OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 30, 2014) â€“ Local restaurateur, movie producer and former film festival program director Melissa Scaramucci will celebrate her 40th birthday in signature style, with a benefit ball celebrating the 15th anniversary of her favorite nonprofit organization: the deadCenter Film Festival.
The Glitter Ball will take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10 at Dunlap Codding, located at 609 W. Sheridan Ave. on Film Row in downtown Oklahoma City.
The event will feature live music by SquadLive, a Norman-based 8-piece band that performs a wide range of popular music from the past 40 years, and a variety of other live performances throughout the night. Music begins at 9 p.m. There will also be hors dâ€™oeuvres, an open bar, and a premium raw bar by LOCAL.
According to Alyx Picard, head of operations and festival coordinator for deadCenter Film Festival, the party atmosphere will have a winter carnival vibe with aerialists, snow machines, igloos and ice sculptures.
â€œIt will basically be Melissa represented in party form, a winter whimsy glitter sparkle party,â€ Picard said.
The event will also showcase 15 local artists through a silent auction, and continue to raise funds through an assortment of high-end raffles.
"Working on deadCenter for so many years certainly taught me that the arts will always have to have loud advocates,â€ Scaramucci said. â€œWe also learned how to throw some amazing parties. So when the time came for my celebration, I knew there was only one group I wanted to celebrate with, deadCenter Film Festival."
Tickets range from $100 for the â€˜Queenâ€™s Courtâ€™ general admission and $250 for the VIP â€˜Snow Queen Igloo Experience.â€™ Tickets may be purchased online: www.deadcenterfilm.org/glitterball. Proceeds benefit deadCenter Film Festival.
The deadCenter Film Festival (www.deadcenterfilm.org), named for its geographic location in the center of the country, is Oklahomaâ€™s largest film festival and one of the â€œ20 Coolest Film Festivals in the Worldâ€ according to MovieMaker magazine. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will celebrate its 15th year of promoting, encouraging and celebrating the independent film arts in 2015, June 10-14.