Top places to watch the Oscars in San Diego

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Indulge in the annual glamourfest and watch Hollywood’s biggest night at these unique viewing parties across San Diego County.

Doggy Red Carpet Party

Saturday, Feb. 25

It may be awards season, but pets are the real winners all year round. Bring your pups to Fred’s Mexican Café for an afternoon of star treatment as they pose on the red carpet and compete for Best Dressed and Best Dog Trick awards. Prizes are available for both dogs and owners, and you may find a new furry pal to adopt.

$15. 3 to 6 p.m. Fred’s Mexican Café, 2470 San Diego Ave., Old Town.

Cinema Under the Stars’ Oscar Viewing Party

Sunday, Feb. 26

Rain or shine, you can watch Hollywood’s biggest night under the moonlight. The outdoor theater’s heated facility with retractable dome, paired with an array of small plates from local restaurants, offers a relaxed atmosphere to watch the festivities. Sip on wine or beer, or you can bring your favorite beverage (no spirits). Strike a pose for photo ops on the red carpet from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

$60 cash or check only. 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cinema Under the Stars, 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills.

Oscar Party at THE LOT

Sunday, Feb. 26

At both La Jolla and Liberty Station locations, THE LOT cinema and restaurant will host viewing parties for its second year. Dress to impress as you walk the red carpet and watch the ceremony unfold in the bar area or on the big screens. A pre-set menu and after-party are included with admission.

$30. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Lot Cinema: 7611 Fay Ave, La Jolla; 2620 Truxton Road, Liberty Station.

“The Academy” Oscar Viewing Party

Sunday, Feb. 26

While Hollywood’s biggest stars are honored, aspiring young artists are hoping for their big break. This year, The Academy, a group whose mission is to help young artists, will host a night of entertainment to raise scholarship money for children who hope to enroll in local performing arts programs. Admission includes live entertainment, open bar, signature dishes, and DJ and dancing at Bella Vista Social Club and Caffe. Cocktail attire is suggested.

$75. 4 to 10 p.m. Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla,