This legendary party brings together guests from the worlds of film, music, business, tech, politics, sports, and more, not to mention the evening’s big winners. The New York Times calls it the party that “for two decades has been the hottest ticket in Hollywood on Oscars night.” Vanity Fair Oscar party is understood to be the most exclusive Hollywood bash of the entire year and proceeds from the auction benefit the Film Foundation. The venue is a custom space next to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Last year’s event was catered by renowned French Laundry and Per Se’s Thomas Keller. After, the dining room was transformed into the Apple Music Lounge with a wooden dance floor and a rose-gold mirror that created a kaleidoscope effect. Unless you have a well-connected agent, you’ll have to grab your tickets from a 3rd party vendor.
Elton John Foundation Viewing Dinner and After Party
Cost: $7,000 USD per person
Sir Elton and his husband, David Furnish, are toasting a major milestone this year as their EJAF event celebrates 26 years and more than $56 million raised for AIDS since the event’s inception. It will be held at West Hollywood Park and is expected to top last year’s event, which was catered by Chef Gordon Ramsay and DJ’ed by DJ Johnny Dynell. Sponsors include BVLGARI, Neuro Drinks and Diana Jenkins. Audi, BBVA Compass, M∙A∙C Viva Glam, TheBLUEFISH and StyleHaul have partnered with EJAF as co-sponsors, and Fin Gray and Michael Melnick are associate sponsors. Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8 will conduct the evening’s live auction. Wines will be provided by Domaine Bertaud Belieu, and spirits will be presented by Chopin Vodka and Clase Azul Tequila.
Byron Allen makes his living as a comedian, television producer, and the founder, owner, chairman and CEO of production company Entertainment Studios. His company currently airs 41 shows and owns eight 24-hour HD cable television networks, including recent acquisition: the Weather Channel! A newbie to the event hosting scene, he will throw his third Annual Entertainment Studios Oscar Gala, which offers an Oscars pre-reception, viewing dinner, after party and concert. The event benefits the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and attracts guests and talent like Jamie Foxx, Katy Perry, Quincy Jones and more.