Oscar parties | We rank them

We rank Chicago’s hottest Oscar parties.
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By Catherine Trautwein |
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EVENT
Hello, Oscar!
 Public Hotel, 1301 N State Pkwy. Sun 24, 6:30–10pm. $50.

HIGHLIGHTS
Sip on cocktails, snack on hors d’oeuvres, and compete in a best-dressed contest. Sarca owner Alexis Cozzini, Christian Louboutin’s Darnell Robinson andWindy City Live! producer Jessie Kalin emcee.

STAR LEVEL
4/5


EVENT
Life of Pi
 Oscar Party Kit Kat Lounge, 3700 N Halsted St (773-525-1111). Sun 24, 5:30pm–2am. Free.

HIGHLIGHTS
Show queen Sunny Dee-Lite performs Oscar-nominated songs at this Life of Pi–themed viewing party. Animal costumes are encouraged. Most important: The martini menu’s half-priced.

STAR LEVEL
3/5


EVENT
Oscar Experience: Chicago
 Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St (312-846-2600). Sun 24, 6pm–midnight. $100, VIP $200; advance only.

HIGHLIGHTS
Strut down a red carpet, nosh on grub from Pure Kitchen Catering, and get hair and makeup touch-ups from salon Blow by Blow.

STAR LEVEL
5/5


EVENT
Vital Nights Oscars Viewing Party
 Chuck’s Manufacturing, 224 N Michigan Ave (773-271-9161). Sun 24, 6–11pm. $65.

HIGHLIGHTS
Dress is “creative black tie,” and funds go to health-care org Vital Bridges, which serves Chicagoans affected by HIV/AIDS. DJ Megan Taylor spins.

STAR LEVEL
4/5

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