On the informal end of the local Oscar party spectrum, Lounge Lizard King Will the Thrill and Monica the Tiki Goddess host the Parkway Theater Oscar Telecast. Viewers eat pizza, drink beer, and cast their votes for best cleavage and best acceptance speech along with the standard Oscar categories. The party begins Sunday at 5 p.m. at 1834 Park (near Lake Merritt), Oakland. Admission is free (party packs with ballots are $5); call (510) 814-2400. Here in the city, the Roxie Cinema celebrates the last Oscar telecast of the century with its annual Up the Academy Awards!, where it's BYO-whatever. Festivities begin at 5:45 p.m. (arrive early) at 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), S.F. Admission is $6; call 863-1087.
Fancy bashes include the 19th annual Academy of Friends Oscar Night Gala: A Tribute to Hollywood Glamour, where the food is of the catered gourmet sort, lavish prizes are raffled, and proceeds benefit local AIDS service agencies. The gala begins at 5 p.m. at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, Marina & Buchanan, S.F. Admission is $150; call 995-9890. The Film Institute of Northern California, meanwhile, holds a benefit for its own with Oscar Night America, a four-course dinner and auction beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery, S.F. Admission is $150; call 383-5256. (