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Whole Story Albums from Debra Folz
What: The South End designer engineers handsome, hand-bound photo books ($150 each) that ingeniously stand upright to double as dazzling decor.
Why: Personalized spines and pages that accordion out for maximum viewing pleasure.
When: You’ve sorted through your Best Picture nominees.
Where: Online at debrafolz.com.
What: Drool over a massive menu of jazz-inspired maki, creative starters (cranberry crab rangoon), and Asian fusion dishes (Mandarin crispy duck) in a sleek setting.
Why: Specialty rolls include the Sophisticated Lady (shrimp tempura topped with tuna, avocado, and eel sauce) and the Bebop (smoked salmon, shrimp, scallop, crab, and cucumber).
When: Opens Fri. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-10 p.m.
Where: 524 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square (617-441-2116).
Noir’s Red Carpet Oscar Party
What: Strut your pimped-out self for a clamoring shutterbug (seriously) before watching the really big show on a really big flat-screen.
Why: Champagne cocktails like the Scarlet Street (St-Germain, blood orange puree, and Moët) and prizes for the best dressed.
When: Sun., 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1 Bennett St., Harvard Square (617-661-8010). Admission is free.
Sara Campbell Blowout Sale
What: Scavenge the final days of the winter wear closeout with an additional 25 percent off already heavily discounted silk tweed dresses (reg. $325, now $59), floral-print coats (reg. $398, now $75), and cashmere wraps (reg. $196, now $74).
Why: Call in sick — they’re flying off the shelves.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: 44 Plympton St., South End (617-482-7272).
Photos: Courtesy of Debra Folz