Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cheap Chick New York City Events Bargain Bulletin, March 31, 2010, Gotham Writer's Workshop, The Apprentice, and More!

There are so many cheap and free events coming at me that even the rainy weather we've had the past few days, can't distract me from these diversions!

Tomorrow, Thursday April 1, audition for the Apprentice, and you'll never need to read my blog again!, afterward head to the new Sunburnt Calf ( for free food and drinks and for dessert-free cupcakes (!

Also Hamlet, the latest offering from New York Classical Theater is opening on April 1 as well:

There are free Gotham Writer's Workshop classes April 6-7 here:

Also check out this interesting blog entry about making your stuff last longer:

And I'm not really cuz these are all free things, but you know what I mean, no really you do!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cheap Chick NYC Weekend Events, March 26, 2010

Friday March 26, 2010
Race to Freedom and After 1968
6:30 p.m.
This panel is sponsored by the Bronx Museum in honor of two new Civil Rights exhibits. Panelists include High Museum of Art curator Julian Cox; Bronx-born photographer Doris Derby; photo-journalist Eric Etheridge; photographer LeRoy Henderson; After 1968 artist and Bronx Museum AIM alumni Nadine Robinson; and gallery owner, writer, and curator Steven Kasher. The event will be moderated by Deb Willis, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Eugene Lang College Building, Wollman Hall, 66 W. 12 Street, 5th Floor
Subway: F,L,V to 14th St./Sixth Ave.

Teen Witch Sing-a-Long
11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
This screening of a pre-Mean Girls flick Teen Witch will be hosted by brother/sister comedy duo Eliot and Ilana Glazer.
Cheap Chick Info: $13 includes movie and one beer
Location Info: 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson
Subway: 1,A,C,E to Canal

Also be sure to check out the Cure Thrift Shop launch party tonight from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and see a rehearsal of The Fairy Queen with commentary at BAM at 5:15 p.m. tonight! Also another thrift store, Guvnors, is also having a grand opening tonight!

Saturday March 27, 2010
Algonquin Round Table Walking Tour
12 p.m.
Learn about Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, George S Kaufman, Harpo Marx, Edna Ferber, Franklin P. Adams, Heywood Broun, Harold Ross, Robert Sherwood, Marc Connelly and the rest of the Vicious Circle on a 2-hour tour led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, A Journey into Dorothy Parker's New York and co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Round Table.
Cheap Chick Info: $20
Location Info: Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street (between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
Subway: F,D to 42nd St./Bryant Park

Lunch Club Scavenger Hunt at the Museum of Natural History
1:30 p.m.
Make no "bones about it," you can't be a "space case" to win this competition!
Cheap Chick Info: $10 in advance, $15 at event, Come with your own team of five or get put into one at the event.
Location Info: Meet on the steps of the main entrance of the museum, on the north side
Subway: C to 81st St./Museum of Natural History

If Walls Could Talk: A Workshop on the Genealogy of Your Home
2 p.m.
Be an architectural detective and discover the skeletons your home might be hiding by using special documents like images, records, and documents to trace the history of your building.
Cheap Chick Info: $10, To confirm attendance please call 718-222-4111 x250 or email
Location Info: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street
Subway: M,R to Court St./Borough Hall

Shop W Style today too, with specials and other goodies in the meat-packing district!

Saturday March 27th and Sunday March 28th, 2010
Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill History and Tasting Tour
2 p.m.
From Discovery Walking Tours, "A tour through the two historic districts, addressing the transition of the neighborhoods from wealthy and working class Victorian suburbs to 20th century literary havens. Stops include Plymouth Church, where abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher preached and Lincoln and Walt Whitman worshiped; Borough Hall, once the City Hall of Brooklyn; the Promenade and its magnificent view of Manhattan island; the birthplace of Winston Churchill’s mother; the Truman Capote residence where he penned Breakfast at Tiffany’s; and the home of Arthur Miller, where he courted Marilyn Monroe. Along the way, taste the area’s classic and contemporary foods, from Brooklyn egg creams to spinach pie and baklava.
Cheap Chick Info: $22 (includes food)
Location Info: Call 212-465-3331 for meeting place and reservation.
Subway: See above.

