airplane ground and flight lessons.
Miller said until this year, the galas were conducted at the end of March, but the theatre board decided to move it to a month with warmer weather with the intention of getting some "snowbirds" to attend.
One of the recent improvements at the theatre to be mentioned at the gala is a "hearing loop" sound broadcast system for users of specific types of hearing aids, Miller said. It will be operational in time for the Judy Collins concert on June 9.
"It really improves the quality of life (for hearing aid users)," she said.