The 2012 Cathedral Village Arts Festival goes May 21-26. It’s largely a volunteer effort, and to help raise funds organizers are hosting a fundraiser tonight at the Italian Club (13th Ave & Connaught St.). The event includes  live music, a silent auction, a cash bar and gourmet food tasting with grub provided by the many fine restaurants, coffeeshops and other food-related businesses that operate in the neighbourhood.

The event starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20, and can be obtained by calling 569-8744.