Sunday March 28, 2010
Grand Opening of the Cyclone for the Season
First 100 people ride free and borough president Marty Markowitz will be christening the ride with a bottle of egg cream.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Coney Island, Cyclone
Subway: F,D,N,Q to Coney Island/Stillwell Ave.

New York City Coyotes: Return of Native Wildlife, Balancing Urban Ecology or Conflict in the Concrete Jungle
2 p.m.
From the parks, "The wild coyote has a long history intertwined with man, present in Native American folklore through to today's modern newsclippings. Please join Frank Vincenti of the Wild Dog Foundation, Bob and Cathy Horvath of Wildlife In Need of Rescue and the Urban Park Rangers, to further explore their fascinating ecology and potential in New York City."
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: North Meadow Recreation Center, mid-Central Park (enter at 97 and Central Park West)
Subway: C to 96th St.

Campy Movie With Michael J. Fox-The Hard Way
2 p.m.
No Doc Brown, or excessive body hair, but should be fun either way!
Cheap Chick Info: Free! Proceeds from drinks go to help MJ Fox’s Parkinson’s Research, plus get a $1 off drinks.
Location Info: Pacific Standard, 82 4th Ave. bet St. Mark’s and Bergen St., Park Slope
Subway: 2,3,4,5,D,N,Q,R to Atlantic/Pacific St.

Saturday and Sunday is Art Expo New York, and the Macy's Flower Show opens this Sunday. You can also catch Persepolis at the BAM Muslim Voices: The Female Perspective.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cheap Chick Weekend Picks, March 19-21, 2010

Friday March 19, 2010
Chicks Dig Time Lords Discussion

7 p.m.
Maybe the Doctor's next companion will be among the contributors reading from the book Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by Women Who Love It will read and perhaps settle the Ecclesten vs. Tennant debate. In case you're wondering, I'm a Tennant woman!
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. at Stanton
Subway: F,V to Second Ave.

Drive-in Film Festival
8 p.m.
This event honors the nostalgia of the drive-in movie with "readings from authors, artists, and filmmakers, as well as interactive fun, and of course, a few visuals.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Happy Ending, 302 Broome St.
Subway: B,D to Grand St.

Chatroulette Live!
Join area comedians as they interact with the famous online video site. Also includes special guest Owen Biddle of The Roots.
Cheap Chick Info: $5, but only stand-by tickets are available now.
Location Info: Upright Citizens Brigade, 307 W. 26th St., bet. 8th and 9th Aves.
Subway: C,E to 23rd St.

There's also an 80's tribute night tonight at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Saturday March 20, 2010
Civil War and Draft Riots Walking Tour

11 a.m.
On this tour sponsored by the New York Historical Society, Historian Barnet Schecter will take an in-depth look at NYC's 1863 race riots. Sites include Five Points, South Street Seaport, two Irish Catholic churches, the African Burial Ground, Tweed Courthouse, and the former NY Times building across from City Hall.
Cheap Chick Info: $10 for non-members, $20 for members. Buy tkts by calling SmartTix at (212) 868-4444. Be sure to get tickets in advance tours are limited to 35 guests per tour.
Location Info: (Did not really say, assume meet at the museum): 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Streets
Subway: C to 81st

Target Free Third Saturdays at El Museo del Barrio
11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Check out a variety of events including gallery tours, art making workshops, storytelling, a film screening, and food making workshops.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Avenue
Subway: 6 to 103rd St.

Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learn how to make these decorative eggs using a wax-resist technique incorporating hot wax and permanent dyes. Light refreshments will be served, but the program coordinators recommend that you bring a lunch.
Cheap Chick Info: $15, $10 for members, space is limited call (718) 885-1461 to reserve your spot.
Location Info: Bartow-Pell Mansion, 895 Shore RoadBronx
Subway: 6 to Pelham Bay Park Subway Station and then take the Westchester Bee-line #45 bus

Room 103, a play centering on the denizens of the Chelsea Hotel also opens tonight and runs through March 27, and free Italian ices from Rita's all day!

