Friday, February 13, 2015
THE KATE CELEBRATES THE OSCARS
Come walk down the illustrious red carpet, even if it's not the more famous one, #87, in Hollywood. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Theatre is rolling out one of its own, with all the fanfare worthy of the Oscars and you are invited on Sunday night, February 22 at 7 p.m.
Get your fancy fashions ready so you're spiffed up for the photo shoot with a real life iconic statue of Oscar, gilded in gold. And that's just the beginning of the fun. Your next task, assignment and obligation is to fill a large Chinese container with candy. Who wouldn't like to be let loose in a candy store? You'll be able to nibble on red licorice, popcorn and Oscars made of chocolate to your heart's content.
Don't eat too much for you'll want to save room for the delicious gourmet treats provided by Chef Leslie Tripp of Fresh Salt from the savory Saybrook Point Inn, like Spicy Tuna tartar in sesame miso cups inspired by the film "Birdman" and Lobster Pot Pie with sherry cream and winter vegetables in honor of "Boyhood." Oscar inspired desserts like chocolate panini and truffles will complete the culinary magic. While you feast, you'll have plenty of time to study the wealth of treasures available in the extensive silent auction, items like tickets to Bette Midler at the Mohegan Sun, wine and restaurant packages, tickets to Goodspeed and a golf day at Black Hall Golf Course. Raffle items include a 32" flat screen TV, a Kindle e-reader and a Thai gift basket.
Remember this is a glamorous fundraiser for The Kate. Master of ceremonies will once again be Ann Nyberg, anchor with WTNH News 8 and Kristen Roberts, VP, Public Relations and Community Investment, Comcast as well as Devin Carney, the grandson of Art Carney, with Art's Oscar, available for personal Kodak memories. For tickets ($65, members, and $75, non-members), call The Kate, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, at 860-510-0453 or online at www.katharinehepburntheatre.org or www.thekate.org.
Here's your chance to weigh in on your choices for winning nominations. There is even a contest with prizes for the most accurate accounting. Will you pick Stephen Hawking's story "The Theory of Everything" or vote for "Birdman," "Boyhood" or "The Grand Budapest Hotel?" Watch all the fascinating proceedings Live on a big screen HD.
As Best Actor, will you give your nod of approval to Ethan Hawke as the divorced dad in "Boyhood" or lend your support to the ever popular Meryl Streepwho is getting her 19th Academy seal of approval in her supporting role as the witch in the musical "Into the Woods?" Will you be bent out of shape thatDavid Oyelowe didn't get recognized for his outstanding role as Martin Luther King, Jr. in "Selma" or that Jennifer Aniston didn't get served a slice of the pie for her "Cake?" There's always drama in these categories.
Come predict the winners and the heart breakers and have a fine time enjoying the decisions, whether or not you agree. Half the fun are the snubs,
suspense and surprises.