Instead of sitting at home on the couch on Sunday night watching the Oscars, it’s time to get out on the town and hit one of Boston’s best parties to watch the 88th Annual Academy Awards. Here’s a look at the top five places to watch the hautest night in Hollywood.
1 Pyara Spa and SalonPyara Spa & Salon
To get red carpet ready, Pyara Spa and Salon has got you covered for the evening’s festivities. On Sunday, they are offering an awards show package where every blow dry or hair services receives a complimentary manicure to celebrate the Oscars. The “Glam Squad” here will have you looking your best to celebrate a fun night out on the town.
1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138
2 Fairmont Copley PlazaEllie Fund
The Ellie Fund’s 20th anniversary gala will be held in swanky style this year at The Fairmont Copley Plaza. This is one of the hottest black-tie parties of the year to celebrate film, food and fashion. Many local restaurants, including Island Creek Oysters, Bistro du Midi and Mirbeau, will feature chef stations cooking up some of their most popular dishes along with live and silent auctions and entertainment by Louie Bello and The Northern Lights Band. The Ellie Fund, which was formed in memory of Ellie Popkin by her sons, provides support services for breast cancer patients.
138 St. James Avenue Boston, MA 02116
3 Hampshire HouseHampshire House
The tony Beacon Hill restaurant is hosting an Oscar night cocktail party that kicks off at 7 p.m. Sip on cocktails and snack on hors d’oeuvres while enjoying your own red carpet photos in one of Boston’s most stylish venues. Proceeds from the event benefit the Beacon Hill Civic Association.
84 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108
4 The Brattle TheaterThe Brattle Theater
The Brattle Film Foundation is hosting its 16th annual Oscar party Sunday night at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge. The pre-party gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction of items like a “Boyhood” poster signed by Ethan Hawke, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the awards show starts at 8 p.m. Local sponsors for the fundraiser include Henrietta’s Table, Craigie on Main, Harvest and Puritan & Co.
40 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138
5 Trident Booksellers & CaféTrident Booksellers
On Sunday night, head to Trident Booksellers for an unconventional night out on the town to celebrate the Oscars. Here, you can don some of your most fashionable evening attire to celebrate the awards show on trendy Newbury Street. There will also be trivia games where you can test your knowledge of the award-worthy films up for nomination.
338 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115