Sunday March 21, 2010
Corey Haim Tribute
7 p.m.
Pay homage to that other Corey with a screening of Lost Boys hosted by the Raspberry Brothers, Canadian beer specials, and Corey Haim impressions.
Cheap Chick Info: $5
Location Info: Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.
Subway: L,G to Lorimer

Mental Floss Trivia Night
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
From the website: "Nerds, Knowledge Junkies, and most importantly, people who like to leave their house to drink and win stuff! The mental_floss Trivia Show is back at Galapagos, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to win something."
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St.
Subway: A,C to High St., F to York St.

Claire Evans Speaks on Life in Outer Space
6 p.m.
Musician Claire Evans, a member of the band Yacht, talks with physicist Fred Adams author of the The Five Ages of Universe about the possibility of life on other planets. Will they explain ALF and ET?
Cheap Chick Info: $20
Location Info: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St.
Subway: A,C,E to 14th St.

Saturday and Sunday Housing Works is having a Performing Arts Sale and there's a Green Expo on the pier! Check out a Graffiti Walking tour on Sunday! Plus a free screening of William Kentridge's latest film on Sunday and Monday!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cheap Chick Weekend Picks, March 12-14, 2010

Friday March 12, 2010
Dancing With Darcy
8:30 p.m.
Travel back in time to Jane Austen's world (sorry no Colin Firth here ladies), but perhaps another country gentleman will share a dance from Regency England with you...
Cheap Chick Info: Free with admission, usually $12, but the website says the museum is free from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location Info: Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Avenue
Subway: 6 to 33rd St.

Nerd Night
7 to 9 p.m.
I wonder if there if there was a nerd sign that flashed over Brooklyn, what it would look like? A pocket protector? A chess piece? Watch carefully if any nerds you know suddenly head for a phone booth around this time. Of course they may only be going to DUMBO to learn about the math subculture, and the legal case of gay marriage.
Cheap Chick Info: $10
Location Info: Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St., DUMBO
Subway: A,C to High St., F to York St.

The Fader Presents "One Step Beyond"
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Party like an animal at the Natural History Museum with drinks and dancing under the stars.
Cheap Chick Info: $20 in advance, $25 after 6 p.m. day of, includes free pass for future use
Location Info: Museum of Natural History, Use the museum's main entrance on CPW at 79th St.
Subway: C to 81st-Museum of Natural History

Tragedy, All-metal tribute to the BeeGees
8 p.m.
If everyone's "stayin' alive" I don't see where the tragedy is...hopefully it's not the band's performance!
Cheap Chick Info: $12 in advance, $15 day of show, limited-number of $10 available
Location Info: Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St.
Subway: J,M to Bowery, B,D to Grand, F,J,M,Z to Delancey

Cast of The Miracle Worker Appearance
5 p.m.
Join in a discussion about the new Broadway production and meet with director Kate Whoriskey, and stars Abigail Breslin, and Alison Pill.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway at TK St.
Subway: 1 to 66th St.

EAT: World Financial Center Winter Showcase
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sample tasty treats like Au Mandarin’s famous pork dumplings, PJ Clarke’s mini-cheeseburgers, Starbuck’s Hot Chocolate, and Financier’s Blueberry Panna Cotta as you listen to music from All Night Cookin.’
Cheap Chick Info: $1-$5
Location Info: World Financial Garden
Subway: E to World Trade Center

Panorama Challenge
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Participants in this trivia quiz game play in teams of 10 or less to test their knowledge of NYC geography.
Cheap Chick Info: Free! Brooklyn Brewery beers sold and snacks served. The cash bar will benefit The City Reliquary, a Brooklyn museum. Call718-287-6177 to register your team or come anyway and get one on the fly!
Location Info: Queens Museum of Art, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Subway: There will be a free shuttle traveling between the museum and the Mets-Willets Point 7 stop.

Neighborhood Concert: Community Sing With Take 6
7 p.m.
The Capella jazz group presents a free concert.
Cheap Chick Info: Free tickets required, but only available at Apollo box office, limit three tkts per person, 10 tkts per group
Location Info: Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St.
Subway: A,B,C,D to 125th St., 2,3 to 125th St.

