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And the Nominees for Best Oscar Party Are...


1. Lisa Levy's Parody of the Paparazzi
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., nr. Astor Pl.; 212-539-8777
Her Psychotherapy Live! turned the personal revelations of analysis into comic public confessions; now her Red Carpet Live! turns the glamour of Hollywood's Big Night into an egalitarian goof-off.
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $12

2. A Monkey Town Ironyfest
58 N. 3rd St., nr. Kent St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-384-1369
When Halle Berry sobbed uncontrollably after winning for Monster's Ball, were you laughing hysterically? You'll find plenty of kindred spirits (plus a $45 tasting menu and four twelve-foot screens) in this restaurant's sleek back room.
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $30 minimum

3. Murray Hill's Extravaganza
Mo Pitkin’s 34, Ave. A, nr. 3rd St.; 212-777-5660
More outlandish than Ellen DeGeneres, downtown's reigning drag king is also likely to be no less flashy thanks to a burlesque Dreamgirls spoof from the beloved Wau Wau Sisters.
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $18 in advance; $20 at the door

4. The Professor’s Loft Party
Professor Thom's, 219 Second Ave., nr. 14th St.; 212-260-9480
There may be no better place to toast the silver screen's finest than at this bi-level bar, where you can knock back cocktails like the Queeny and the Last King of Scotchland, then black out a square on your Oscar bingo card should Judi Dench trip on her dress.
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: Free

5. The Spin Cycle Bash With Shequida
The Cutting Room, 19 W. 24th St., nr. Broadway; 212-691-1900
Since Joan Rivers has temporarily abandoned the premises (where she does stand-up), Juilliard-trained, opera-singing drag queen Shequida gets to have her own Jennifer Hudson moment as she plays emcee at this Spin Cycle bash.
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $10

6. Makor's Kosher Feast
Makor, 35 W. 67th St., nr. Central Park W.; 212-601-1000
After curating a monthlong tribute to notable performances overlooked by the little gold guy, Makor returns with a night celebrating the best of the best as determined by the Academy.
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $12

7. The Jacques Banquet
Jacques, 20 Prince St., nr. Elizabeth St.; 212-966-8886
The red carpet outside and the Moroccan-flecked French dishes with wine pairings inside make for the classiest option in town.


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