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 2

THE ABBEY PRESENTS THE 13TH ANNUAL OSCAR VIEWING PARTY, "THE ENVELOPE PLEASE"
Where: The Abbey Food & Bar