Saturday March 13, 2010
Women's Brunch and Book Stuff/Clothing Exchange
1 to 2 p.m.
Trade up those books that are gathering dust on the shelves and those clothes you haven't worn in a year (I believe that's when Tim Gunn says to get rid of something) for things that are "new to you."
Cheap Chick Info: $20, includes swap, brunch with tax, tip, entree, and one drink.
Location Info: Iguana, 240 W. 54th St.
Subway: D,E to Seventh Ave.

Wall St. Walking Tour
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Learn more about the financial district on this 90-minute walking tour hosted by the Museum of American Finance.
Cheap Chick Info: $15, Tkts can be purchased here.
Location Info: Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall St.
Subway: 2,3 to Wall St.

Soil in the City Conference
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Get down and get dirty (yeah, I know where your mind is going, but don't go there!) with your bad eco-loving self with a variety of workshops and programs geared to "greening communities." Cheap Chick Info: Free, but must arrive at 10 a.m. to register for the day's workshops
Location Info: Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 1000 Washington St.
Subway: 2,3 to Eastern Parkway

Book Talk: The History of White People
2 p.m.
From the website: "Historian Nell Irvin Painter tells the forgotten story of the evolution of “whiteness” in America. Beginning at the roots of Western civilization, she traces the invention of the idea of the white race as it became intrinsically tied to the embodiment of beauty, power, and intelligence."
Cheap Chick Info: Hard to say, I think free with admission, which is $6 for adults.
Location Info: Brooklyn Historic Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Subway: M,R,2,3 to Borough Hall

Before the Ides of March
5 p.m.
Take a spooky walk through the park after dark.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Riverside Park, Meet at the Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (91 Street and Riverside Drive)
Subway: 1 to 79th St.

St. Patrick's Weekend Irish New York Walking Tour
11 a.m.
Explore the former Irish neighborhood that had more Irish residents than Dublin! "Stops may include the founding site of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Al Smith's home, the Five Points, the first Catholic church in the city, and sites associated with Tammany Hall, Thomas Addis Emmet, and more!"
Cheap Chick Info: $15
Location Info: Meet directly in front of St. Paul's Chapel, Broadway between Fulton and Vesey Streets
Subway: 2,3,4,5,A,C,J,M,Z to Fulton, R,W to Cortland Street.

Plus catch the Brooklyn Mutt Show today and tomorrow!

Sunday March 14, 2010
Kate DiCamillo's The Magician's Elephant
1 p.m.
The author of the Tale of Desperaux discusses her new novel, and the event includes discussion, a book signing, and a creative writing exercise.
Cheap Chick Info: Adults: $18 in advance, $20 day of show
Location Info: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
Subway: 1,2,3,C to 96th St.

Exploring East Side Diversity: Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Sanctuaries
2 p.m.
Discover unique places of worship including churches, and Jewish temples during this tour (you will be braving the NYC bus system, so bring your Metrocard.)
Cheap Chick Info: $15
Location Info: Meet on the corner of 96th St. and Third Ave. outside the Islamic Cultural Center
Subway: 6 to 96th St.

Let's Go Gowanus
1 p.m.
Discover the secrets of the canal and its ecological restoration.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Meet at Second Street and the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn
Subway: F,G to Carroll St.

Little Ireland and Little Italy History and Tasting Tour (there are also tours on the 20th and 21st)
2 p.m.
Whet your your appetite for this Discovery walking tour, which celebrates St. Patty's Day and St. Joseph's Day! Stops include Five Points, made famous in Gangs of New York, the birthplace of Cardinal Hayes, Mulberry Street, Banco Stabile and the Church of the Most Precious Blood. The sampling of Little Italy’s ethnic specialties range from pizza and prosciutto bread to St. Joseph’s cake.
Cheap Chick Info: $23, BUT it includes food
Location Info: Call 212-465-3331 for reservation and meeting place
Subway: See above.

