The fun starts early with a complimentary glass of bubbly, yummy hors d'oeuvres, red carpet interviews, professional photo-taking and conviviality, beginning at 5:30 pm when the doors open on Sunday, March 2. (Be forewarned, those who tarry may miss out on celebrity sightings, so punctuality is a priority!)
A multi-course buffet dinner, catered by chef extraordinaire Kathy Overly, follows the cocktail hour mingling, allowing plenty of time to dine and schmooze before settling in to watch this year's exciting awards ceremony on the Center's huge overhead screen.
If you're feeling clairvoyant, purchase a ballot and predict this season's award winners in nine of the top categories: best film, actor, actress, supporting actor/actress, director, costume design and song. If you're right, you'll win the grand prize, and if you're not - no worries - there are lots more chances to garner a great prize throughout the evening. Should you feel thirsty, a cash bar awaits you.
Net profits from tickets benefit the local community through CompassioNet Impact Mexico, which serves 500 meals each week to children living in under-resourced neighborhoods, among many other initiatives. This event's proceeds will go into the CompassioNet Children's Home Hope Chest benefiting orphaned and abandoned children.
With so much going for it, this Glitzy Glam Gala is not to be missed! Tickets can be purchased on-line at Vallarta Tickets or in person at Paradise Community Center (127 Pulpito in Old Town Vallarta), 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Tuesday-Friday, and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm during the Saturday Market.
There are three different donation levels of 400, 450 and 500 pesos, based on seating. If you've attended any of the Tuesday evening Democrats Abroad films, you know there really is not a bad seat in the house.
For this event, Paradise will be transformed into a glittery golden cabaret featuring ornately draped tables for dining and viewing the 86th Academy Awards ceremony, with everyone receiving VIP treatment!
The dress code for this gala is bodacious attire and dressing up as yourself or a star you admire - but it's not a deal breaker. If you prefer your jeans, just show up, in whatever - by all means! Seating is limited to under 100 attendees so purchase your tickets NOW!
We at Paradise so appreciate your support! With your help, we not only operate Banderas Bay's largest community center, we've helped thousands of people connect in Paradise AND made a difference together. After PCC operating expenses, 100% of the profits support the life-changing programs of CompassioNet Impact Mexico.
Thank you for helping us serve you and offer a hand up to deserving people in our community.
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