The Academy Awards ceremony isn't until February 24. In anticipation of this much-hyped and oft-tweeted-about event, local film critics and movie enthusiasts gather at Screenland Crossroads (1656 Washington, 816-421-9700) for the Critics vs. Oscars Free-for-All
. Trailers for the Oscar nominees in all of the major categories begin at 7 p.m., and a prescreening mixer in the lobby starts at 6. The panel of critics includes Robert Butler (formerly of The Kansas City Star
) and Shawn Edwards from Fox 4. A $10 donation to CinemaKC is requested. See cinemakc.com
for more information.