My Weekend with Oscar

It's de-lovely, it's delightful.....

Movies.   You’re a fan.

And with a certain Big Night coming up, you just might want to:

a) Cram for your Oscar pool

b) Buff up your Awards ceremony commentary

c) Find a like-minded crowd to watch the glitterati bash with.

They’ll like you, they’ll really like you.

Clothes Make the Star

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise (FIDM to insiders and now…you) is known to a certain subset as the West Coast home of Project Runway (Make it work, people!) but for twenty years, the school for all things fashion has been hosting exhibits of Academy Award-nominated costumes.

Sadly, Ms. Go Go’s offer of silver jeggings was spurned by multiple cinematic designers and therefore, will not be on display.

2010 Academy Award winning Costume Designer Colleen Atwood's "White Queen" costume for Anne Hathaway in "Alice in Wonderland".

The luck(ier) 2011 nominees included in the 20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibit include: Hugo, Jane Eyre, Anonymous, the Madonna-directed W/E (which just won the Costume Designers Guild award for Best Costume Design for a Period Film), and The Artist.

Party Bonus! Wow fellow Oscar Party attendees with the following costume-related trivia.  In the b&w film The Artist, a dress described as red is actually brown.

You’re welcome, player.

The exhibit also includes costumes from 2010 Oscar winner Alice in Wonderland as well as non-nominated costumes from 2011 films. (So here’s your chance to get up-close-and-personal with duds from A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas 3D. This is not a joke.)

Finally, to celebrate the popular exhibit’s 20th anniversary, FIDM will include 28 historical pieces from its own collection such as gowns worn by sex goddess Jean Harlow.

Which makes the rejection of aforementioned silver jeggings even more inexplicable.

(20th ANNUAL ART OF MOTION PICTURE COSTUME DESIGNTues-Sat, 10am to 5pm through April 28th; freeFashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, 919 So Grand,  Ground floor, park side, DTLA, 90015, 213.623.5821, )

Mr. James Armstrong from "The Barber of Birmingham: A Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement". Documentary short by Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin

What’s Up, Doc(umentaries)?

Every year, you swear you’re going to watch all/some/AT LEAST ONE of the Academy Award-nominated documentaries and documentary shorts.

Make this year the year YOU’re a winner…of the Oscar pool, at least, by checking out these too-often-unsung gems of the Awards.

The International Documentary Association makes it easy to fulfill your docu-vow with DocuDay 2012, an all-day (9:00 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.) marathon of back-to-back Oscar-nominated docu-delights and Q&A’s with the filmmakers.

Go Go’ers, do NOT embarrass yourselves by asking the filmmakers questions like, “Is the Oscar fix in?”

Of course, you won’t want to miss a second of docu-drama by going out for sustenance, which will be provided on a CASH ONLY basis by the always-yummy Homegirl Cafe.

If anything can power you through fifteen hours of film, it’s Morita salsa and Mexican Coke.

(DOCUDAY 2012 — Sat, Feb 25, 9am – 11:55pm, $12-$60 — Writers Guild of America Theater, 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills 90211)

For film info:
To buy tix:
Free Parking info:

Hey, those are not movie stars!

And the Oscar for Snark Goes to….

Let’s face it, Go Go’ers.  It’s fun to make fun of famous people.  And if dishing divas is your favorite part of the Academy Awards then the Mint is your home away from Oscar  home on Sunday.

You’ll want to move FAST to get tix to the super-popular I’m Going Somewhere with This Presents Salute to Movie Night, a Comedy Benefit for Talk About Curing Autism, where L.A.’s top comics including Moshe Kasher, Blaine Capatch, Eric Andre, event producer Josh di Donato and many, many more, will do what you like to do best — Ms. Go Go means caustic commentary, not the other stuff — only faster and funnier.

You’re gonna RULE at the Monday morning water cooler recap!

(SALUTE TO THE MOVIES — Sun, Feb 26, 4pm (3:30 d/o); $10/$15 day of show/21+The Mint, 6010 W Pico, LA 90035, 323.954.9400

For info:
For tix:


If your idea of Awards ceremony bliss is cocktails and an Oscar pool in the living room, Room to Read offers a luxe version with their Annual Awards Viewing Party and Oscar Challenge at The Living Room.  Sip cocktails and nibble hors d’oeuvres while filling out your Oscar ballot; $15 and 15 minutes could win you 5 free movie passes for two ($125 value) with all  money going to fund the award-winning non-profit’s efforts to build literacy skills and help girls finish secondary school in developing countries.

You can enter the Oscar challenge without attending and the hosts’ motto is “the more the merrier”.

Just in case you prefer to celebrate Awards night with your entourage.

(Room to Read’s ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS VIEWING PARTYSun, Feb 26 at 4pm/$15The Living Room, 3531 W Sunset, LA, 90026, 323.665.5070)

To RSVP/enter the Oscar pool:

Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

UPDATE: The I‘m Going Somewhere With This presents Salute to Movie Night ticket link has been changed to Brown Paper Tickets.

The line-up of comics has been updated for I‘m Going Somewhere With This presents Salute to Movie Night.

The name of producer Josh di Donato of I’m Going Somewhere With This presents Salute to Movie Night was misspelled and has been corrected.

The date of I’m Going Somewhere With This presents Salute to Movie Night was incorrectly listed as February 25th and has been corrected to Sunday, February 26th.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. J. T. Allen says:

    Miss Go-Go, you are truly amazing! Thanks!

    1. Thanks, J.T. Ms. Go Go blushes.

  2. Margaret says:

    I went a Star Wars costume exhibit at FIDM a long time ago. They have great exhibits.

    1. That WAS a great exhibit. Love the extra additions from FIDM’s own collection for the 20th anni Oscar event including Fred Astaire’s top hat and tap shoes!

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