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Center's Oscars party March 4 at Park West
From a press release

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CHICAGO, IL (February 20, 2018) — Center on Halsted is proud to announce celebrities and LGBTQ community supporters will be joining them on the red carpet for a Night with Oscar at the Park West on March 4, 2018. a Night with Oscar has been a staple in Chicago for more than ten years and is renowned for its fun and festive party atmosphere. a Night with Oscar benefits Center on Halsted, the most comprehensive community center in Chicagoland dedicated to building and strengthening the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community.

a Night with Oscar 2018 marks the 90th year of the Academy Awards, and the Center is celebrating LGBTQ advancement in film since 1928, and the building of Center on Halsted community since it opened its doors in 2007. "LGBTQ visibility through the arts demonstrates a powerful statement. This year we're celebrating the Academy Awards, but also the relevant impact our programs and services have on the LGBTQ community," says Modesto Tico Valle, CEO, Center on Halsted.

Celebrities, fashion icons, sponsors and supporters will arrive on the red carpet live to show their support for Center on Halsted and the Chicagoland and Hollywood LGBTQ communities. Film industry individuals who have taken a stand to be out and proud opened the door to "be scene" as their authentic self on the glamorous red carpet, but there is more work to do moving forward.

"Comcast NBC Universal proudly supports the vital work of Center on Halsted with the LGBTQ community. Through our sponsorship of Center on Halsted's a Night with Oscar, we are able to elevate the important stories of the LGBTQ community as seen in award-winning film and TV," shares Jean-Claire Fitschen, Executive Director, Multicultural Xfinity Services.

Valle adds, "In 1928, the first year of the Academy Awards, having an LGBTQ community center that provided individuals the opportunity to openly walk through the doors did not happen until 1971, more than 40 years later. Center on Halsted welcomes the 1400 individuals who walk in our doors every day, and we would not be able to continue offering our essential services without our community sponsors.

"A Night with Oscar exemplifies how diversity, inclusion, and coming together impacts change."

A Night with Oscar:

Sunday March 4, 2018

Park West

322 W. Armitage, Chicago IL

6:00 p.m. Live Red Carpet Arrival & Auction

7:30 p.m. Academy Awards Telecast

Hors d'oeuvres - Buffet Dinner - Open Bar

Deluxe Silent Auction & Raffle

Best-dressed Competition Awarded by Fashion Icons

Event Information Link:



Center on Halsted is the most comprehensive community center in Chicagoland dedicated to building and strengthening the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. Directly servicing and impacting the lives of approximately 45,000 LGBTQ individuals a year, more than 1,400 community members of all ages walk through the doors every day to participate in the diverse public programs and social services. Center on Halsted offers youth and senior programming, behavior health services, HIV testing, anti-violence work, and educational programming including cooking and GED classes. For every dollar donated to Center on Halsted, nearly 75 are spent directly on providing these community programs and services. Additionally, thousands of individuals join us in basketball, volleyball, hockey, performance, art, and music. Center on Halsted is located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

A Night with Oscar is co-chaired by Franco LaMarca and Diana McCarty. This year's event lead sponsor is Comcast/NBCUniversal and Xfinity. Other sponsors include The National Equity Fund, Mini of Chicago, AbbVie, American Airlines, Stoli, Hilton, Edelman, MillerCoors, AV Chicago, Pulp & Ink, Santa Margarita Wines, Juliet Tan Floral Studio and Chicago Social.

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