Plus the Curious George exhibit opens at the Jewish Museum, it's National Potato Chip Day with free bags of chips being given away starting at 10 a.m. at Times Square and then Columbus Circle around 11 a.m., FAO Schwarz, Grand Central, Herald Square, Bryant Park, and then Union by 5 p.m., and there's a Cupcake Crawl!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cheap Chick Weekend Picks, March 5-7, 2010

Friday March 5, 2010
It Came From Outer Space Screening
9:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Check out this 1953 flick, which is based on a Ray Bradbury screen treatment, and introduced by author S.C. Butler.
Cheap Chick Info: Free with $7 bar purchase
Location Info: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St.
Subway: A,C,E to 14th St.

Cupcakegate 2K10
5 p.m.
If you like the deep-fried Twinkie then you’ll love deep-fried cupcakes.
Cheap Chick Info: $3 for regular cupcakes, $4 for fried
Location Info: Union Hall, 702 Union St., Brooklyn
Subway: R to Union St.

International Women’s Exhibit
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Women from different countries will share information about clothing, roles, traditions, and beliefs.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Clarkson St. and 7th Ave. South
Subway: 1 to Houston St.

The new Grateful Dead Exhibit starts at the NY Historical Society today, there is Free Music Fridays at the Folk Art Museum, .

Saturday March 6, 2010
Lá Gaeilge: Irish Language Day
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn the Irish language and participate in creative group activities. Prior knowledge of the Irish language is not needed.
Cheap Chick Info: Free and open to the public, but advance registration via phone or email is required. There is a limit of 50 places available. RSVP to 212-998-3950 or
Location Info: NYU, Glucksman Ireland House, 1 Washington Mews
Subway: R to 8th St.

Official Gangs of New York Walking Tour
11 a.m.
Explore the infamous Five Points neighborhood that inspired Herbert Asbury’s novel and of course The Gangs of New York movie. I’m not sure if you’ll see Leonardo DiCaprio or Daniel Day-Lewis lurking around Paradise Square or Murderer’s Alley, but if you do, say hi for me!
Cheap Chick Info: $15
Location Info: Meet at the southeast corner of Broadway and Chambers St. at City Hall Park
Subway: 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge

West Side Stories
2 p.m.
Walk the Western part of Central Park and discover new lake views, bridges, and a garden with greenery taken from the works of Shakespeare.
Cheap Chick Info: Free! Call 212-772-0210 for more info.
Location Info: Meet inside the park on the north side of W. 81st St. and Central Park West
Subway: C to 81st St.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 5-7, 2010
Sixth Annual Brooklyn Winter Hoedown

9 p.m. on Friday, otherwise you'll have to check yourself!
Cowboy hats, and gingham dresses will probably fit right in here-you also might want to brush up on those square dance moves too, with 12 artists performing over three days.
Cheap Chick Info: $5 Friday and Saturday night
Location Info: Superfine, 126 Front St. at Pearl, DUMBO
Subway: F to York, A,C to High St./Brooklyn Bridge

We Love The Golden Girls Three
8 p.m.
Could the GG ladies be what’s in store for the Sex & the City gals? One can only wonder…at this event you can channel your inner Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, or Sophia with costumes trivia, and screenings all hosted by drag queen Linda Simpson!
Cheap Chick Info: $10, $5 before 10, and free after 12:30 p.m.
Location Info: Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St.
Subway: 1 to Christopher St.

Don’t forget that tonight is Viva Women at the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday program, a Natural Wine event is happening, Jimmy's No. 43 is hosting Souperama, there is a Howard Zinn tribute, and you can watch (but not participate) in the Olympics of the Mind.

Saturday and Sunday March 6 and 7, 2010
Indie and Small Press Book Fair

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
I think I’ve figured out why they call it the “big apple,” it’s such a great place for bookworms like me to burrow around at events like this that feature all things books including roundtable discussions.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 W. 44th St.
Subway: D,F to 42nd St./Bryant Park

Sunday March 7, 2010
Chelsea Art Gallery Hop With the Lunch Club
2 p.m.
Be careful that you hop and not jump as you check out the art.
Cheap Chick Info: $10 in advance, $15 at the event, RSVP here.
Location Info: Meet at the Westside Tavern, 360 W. 23rd St, between 8th and 9th
Subway: C,E to 23rd St.

