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May 1

Event title: In the Heights of Hollywood with Nelson Coates
Organization name: Abilene Cultural Affairs Council
Date: May 1, 2021
Time: 6-9 pm

Details: Meet one of the top production designers in cinema, award-winning movie and TV designer Nelson Coates. A graduate of Abilene High School and Abilene Christian University, Nelson Coates has spent most of this year designing for the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights." He earned the Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award for "Crazy Rich Asians."

Put May 1, 2021 on your calendar to meet Nelson and learn more about his amazing Hollywood career! The evening includes dinner, drinks and a photo op with Nelson at Prosperity Bank. We then move to the Paramount Theatre, where Nelson will share clips of his movies, discuss his career and receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. The night concludes on the Paramount stage with drinks and desserts inspired by one of Nelson’s hit movies. Proceeds from this event benefit the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council's HeARTS for the ARTS program that awards grants to local arts groups to help with programming for children and special needs populations.

Ticket info: $125 a ticket; $1,000 table of eight; $20 for Paramount portion only
Contact: info@abilenecac.org or call 677-1161