The Oscars are back, and with it are the annual parties and galas that make the night even more glamorous. Here are a few events happening in the Washington area to celebrate the awards show:
- The DC Center hosts its eighth annual Oscar Gala “Glamour, Glitter and Gold” Sunday night at 7 p.m. at Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St., NW). The Center has teamed up with Reel Affirmations to throw the party and will be holding a silent auction while attendees wait to see who walks away with Oscars. Attendees can bid on items that appeal to the business owner, the traveler, the party girl or boy, the foodie, the wine drinker, the health nut and the theater goer. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will got toward their efforts to present LGBT visual arts. Tickets are $15-$200. Attendees can also sponsor the event by giving $500-$5,000. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.
- Commissary Bar and Lounge (1443 P St., NW) hosts a red carpet and Oscar viewing party Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to stroll onto a red carpet, sip on “Academy Award” cocktails inspired by the nominated films while munching on Commissary’s famous truffle popcorn. They will also be able to watch the show with complimentary Oscar ballots. Prizes will be given to the winning ballot. There is no cover charge but reservations are recommended. For more information, visit commissarydc.com.
- D.C. Film Society hosts its 21st annual Oscar Party at the Arlington Cinema ‘N Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington) at 6:30 p.m. The show will be broadcast on the big screen. The evening will include a silent auction along with food and drink. Tickets are $15 for basic Film Society members and $20 for non-members. For more information, visit dcfilmsociety.org.