Ben Guillory ("The Color Purple") and Jasmine Guy ("A Different World") are scheduled to appear at the Center for Family Resources' Oscar Night America viewing party, held Feb. 26 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Co-chaired by Ron and Claire Francis and John and Robin Moore, the event will feature a sponsors' dinner, telecast viewing party, live and silent auctions, a DJ and dance floor. Viewing party tickets are $30. Sponsorship packages start at $1,000. For details see www.AtlantaRedCarpet.com or call 770-428-2601.
Justin Guarini, an "American Idol" alum who has performed on Broadway in shows including "American Idiot" and "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," will appear at the Alliance Theatre's "Tony Evening" gala, planned for April 14 at the Loews Hotel. Guarini also will appear in "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," the Stephen King-John Mellencamp collaboration set to debut at the Alliance this April. Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") appeared at a Jan. 27 patron party at the home of Andrea and Boland Jones, and joked that a theater role playing Hamlet is the only gig that could lure him from the hit television show. The Tony Evening gala, chaired by Lila Hertz and Amy Agami, honors Ingrid Saunders Jones, senior vice president of Global Community Connections for The Coca-Cola Company and chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation. Tickets are $300 each or $500 per couple. See alliancetheatre.org or call 404-733-4615 for information and reservations.