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 PartyKit 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.