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LA MESA -- One of the most pleasant evenings in La Mesa each year is the arts-infused party put on by the Mt. Helix Park Foundation.
The HeART of Mt. Helix mixes the best in local restaurants with great music and working artists in the inspiring environment atop East County's most prominent landmark. It's a great and tasteful party under the stars, but tickets are limited.
The foundation announced this week that tickets are now on sale for the Seventh Annual heART of Mt. Helix, held among the memorial cross and historic amphitheater atop Mt. Helix. Larry Himmel, the beloved Channel 8 reporter, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for this Park fundraiser.
The sunset event will be held on August 16 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm and will feature vignettes by local performing and visual artists. After enjoying the 360 degree view and listening to two stages of local musicians perform, guests can dance under the stars to the Mighty Untouchables, a well known San Diego band. Mt. Helix watercolorist Chuck McPherson, and Wood Turner Sally Ault will each be demonstrating their technique to showcase the variety of visual arts talent in East County.
Local restaurants will be providing culinary treats which are all included in the event price - Anthony's, BMH Italian, the Brigantine, CaliComfort, Dream Dinners, Frank’s Pizza, Grove Pastry Shop, Haritna, the Hills, Mardi Gras Café and Terra American Bistro are featured.
The event will also include a selection of wines and craft beer from Ballast Point Brewery. Alchemy Restaurant’s mixology team is creating a signature cocktail for the evening featuring Henebery Whiskey. St. Peterburg Vodka will be offering tastings. A variety of interesting auction items will be available including a 10-day cruise for two on Holland America Lines. Proceeds from the event will be used to preserve and enhance Mt. Helix Park and Amphitheater which receives no government funding yet is open to the public daily.
Tickets are $50 for general admission and $100 for reserved table seating and are presale only with prices going up after August 1. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mthelixpark.org or by calling 619-741-4363. The event is expected to sell out.