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Oscar Parties with Integrity

Four places in Seattle where you can watch the Academy Awards and contribute to humanity in the process.

By Katie Vincent February 19, 2013

Ask yourself: What would Clooney wear?

TheFilmSchool's Oscar Night Celebration
Feb 24, 4–11, The Triple Door, Downtown

In an event by filmmakers, for filmmakers, and otherwise completely devoted to film, TheFilmSchool brings back its classy Oscar Night gala at the Triple Door. Rub elbows with Seattle’s burgeoning film community as you watch the telecast on a big screen and indulge in Wild Ginger dinner. An auction of “hard-to-acquire experiences” offers vacations like a week in a private villa at the Four Seasons Punta Mita  (Puerto Vallarta). All proceeds support TheFilmSchool’s scholarships for low-income film students. $150. Dress: Hollywood chic.

Walk the Red Carpet for Seattle Children's Hospital
Feb 24, 4:30–11, Lincoln Square Cinemas, Bellevue

Swagger down the red carpet in your finest dinner jacket—all for charity, of course. With champagne flute in hand, you can bid on glamorous silent auction items (hotel date-night package, anyone?) while nibbling hors d’oeurves and watching the Hollywood glitzfest on the (very) big screen. All proceeds support uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. $50, 21+. Dress: cocktail attire.

Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Gay City Health Project's 8th Annual Academy Awards Party
Feb 24, 4–11, The Social, Capitol Hill

Two of Seattle’s biggest LGBT nonprofits team up for another fabulous evening. A general ticket covers food from Cele’s Meals and access to multiple viewing screens and a no-host bar. VIP admission provides all that, plus complimentary valet parking and coat check, reserved seating for Oscar viewing, a champagne reception with passed hors d’oeurves, and an exclusive bar. All proceeds support Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Gay City Health Project. $25–$75, 21+. Dress: finest party clothes.

Oscar Experience Seattle: Live Auction and Gala
Feb 24, 3:30–11, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Downtown

The Academy’s official Seattle screening goes down at the Fairmont this year. Guests walk the red carpet and enjoy a pre-show reception with hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live jazz music, and a silent auction before 5pm, when local TV personality John Curley leads the live auction. During the award show, you'll enjoy a four-course dinner paired with Francis Ford Coppola wines as actors sweat it out on multiple screens. Patron gifts include a swag bag and official Oscars program. All proceeds support the Starlight Children’s Foundation. $200–$3,000. Dress: black tie optional.

Psst. The 85th Academy Awards are this Sunday, February 24. Live coverage starts 4pm PST on ABC.

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