Celebrate the 85th Annual Academy Awards in Harvard Square


Boloco will be debuting a new shake for Boloco’s 16th Birthday, the cake shake. As a promotion, for Boloco Harvard only, to commemorate the Oscars (with the Oscars showing in our dining room of course), we will be offering our new cake shake in the mini size at 1 dollar per shake after 5 o’clock.

Boloco, 71 Mt. Auburn Street, boloco.com, (617) 354-5838

Brattle Theatre

Brattle Theatre will be hosting their our annual Oscar Party at the Brattle on Sunday. The Brattle will be screening the telecast free for all Brattle members, plus a guest, on Sunday night. Doors open at 8:00. This event does sell out so a RSVP is necessary.

The Brattle also hosts a special pre-party fundraiser that evening. The Pre-Party runs from 5:30-7:30 and tickets are $75. Pre-party includes complimentary cocktails, food donated by Cambridge restaurants such as Henrietta’s Table and Harvest and a great silent auction! And you are welcome to stay for free to watch the telecast.

To purchase tickets, RSVP or get more information about this event, just go to brattlefilm.org/oscar.

Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, www.brattlefilm.org, (617) 876-6838


For any last minute Oscar party online or social media coverage this week, we wanted to share Sweet’s Academy Awards cupcakes and customer Oscar contest, with a chance to win 24 cupcakes!

This Saturday and Sunday, while classic Oscar-winning films play on Sweet’s in-store TVs, Academy Awards specialty toppers for Best Picture nominees, golden statues, mini-tuxes and sidewalk stars are available a-top select winter flavors at all locations, as well as for advance purchase online for $4.25 each.

And, on limited-edition this year, don’t miss the “Sweet-in” Ben Affleck cupcakes. Choose your favorite Affleck-printed topper on select winter flavors and send Sweet wishes to our hometown movie “stah,” who was robbed of a Best Director nomination! Also $4.25 each.

In addition, this Saturday and Sunday all Sweet stores will have Oscar ballots for customers to fill out their predictions, and after Sunday’s telecast, the contest winner(s) who have the most correct entries will receive 24 (to reflect the number of award categories) cupcakes of their choice to be delivered to the location of their choice (within Boston and Cambridge) on Tuesday, February 26! Participants can follow Sweet @sweetcupcakes_ and facebook.com/sweetboston to learn more and discover the name(s) of the winner(s) on Monday morning.

Sweet, Zero Brattle Street, www.sweetcupcakes.com, (617) 547-2253

UpStairs on the Square

The 85th Annual Academy Awards (and 10th Annual Celebration at UpStairs)
Sunday, February 24, beginning at red carpet time

As usual, we’ll be right there with our most catty comments once the red carpet procession begins. But unlike those skinny stars, we can eat, in fact, we can eat AND drink a lot—as we predict who will win. And our Monday Club a la carte and bar menus will have some special cinematic offerings. So join us—we’ll have a ballot and a contest for the best predictor. Feel free to wear your Hollywood gown or black tie, or come Cambridge. We award a generous gift certificate for most glamorous costume, male and female.

Life of Pizza Pi

Our wonderful assortment of Red, Green,

Silver Lining Gold & Denzel’s White Pizza

And of course, our famous The Master Lobster Pizza

Our Special Amour Burger – Grilled with Love & Served with Sexy Hand-cut Fries

Endive, Arrugula & Argo Salad with Niman Ranch Bacon and Brioche Hobbit-in-a-Hole

Salad of “Beets of the Wild” Carpaccio with Vermont Goat Cheese & Lamb’s Lettuce

Lincoln’s Favorite Island Creek Oysters with Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Mignonette

Django’s Unchained Cowboy Steak—Prime Ribeye with Confit Fingerlings & Brussels Leaves

Zero Zebra Cake with Dulce de Leche Buttercream & Dark Thirty Chocolate Ice Cream


Our Red Carpet Martini – served if you have to ask, you can’t handle it….

Beasts of the Southern Comfort Wild Manhattan

UpStairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop Street, www.upstairsonthesquare.com, (617) 864-1933