Richard Roeper and Billy Dec host the Oscar Viewing Party (6:30 pm) at Rockit Bar and Grill. Guests can enjoy themed Santa Margherita Prosecco cocktails, wine, and hors d’oeuvres during a VIP reception before the red carpet and the Academy Awards telecast begin. A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit After School Matters. 22 W. Hubbard St., 312-645-6000;rockitbarandgrill.com/Oscars
Michigan Avenue toasted December/January cover star William H. Macy with a 150-guest gathering at Hubbard Inn on December 9, 2014.