If we did not have other plans, you would find me at the Reel Grrls 2nd Annual Oscar Party at CD News sponsor Central Cinema. Reel Grrls is a CD-based charity that believes in “empowering young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent, and influence through media production. Options for tickets are between $25 and $79 depending on the type of meal that you choose (note that $25 of each ticket benefits Reel Grrls and is tax deductible). This year, they will be cheering on Best Director nominee Kathryn Bigelow to become the first woman to win Best Director – should she win for her film, The Hurt Locker. Festivities begin at 4 pm.
Bottleneck Lounge announces that they will be serving up drinks inspired by Best Actorn nominees. Join them for Oscar-viewing beginning at 5.
If you seek to avoid Oscar hype altogether, Hotel Sorrento’s Drinking Lessons may be for you. Tomorrow, get acquainted with the green fairy at “Drinking Lessons: An Absinth Soiree” (note that the cost is only $20 – most in the Drinking Lessons series have averaged $55), hosted by Robert Hess.