Get ready to taste chocolate creations from Zingerman's Candy Manufactory, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, Mindo Chocolate, Cupcake Station and Bab's Underground Lounge at the sixth annual Chocolate Crush fundraiser to benefit the Wild Swan Theater. On Sunday, February 5, at 7:30pm the University of Michigan's Matthaei Botanical Gardens will be filled with sounds by Vincent York's Jazzistry Band for Hire while guests sample savory appetizers from What's Cooking? and wine and spirits from local purveyors. Tickets $60 for the ‘chocolate chip’ and $125 for the ‘chocolate bar’ donation. For more info call 734-995-0530 or visit www.wildswantheater.org
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