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Oscar Parties 2014: The Ultimate Guide

In 2014, the week leading up to and including Academy Awards Sunday is packed with events, parties, pampering salons and luxury suites, so much so that Hollywood A-listers, nominees and influencers -- who are, naturally, invited to everything -- will need scorecards to keep track of it all. The good news about most of the fetes is that they are giving back, with charity elements fully integrated into the extravaganzas. Here's our take on the stops along the way that make this week in Hollywood so uniquely over the top.

(This story will be updated with more parties and events as details are confirmed.)

Tuesday, Feb. 25BULGARI 'DECADES OF GLAMOUR' OSCAR PARTY
Where: Soho House
Who's expected: Host Naomi Watts and her fabulous friends
Why you don't want to miss it: Drool over Bulgari's blingiest jewels and find a statement piece to wear to Sunday's awards.

OSCAR CELEBRATES: ANIMATED AND LIVE ACTION SHORTS
Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy
Who's expected: Host Kevin Pollak and nominated filmmakers
Why you don't want to miss it: Screening of all the nominated shorts and conversations with the people who created them.

VANITY FAIR AND FIAT'S YOUNG HOLLYWOOD PARTY
Where: No Vacancy
Who's expected: Chris Evans hosts all of Hollywood's under-30 talent.
Why you don't want to miss it: The kickoff to the weeklong Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood, a bash that supports the nonprofit educational organization Concord Youth Theater

ICON MANN POWER 50 DINNER PARTY
Where: Peninsula Hotel
Who's expected: Kevin Hart, Tyrese Gibson, Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels, Paris Barclay
Why you don't want to miss it: The dinner, sponsored by Lexus and BET, celebrates the top 50 black men in philanthropy and their respective industries

Wednesday, Feb. 26THE ART OF ELYSIUM'S SEVENTH ANNUAL PIECES OF HEAVEN ANNUAL ART AUCTION PRESENTED BY MERCEDES-BENZ
Where: Siren LAB
Who's expected: Art lovers like Topher Grace and David Arquette are regulars.
Why you don't want to miss it: You might just spot supermodel Kate Upton looking to scoop up her own "piece of heaven" from artists like Ed Moses, Shepard Fairey and Gary Baseman during the live auction.

BRITWEEK OSCAR PARTY
Where: Hooray Henry's
Who's expected: Every A-List British ex-pat in town and BritWeek board member Nigel Lythgoe, toasting past, present and future Oscar winners.
Why you don't want to miss it: In a Brit-themed nightclub with British Broker's Gin in hand, you might just think you're in London, but without the rain, of course.

Emmy Rossum at Global Green's 2013 party.

GLOBAL GREEN USA'S 11TH ANNUAL PRE-OSCAR PARTY
Where: Avalon Hollywood
Who's expected: Moby will perform at this bash where James Cameron and Leonardo DiCaprio are regulars.
Why you don't want to miss it: Eco-activism, Hollywood style, with Akasha-catered "plant-based dining."

OSCAR CELEBRATES: DOCUMENTARIES
Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy
Who's expected: Hosts (and Oscar winners) Rob Epstein and Barbara Kopple along with nominated documentarians
Why you don't want to miss it: Getting a look at the nominated documentary shorts and features equals a leg up if you're doing an office Oscar pool.

VANITY FAIR LEON MAX ANNIE LEIBOVITZ BOOK LAUNCH
Where: Chateau Marmont
Who's expected: Photographer Annie Leibovitz and many of her famous friends
Why you don't want to miss it: Vanity Fair, Leon Max and Taschen celebrate the launch of Leibovitz's new book of photos with an exhibit of her work.

Bill Clinton will kick off Unite4Humanity.Thursday, Feb. 27UNITE4HUMANITY
Where: Sony lot
Who's expected: Bill Clinton, Martin Scorsese, Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Why you don't want to miss it: Philanthropy group unite4:good will host its first-ever unite4:humanity event in Los Angeles in association with Variety. Clinton will kick off the event while Keys, Gomez, Louis-Dreyfus and Demi Lovato, among others, will be recognized for their philanthropic contributions.

CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LITTLE TRAMP
Where: SoHo House
Who's expected: Hosts Carmen Chaplin and Dolores Chaplin, granddaughters of Charlie Chaplin, and their famous friends like Harvey Weinstein
Why you don't want to miss it: Jaeger-LeCoultre and Alliance Renault/Nissan sponsor this screening party showing two short films by Carmen Chaplin in honor of Charlie Chaplin's character the Little Tramp, who made his screen debut in 1914.

ESSENCE'S 7TH ANNUAL BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD LUNCHEON
Where: Beverly Hills Hotel
Who's expected: Honorees Lupita Nyong'o, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Ava DuVernay and more of Tinseltown's most powerful women
Why you don't want to miss it: Essence Magazine's elegant lunch serves up a community of support and inspiration for women of color in Hollywood.

HOLLYWOOD DOMINO & BOVET 1822 7TH ANNUAL PRE-OSCAR GALA & TOURNAMENT
Where: Sunset Tower Hotel
Who's expected: The host committee -- Jared Leto, Olivia Wilde, Kevin Jonas, Maria Bello, Jon Hamm and Paul Haggis
Why you don't want to miss it: A popular pre-Oscar stop for every A-lister for the past seven years, including Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Gerard Butler and Vanessa Hudgens. And it benefits Artists for Peace and Justice.

HOLLYWOOD NETWORKING BREAKFAST PRE-OSCAR BREAKFAST
Where: Raleigh Studios Hollywood
Who's expected: Special guests George Chakiris and Margaret O'Brien and speaker Edward Saxon
Why you don't want to miss it: Break bread, do a little networking and get some producing tips from Saxon, who took home the Oscar for "The Silence of the Lambs."

ICM PARTNERS AWARDS SEASON CELEBRATION
Where: Partner John Burnham's Santa Monica Canyon home
Who's expected: Academy Award nominees, actors, auteurs, studio executives and artists
Why you don't want to miss it: "The filmmakers' agent" and art collector, Burnham's bash draws a crowd that includes contemporary artists and film luminaries.

OK! MAGAZINE 2014 PRE-OSCAR PARTY
Where: Greystone Manor
Who's expected: The celebrities who grace the mag's pages
Why you don't want to miss it: Le Vian jewelry is a sponsor, but don't expect to head home with a free diamond bracelet. Still DSW Shoes will be gifting all night long, just in time to find the perfect pair for Oscar Sunday.

OSCAR CONCERT
Where: Royce Hall, UCLA
Who's expected: Sure to be a few music-related nominees in the crowd
Why you don't want to miss it: A live-orchestra celebration of all the nominated musical scores and songs, something the Academy has never done before.

OSCAR WILDE: HONORING IRISH IN FILM AWARDS
Where: J. J. Abrams' Bad Robot
Who's expected: Honorees Conan O'Brien and YouTube founder Chad Hurley; emcee Michael Burns of Lionsgate; and Colin Farrell, Dana Delany and Hylda Queally.
Why you don't want to miss it: The Strypes, a young Irish band, will play; Guinness, Bushmills and Baileys tastings; food from Limerick-born Richard Mooney's Kensington Caterers. And it benefits the nonprofit U.S.-Ireland Alliance.

RED CARPET GREEN DRESS PARTY
Where: Palihouse
Who's expected: Hosts Suzy Amis and James Cameron, plus Alicia Silverstone, Missi Pyle, Kellan Lutz and Maggie Grace
Why you don't want to miss it: Celebrates five years of Amis' global sustainable dress design campaign, with red-carpet gowns on display and silent auction to benefit Muse School in Calabasas, Calif.

VANITY FAIR AND CHRYSLER'S TOAST TO "AMERICAN HUSTLE"
Where: Ago
Who's expected: David O. Russell, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and the rest of the cast of "American Hustle"
Why you don't want to miss it: A cocktail party devoted to the 1970s is bound to bring out at least one big Afro wig and platform shoes, or these people just don't know how to have fun. It benefits the Ghetto Film School, no matter what people wear.

