For the 85th Annual Academy Awards this Sunday, don’t let Hollywood get all of the glitz and glam! There are wonderful Oscar parties going on all throughout the city, and Philadelphia definitely has reason to celebrate, seeing as the Philly featured Silver Linings Playbook is up for tons of awards.
Here are 5 places to view the Oscars:
1. Llanerch Diner
95 East Township Line Road Upper Darby, PA
The lovely people at Llanerch Diner are hosting an Oscar party at their diner, which was a featured in the Oscar-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook. Llanerch Diner will be broadcasting the Oscars while serving guests a glass of complimentary champagne every time Silver Linings Playbook wins – that’s a total of eight glasses if it wins an award for each of it’s nominations. How tremendous would it be to watch Silver Linings Playbook win an Oscar while you’re at the actual diner that was featured in the film?
2. The Oscar Experience
Loews Philadelphia Hotel1200 Market St
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s signature fundraising event, the annual Oscar® Experience Gala, will raise funds to completely renovate the kitchen in their Aletha Wright “Vision of Hope” center. When the kitchen is completed, it will produce 2,500 meals per day, feeding clients in all of their Camden programs which include: their family shelter, Addiction Treatment Program, and Home for the Brave homeless veterans shelter.
Upon arrival, guests will be in the spotlight as they walk the red carpet among screaming fans and get interviewed by on-air personalities from WPVI-TV 6ABC. Attendees will also be able to enjoy the company of special guest, Brian Westbrook!
Party for a purpose at the closest thing to the “real deal” outside of Hollywood.
Find out how to purchase tickets, donation information and more about the event here.
3. Red Carpet Party at the 10 Arts
10 Avenue of the ArtsBroad and Chestnut
Get glammed up for the big event at Red Carpet Party at 10 Arts at the Ritz Carlton. The second annual red carpet event starts at 6 pm on Sunday evening, where guests will be able to experience a night of fashion, feasting and more. Guests are asked to dress to impress, as there will be prizes handed out to the best-dressed lady, gentleman, and couple.
All attendees will leave with a bag full of complimentary goodies either way! This event is absolutely free, but make sure to RSVP so you’ll be on the list to get in. Email Samantha@vlahospr.com or call 267–687-0223 to RSVP. More info here.
4. The Best Exotic Oscar Party at Bryn Mawr
Bryn Mawr Film
824 W Lancaster Ave
Head on over to Bryn Mawr Film Institute and dine like royalty while watching the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Not only will guests enjoy the exotic menu from the award-winning Catering by Design, but ticket holders will also be welcome to explore the bazaar-style festival sale presented by Harmelin Media, drink up at the cash bar and win additional raffle prizes.
Tickets are now available at the Box Office and online. Online sales will close Friday, February 22 at noon so get them while you can! The event will begin at 7 pm.
5. Noir Restaurant and Bar
1909 East Passyunk Avenue
Savor the flavor of special Oscar-themed menu items while you sip on a red carpet martini at Noir Restaurant and Bar. Before the Oscars begin, guests will be asked to submit their votes for best actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress and best picture. Winners will receive a gift certificate to the restaurant. Not a bad way to spend the big night!