NYC Rocks for Haiti
4 p.m.
Jam to the likes of Debbie Deane, Jac&Jill, Above The Fold, Born of Scars, The Lights, Dave Barkow, Doug Yoel, and world renowned Cyndi Lauper impersonator Michele Marzano, and give to a good cause! Sounds like a winning combination.
Cheap Chick Info: $10 at the door
Location Info: Southpaw, 125 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn
Subway: 2,3 Bergen St.

Pancake Breakfast
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gorge on lovely steamy pancakes (a perfect winter breakfast) created from 19th century recipes with ingredients like pumpkin cornmeal, apple and sour milk, clove, and rosewater.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Old Stone House, 336 Third St., Park Slope
Subway: F or R to 4th Ave.

Winter Walking Tours
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Explore Fort Tryon Park with the park’s horticultural staff as you tour the Heather Garden, the Alpine Garden, and other winter sights.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Meet at the entrance to the Heather Garden on Margaret Corbin Circle where Cabrini Blvd. and Fort Washington Ave. converge.
Subway: A to 190th St.

Women's History Tea Party
11 a.m.
From the website, "Enjoy a cup of tea and tea sandwiches and share stories of your favorite women."
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Fort Greene Visitor Center, Fort Greene Park. Enter the park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park.
Subway: F to 7th Ave.

Don't forget that the big ABC Warehouse sale is happening in the Bronx all weekend!

Bonus Cheap Chick Mini Oscar Guide!
Murray Hill’s Oscar Party
7 p.m.
Murray Hill hosts this special Academy Awards party where he will provide commentary during commercials and reenact scenes from the movies.
Cheap Chick Info: $20 in advance/Not so Cheap Chick Price of $25, call 212-967-7555 for tkts.
Location Info: Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette
Subway: 6 to Astor Place

WitStream Oscar Party Featuring Gabe and Jenny
7 p.m. pre-show, 8 p.m. Oscars
Listen to commentary provided by the Twitter cel-webrities as you mock the celebs, uh, watch the show.
Cheap Chick Info: Free, but get there early for a seat
Location Info: The Bell House, 149 Seventh St.
Subway: F,M,R to 9th St./4th Ave.

Alt. Oscar Event at La Poisson Rouge
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
This bash gives you the chance to be the celeb (be careful of the paparazzi!) with Oscar viewing, dancing, food, drink, an interactive red carpet, and competitions for the much coveted Alty Awards! Attendees are encouraged to dress in costumes inspired by movie characters, pop culture icons and other wannabes.
Cheap Chick Info: $15 in advance, $20 day of show
Location Info: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.
Subway: A,C,E,F,D to W. 4th St.

Comix Oscar Party
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (first-come, first-served basis)
Watch the Oscars in the Copper Room with food and drink specials including: The Lovely Boneless Chicken Tenders Alec Baldwings Whoopi GoldBurger The Hurt Liqueur The Blind Sidecar Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire gin and tonic
Cheap Chick Info: Free! No cover, no minimum, but RSVP REQUIRED! RSVP to with your name and number of party in attendance
Location Info: 353 W. 14th St.
Subway: A,C,E to 14th St./8th Ave.

Heeb magazine Oscar Party
8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
This event celebrates the past year in Jewish and Israeli cinema with commentary from comedians Eliot and Ilana Glazer and $3 beer specials.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: West 3rd Common, 1 West 3rd St.
Subway: 6 to Astor Place, R,W to 8th St.

Paley Center Oscar Party
7 p.m.
An interactive way to view the Oscars, complete with trivia, live Twitter feeds, food and drinks, and looks at past Academy Award telecasts.
Cheap Chick Info: $10 members, $20 for non-members, includes reception
Location Info: The Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd St. bet. Fifth and Sixth Ave.
Subway: E to Fifth Ave/53rd St.

There are also Oscar parties at 92ndY Tribeca, City Winery, Pete's Candy Store, and Southern Hospitality.