Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Presents “Cirque de Soulless:  The Illusion” to Benefit City of Eureka's Shop-With-A-Cop Program and other Rotary Community Projects.
 
This month the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka raises the virtual Big Top again—and for a very good cause.  On October 29th, the Saturday before Halloween, this Rotary club, with its reputation for organizing lively and entertaining fundraising events, will present an evening of imaginative unease...Carnival of the Lost...Circus of the Damned...faded elegance and jaded sophistication...Dickensian jugglers and artistes and fortune tellers...evil clowns...Steampunk humans, faeries, sirens, ghosts, gypsies, mermaids, witches...and more.
  
“Did we say evil clowns? Good.  We can't say it too many times.  There will be evil clowns,” said Cindy Denbo, Event Coordinator.  Cirque de Soulless:  The Illusion will have it all—and more—and with proceeds benefiting the City of Eureka's Shop-With-A-Cop Program, this will do good in our community, said Club President Roland Johnson.
 
Cirque de Soulless:  The Illusion is the most recent event in the ongoing series of sold-out pre-Halloween fundraising evenings presented by the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka for the amusement and free-floating anxiety of their guests.  Local performers will bring their own brand of imagination, their own unique talents to enhance this evening of music and dancing, cocktails and appetizers.  Things will go bump in the night.  This year's event will provide funding for a day of Christmas shopping that will partner Eureka police officers with underprivileged children and help make Christmas merrier for kids who may have very little during the holidays.
 
The event will be held in the Sequoia Conference Center, the perfect site for Cirque de Soulless: The Illusion, according to Denbo.   “At the Sequoia Conference Center with its multimedia technology and its many screens--big, bigger and giant--our circus will be a full experience of sight and sound.  Illusion?  Reflection?  Enchanting apparition?  Yes.”
 
Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately for the occasion.  “Finally, the chance to channel your inner steampunk trapeze artist, your strongman, your gypsy fortune teller,”  said Johnson.  “Our guests, who will star on the Big Screen, will be part of the show.”  A costume promenade with prizes will be conducted by the Cirque de Soulless Ringmaster.  “Delightful or disturbing?  In the eye of the beholder…” said Johnson.
 
Guests will enjoy creative circus food appetizers and buffet presented by Uniquely Yours.   A no-host signature cocktail menu will include the options of traditional cocktails, beer and wine with water and soft drinks also available.
 
Sponsors of the event are:   KIEM News Channel 3; Bicoastal Media; Coast Central Credit Union; David L. Moonie & Co.; Chris Jones; Marie Liscom; Redwood Capital Bank; Pure Makeup Boutique; EPT Rehabilitation; SHN Engineers and Geologists; Nurture Salon and Skin Care Studio; Jitter Bean Coffee Co.; Umpqua Bank; Mission Linen Supply;  Kramer Investment Corporation; Sidney W. Noyes, CPA; Haider Ajina; Ken Singleton, DDS ; Northwood Auto Plaza;  Aalfs, Evans & Company; Eureka Natural Foods; George Petersen Insurance Agency; AAA; and Express Employment Professionals.
“Our communities and our sponsors have generously and enthusiastically supported our Halloween event for years,” said Johnson. “Our guests will have a spectacularly good time under the Big Top—and our community will benefit.”
 
Cirque de Soulless:  The Illusion will begin at 7PM and guests are advised to come early.  Tickets are $60 each pre-sale/$65 at the door and can be purchased at Belle Starr in Eureka and Arcata, Redwood Capital Bank, through brownpapertickets.com (http://cirquedesoulless.bpt.me), at the door, or from any member of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka.   For further information: swrotary.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or call 443-4682.