I really don’t care about the Oscars. It feels like watching an awards show for an industry I am in no way a part of with people I have no emotional tie to so I don’t care who wins…oh wait, that’s exactly what it is. But combine Oscar show viewing with a party and I’m there. I like filling out the ballots, the room full of people making catty remarks about what presenters are wearing, and who doesn’t LOVE appetizers and drinks?
But if for some reason you wanted to get all dressed up this year and rub elbows with displaced Angelenos who weren’t invited to the Oscars, consider the following shindigs:
Lights Camera Glamour at Seven-Degrees
Check out the second annual Lights Camera Glamour Oscar viewing party put on to benefit the OC’s Pacific Symphony. Held at the schwank multimedia complex, Seven-Degrees, guests will be able to enjoy Jon Stewart’s Academy Award antics on MANY large TV screens as well as partake of the open bar, dance to fave movie soundtracks and bid on a movie-themed auction.
891 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651
EVENT: starts at 5pm, $150
“The Envelope Please” at the Abbey
How about partying with the Ghost Whisperer, Jennifer Love….ok, I’ll be nice…_Hew_itt at the Abbey? She’s throwing a sit-down dinner co-hosted by Esquire magazine to raise money for AIDS Project Los Angeles. You gotta be dressed paparazzi-fabulous though as you’ll be mingling with the stars if you stay for the after-party.
692 N Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90069
Reservations: (213) 201-1439
EVENT: Starts at 4pm, $250
Lodestone’s 6th Annual Oscar Party Fundraiser at the Orchid
Or for something more low-key, Lodestone Theater Ensemble is having its Oscar Party fundraiser at the Orchid Restaurant & Cafe in K-Town where you can watch the show, dine on an all-you-can-eat buffet and then perform karaoke.
3900 W. Sixth Street
EVENT: Starts at 4pm, $25 at the door; VIP $35, includes reserved seating, access to VIP karaoke room and a gift bag