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You didn't score a ticket to this year's Grammy Awards? Same. But let's hold the FOMO for a few more days and get strategic, as there are tons of cool, exclusive celebrations to partake in across the city this weekend. Sure, the majority (okay, all) of them are strictly invite-only, but we trust that you and your best party look can easily charm any doorman.
From a bonkers yacht dance party to a sophisticated hotel gathering, here are six starry events to consider adding to your calendar.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH
What: Rock The Yacht will honor Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, and Leah Daniels at this star-studded celebration, which will also include a fashion show. FantaSea Yacht (4215 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, 90292), 8pm.
What: BET has tapped R&B recording artist Brandy to host a Grammy weekend showcase with performances by Jazmine Sullivan and V. Bozeman. The W Hollywood Hotel, The Loft (6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028), 8pm.
What: MusiCares will honor its Person of the Year, the legendary Lionel Richie by hosting a tribute concert with appearances by Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, The Roots, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, and Demi Lovato. Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, 90015), 8pm.
What: The dFm's Grammy celebration will feature DJ sets by Miguel and Haim, surprise performances, and appearances by radio stars like Big Sean. KCRW's Jason Bentley will also be in the house. The Hollywood Roosevelt (7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028), 9pm.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH
What: Major talent agency CAA will host its annual party, which is sure to feature a who's who in both music and film. Sunset Tower Hotel (8358 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90069), 8pm.
What: MasterCard's pre-Grammy house party will feature DJ sets by Jamie xx, Mark Ronson, and tons more surprise guests. Undisclosed location and time.