The Arts of Life Associate Board will once again be hosting the OscArts of Life Fundraiser. You can come dressed up or dressed down — immigrant elegant vs. mountaineer grunge, Saoirse Ronan in “Brooklyn” vs. Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant.” Oscar host Chris Rock will greet you on the TV with his ripe observations on Hollywood. Early arrivals receive complimentary champagne & wine. No need to take it too seriously. It’s a festivity of Hollywood FUN, as we also highlight the creative energies back here in Chicagoland at the The Arts of Life. And a bonus this year: 20% of all drink sales will go directly to The Arts of Life. Many thanks to our friends at Bluelight for making this possible.
When: Sunday, February 28, 2016, 6 -11 p.m
Where: Blue Light in Roscoe Village, 3251 N Western Ave Chicago, IL (under viaduct b/t Belmont Ave & Clybourn Ave)Details:Admission (Sold at location): $10 ballot and/or $5 suggested donation (ballots can be filled out in advance or onsite) Oscar Ballot: All ballots will be pooled into a 50/50 raffle, split between the winner and The Arts of Life. Pick up an Oscar Ballot at Blue Light or print and fill it out ahead of time: http://tinyurl.com/oscar-AoL-ballot-2016Food: $4 food tickets (featuring Dimo’s Pizza, Chicago-style Hot Dogs, Veggie Chili, and various snacks) Free popcorn from The Arts of LifeComplimentary champagne & wine to early arrivals from Blue LightRaffle! $5 raffle tickets (or 5 for $20) on the following:Painting (from Illinois artist Mahi Garg, donation by Jodie Smylie)Earrings/necklace Matching Set ($60 valued donation created by April Llewellyn)Darth Vader and/or Stormtrooper Screen Prints (by Chicago street artist Ethos, $80 value per set)Tickets for ComedySportz ($100 value)Grand Movie Prize: “Vote” with your raffle ticket for which movie you THINK will win best picture. Out of that pile of tickets, the winner will be chosen.Movie Fan Ephemera (various cinematic gifts include: a Star Wars Necktie, Classic Movie Poster Coloring Book, Retro Style Popcorn Maker + 3 Classic Red-white Striped Popcorn Containers, Classic Movie Posters)Gene Siskel Film Center Membership ($50 value)Landmark Theatre Gift Certificate ($25 value)Logan Theatre Gift Certificate (2 tickets, 2 popcorn vouchers; $25 value)Music Box Gift Package (2 movies, popcorn & soda; $31 value)Darth Vader and/or Stormtrooper Screen Prints (by Chicago street artist Ethos, $80 value per set) Additional Links: http://oscar.go.com/nomineeshttp://oscars.nytimes.com/2016/ballothttp://www.ehow.com/list_6782184_oscar-pool-rules.htmlAttendees must be 21 and over to attend this 88th Academy Awards bar fundraiser. If a tie in Oscar ballot contest, monies will be split among the winners. Raffle prizes will be announced at the night’s end. Place name & contact on raffle ticket and we will send you your prize.