Tonight: Gold Bald Men

Plus: cocktails and culture and life after Daley

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OSCAR PICKS: The nominations are in and now it's time to start the conversation about who's actually going to win. The experts weigh in tonight at the " "Gold Bald Men & the Actors Who Love Them" event downstairs at the Chicago Theatre. Film critics from the Chicago Tribune and the Onion's A.V. Club and others weigh in with analysis of the 2011 Academy Awards, which includes clips from the nominated films and followed by a meet and mingle reception. 7:30 p.m., 175 N State St, Tickets $15

COCKTAILS AND CULTURE: Brave the cold and head over to Wicker Park's LOKaL for the latest installment of this art series. Meet, mix and mingle with artist Cleveland Dean, while enjoying the musical stylings of DJ Sean Haley. Complimentary appetizers will be served (bison, grass-cured salmon, polenta cakes, house sausage, lotus root and radish sprouts salad), and sip the martini of the evening, "The Cleveland Cocktail," for only $5. 7 p.m., 1904 W North Ave

CHICAGO A.D. (AFTER DALEY): A new exhibition at Jackson Junge Gallery features fourteen Chicago artists who created works representing their take on Chicago's future, including paintings, digital images, illustration, collage, jewelry and more. The pieces offer tributes and critiques of Daley. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave., FREE

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