Arts and Entertainment

The stars will shine on Vashon

'Stars' dressed for the gala take a ride in the event limo at last year's Oscar Night party.
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Grab your boa and a gown from Granny’s or a top hat and tails and head out to the Vashon Theatre to walk the red carpet. It’s time once again for the Vashon Oscar Night party sponsored by the Vashon Film Society. The festivities will begin 4 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon Theatre.

It’s the 17th year this gala affair will broadcast live the glamour and glitz of the Hollywood Oscar show on the big screen, while offering homegrown Vashon entertainment during commercial breaks.

The event also marks an anniversary for theater owners Eileen and Gordon Wolcott, who decided 10 years ago to buy the historic building with the single silver screen after hearing about Vashon’s Oscar Night party on a Seattle evening news station.

The Oscar night fun begins when a limousine whisks partygoers around the block, returning them to the red carpet outside the theater and to a swarm of local “paparazzi” for photographs and interviews.

Inside, guests will find a costume contest with 11 competitive categories, including the Cher award for most outrageous attire, the Best-Dressed Child, Best Pajamas, Best Celebrity Look-alike, Best-Dressed Adult, Best- Dressed Teen, Best-Dressed Adult Couple and Best Ballot. Larry Flynn, community activist and well- known bus driver, will preside over the Vashon show as master of ceremonies.

Catering the dinner once again, Snapdragon Bakery and Café will offer vegetarian and gluten-free options. Wine sales will benefit the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank, and for those who can’t watch a show without popcorn, the theater concession stand will be open.

Proceeds from ticket sales go toward the Vashon Film Society’s annual scholarships awarded to aspiring film makers through the Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. A $30 superstar deal includes admission, a limo ride with photo, plus a beverage and meal. Tickets are available at the Vashon Theatre, Vashon Bookshop and

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