The Weekend Guide

And the award for Best Four Days of the Week goes to …

Spitfire/SIFF Oscar Party
What: Stargaze in style with top-shelf margaritas and 22 plasma TV’s; predict the winners for prizes like SIFF Opening Night Gala tickets.
Why: You’d like to thank the Academy.
When: Sun. Pre-show reception, 4 p.m.; screening, 5 p.m.
Where: 2219 4th Ave., at Blanchard St. (206-441-7966).

The Vera Project Grand Opening
What: Local hip-hoppers Common Market and Grayskul break in the nonprofit’s new space.
Why: Help fight for Seattle teens’ right to party.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center, b/t Warren Ave. & Republican St. (206-956-8372).

L.A. Stories
What: Last chance to catch Samantha Scherer and Thomas Müller’s collaborative impressions of the City of Angels.
Why: Holly would if she could. But she can’t, so you should.
When: Thurs.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Soil Art Gallery, 112 3rd Ave. S., at Yesler Way (206-264-8061).

Going Places Auction
What: Pike Place Market Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary with an online auction.
Why: Scores (like a Whidbey Island getaway and dinner at Union) benefit low-income downtown residents.
When: Thru Mar. 18.
Where: From the comfort of home (preferably in your PJ’s).

Sway and Cake Spring Fling Party
What: DJ, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a sneak peek at new spring arrivals from Mixie, Rag & Bone, MK2K, and more (all 10 percent off).
Why: Spring it on.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 1631 6th Ave., b/t Pine & Olive Sts. (206-624-2699). R.S.V.P. to guestlist@swayandcake.com.

Soil Art Gallery
112 3rd Ave S
@ Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104
1631 6th Ave
@ Olive St
Seattle, WA 98101