Dare County Arts Council’s Black Opal Masquerade Ball — a fundraiser for the nonprofit arts organization — is from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 28, at Pirate’s Cove Pavilion in Manteo.

Six-piece funk band Funk You will headline the event with its fusion of funk, jam, rock and progressive music. The band will be accompanied by an energy-driven horn section.

Upscale street-style food and an open bar by Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café, themed décor by Nancy Harvey of Holiday House and a silent auction full of fine art and exclusive packages will compliment the evening’s entertainment.

“Our silent auction this year is brimming with awesome items, from overnight stays at The Castle Bed and Breakfast in Ocracoke to gift cards to the best restaurants the Outer Banks has to offer,” says Black Opal committee member and Dare County Arts Council board member Molly Marks. “Our unique packages of donated items, like our wedding planning package, children’s package, and a home care package, coupled with art donated by our wonderful artists in Dare County and beyond make the Black Opal silent auction something you won’t want to miss.”

Black Opal guests are encouraged to wear their own creative attire — whether it is a black tie, masquerade mask or a completely wild, artistically inspired costume.

“Every year, our big fundraiser enables us to make nearly all of our arts programming free and open to the public,” says Chris Sawin, executive director of the arts council.

Tickets are $125 per person and are available online at DareArts DOT org/blackopal.

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