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Million Dollar Cocktail Anyone?



    Million Dollar Cocktail Anyone?
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    Slumdog Millionaire fans hoping the sleeper hit will sweep the Academy Awards can celebrate Danny Boyle's rags-to-riches love story at a pre-Oscar party, Saturday, Feb. 21, 10 p.m. at Panache Restaurant and Lounge in Washington D.C.

    The Slumdog pre-party is for fans of the movie, to celebrate Slumdog's 10 Oscar nominations and will feature a specialty "Millionaire" cocktail for the evening.

    DJ Ali Ji will spin music from the movie -- including the upbeat finale "Jai Ho" and M.I.A.'s smash hit "Paper Planes" -- along with popular Top 40, hip hop, and Bollywood tracks, as part of its movie's success infusing a British director's vision with the music of renown Indian composer A.R. Rahman.

    The pre-Oscar party will also have drawings for Slumdog CDs, movie posters, and other memorabilia.

    Proceeds from the Slumdog pre-Oscar party will benefit the Hamara Foundation, an outreach organization that helps street children in Mumbai, India. Hamara Foundation provides need-based services for their growth and development and creates public awareness about the problems and needs of street children. More information on Hamara is available at

    Tickets are $15 with an email to the guest list at Without RSVP, prices are subject to increase at the door.
    Doors open at 10 p.m.

    Panache Restaurant and Lounge
    1725 DeSales Street NW
    Washington D.C. 20036

    More information about the Slumdog pre-Oscar party is available at

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