What: Paramount Theatre's 2018 Anniversary Gala
Where: Paramount Theatre (and surrounding areas)
The lowdown: On May 12, Austin arts patrons gathered at the Paramount Theatre in honor of the theater's 103rd birthday. One of Austin's biggest parties turned out another sold-out crowd who were in turn treated to a special performance by the Gipsy Kings. The annual gala — now in its eighth year — is the biggest fundraiser for the Paramount and State theaters.
Co-chaired by Kim Vaughan and Catherine Wilke, this year's extravaganza featured additional live performances from DJ Mel and Brownout and literal dancing in the streets as gala-goers took over the storied Congress Avenue for the evening.
Other highlights included a silent auction chaired by Kathleen Seiders, a Flamenco-fueled cocktail hour, seated dinner under a tent hitched on Congress, and catering by the Paramount's neighbors at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel.
Who: Kim Vaughan, Catherine Wilke, Kathleen Seiders, Jeff Straathof, Mafalda Tan, Patrick Cantilo, Judy Cantilo, Lindsay Dillard, Ashlee Newman, Ashley Covert, Claire Money, Clarissa Broesche, Bryn Williams, Marion Sanchez, Caroline Jones, Janet McCullar, Yolanda Uribe-Rangel, Jose Rangel, Eve Michaels and Robert Stoltz.