Throughout the year, there are many fundraisers and galas that benefit the wonderful visual and performing arts organizations here in Salt Lake City. I have had the privilege of being the chairperson of one that has been featured many times in Salt Lake magazine's Utah People section, Ririe-Woodbury's Cabaret of Fools.

Planning a fundraiser is a lot of work, of course, but it is also very rewarding. I have been the chairperson for this event for four years now, and each year it gets a little easier to plan and raises a little more money as we work to perfect the event. Putting on a great fundraiser really requires fantastic board members, staff and sponsors who are willing to put blood, sweat and tears into the event to make it a success. And in our case, we also have some amazingly talented dancers to entertain the crowd!

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Friday marks the FINAL DAY to get your discounted tickets to the cabaret of fools taking place this Saturday.

Cabaret of Fools Benefit Gala & Auction, the party of the year, kicks off at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Advance tickets are $85 ($100 at the door). This year, the Cabaret will feature a unique collaboration between Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and local jazz group, Haywire Outfit.

The auction will also sport several exciting vacation packages for those who love to travel: A stay at a Puerto Vallarta penthouse, Utah Shakesepeare Festival tickets, stay at a luxury Park City penthouse, a Uinta cabin weekend getaway, a Moab cottage weekend getaway and a stay at a timeshare in Mexico. 

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Jennifer Streiff-Hickman is an advisory board member for Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Studio D, and Vivace and is an arts contributor to Salt Lake magazine.