Academy of Friends annually produces the world’s premier Academy Awards Night Charity Gala as the centerpiece of its efforts to raise funds, award donations, and encourage volunteerism that benefit a diverse set of HIV/AIDS organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Join us Sunday, February 26 for Shanghai Nights: Academy Awards Night Gala at The Midway.

Join Academy of Friends' for our 37th Annual Academy Awards Night Gala: Shanghai Nights at The Midway.

In typical Academy of Friends' fashion, everyone at the event will enjoy food provided by the Bay Area's finest restaurants including: Tartine, Perle, Mister Jiu's, Motze, Liholiho Yacht Club, Junju, Caviar Co, Chubby Noodle, Nomica, Dosa, The Saratoga, Onsen, Parallel 37, Salt & Straw, E&O, Pabu, Amanda & Jane, Blue Stem Brasserie, Cypress Grove Cheese and more to be announced; wine and champagne by amazing vitners along with a fun way to watch the 2017 Oscars®.

Throughout the evening, bid on fabulous items in our silent auction while you watch the live awards presentation. Following the awards broadcast, be ready for our raffle drawings for a 2017 Mercedes Benz CLA from Mercedes Benz of San Francisco or a nine-day European cruise (including airfare) courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.

Live Auction items including:

  • Round trip business class tickets from China Eastern Airlines & hotel stay from The Peninsula Shanghai

  • Tickets to a performance of SHN's Hamilton Bid

  • SF Giants Package

Sponsors include: Western Health Advantage, Mercedes-Benz of San Francisco, Ketel One, Bulleit, Celebrity Cruises, iHeartRadio, Tablehopper, Nordstrom Cares, MAC AIDS Fund, China Eastern Airlines, Frameline and Wells Fargo and more to be announced!

Special thanks to: Rent the Runway & Go BANG!

100% of ticket sales will be distributed to our six HIV/AIDS Services beneficiaries : AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Aguilas, Maitri Compassionate Care, Openhouse, HIV Nightline and The Spahr Center, following the Gala.

Must be 21+ to attend

If you're interested in volunteering, please sign up.