BENEFIT FOR ELIZABETH TAYLOR AIDS FOUNDATION
Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography
Who's expected: Colin Farrell
Why you don't want to miss it: Important fundraiser in the fight against AIDS, of which Taylor was an early and outspoken spokesperson.

Friday, Feb. 285TH ANNUAL QVC PRESENTS RED CARPET STYLE PARTY
Where: Four Seasons Beverly Hills
Who's expected: QVC bosses Mike George and Claire Watts bring station stalwarts Nicole Richie, Joan Rivers, Bob Mackie and Kate Somerville to play, along with the stars that love their products
Why you don't want to miss it: People just love this party under the stars in the beautiful Wetherly Garden. Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter and Mark Ruffalo have been spotted there in the past.

Chris Lowell, Jessica Chastain and Daniel Radcliffe at the 2013 Women in Film party

7TH ANNUAL WOMEN IN FILM PRE-OSCAR COCKTAIL PARTY
Where: Fig & Olive
Who's expected: Hosts and Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Cathy Schulman, plus nominees Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Judi Dench, Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and more.
Why you don't want to miss it: All those fabulous females in one room, plus the traditional celebratory glasses of Perrier-Jouet champagne, MAC Cosmetics gift boxes and fashions by Max Mara.

17TH ANNUAL NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDIA COALITION IMPACT AWARDS
Where: Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Who's expected: Honorees Diego Luna, Demian Bichir, Emily Rios, George Parra, Edward James Olmos and other high-profile Hispanics in Hollywood
Why you don't want to miss it: The NHMC uses these annual awards to shine a spotlight on contributions to positive media portrayals of Latinos in the media.

51ST ANNUAL ICG PUBLICISTS AWARDS LUNCHEON
Where: Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Who's expected: Honorees are Jerry Lewis, Shonda Rhimes, Linda Bell Blue, and Lionsgate's Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger.
Why you don't want to miss it: Carol Burnett will present Jerry Lewis with his Lifetime Achievement Award.

CAA PARTY
Where: Location is given on a need-to-know basis
Who's expected: Bryan Lourd's best friends and CAA's top clients
Why you don't want to miss it: Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are the agency's top nominees this year and likely to party along with Lourd.

THE GREAT BRITISH FILM RECEPTION
Where: The British Residence of the Consul General
Who's expected: Hosts British Consul General Chris O'Connor, Steve McQueen and their friends from throughout the Commonwealth
Why you don't want to miss it: Honoring the year's British Oscar nominees means it is likely that at least Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christian Bale, Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan will turn up.

OSCAR CELEBRATES: ANIMATED FEATURES
Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy
Who's expected: John C. Reilly, star of "Wreck-It Ralph," hosts the the animated feature film nominees.
Why you don't want to miss it: The creators will give a behind-the-seces look their films.

UTA PARTY
Where: Chairman Jim Berkus' Beverly Hills home
Who's expected: Nominees, clients and UTA's industry friends
Why you don't want to miss it: Intimate and relaxed, there will be plenty of familiar faces in this crowd, most likely all trying to score a moment with Alfonso Cuaron.

VANITY FAIR'S DJ NIGHT WITH L'OREAL PARIS
Where: Sadie's
Who's expected: Anna Kendrick and D.J. Jaime Winstone
Why you don't want to miss it: Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris will host this dance party to benefit the Art of Elysium.

WME PARTY
Where: Ari and Sarah Emanuel's Brentwood estate
Who's expected: Client nominees such as Amy Adams, Christian Bale and Chuck Roven
Why you don't want to miss it: They'll probably all be doing the Hustle.

Saturday, March 1MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION FUND "NIGHT BEFORE" PARTY
Where: Beverly Hills Hotel
Who's expected: Everyone who is anyone makes this casual annual scene
Why you don't want to miss it: No need for gowns or tuxes, so the A-list turns out in force ― probably because it benefits the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which helps the retired members of showbiz. Sponsors include Delta Airlines, Dodge, L'Oreal and Target.

FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
Where: A tent on the beach in Santa Monica
Who's expected: Nominees including Robert Redford, Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett, with funnyman host Patton Oswalt
Why you don't want to miss it: An easy, breezy, casual afternoon at the beach sponsored by Audi and celebrating the 29th year of honoring independent film productions.

Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence at the 2013 Spirit Awards

GERMAN PRE-OSCAR PARTY
Where: Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades
Who's expected: Teutonic nominees Max Lang and Jan Lachauer
Why you don't want to miss it: An afternoon fete honoring Germany's Oscar contenders, right up the hill from the Spirit Awards at a gorgeous estate.

OSCAR CELEBRATES: FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILMS
Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy
Who's expected: Hosts Mark Johnson and Florian Henckel von Donnersmark and nominated directors
Why you don't want to miss it: Insights from the helmers who have been Oscar-nommed; all are expected at the 10 a.m. event.

OSCAR CELEBRATES: MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy
Who's expected: Host Leonard Engelman and the nominees
Why you don't want to miss it: Who doesn't want to see the appliances, molds and wigs that led to an Oscar nomination for "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"?

Sunday, March 2THE ABBEY PRESENTS THE 13TH ANNUAL OSCAR VIEWING PARTY, "THE ENVELOPE PLEASE"
Where: The Abbey Food & Bar
Who's expected: Abbey founder David Cooley and host Pauley Perrette
Why you don't want to miss it: A black-tie dinner/viewing party, where the (Belvedere) Red and Moet & Chandon flow and AIDS Project LA benefits.

15TH ANNUAL CHILDREN UNITING NATIONS GALA
Where: Warner Beverly Hills estate
Who's expected: Film, sports and music stars come for this viewing, dinner and after-party gala
Why you don't want to miss it: Helping foster children draws famous faces and hot bands every year, like Halle Berry, Prince, Pierce Brosnan and the Black Eyed Peas.

JMiley Cyrus, Elton John and Kelly Osbourne at the 2013 Elton John party22ND ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS VIEWING PARTY TO BENEFIT THE ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION
Where: West Hollywood Park
Who's expected: Hosts Elton John and David Furnish, and a gaggle of A-list stars, musicians and supermodels; Brit singer Ed Sheeran will perform.
Why you don't want to miss it: The live auction, fueled this year by all the Patron tequila and Heineken beer being poured, is always a wild scene, as celebs fight to spend their cash for the cause. Some $6 million was raised to fight AIDS last year alone, helped along by sponsors Audi and MAC Viva Glam.

24TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF 100 STARS OSCAR VIEWING GALA
Where: Beverly Hills Hotel
Who's expected: More than 200 famous faces, from former Oscar winners Richard Dreyfuss, and Cloris Leachman to Bryan Cranston, Chevy Chase and Laura Dern
Why you don't want to miss it: Sponsored by Nygard Fashions and hosted by agent Norby Walters this is a heady mix of venerable stars and up-and-comers.

FAME & PHILANTHROPY GALA
Where: The Vineyard, Beverly Hills
Who's expected: Host-speaker James Cameron and Charlize Theron
Why you don't want to miss it: Hollywood's best doing a bit of giving back at this inaugural black-tie viewing party on the most indulgent night of the year. The money raised will go to non-profits including L.A.-based CITY (Community Inspiring Today's Youth) and Theron's Africa Outreach Project.

GOVERNORS BALL
Where: Hollywood & Highland grand ballroom
Who's expected: All the winners begin their celebration here, having their names engraved on their golden boy
Why you don't want to miss it: Wolfgang Puck is going all out to celebrate his 20th year as the chef for this official afterparty. He'll serve up Wagyu sliders, lobster dumplings and more vegan offerings than ever in a lush garden setting.

HELLMAN AND WALTERS' 4TH ANNUAL 'SALUTE TO THE STARS' AFTERPARTY
Where: W Hotel Hollywood
Who's expected: The Night of 100 Stars crowd, which shifts here after the show concludes
Why you don't want to miss it: Taylor Hicks and Todd Morse (of Offspring fame) will be rockin' the rooftop of the W.

