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You don't have to live in Hollywood to get your celebrity watchin' fix. Get the thrill of seeing your favorite stars (on television) at local Oscar night parties. For the glamorous at heart, here's our roundup of noteworthy Oscar celebrations:
And, be sure to check our Arts+Culture blog this weekend to read about Brangien Davis' first-hand account of the Oscar festivities in Los Angeles where she will be attending the big event this weekend.
Official Oscar® Night America
For movie buffs looking for the real deal, the Triple Door hosts Seattle’s only official Oscar Night party, sanctioned by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and benefiting the Starlight Foundation. Walk the red carpet with celebrity look-alikes, sip champagne as you peruse your official program (the same one they’ll be flipping through in Hollywood!), and win prizes for correctly guessing who will take home an Oscar.
3:30 p.m. $150. The Triple Door, 216 Union St.; starlight-washington.org
Gay City Oscar Party in SoDo Park
Organizers are calling the Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Gay City Health Project’s Oscar night shindig “Seattle’s most fabulous Academy Awards party.” Now in its fourth year, the event has moved to the spacious SoDo Park loft venue; admission includes hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary drink and multiple big-screen viewing options. (Upgrade to VIP status for the hosted wine and champagne pre-party.)
4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. VIP reception.) $20 advance/$35 advance VIP. SoDo Park, 3200 First Ave S; gaycity.org
Academy Awards® Night at Lincoln Square Cinemas
Dress to impress for the Eastside’s hottest Oscar night party at Lincoln Square Cinemas. Sashay down the red carpet and sample wine and gourmet snacks from Parlour Billiards and Spirits. Proceeds benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital.
3:30 p.m. $50. Lincoln Square Cinemas, 700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 206.987.4876
BIG Oscar Bash at Big Picture
Getting that “Hollywood” feel in Seattle can be a stretch, but watching the Oscars at Belltown’s Big Picture could be as close to the Kodak Theatre as it gets here in the Northwest. Channel your inner star (prizes for best dressed!), settle into extra-cushy seats, sip complimentary champagne and nibble hors d’oeuvres as you watch the winners’ (and losers’) reactions in larger-than-life detail on the big screen. Benefits Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Puget Sound.
5 p.m.-10 p.m. $35/$55 VIP, $60 couple/$100 VIP couple. Big Picture, 2505 1st Ave.; bbbsps.org
Fashion Gets Sassy Oscar Event
Just watching for the gowns? Join your friends at the Fashion Gets Sassy party and learn exercises to get in movie-star shape for your own red carpet event while you critique the stars’ styles. Sassy Fit trainer Kelly Singer will provide workout tips while fashion writer Sydney Chavez delivers red-carpet commentary on Hollywood’s biggest wardrobe hits and misses. Proceeds beneift Dorothy Day House.
5 p.m. $10. AMLI 535 Pontius Ave N.; sydneylovesfashion.com