RAIN NIGHTCLUB IN STUDIO CITY AND OUTFEST
PRESENT AN OFFICIAL OSCAR VIEWING PARTY TO BENEFIT
THE LA GAY & LESBIAN CENTER
DOORS OPEN AT 2PM, RED CARPET AT 4PM
84TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY AT 5:30PM
Rain, the San Fernando Valley’s first upscale gay restaurant and nightclub, in collaboration with Outfest, has announced a benefit Oscar viewing and cocktail party to benefit the LA Gay & Lesbian Center’s Outset Film Mentoring Program. The doors at Rain will open at 2pm on Sunday, February 26, with red carpet coverage beginning at 4pm. The 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, begins at 5:30pm. The Rain event will feature a hosted vodka bar with passed hors d’oeuvres during the red carpet activities, Oscar ballots with prizes in each category (courtesy of Outfest), and more surprises.
“Our relationship with the community is very important to us, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be hosting this important benefit event,” says Rain proprietor Mathieu McBee. “Rain is a brand new nightclub, and we want our patrons to know that we are about giving back to the community that supports us.”
All proceeds from the Oscar event will benefit the Outset Film Mentoring Program. LifeWorks, the LA Gay & Lesbian Center’s development and mentoring program for LGBTQ youth, has partnered with Outfest to create this short film curriculum, followed by shooting and editing short films. Fifteen LGBTQ youths from the LifeWorks program have been selected to participate in this new, innovative, program. The Outset classes are taught by industry professionals who provide program participants hands-on tools to write, shoot and edit their own films. The films will be screened at the Outfest Film Festival in July, 2012. Additional information on this program can be found at www.modelsofpride.org/lifeworks.
For entry to this 84th Annual Academy Awards fundraising event, a $25 donation is suggested ($20 in advance at www.lagaycenter.org/oscars). VIP bottle service, dinner, or large party reservations can be made by contacting Rain Nightclub directly via email at mb @ rain-la.com, or by phone at 323-863-3443.
Rain Nightclub (www.facebook.com/rainonventura) is located at 12215 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, adjacent to the famed Chin Chin Chinese Restaurant. Ample parking is provided in the complex, and valet parking is also available.
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