Pre-parties, afterparties, brunches, dinners, galas galore -- it's the music industry's week to shine. Here's a roundup of everything we know about that's going on (that we're allowed to write about, anyway). Caveat emptor: not all of these events are open to the public. 

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Friday, February 8
Entertainment Law Initiative
Beverly Hills Hotel
11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Reception
11:45 a.m. Luncheon
The Grammy Foundation
The music and legal communities will break bread at this 15th annual luncheon and scholarship presentation. Last year, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek delivered the keynote, while former MusiCares board chairman John Branca received the 2012 Service Award.

Social Media Rock Stars Summit
Conga Room
2 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Recording Academy
Social media pioneers and influencers will be on hand once again for this fourth annual summit. This year's panel discussion will be helmed by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde.

MusiCares Person of the Year
Honoree Bruce Springsteen
Los Angeles Convention Center
5:30 p.m. Auction and reception
8 p.m. Dinner
9 p.m. Tributes and performances
Last year Paul McCartney was the man of the hour at this always star-studded tribute, which raised a record-breaking $6.5 million for MusiCares' programs and services. This time, the Boss himself is being honored at what is sure to be another in a long line of memorable MusiCares benefits.

mPowering Action Grammy Event
The Conga Room at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
8 p.m.
The United Nations Foundation and youth leaders from the UN ICPD Global Youth Forum host the event, featuring an appearance from Timbaland and a performance by Avicii.

Levi’s Evening of Music With Frank Ocean
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

The denim company celebrates the 140th anniversary of its iconic 501 jean with a celebration featuring a performance from Frank Ocean and a DJ set by M83. Organizers are keeping the location under wraps, only disclosing the party locale to confirmed attendees. Oh, and don’t forget to wear your 501 jeans.

16th Annual Friends ‘N’ Family Pre-Grammy Party
Paramount Lot, 5555 Melrose Ave.
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin and Capitol chairman and CEO Steve Barnett gather for the It party of the week, where Carly Rae Jepsen, Angel Haze and John Martin will perform. “If you’re invited, you’re one of our 50 best friends,” says Mark Beaven, Friends ‘N’ Family founder. “It brings together the artists, producers, songwriters and executives who create music, but it’s not a corporate function.” Non-ticket holders won’t get on the lot. Even more exclusive: the F 'N' F dinner the night before at Scarpetta’s with only 100 VIPs.

VIBE Inaugural Impact Awards
Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 W. Sunset Blvd.
8-10 p.m. dinner; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. afterparty
Vibe magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary on Grammy Week and will honor Mary J. Blige, who has graced 10 of the publication’s covers, with its inaugural Impact Award. The soiree will kick off with a dinner and awards presentation and will be immediately followed by an afterparty to be DJ’ed by Nick Cannon.

Saturday, February 9 
George Clinton TRIBUTE by GLOBAL NGO
The W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd. 
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Oxfam America will present legendary Parliament-Funkadelic founder with Vanguard Award at MojaMoja Brunch & Benefit Concert presented by KCRW. Performers include Fink, Adrian Younge presents the Delfonics featuring William Hart, Yuna, Chicano Batman and Chloe Flower. Tickets are available to the public and can be purchased at:

Special Merit Awards Ceremony & 55th Grammy Nominees Reception
Wilshire Ebell Theater
2:30 p.m. Doors
3 p.m.-5 p.m. Ceremony
5 p.m.-7 p.m. Nominees reception
The Recording Academy
Grammy Weekend kicks into full gear as the Academy presents the lifetime achievement, trustees and technical Grammy Awards, followed by a reception saluting this year's slate of nominees.

Pre-Grammy Gala and Grammy Salute to Industry Icons
Honoree Antonio "L.A." Reid
Beverly Hilton Hotel
7 p.m. Reception
8 p.m. Dinner and ceremony
The Recording Academy
A who's who from the music/film/TV industries are in the house for this soiree, presented by Clive Davis and the Academy, honoring Epic Records chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid.

Michael “Blue” Williams & Family Tree Entertainment’s Managers Brunch
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 Sunset Blvd.
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Talent management firm founder Williams will dedicate his managers’ brunch to longtime business partner Chris Lighty, 50 Cent’s former manager who committed suicide in August. “I want to pay homage out of respect, but I don’t want to turn the event gloomy,” says Williams, who will have Russell Simmons on hand to discuss wellness with stressed-out music managers. On the guest list: Nick Cannon, Jay-Z, Simon Cowell, LL Cool J and Warner Music Group’s Lyor Cohen.

Fourth Annual ASCAP R&S Grammy Nominee Brunch
The London Hotel, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul department will honor its artists, including Miguel, Melanie Fiona, Ne-Yo, 2Chainz, Ludacris and Mary Mary, with a brunch.

Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry’s Time is Music Event
The Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
11 a.m.

In celebration of a new partnership between Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and The Recording Academy, John Legend will perform at an early event in support of music mentorship.

Seventh Annual Primary Wave Pre-Grammy Party
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 Sunset Blvd.
7-11 p.m.
BOA will play host to this invite-only bash by Cee Lo Green, the global music company’s chief creative officer. He will join his Goodie Mob cohorts, Eric Benet and The Voice’s Juliet Simms, on the red carpet before enjoying cocktails provided by sponsors Nivea, Herradura Tequila and Angel Champagne, plus beats by Papercha$er. “It’s not just a celebrity event,” says Green, “but personally it’s a chance to celebrate with my core team, friends and key people I’ve worked with over the years.”

