Oscar plans for Sunday?

Oscar plans for Sunday?

Thought you might still be searching for a one-of-a-kind Oscars experience this Sunday. I’m here to help. Here are three no-brainers for you:

Billy Dec & Richard Roeper Annual Oscar Viewing Party

Richard Roeper and Billy Dec team up for their 3rd Annual Oscar Viewing Party! Test your movie knowledge for a great cause and join them on Sunday, February 24 for a VIP Reception 6:30-8pm, Red Carpet 7p, live telecast at 7:30p with a portion of the proceeds benefiting After School Matters. Tickets are only $50 each and include themed Prosecco cocktails, wine, and hors d’oeuvres from Rockit Bar & Grill.

Red carpet begins at 7 p.m. telecast begins at 7:30 p.m. Tables may be reserved for an additional cost; $75 includes table reservation, seating for two and a bottle of Santa Margarita Prosecco. You can view all info and purchase your tickets here: http://www.rockitbarandgrill.com/events/oscars-viewing-party-hosted-by-richard-roeper-billy-dec-2/.

Waterfront Film Festival Oscar Party

WFF has once again been sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to host one of only 50 official Oscar® Parties! Experience the glitz and glamour of the 85th Annual Academy Awards® and celebrate in style! Shimmer & Glamour party with surprise special guests and live music, walk the red carpet among paparazzi to a champagne greeting. Delicious food stations and multiple bars, there will also be some unique and exclusive auction items.

$65 ticket offers a champagne greeting, yummy food and two drink vouchers. $125 VIP Ticket snags you the champagne greeting, food, open bar, swag bag, Official Academy Awards Program & Poster, reserved seating. Finally, you can purchase a $1,000 VIP Table, which offers 10 VIP tickets. Great way to support a superb Michigan film festival! All info here: http://www.waterfrontfilm.org.

Oscar® Experience: Chicago 2013

This one’s sold out but it’s a perennial favorite so I had to include it here anyway... Join our friends at the Siskel Film Center for Chicago's only official Academy-sanctioned Oscar® party! Guests will experience Hollywood glamour first-hand. Enjoy a delicious dinner and watch the High-Definition telecast of the 85th Academy Awards® live on ABC-7. Several raffle drawings will be held throughout the night.

Ticket prices: $100 General Admission | $200 VIP. VIP tickets include preferred seating plus exclusive surprise goodies. Again, this one is sold out but you can find more information here: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/oscarexperience2013.

There you have it – enjoy the Oscars this Sunday!

Mike McNamara is the Co-Founder of The Midwest Independent Film Festival, www.midwestfilm.org. Mike pays his rent as an actor in Chicago in theatre, commercials, television and film. More from Mac here: http://screenmag.com/columns/filmmaker-focus/.