This piece is from 2015. Read the updated 2017 version so you don't end up showing up to a party that happened two whole years ago!
After what has seemed like a longer than usual awards season, the Oscars are upon us at last (Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4pm). Even if you're not into this year's batch of movies, let's be real: you will be watching. So the question is where. Whether you're a TV orphan or just like company, you're in luck 'cause the Bay Area is serving up a bunch of Oscar parties where you can be star struck for 20 minutes and then complain about how boring everything is for the next 3 hours and 40 minutes.
If you like dressing up and being surrounded by books:
Head over to Novella, which is worth visiting just for the gorgeous display of books. The bar is encouraging people to dress up as their favorite movie or character. If you stop showering right now, you might be able to pull off Reese Witherspoon from Wild. Better yet, dress up as the hiking boot she accidentally dropped and lost forever. Just make sure to thank me for the idea when you win the costume contest.
If you hate commercials and Hollywood in general: