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Oscar Viewing Parties

The best places to gawk at the glitterati this Sunday, March 2.


Riviera Sundays R’OSCARS Black Tie Affair
Lavo; 39 E. 58th St., nr. Park Ave.; 8 p.m.
Like heading to the after-party before the shindig has even started, this Sunday, the night club turns its regular over-the-top Riviera dinner party—complete with magicians, burlesque dancers, and more—into a swankier affair, with its black-tie Oscar viewing. Call for reservations.

Murray Hill Oscar Party
Joe's Pub at The Public Theater; 425 Lafayette St., nr. Astor Pl.; 212-539-8777, 8 p.m.
Downtown's reigning drag king makes you work for your jokes with Oscar ballots, trivia, and an audience best- and worst-dressed contest (someone will win a Pillow Pet!). Come for the commentary, the reenactments of the best and worst Oscar speeches, and the famous people impersonators, and stay to vie for the “Three Sheets to the Wind" award, for the audience member who is the most intoxicated.

Oscar Party at the Stonewall Inn
The Stonewall Inn; 53 Christopher St., nr. Seventh Ave. South; 212-488-2705; 7 p.m.
Enjoy a raucous screening fueled by $3 beers and $4 well drinks till 8, kicked off with performances by drag queen and dessert aficionado Chocolatina and lady-about-town Lavinia Draper. Win the best-dressed competition and score a free bar tab, and stick around after the event for more drag mania.

Ultra Mega Oscars 2014
Nitehawk; 136 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Berry St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-782-8370; 6:30 p.m.
Movies are what we’re celebrating, so what better place to spend the night than at a movie theater? Especially one with comfy seats and tableside service? Plus, the $25 fee goes toward food and beverages, which will include movie-themed specials. Don’t forget to shout at the screen.

Oscar Night 1929
KTCHN; 508 W. 42nd St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-868-2999
If it's old-Hollywood glamour you're after, the annual party at KTCHN, which pays pays homage to the very first Academy Awards gala with a $75 prix fixe five courses inspired by the 1929 menu. Go extra fancy with bottle-service Champagne, or stick with specialty cocktails inspired by the nominees, and candy statuettes.

Big Quiz Thing
Le Poisson Rouge; 158 Bleecker St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-505-3474; 5:30 p.m.
What was the name of Judi Dench’s son in Philomena? We have no idea if this is one of the questions at the Big Oscars Quiz Thing’s pre-show multimedia trivia game (and honestly, we don't even know the answer), but best brush up on your trivia before heading to this one. There are more opportunities to display your prowess during the awards screening. Advance tickets are just $10 ($15 day of show), with plenty of standing room if they run out of tables.

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