11.18.2010: Piratical Fundraiser

The Swashbuckler's Ball, a fundraiser for the Portland Pirate Festival

The Swashbuckler's Ball, a fundraiser for the Portland Pirate Festival

In another slice of local awesomeness, the sea-faring scurvy dogs otherwise known as PDX Yar are hosting the Swashbuckler’s Ball this Saturday as a fundraiser for next year’s Portland Pirate Festival.

Join the finest and most spirited buccaneer crews that ever sailed the streets of Portland! Don your finest seafaring costume, kick up your heels to some rousing tunes and hoist a tankard in celebration of all things piratical at the Swashbuckler’s Ball!

Rock to the music of Chervona, The Lost Highwaymen, Sam Bam Boo, and The Bilgerats & Pyrettes. Slake your thirst at a no-host bar (featuring Kraken Rum) and fill your bellies with tasty Caribbean food. Try your luck at winning from a treasure trove of glorious raffle prizes. Spend your doubloons in the Pirates Marketplace, where well-known merchants from far and wide will be selling their wondrous wares and donating a significant percentage of their proceeds to the cause.

General admission tickets are just $14 in advance and $18 at the door. There are also special VIP packages available for advance purchase that include raffle tickets, food and drink scrip and swag bags.

All proceeds from this rollicking event will benefit Portland Pirate Festival (www.portlandpiratefestival.com). An annual event since 2006, the Portland Pirate Festival has earned its place as both a cultural mainstay in Portland and a popular gathering of brethren from all shores. Alas, in the wake of Poseidon’s wrath (which besieged the 2010 Festival with spectacular rainfall), the future of the event is in jeopardy. Hopes abound that the City of Portland’s most swashbuckling event will stay afloat. What better way to help make that happen than with an outrageous and entertaining evening of tunes, tastes, and treasure!

The Swashbuckler’s Ball is an evening for pirates 21 and older and is produced by the scallywags from PDXYAR (www.pdxyar.org) and the Dread Ship Outrageous Fortune.

Tickets and additional information are available online at www.swashbucklersball.com.