OSCAR AWARDS CELEBRATIONS

Baroque Access offers the lowdown on all the events happening on Oscars weekend in Los Angeles, February 22

 If you aren’t on the guest list for all of the parties being held on 22 February, there’s still plenty of fun to be had if you’re in town. Take a look…

 Global Green's Pre-Oscar Party

Every year, a number of local stars get together to host a fundraiser for Global Green USA. Held at Avalon Hollywood, it’s always a club party with lots of live music and top DJs. This year’s event, which will be held on February 19, includes a dinner option. Tickets cost from $1,250.

 International Documentary Association DocuDay Oscar Nominee Film Screenings

Most of the documentary films nominated for Academy Awards have a very limited distribution across the country, but they will all be shown one after the other on the Saturday before the Oscars. There will be a Q&A with filmmakers after some of the films.

When: Saturday before the Oscars 9 am to Midnight, see Film Schedule

Where: Writer's Guild of America (WGA), 135 Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Cost: $65 all day pass, discount for IDA members

Parking: Free in WGA structure

 Hollywood's Biggest Night at the Million Dollar Theatre

You can be part of the action even if you’re not going to the actual Oscar Awards event! Enjoy watching a live telecast of the Oscars on the big screen with the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation on Oscar night at their historic Million Dollar Theatre on Broadway. Don’t forget to dress up for your red carpet moment. VIP ticket holders enjoy early admission as well as a mini theatre tour and a drink. Tickets cost $30, and VIP tickets go for $50. 

Red Carpet Oscar Viewing Party - Art Theatre, Long Beach

Another opportunity to dress up and have fun is the viewing party at the Art Theatre. Although it’s invitation only, you can get an invite by making a donation of $25 or more to this historic non-profit theatre. On February 22, the Academy Awards will be shown live on the big screen at the theatre, and wine and champagne will be available.

 Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala

Many celebrities who don’t have tickets to the big Academy Awards dinner event at the Dolby Theatre head for the ‘Night of 100 Stars’ viewing party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Although tickets are limited, you can get one if you are prepared to pay $1,000.

 Fame & Philanthropy Oscar Viewing Party

The dress code is black tie and there’s a red carpet, too, at this Oscar viewing party at the Vineyard Beverly Hills. Tickets cost from $1,750 and all proceeds go to the non-profit CITY foundation (Community Inspiring Today’s Youth) and other charities.

 The Universal Experience at Universal Studios, Hollywood

For a behind-the-scenes look at the props, sets and costumes created for Oscar-nominated movies, head for Universal Studios’ exhibition. Called ‘The Universal Experience: Behind the Scenes at Universal Pictures’, the exhibition offers fascinating displays of more than 6,000 movies produced by the studio over the last century including its latest Academy Award contenders. 

 The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design at FIDM

Visit the annual showcase of costumes nominated in the Best Costume Design Category at the Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising. This free display offers a look at all the costumes nominated for this year’s Oscar awards as well as last year’s winners. The exhibition runs from 10 February to April 25 this year in downtown LA.