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Speakeasy at Capone’s Underground Affair

July 15, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Prepare your imagination for a journey back in time. Think Great Gatsby! Kip Jon Productions has teamed up with the Centre for Arts and Technology for the Fashion and Arts event of the year, ‘Capone’s Underground Affair’.

Picture yourself walking into a movie, set in the 1920’s prohibition era. This interactive event, showcasing local designers, artists and musicians will come to life with you and your costumed friends, amidst the stunning backdrop of Kelowna’s Bottega Inn. Featuring a fashion-week quality runway, unveiling the latest in Okanagan designs, rubbing shoulders with an audience of design aficionados, private collectors and familiar faces from the entertainment industry.

Experience numerous performances by local dancers, musicians, models, choreographers, fashion, make-up and hair artists. The “Affair” is truly a fusion of the Okanagan’s best in the industry.

Indulge your senses with performances featuring Toronto’s Kardinal Offishall, De’Arte, and Willy B. Local jazz musicians Aidan Mayes with Justin Glibbery, as well as jazz vocalist Alexis Leycraft. Mix that with jazz singer Lisa Bissonnette, Opera, Jazz, and EDM songstress Natalia Kormish with guest headline DJ EBAR (New York), who will be accompanied by a production team from Esquire TV. Featuring the ‘Capone’s Underground Affair’, they will be filming an episode of a new Pilot TV series, based around the arts and culinary world travels of the famous NYC DJ.

Kip Jon Productions supports local charities, fashion, dance, music, and designers by developing professional partnerships and broadening the range of artistic work and professional networks. This year, a portion of the proceeds from the Affair will go towards supporting two incredible local charities, the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation’s ‘Be a Lifesaver Campaign’ and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club.

Limited tickets exclusively available ONLINE at www.ticketor.com/theaffair. This elite event is sure to again sell out! Tickets will not be available at the door, so purchase your tickets immediately to ensure you don’t miss this memorable event.

Last year’s production, "The Rock n Rococo Affair", the most talked about event in the Valley, featured over 150 participants including models, local performers and staff volunteers, staged in an elegant Kelowna Cathedral. The event defied naysayers and brought the Okanagan a production that many would not have soon forgotten. Idris Hudson wrote, "If there is anyone who was definitely not blowing smoke out of their ears when promising to deliver a top-notch event, it was certainly Kip Jon Whelpley, producer of the Rock n' Rococo Affair... This was a gathering of no holds barred fashion".

The “Capone Underground Affair” at a Glance...

Main Event: One night gala event, fashion, music and arts based.  Like walking into a movie set in the 1920 prohibition era ...

Food and Beverages: Complimentary appetizers and beverages from Gumtree Catering (Vernon), Hillside Winery (Naramata), Urban Distilleries (Kelowna), Okanagan Spirits (Kelowna) and more. Cash bar.

Give Aways: An amazing assortment of door prizes from exclusive vendors.

Designers: Designs by Rachelle Dixon, Sam Shakura & Genessa Jackson. Fashions from Influence Clothing, Square One Apparel, Big Sun Beachwear & Tanning, Le Reve Boutique, Bia Boro Boutique.

High Profile: VIPs from NYC, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver.

Models: 20 stunning local models featured.

Actors: Up to 40 local actors playing various roles such as Capone’s gang, flapper girls, beggars, the town crier, head mistress and many more exciting characters.

Musicians: 10 different local feature artists.

Dancers: 4 dance performers featuring Bboy styles, Tap dancers and Aerialists.

Audience: 150 last year, estimated 200 this year, and continual plans to grow each year.

Staff and Volunteers: 120-160 involved and on-site for the day of the event.

Sponsors include: Hillside Winery ,St. Hubertus Estates Winery, Urban Distilleries, Wentworth Music, Sysco, Loyal hair therapy, Cabana Grille, Okanagan Spirits, Calowna Costumes, Rock House of Design, Havanna room, Luki Dance, Hair Aura, TKO Hair, Faces.
Media Coverage: Extensive recognition includes magazines (eVent!, Okanagan Life, ICON, SNAP). TV (Global, CHBC). Newspapers (Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna Capital News, Penticton Herald ‘James Miller’ and Penticton Western News ‘Percy Hebert’). Radio (CBC Radio, SUN FM ).

Community Involvement: Kelowna General Hospital Foundation’s “Be a Lifesaver Campaign” and dedicated surgical teams are changing and saving lives every day at KGH. To further enhance and evolve the work of these talented specialists, a new facility, the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre (IHSC), will open in 2015. kghfoundation.com

Okanagan Boys and Girls Club provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Investment / ticket cost: $120.00

Dress Code / The fun part: Your 1920’s costume! Or your best Semi Formal wear.

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