The Opening Gala on Aug. 5 promises to be a chic evening of art and philanthropy at Calgary’s Westin Hotel. The Gala not only ushers in 2012 Afrikadey! but also serves as a fundraiser for the full production of Cheryl Foggo’s adaptation of Things Fall Apart by acclaimed novelist/poet Chinua Achebe. Remember to bid on an impressive list of silent auction items after the delicious three-course meal. Tickets are $100 per person and are available by calling 403-234-9110.