01/21/2013 10:57 am ET

Creative Coalition's Inaugural 'Night Before Dinner' Celebration Brings Paula Abdul, Omar Epps To Mari Vanna (PHOTOS)

Scott Henrichsen

WASHINGTON -- Local Russians wanting a reminder of the mother country weren't the only ones at D.C.'s newest Russian restaurant on Sunday night.

Paula Abdul, Omar Epps, John Leguizamo, Evan Handler, Taraji P. Henson, Marlon Wayans and David Arquette were among the celebrities who turned out at Mari Vanna for the Creative Coalition's "Night Before Dinner" inaugural celebration.

Check out photos of visiting celebrities enjoying vodka and listening to Mari Vanna's house accordionist:

The Creative Coalition's Inauguration "Night Before Dinner"


Mari Vanna