Oscar party planner

Where to see and be seen Oscar weekend

 
FRIDAY

Grey Goose Pre-Oscar Party
Soho House, West Hollywood
Grey Goose Vodka and RADD host a second night of revelry that started on Thursday, opening night for the rooftop restaurant that boasts a clubby vibe with booths and intimate nook and crannies as well as a terrace with a view to the ocean.

25th Film Independent Spirit Awards
L.A. Live, Downtown Los Angeles
LG Electronics, a new premier sponsor of the awards, will host the opening of the blue carpet (where Jameson & Ginger cocktails will be served) and make a donation to Film Independent's signature diversity program Project:Involve.

SATURDAY


Eighth Annual The Night Before Party
Beverly Hills Hotel
Special guests will be poolside for the Motion
Picture & Television Fund's annual soiree fundraiser. Presenting sponsors include HP, L'Oreal and Target.

Weinstein Oscar Party

Soho House, West Hollywood
The Weinstein soiree, the second Oscar-related event in as many days at Soho House, begins at 9 p.m. Event partner Montblanc will be presenting a seven-figure check to UNICEF.
 

SUNDAY


The Governors Ball
The Grand Ballroom, Hollywood & Highland
Cheryl Cecchetto and her Sequoia Prods. are again outfitting the Governors Ball. Expect chandeliers, champagne glitter, charcoal iridescent taffeta and platinum satin. Moet & Chandon champagne will be flowing to accompany a Wolfgang Puck menu that includes chicken pot pie and black truffle and ricotta cheese pizza. "L'Etoile de Oscar" -- otherwise known as baked Alaska with espresso glace chocolate sorbet and toasted meringue -- is in the wings for dessert.

18th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party Benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation

Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood
Event designer Antony Todd is planning a "Red on Red" decor for the evening, while Godiva will be doing a specialty chocolate bar where guests can put together boxes of their favorite chocolates to take home.

E! Oscar Viewing and Afterparty
Drai's Hollywood, Hollywood and Vine
Ramping up to become a player in the Hollywood party scene, it's opening night for Drai's on the rooftop of the equally new W Hotel. Invitees will enjoy seared snapper served on a bed of roasted red peppers alongside heirloom tomatoes and cipollini onions or the mosaic of organic chicken with fresh truffles. Dessert? A decadent chocolate fondant.

InStyle's 11th annual Oscar Viewing Party

BLT Steak, West Hollywood
Thomas Ford Designs, whose work with InStyle has included past Oscar parties as well as Golden Globe soirees, outfits this year's private bash. Guests can look forward to a menu that includes New York strip steak and truffled gruyere macaroni and cheese.

20th Annual Night of 100 Stars Black Tie Dinner Viewing Gala
Beverly Hills Hotel
The Crystal Ballroom is again ground zero for music agent Norby Walter's annual Oscar soiree. Past guests for the formal sit-down dinner viewing party include James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Frances Fisher, Lou Gosset Jr., Martin Landau and Jamie Foxx.

11th Annual Children Uniting Nations Celebration and Viewing Dinner
Beverly Hilton
This fundraiser viewing party and silent auction benefits foster children and at-risk youth. Celebrity chef Stefano Tedeschi and Beverly Hilton executive chef Suki will
prepare dinner for guests and the evening's performers include "American Idol" finalist Elliott Yamin.

The Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Editor Graydon Carter
Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood
The circular driveway of the Sunset Tower Hotel will again be enclosed with large-format backlit Vanity Fair photographs (among them: Josephine Baker and Bette Davis) from the "Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images" exhibition and book. First there's a dinner for about 150 at 5 p.m. The party, where guests will nosh on In-N-Out burgers, begins immediately after the awards.
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