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Shlomi Rabi, NBC5 Street Team
Chicago has been the breeding ground for some of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences‘ biggest names: Jennifer Hudson, Bill Murray, and Frances McDormand to name but a few. Therefore, it only makes sense that some of the hottest and hippest LGBT locales will be honoring the event, unofficially recognized as the Gay Super Bowl.

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Shlomi Rabi NBC5 Street Team

Unless you’re the unfortunate fella I forgot to untie before falling asleep last week, you have no excuse for not knowing that the Gay Superbowl, aka the Oscars, are coming up this weekend. While some of my homosapien brethren will argue that the best part of the night is the fashion, I firmly beg to differ. For me, it’s about the sound technicians. They are the true unsung heroes of the film industry, sacrificing their days and nights to make crashing cars sound really real, and bitchslaps heartfelt. If it wasn’t for them, I would never know what noise Daniel Craig’s skull makes when hit with a leaded rock, or what the cracking of skin sounds like until Nicole Kidman smiles. So I propose a toast to all the guys and gays in the industry who never get their due- cheers!

A fantabulous (did I just say “fantabulous”? I think I may have just outgayed myself) venue to watch the Academy Awards (well, three, if you count my dungeon but that’s by invitation only) is the Kit Kat Lounge in Lakeview. Four gaynormous (the wit never stops) projector screens will be displaying the event. There will be no cover charge, and in fact, their legendary and absurdly delicious martinis will be half-off. A $1000 in prizes will be given away, and the eye candy patrons will keep you busy when the boring awards (like Lead Extra In A Short Drama Documentary) come up.

Another fanperfulous (I could go on all night) option is the Autism Speaks fundraiser “Evening with the Stars”. Tickets are going for $100, which is a drop in the No. 5 bottle given the fact that included are dinner, drinks and the chance to walk down a red carpet- paparazzi and all! The best part is knowing that the money will be used for an amazing humanitarian cause that will advance the research for autism. While this year’s Honorary Chairperson is Richard Roeper, previous holders of the prestigious title include NBC5’s very own Larry Wert.

So whether you’re waiting for Best Adapted Short Live Animation or Outstanding Achievement in Catering, make sure it’s someplace fun, important, and yes- fantastisuperocious. ( I warned you.)

My buddy Jake and I, upon learning of our nomination in “Best Imaginary Protagonists In a Non-Foreign Long-Feature Dramedy”, our fifth in a row.

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