Wolfe Street Foundation will hold its annual Oscar watch party on March 4, 2018 at the Robinson Center Ballroom in Little Rock. The black tie affair will feature a live broadcast of the Academy Awards presentation in Los Angeles and will integrate Hollywood elements, red carpet arrivals and paparazzi.

In its 19th year, this event is held annually by Wolfe Street Foundation and is the only Oscar watch party ever sanctioned in Arkansas by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. To set the event apart from others taking place all over the country, ABC-TV Affiliate Channel 7’s own Elicia Dover emcees the evening with help from Arkansas Film Commissioner, Christopher Crane of the AEDC.

The evening opens at 5 p.m. with a red carpet entrance and interviews. At 5:30, the silent auction begins. Live auction items include an exquisite diamond jewelry piece, a 5-star destination trip, art and more. Don’t miss the live music and open bar! Dinner begins at 6: 30 p.m. and the awards begin at 7 p.m.

Led by Christopher Crane of the Arkansas Film Commission, this year’s Red Carpet program will celebrate Arkansas talent in movie and film. Much like the 2017 Red Carpet event, guests can expect Arkansas talent on site during the evening as well as video presentations directly from Hollywood customized for the Robinson audience.

Individual tickets are $250. For information on sponsorship packages, click here.

Since 1999, this unique Oscar tradition continues as the largest fundraising event to fund operations for Wolfe Street Center, a 12,500 square foot facility on Louisiana Street downtown. The Center serves 100,000 alcoholics, addicts and their families annually as they find solutions for a life free of addiction.

The state’s largest nonprofit for alcoholism and addiction recovery, Wolfe Street Foundation was formed in 1982 and offers a growing spectrum of educational and prevention programs including those for youth and young adults beginning in 2018. Wolfe Street Center also offers weekly meals and runs an information helpline for the public from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week for callers in need of help for themselves or a loved one.

Wolfe Street Foundation does not receive any public or private funding from grants or other foundations and is fiscally dependent on Red Carpet, private donations and smaller sources of revenue such as a thrift store and bookshop.

For more information, visit wolfestreet.org.