MADONNA'S BASH
Where: Most likely at Guy Oseary's manse once again
Who's expected: All the Material Girl's close personal friends, including party regulars Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock and Christian Bale, all who'd like to be toting a golden statue at the late-night bash.
Why you don't want to miss it: Gucci will sponsor again, which means some serious party swag. The brand's personalized luggage and shades have been top-of-the-line party favors in the past.

VANITY FAIR'S OSCAR PARTY
Where: 8680 Sunset Blvd.
Who's expected: Host Graydon Carter and Hollywood A-listers, many proudly toting their golden statues
Why you don't want to miss it: Moving from the Sunset Tower into a much-larger event space means even more of bizzers will be able to squeeze in to what is traditionally the hottest afterparty in town.

THE SUITE LIFEECO OSCARS STYLE LOUNGE
When: Feb. 28, March 1
Where: Beverly Hilton Hotel
Posh perks: Pick up Serengeti shades for the afternoon red carpet walk, Youngevity Toxic-Free Makeup and luxury vacation vouchers to Punta Cana and the Hard Rock Cancun.

GBK PRODS. & AIRWEAVE PRE-OSCAR LUXURY LOUNGE
When: Feb. 28, March 1
Where: L'Ermitage Hotel rooftop
Posh perks: Celebs will snag Japan's world-renowned airweave luxury bed topper, plus Fiamma pink diamonds, Sugarbums Intimates, beauty items from Crave Collection, Eminence Organics, City Cosmetics and Pure Gold Collagen at this perennially popular lounge. Plus Magnolia Cupcakes, fabulous Mexican vacations and the latest iPad, too.

KARI FEINSTEIN'S OSCAR'S STYLE LOUNGE
When: Feb. 27-28
Where: Andaz Hotel Hollywood
Posh perks: Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 headphones, GNU snowboards, Carrano shoes, five nights at the Mulia Resort in Bali and more.

THE OFFICIAL PRESENTER GIFT LOUNGE BACKSTAGE AT THE 2011 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
When: March 1
Where: Backstage at the Independent Spirit Awards
Posh perks: Stars will slurp Breyers Gelato Indulgences (who will make a donation to Film Independent on behalf of each star who stops in), then sip Dark Horse Wine (and receive a year's supply), slip on New Balance Fresh Foam 890's running shoes and scoop up Fashion Forms lingerie and TiVo Roamio Plus boxes with free lifetime service at this popular gifting lounge.

ROGER NEAL STYLE HOLLYWOOD 18TH ANNUAL BEAUTY AND COUTURE ACADEMY AWARD SUITE
When: Feb. 25-27
Where: Luxe Hotel Beverly Hills penthouse
Posh perks: Spa treatments galore, including spray tans from Tan This LA and eyelash extensions from Long Mi Lashes; and the suite gives back to a number of charities, while gifting top stars a goodie bag worth $20K.

THE SECRET ROOM RED CARPET STYLE LOUNGE
When: March 1
Where: Montage Hotel Beverly Hills
Posh perks: Know the secret and take home electric scooters, diamond jewelry, python handbags and luxe trips to Italy, Vail, the Bahamas and Barbados.

STYLELAB JEWELRY PREVIEW
When: Feb. 27-28
Where: Secret location in Beverly Hills
Posh perks: This top-of-the-line jewelry-borrowing suite is designed to put one-of-a-kind pieces on the bodies of nominees and presenters. But the Khan, Takat, Kallati and other fabulous-brand baubles must be returned!

TMG's 10TH ANNUAL BEAUTY AND STYLE DESTINATION PRE-OSCAR SUITE
When: Feb. 27-28, March 1
Where: Beverly Hilton Hotel
Posh perks: Everything for the big day's red carpet appearance: facials by Sevique skincare, lashes by Galaxy Lash, brows by S.H.A.P.E.S. Brow Bar, hair by Surface Haircare, spray tan by Cocoa Brown Tan and shapewear by Rounderbum.

VANITY FAIR'S BEAUTY LUNCHEON WITH LANCOME AND CLARISONIC
When: Feb. 27
Where: Montage Hotel's salon and spa
Posh perks: A day of pampering for a select few, with spa treatments, lunch and gift bags overflowing with Lancome and Clarisonic products.

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