Award shows can be a very laboring affair to watch. The Emmys are pretty meh, the MTV awards are a fucking joke but sometimes people show up wearing pasties, and the Grammy’s are just another opportunity for my ears to be assaulted by the Black Eyed Peas. But everyone always seems to drum up a little enthusiasm for the Oscars. After all, they did get stud of the century, Alec Baldwin to host this year, so you can look forward to plenty of raspy asides and get lost in his eyes. Hollywood self congratulation aside, these things are always better when you add drinking and gambling to the mix. So here’s a way to watch the Oscars that won’t make it feel like the dressed up graduation ceremony that is.
Bavarian OsKar Party
German traditions are a funny thing. They always involve funny costumes, some sort of sausage, drinking, and questionable origins. But hey say free chocolate cake and a $50 bar tab booby prize, and I’m on board. Pete’s Candy Store is hosting their own Oscar viewing party with German bent. Snack on bratwurst and chocolate cake, and place your Oscar predictions to win a $50 bar tab. I’m sure they’ll be plenty of Avatar jokes to keep the evening rolling. And I swear if anyone bets on Sandra Bullock, I will make you watch Forces of Nature over and over again as punishment.
Pete’s Candy Store
Between Frost St & Richardson St [Williamsburg}