Looking forward to their October wedding at Barboursville Vineyards!
Ripal and Neha are simply too cute for words! Their 3 day wedding celebration in Newport News surely will be a feast for the eyes, especially with Le Reve Creations as their decorator! Can’t wait!!
As someone who doesn’t really often watch the Oscar’s, one of the great parties of the year last year in Charlottesville was Oscar Night America at the Paramount. Tonight the event takes place again, and tickets are still on sale for $45.
To benefit the VA film festival and the Paramount Theatre, Oscar Night is officially sanctioned by the Academy Awards and last your was brought to just 51 cities, raising over $3 Million in dollars that all stay within their local communities. Guests receive the actual program that is handed out at the Oscar Party, walk the red carpet, and sample delicious food and spirits from a large list of the most successul restaurants in Charlottesville.
This brings a little bit of Hollywood glitz and glam to Charlottesville, all while being a great local event to support local restaurants, business, and the economy.
From the VA Film Festival website;
The excitement and glamour of Hollywood are coming to Charlottesville on Oscar Night. Movie fans are invited to wear Hollywood-inspired attire and experience the thrills and surprises of the 83rd Academy Awards® on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Charlottesville’s own Oscar Night America party.
Benefiting the Virginia Film Festival and The Paramount Theater, the Oscar Night celebration will be held at the Paramount beginning at 6:30pm. The Charlottesville event is one of 50 parties officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that will be held across the country on Oscar Night.
General admission tickets are $45.00 and are on sale at 10am today. Tickets include admission to the live HD broadcast; food and wine; the official Oscars program; coffee, popcorn and soda.
“We are honored and thrilled to have the Virginia Film Festival and The Paramount Theater chosen as one of only 50 venues nationwide officially sanctioned to broadcast Hollywood’s biggest night! Oscar Night generates excitement all over the world, and with the Academy’s help, our guests will feel like they are on the A-list,” says Jody Kielbasa, Virginia Film Festival Director.
Charlottesville guests will walk the red carpet into the theater and sample tastes from over ten of Charlottesville’s top restaurants. There will also be a raffle that evening, and prizes will include exclusive tickets to local arts events, Hollywood inspired gift baskets, gift certificates from Charlottesville’s favorite business and much more.
The mission of The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, Inc., is to operate the historic Paramount Theater as a nonprofit performing arts center for the artistic, educational, and charitable benefit of its community, including the city of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the entire Central Virginia region.
The Virginia Film Festival is a four-day celebration of the magic of the movies featuring first-run features and timeless classics, high-profile industry insiders and up-and-coming stars, and filmmakers from throughout Virginia and beyond. The Virginia Film Festival is presented by the University of Virginia’s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. For more information visit www.virginiafilmfestival.org.
Charlottesville’s Oscar Night America party is presented by Virginia National Bank with additional support provided by Charlottesville Newsplex WVAW ABC16, C-ville Weekly, 1070 WINA Newsradio, 106.1 The Corner and Lite Rock Z95.1.
A NIGHT OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS!
Are you dying to finally have that date night you’ve always promised yourselves? Have you ever wished there was a place you could drop off your kids right on the Downtown Mall so you could go to dinner or Fridays After Five? Has your child ever wished they could play in the Virginia Discovery Museum after hours when the crowds have dispersed?
Well, guess what? You can! As requested by our visitors, the Virginia Discovery Museum now has a Date Night Drop Off Program! Every Friday from 5:30pm to 8pm throughout July and August, you can drop off your 3-8 year old while you enjoy all the amenities the Downtown Mall has to offer. Sip some wine over dinner, go shopping, grab a gelato, or catch the free show at Fridays After Five. The Museum has got childcare covered.
And it’s so much better than a babysitter! We keep groups small, so kids have tons of room to discover the Museum, and each week there’s a different educational theme and craft to make during the evening’s program:
July 9th – Rousseau Jungles
July 16th – Glow in the Dark Night
July 23rd – Byzantine Art
July 30th – A Night in Egypt
August 6th – Medieval Times
August 13th – Arrrr Matey!
August 20th – Pointillism
August 27th – Bead Making
A healthy dinner of cheese pizza, carrot sticks, and fruit juice is included in the registration fee, as well as lots of free time to play in the Museum. Sign up today and have that date night you’ve always wanted – the Museum will take care of the rest!
Fridays 5:30-8pm, Ages 3-8
(we request your 3-year-old be fully potty trained)
VDM Members $20/ Non-members $25 (siblings discount $5).
Cancellation fee of $10 after 12pm on the day before registered program. No refund for same-day cancellation. Space is limited to 12 children per week and will not run without a minimum of 4 children. Registrants will be notified by 5pm on the night before the program if we need to cancel. Payment is due when child is registered for program.
Call 434-977-1025 to register your child.
Map to the Discovery Museum