Bloomie’s offers super shopping day for theater

LA JOLLA — La Jolla Playhouse is one of six local nonprofit organizations participating in Bloomingdale’s “The Shopping Benefit,” an annual fundraising extravaganza which features live music, fashion events, cooking demonstrations and more on Oct. 29, at Fashion Valley from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now but can also be purchased the day of the event.
Bloomingdale’s, along with its participants, is encouraging fashion enthusiasts to contribute to their favorite nonprofit organization by attending this shopping day. La Jolla Playhouse will distribute a set amount of invitations to their loyal patrons. For every invitation brought to the doors of Bloomingdale’s the day of the event, Bloomingdale’s will donate $5 to La Jolla Playhouse. Additionally, if patrons purchase a $10 donation coupon from the Playhouse’s in-store booth, Bloomingdale’s will donate $10 to the Playhouse. In exchange, shoppers receive 15 percent off of their purchases that day.
The Playhouse is extending a special invitation to Shopping Benefit attendees with an Insider’s Event featuring Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg. At noon at Bloomingdale’s, both will share information about projects under consideration for the Playhouse’s 2010/2011 season. This special engagement will also feature prizes such as tickets to the upcoming Aurélia’s Oratorio Feb. 3 through Feb. 28, a gift certificate to the Marine Room and more. If you would like to RSVP to this event, contact Jill McIntyre at (858) 550-1070, ext. 131 or e-mail her at
Other participating nonprofit organizations include the Alzheimer’s Association, San Diego/Imperial Chapter, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation San Diego, UC San Diego Medical Center Bannister Family House, Vista Hill and Voices of Children.