The Wammys Party
St. Nick’s, 8430 W. Third St.
9 p.m.
Dhani Harrison (son of George) will host pals at a pre-Grammy bar bash.

Cash Money Party
Birdman and Co. return again. Last year's party cost a reported $1.3 million and brought almost the entire Cash Money family in for the celebration, making this yet another can't-miss event.

Sunday, February 10
55th Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast
Los Angeles Convention Center
12:30 p.m. Doors and reception
1 p.m. Awards presentation
The Recording Academy
The majority of the awards are handed out during the pre-telecast, which will be streamed live at

55th Grammy Awards
Staples Center
5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The Recording Academy
Can "Music's Biggest Night" top itself again? Last year, the CBS telecast delivered more than 39.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen, the largest audience since 1984.

Grammy Celebration
Los Angeles Convention Center
8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
The Recording Academy
OneRepublic, Kenny Loggins and DJ Michelle Pesce supplied the music in 2012, and Along Came Mary provided the sustenance at the 54th official Grammy after-party.

Billboard Afterparty
London rooftop, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
8:30-11:30 p.m.
Featuring DJ Cassidy -- presented in conjunction with AT&T, Samsung and Citi.

SoHo House, 9200 Sunset Blvd. (brunch); House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd. (afterparty)
Noon (brunch); 9 p.m. (afterparty)

On Grammy day, Nokia Music sponsors the brunch hosted by CEO Jay-Z, which caters to such top hip-hop talent as Rihanna, Wale and Timbaland. Post-Grammys, Roc Nation will join Three Six Zero management at House of Blues for one of the year’s hottest parties, per Billboard. Ticket sales benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Jay-Z again will hold court with roster artists like J. Cole and M.I.A.

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp’s 7th Annual Pre-Grammy Party
Hotel Figueroa, 939 S. Figueroa St.
2-5 p.m.
The annual soiree will feature performances from MS&K clients Act As If, Elliot Collett, Unlikely Candidates, Girl on Fire and Shoshana Beane.

Lucian Grainge’s Private Viewing Party
Select industry insiders, including Scooter Braun, Interscope’s Jimmy Iovine and John Janick, won’t be watching the ceremony from inside Staples but from the Brentwood home of the Universal Music Group chairman and CEO.

Warner Music Group’s Post-Grammy Party
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd.
9 p.m.
The label will roll out the red carpet for such Grammy-nominated artists as Bruno Mars, fun., The Black Keys, Muse, Wiz Khalifa, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton and Skrillex.

Red Light Management’s Post-Grammy Party
Skybar, 8440 Sunset Blvd.
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Utilizing Skybar’s new cabana area, this afterparty will boast such eclectic attendees as Miley Cyrus, Dave Matthews Band, Alicia Keys, Lionel Richie and Alabama Shakes; West Hollywood’s Asia de Cuba caters. “Red Light’s artists have had an amazing year,” says Red Light COO Bruce Eskowitz. “We’re looking forward to celebrating music’s big night.”

Sony Music, Republic, Island Def Jam Post-Grammy parties
"Closed to press." The nerve!

Justin Timberlake at the Palladium
The Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd.
9 p.m.
JT will hit the stage shortly after his Grammy performance at the Hollywood Palladium, a show he's proclaimed "for fans only." Will Hov make a special guest appearance?

Grammy Week Hotspots
It's an honor just to be nominated -- but everyone knows the Grammys aren't just about the awards. Grammy time is also about the parties, and these hot spots are where to find the most celebrated A-listers hanging out away from the cameras and red carpet, out and about during music's biggest night of the year.

The Rising Stars
Just a short limo ride from the festivities, this intimate Hollywood boite with a serious door policy is where to find music's rising stars around the big night. Bruno Mars played a secret show here on the eve of his first Grammy noms in 2011, and Gotye performed here back when he was somebody you didn't yet know.

The Cool Kids
Rooftop Bar, Downtown Standard
Hipsters and celebs alike party down at this outdoor haven just around the corner from the Grammys themselves, bedecked with a decadent pool scene and an epic view of downtown Los Angeles. On any given night, one might find Diplo on the decks or Ellie Goulding spontaneously bursting into song. Around Grammy time, expect the scene to be even more glam -- and the velvet rope even tighter.

The Superstars
Chateau Marmont
A classic Hollywood institution, the Chateau Marmont is the place where those that have it all go to relax. It's a particular fave for music superstars who like to kick back and chill with class: There, one might see P!nk knocking back Cabernet at the bar, Lady Gaga being spontaneously serenaded or Justin Bieber dodging paparazzi as he makes his exit.

The Moguls
Beverly Hilton
Want to mack with the moguls of the music biz? Then reserve a room and take a seat at the bar at the Beverly Hilton, right smack in big-money Beverly Hills, where one might run into everyone from Quincy Jones to David Geffen. The luxurious hotel is where industry legend Clive Davis holds his famed annual Grammy party.

The Scenesters
The Roosevelt
For the afterparty, look no further than Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel, where celebrities come to see and not be seen. The partying here is as legendarily exclusive as it is low-key: One might see Thom Yorke DJ'ing by the pool or Elijah Wood dropping pins at the retro bowling lanes in the chic Spare Room bar.

The Urban Legends
Four Seasons
For the bling set, there's no other place to be than the most status-conscious of all Los Angeles destinations: brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel. The boldfaced likes of R&B names Sean "Diddy" Combs, Ne-Yo and Alicia Keys have all made the trek to Beverly Hills' ultimate five-star destination for the Grammys' glitziest daytime get-together. -Matt Diehl