Harbor Of Life

A Social Dance & Summerfest

Benefiting the Lisa Foundation’s Brain Aneurysm Survivor Support Program

We invite you to an engaging evening of music, dance, connection, and conversation at Ventura Harbor.

Reservations for individual tickets and tables include entertainment, wine, and a 3-course Mediterranean dinner.

Hurry and make your reservation today to take advantage of our Early Bird discount!

August 17, 2019 5:30-11:30 pm

The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood

1583 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 101 Ventura, CA

Reserve a Seat or Table Now:

Early Bird Prices until July 19th

Harbor of Life Ticket/Table Options

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at: HarborOfLifeEvents@gmail.com

Our Goal

Brain aneurysm survivors face a multitude of challenges during recovery — physical, emotional, social, and economic. Feeling isolated, not heard, and not understood, they often turn to grass root online groups in search of others who share in the same experience. While these forums allow for valuable sharing and connection with other survivors, they often lack professional advice. Consequently, many questions by survivors go unanswered.

The Lisa Foundation’s Survivor Support program will address everyday concerns, challenges and questions to support those recovering from brain surgery.


Quinta Tango orchestra was born out of our love for tango music and dancing. We play the “Golden Age” tangos, milongas and valses from the 1930-s through 1950s, as well as “tango nuevo” pieces especially arranged for our group. Since our inception we have performed for dancers and music lovers all over the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California at special events, private parties and at local milongas – social tango dance gatherings.



Encontro Das Aguas, meaning “the meeting of the waters” in Portuguese, is a musical duo which lends their eclectic signature soundscape of bossa nova, latin, jazz and folk to creating a relaxed, romantic vibe at establishments and events throughout Ventura and Ojai. Francisco Leon, acoustic guitar and lead vocals & Angela DeVita, flute and vocals.

Special Event DjZ , will get everyone on the dance floor, playing dance music to suite every taste and style!

Dinner Menu

Greek Salad

Selection of house-made dips with warm pita

Spanakopita (a Greek savory pastry with spinach filling)


Delicious tender tri-tip marinated greek souvlaki style.

Fresh Salmon:

For seafood lovers, your taste buds will be excited to try this fresh salmon dish.

Vegetarian Moussaka:

A greek favorite, vegetarian style:  layered eggplant, Mediterranean vegetables, potatoes, Parmesan cheese,

topped with a gluten free creamy béchamel sauce.

All Served with Rice and Fresh Vegetables

Dessert-table with assorted Mediterranean delights.

A welcoming cocktail and wine are included in the ticket price.   

Tea and Coffee are also included.

Enjoy your refreshing summer cocktail while watching the harbor views. OPA!

Planning Your Stay

Holiday Inn Express Ventura Harbor 1080 Navigator Drive Ventura, CA 93001

Walking distance to the Greek Restaurant; providing a special discounted rate for event guests!

Individual reservations to be made directly with the hotel’s front desk at:


 (805) 856-9533


Request “Harbor of Life” for discounted rates. 


  Discounted rate of $169/night if booked by July 19, 2019!
$12 parking fee per night. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Complimentary Breakfast. Pet Friendly-Fee’s apply.
Rates do not include applicable tax, currently 12.19%, subject to change.


2-Night Minimum for Saturday August 17, 2019 


Other Nearby Hotels:

Ventura Beach Marriott (approximately 10 min drive, or free Trolley)

Crowne Plaza, Ventura  (approximately 15 min drive, of free Trolley)

Pierpont Inn  (approximately 15 min drive).

Sign up for a Tango Demonstration

We are looking for 10 couples to demonstrate the expressiveness, joy, passion and connection of TANGO. This is a great opportunity for social dancers and dance studios to show the power of dance in connecting minds, bodies and souls! All participating couples will be recognized as special contributing Dancers for Brain Aneurysm Survivors— featured in the event program and social media, following the summerfest.

Selection is “first come” until we have 10 couples:  those selected will receive a “2 for 1” ticket voucher for the evening program and dinner.

How to participate: 

***Complete the Registration Form below to be part of an amazing demonstration.***

Name of First Dancer
Name of Second Dancer
Dance Studio Affiliation (if any)
Contact Email

Listen to these two tango songs to practice beforehand.  No need for major coreography — dance from the heart!

Race for Funds:  Dancers for Survivors will invite the audience to “enter tickets with their number” to raise funds that directly  benefit the Lisa Foundation Brain Aneurysm Survivor Support Program  — there will be no restriction to the # of tickets that audience members can enter into the race for funds…

The couple “with the most funds”, will win a special “Brain Tango King & Queen Prize” .  Professional Creativity in Inviting support during the dance demonstration is HIGHLY Encouraged!