AIDS fund-raiser in Tangletown Oct. 1

Illume International, a volunteer organization working to combat the AIDS epidemic, will host a benefit event called the "Light Up the Night" to help orphans in Africa.

The Saturday, Oct. 1 fund-raiser will be 6-8 p.m. at Tangletown Gardens, 5353 Nicollet Ave. Entertainment will include Ugandan musician Michael Jukko and traditional African dancers. Local restaurants will provide food, wine and chocolates.

Tickets are $60 at Tangletown Gardens; Wilde Roast Café, 518 Hennepin Ave.; Chocolat Celeste, 2506 W. University Ave., St. Paul; and Sam’s Wine Shop, 218 Washington Ave. N.

For more about the organization, visit or call 331-9436.