Actor Woody Harrelson, who recently joined with local financier John "Jack" Dwyer to purchase the Inn at the Black Olive, will be in town July 27 to co-host a charity dinner at the Fells Point hotel and restaurant.
Harrelson, an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, will host the dinner, along with Dwyer, chairman of the family of Capital Funding companies in Baltimore, and Dimitris Spiliadis, whose family opened the hotel and restaurant in 2011. They lost it to foreclosure last summer, but Spiliadis remains as manager of the Black Olive, which bills itself as "Baltimore's most organic hotel and restaurant."
Dwyer and Harrelson purchased the business for $4.5 million. Harrelson, a raw vegan and environmental activist, became friends with Spiliadis while in Baltimore filming the HBO movie "Game Change" and staying at the Black Olive.
Tickets for the 6 p.m. dinner, which may be purchased through the Black Olive's website, are $175 and include an open bar featuring organic wines and natural spirits. Proceeds will benefit Great Kids Farm, a non-profit organization providing opportunities for city public school students to study food preparation.