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Grape Escape

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Topeka, KS (June 23, 2017) – The Topeka Performing Arts Center will host the annual Grape Escape: A Toast to the Arts on Friday, August 4th.

Tickets may be purchased for $65 for Tasting beginning at 6:00pm and $175 for VIP Dinner beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at

Grape Escape is a food and wine festival to benefit the Topeka Performing Arts Center. This annual event features tastings of wines from around the world. The VIP Dinner guests will enjoy a served catered meal and our Tasting guests will enjoy gourmet food and desserts from area restaurants, caterers and businesses. Throughout the night wine lovers and connoisseurs are encouraged to support TPAC by playing the games and bidding in the live auction.

Special celebrity guest, Caroline Rhea, stand-up comedian and actress, brings a fresh, smart and spontaneous approach to all of her work. Her feature credits include, "The Perfect Man," with Heather Locklear, a supporting role in "Man on the Moon," the story of the late comedian Andy Kaufman, co-starring Jim Carrey, "Christmas With the Kranks," opposite Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, and the wrestling film, "Ready to Rumble," opposite Oliver Platt, David Arquette and Scott Caan. Caroline's television career has taken off since she first starred as Aunt Hilda on The WB's sitcom "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch." She starred in Lifetime's made for television movie "Fat Like Me," and was the host of NBC's "The Biggest Loser." She was last seen in a one hour stand up special, part of Bravo's "Funny Girls," entitled "Rhea's Anatomy," which aired on Halloween 2006. Other credits include; host of "The Caroline Rhea Show," regular guest on Whoopi Goldberg's "Hollywood Squares," Drew's girlfriend on "The Drew Carey Show," the made for television movie "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire," "Pride and Joy" on NBC, Comedy Central's "Pulp Comic," "Comic Relief 8" and "One Night Stand 2005." She also appeared in the pilot of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," written by Larry David.

Individual and Corporate sponsorships are still available. If interested, please contact Megan Yaussi, Marketing & Sales Manager, at 785-234-2787 x104 or
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