From a must-see Grimes concert to a range of viewing parties for every kind of award-show watcher, we've rounded up the ultimate places to see and be seen. So, clear your calendars and click through for the events and parties we actually want to attend this year.
Friday, January 24
Skullcandy/Grimes Grammy Pre-Party
What: Skullcandy and RocNation are hosting a special concert featuring Grimes. Stop by the House of Blues to hear her cool, atypical vocals and witness her incredible wardrobe choice for the night. (We're telling you — it's going to be awesome).
Where: House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Boulevard; 323-848-5100.
Buy tickets here.
What: KROQ's pre-Grammy party featuring Fitz and the Tantrums.
Where: The Conga Room, 800 West Olympic Boulevard; 213-745-0162.
Tickets are not for sale, but you can win them here. (P.S. This contest also puts you in the running to see Capitol Cities at The Conga Room the following day...good luck!)
Grammy Weekend at Create
What: Kaskade, nominated for Best Dance Album and Best Dance Recording, will be playing at Create in Hollywood.
Where: Create Nightclub, 6021 Hollywood Boulevard; 323-463-3331.
Tickets for the event are sold out, but are available for purchase at the door. Oh, and FYI, Tiesto is playing at Create the following night — if you happen to be looking for a double dose of electronic fun.
Nielsen Grammy Award Celebration
What: Nielsen is hosting its first annual Grammy celebration, featuring a one-of-a-kind performance from John Legend and the New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Hannah Bronfman and The Bumbys will be DJing the event, while the food will be provided by celebrity chef Brian Malarkey. Unfortunately, this soirée is not open to the public, but it was too good not to include in our roundup! (Plus, if you happen to be in the area, you might just run into Legend...)
Where: Herringbone at Mondrian, 8440 West Sunset Boulevard; 323-650-8999.
Jermaine Dupri Pre-Grammy Bash
What: Jermaine Dupri hosts his fifth annual pre-Grammy party (with Friends With Benefits as his special guests), where you're sure to dance the night away with music industry insiders and Grammy nominees alike.
Where: Playhouse, 6506 Hollywood Boulevard; 323-656-4600.
Get your tickets here.
Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry Grammy Watch Launch Party
What: Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry partners up with The Recording Academy to unveil a new — wait for it — Grammy watch. The event, which is taking place at The Grammy Museum, will feature an exclusive performance by the extraordinarily talented Janelle Monae. Unfortunately, this party is not open to the public, but it's a good reminder to go check out The Grammy Museum and its incredible exhibitions in the near feature.
Where: The Grammy Museum, 800 West Olympic Boulevard; 213-765-6800.
Midnight Brunch With Ne-Yo and Malibu Red
What: Ne-Yo and Compound Entertainment are hosting the sixth annualMidnight Brunch in Hollywood. The event also celebrates Ne-Yo’s recent partnership with Malibu Rum. Once again, this is an invite-only party (sorry, last one), but you can always pretend you're there by listening to some Ne-Yo on your way to one of the other fab events of the night.
Where: LURE Nightclub, 1439 Ivar Avenue; 323-463-0004.
Sunday, January 26
Beverly Wilshire Viewing Party
What: Watch the Grammy Awards while relaxing in a cozy lounge and sipping Moët Champagne at the Beverly Wilshire. Need we say more?
Where: THE Blvd at the Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard; 310-275-5200.
Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub Viewing Party
What: Enjoy games, giveaways, and all kinds of fun while watching who takes home the awards on Sunday night.
Where: Rock & Reilly's, 8911 West Sunset Boulevard; 310-360-1400.