Get your gown and fancy jewelry ready because the Oscars take place this Sunday, February 24th! If a flight to LA or tickets to the big show seem a tad out of reach, here’s a roundup of five great parties to watch the 91st Academy Awards in style right here in Vancouver.
Join the local film industry for this glam red carpet event at the Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront that benefits Women In Film & Television. Featuring a full red-carpet experience, a silent auction, and a three-course dinner, the event will keep film buffs on their toes with a contest around Best Picture (10 winners will take home bragging rights and prizes). Festivities kick off with a pre-show reception and there will be plenty of champagne.
When: 3:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings Street
Cost: $100/person or $500/table of 8
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If you want to enjoy the Oscars with a burger and beer, Bells and Whistles is the spot for you. This East Van viewing party is co-hosted by Beatroute Magazine, and features a big screen, surround sound, and fun activities like a paparazzi-inspired photo booth, and prizes for top predictions and best-dressed attendees. Partial proceeds from the event go to the BC Hospitality Foundation.
When: 4:30 p.m. – late
Where: Bells and Whistles, 3296 Fraser Street
It’s become an annual tradition! This laid back red carpet event kicks off at 3 pm and features Oscar bingo, drink specials (margaritas, anyone?), and prizes for those who show up in their fanciest gear. No tickets necessary, but we recommend showing up on time to get a spot and enjoy some of Vancouver’s best tacos.
When: 3 p.m. – late
Where: El Caminos, 3250 Main Street
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True to its name, The Donnelly Group’s Cinema Public House is back with their annual downtown viewing party. Catch the Academy Awards on big screens while enjoying a delicious three-course menu and feature cocktails. Past events have featured prizes, a red carpet photo wall and more. Reservations required.
When: 3 p.m. – late
Where: Cinema Public House, 901 Granville Street
Cost: 3-course menu for $30/person (drinks not included)
Hosted by Vancouver’s Glamour Queen Jaylene Time, this is sure to be the most fabulous viewing party in the city. Glitter, sequins and faux-fur fit the dress code. And be sure to brush up on your Oscar-nominated films: the person who predicts the most winners can walk away with a cash prize!
When: 4 p.m. – late
Where: The Junction, 1138
Happy Oscar viewing!