Numerous Oscar watch parties will be held in the District on Sunday evening.
The Washington Film Society hosts is hosting Live on the Big Screen at Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pk., Arlington, Va.) with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. for the red carpet. Local movie critics Bill Henry and Tim Gordon will host the night that includes trivia contests, giveaways, a “predict the winners” contest and a silent auction. Tickets are $20. For details, visit dcfilmsociety.org.
Kimpton Hotel’s Helix Lounge (1430 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) hosts its annual Oscars Happy Hour from 5-8 p.m. The awards ceremony will be broadcasted on a 46-inch flat-screen television. Enjoy cocktail specials dedicated to Oscar nominees such as “The Codebreaker,” an “The Imitation Game”-inspired cocktail with Broker’s Gin, Earl Grey tea and simple syrup. There will also be burger sliders throughout the evening. For details, visit helixlounge.com.
The D.C. Center will be hosting “Glamour, Glitter and Gold,” its 10th annual Oscar gala, starting at 7 p.m. There will be performances by Paul Tupper, Lena Lett, Randy Shulman and Ba’Naka Deveraux. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For details, visit thedccenter.org.