So, you didn't score a Hollywood beau in time to be a plus one at Sunday's Academy Awards show in Hollywood--that doesn't mean you can't have fun at home. Oscar parties are all the rage in Chicago, so sit back, drink some wine and take in the fashion disasters and delights.
Here is our roundup of fun Oscar happenings:
Oscar Night at Gene Siskel Film Center
If you're feeling fancy and important, check out the only Chicago event recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks, a red carpet entry, and a live showing of the Academy Awards on two big screens. Tickets are $100. More detailshere.
On the Red Carpet Oscar Party
Center on Halsted, a Lakeview-based community center for LGBTQ people is hosting a party that features a red-carpet reception, cocktails, snacks a raffle, and more. Tickets are $75 to $100. More details here.
Oscars Bowling and Viewing Party
Bowl for movie-related prizes while watching the awards and drinking themed cocktails. Also, it's good to have a distraction for the long, boring parts. Oh, and it's free (just pay for your games). 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., 10Pin Bowling Lounge, 330 N. State, 312.644.0300.
The following bars and restaurants will also be showing the awards: Kit Kat Lounge, Crew Bar and Grill, Cityscape Bar, Fat Cat (come dressed as your fave celeb), Sidetrack (viewing party plus benefit and show for the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus) and so on...
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