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The Abbey West Hollywood to host 16th annual Oscar party for APLA

For the 16th consecutive year, The Abbey Food & Bar will host its annual Oscar viewing party that benefits APLA Health.
The Envelope Please will take place February 26 when the West Hollywood watering hole will be transformed into an intimate setting for the black-tie, fundraising event featuring a cocktail reception and seated dinner as well as a private viewing of the Academy Awards broadcast. Photo: Dog and a Duck.

WEST HOLLYWOOD — For the 16th consecutive year, The Abbey Food & Bar will host its annual Oscar viewing party that benefits APLA Health.

The Envelope Please will take place February 26 when Abbey owner David Cooley will transform the West Hollywood watering hole into an intimate setting for the  black-tie, fundraising event featuring a cocktail reception and seated dinner as well as a private viewing of the Academy Awards broadcast.

Pauley Perrette will return as party emcee.

In its 16 years, The Envelope Please has raised almost $2 million for APLA Health, funds that annually help more than 14,000 low-income people in the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. APLA Health’s services include primary medical, dental, and behavioral health care, groceries from eight food pantries, access to PrEP, health insurance enrollment assistance, housing support, among others.

In a statement, APLA Health CEO Craig Thompson says The Envelope Please helps the nonprofit maintain its “continued commitment to ensuring underserved communities are able to get the care and support they need.”

The event will start at 4 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Here are the details:

4 p.m. — Red carpet arrivals; cocktail reception begins

5 p.m. — Seated dinner and viewing party begins

Tickets are $500 and $1,000 each.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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