Little Italy to Host Pompeii-Themed Toga Party

Ferragosto 2015: Pompeii is on Aug. 15 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Amici Park

Little Italy’s Amici Park will be transformed into the ancient Italian city of Pompeii this Saturday for a lively toga party that will also double as an important community fundraiser.

“Ferragosto: Pompeii: Little Italy’s Toga Party,” which runs from 6 p.m. to midnight, is an evening of drinks, food and live entertainment – and Little Italy’s take on the Italian holiday, “Feriae Augsti.”

This year, guests are encouraged to wear togas and strappy sandals to the soiree as they enjoy the trip back in time to ancient Pompeii, complete with props and circus rides.

Of course, it’s not an Italian celebration unless there’s food, so the event will feature dishes and cocktails from San Diego restaurants including Monello, Isola Pizza Bar, Kettner Exchange, Cookbook, PrepKitchen, Caffe Italia, Bencotto and more.

Organizers say the toga party will raise funds to help support local organizations including the Washington Elementary School Foundation, Our Lady of the Rosary Church and the Little Italy Association. NBC 7 meteorologist Jodi Kodesh will help emcee the event.

Tickets start at $105 per person. For more details, visit the Ferrogosto 2015 website.

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