The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design at FIDMThe Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising hosts its annual showcase of Oscar-nominated costumes in the Best Costume Design category. The Free exhibit includes nominated costumes from the current year's nominees as well as the winners for best costume design from the previous year.
When: February 12, - April 27, 2013, Tues - Sat 10 am - 4 pm
Where: 919 S. Grand Ave, Downtown Los Angeles, 90015, corner of 9th
Parking: Pay parking is available under the FIDM building (enter off 9th, just west of Grand) or at street meters or surrounding lots.
Info: fidmmuseum.org, (213) 623-5821
More: Oscar Costumes Photo Gallery
The Universal Experience at Universal Studios HollywoodYou can see more costumes, props, sets and make-up from Oscar-nominated films at The Universal Experience: Behind the Scenes at Universal Pictures at Universal Studios Hollywood. The exhibit features items from Universal's library of over 6,000 movies produced by the studio since 1913, including its latest Academy Award contenders.
Where: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Cost: Included in the price of admission
More: Universal Studios Hollywood Visitors Guide
Global Green's Pre-Oscar PartyThis fundraiser for the Global Green USA is hosted by a different bunch of celebrities every year. It's a club party with live music and top LA DJs at Avalon Hollywood with a dinner option available.
When: February 20, 2013
Where: Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028
International Documentary Association DocuDay Oscar Nominee Film ScreeningsMost of the documentary films nominated for Academy Awards had a very limited distribution across the country, but they will all be shown one after the other on the Saturday before the Oscars. There will be a Q&A with filmmakers after some of the films.
When: Saturday before the Oscars 9 am to Midnight, see Film Schedule
Where: Writer's Guild of America (WGA), 135 Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Cost: $60 all day pass, single screening $12, discount for IDA members
Tickets: Buy Tickets Online
Parking: Free in WGA structure
Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing PartyYou'll find some of the celebrities who don't have tickets to the Kodak Theatre for the Academy Awards at the annual "Night of 100 Stars" party at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The event includes reserved table seating. dinner and open bar. Tickets are limited, but anyone with $1000 can buy a seat at the table while they last.
When: February 24, 2013, 4 pm
Where: Crystal Ballroom, Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Cost: $1000 plus $25 service charge
Tickets and Info: www.nightof100stars.com or (323) 874-0716, Nightof100stars@aol.com
Oscar After Party at the AndazA black-tie rooftop party at the Andaz Hotel on the Sunset Strip.
When: February 24, 2013, 9:30 pm to 2 am
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Cost: $350, cabana reservations available for an additional fee
Tickets and Info: maxentertainmentgroup.com
The One Expected PartyIn 2004, Lord of the Rings fans threw a huge black-tie Oscar party in Hollywood to watch The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King receive its 11 Academy Awards. This year they're doing it again in celebration of The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey. Your ticket includes food and drinks, a live screening of the Academy Awards, strolling entertainers and a stage show including modern Celtic band Emerald Rose, magic from Charles Ross, ‘The One Man Lord of the Rings,' and headliner Billy Boyd (aka Pippin) and his band Beecake.
When: February 24, 2013 3 pm - 1 am
Where: The Hollywood American Legion, 2035 North Highland, LA
Parking: Included on site