Kieran's 'Old Pub' Amid all the hoopla surrounding Kieran Folliard's decision to move his namesake pub to Block E (opening March 16), some of you might be wondering: What's happening with the old space? The answer: It's staying in Folliard's hands, but he's giving it a new name. The pub mogul said he has a lease commitment through July 2012 and he plans to honor it. So what's the new name? Folliard said he will call it the Old Pub. Ha. "I'm quite amused by it myself," the Irishman said. The original Kieran's will shut down at 4 p.m. on March 16, with the last pint paraded over to the new pub at Block E. After giving the old space a "good spring cleaning," it will reopen May 3 with its new name. Hours at the Old Pub will be 11:30 to 7:30 p.m., just for lunch and happy hour.

One funny weekend If you don't find Jimmy Fallon's aloofness that funny (he's at the Orpheum Saturday night), might I suggest a couple comedians with a little more bite. Rick Bronson's House of Comedy continues its flurry of big-name comics with Dave Attell, pictured. The New York-bred talent is often called your favorite comedian's favorite comedian. His lacerating wit has gotten him several TV shows over the years, such as "Insomniac With Dave Attell" and "The Gong Show With Dave Attell." The comedian will do a five-show stand at the Mall of America. The very funny Ross Brockley is in Minneapolis Friday night for a show at Nick and Eddie. Brockley practically attained pop-culture sainthood with his starring role in a string of popular Holiday Inn commercials that ran in the early 2000s. Today he's raising llamas in Nebraska in between gigs. He'll emerge from his farming cocoon for a show he's calling the Rolling Blackout Revue.

Attell: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Fourth floor, Mall of America, Bloomington. $35.95. 952-858-8558.

Brockley: 10 p.m. Fri. 1612 Harmon Place, Mpls. $8. 612-486-5800.

Your own Oscar night Just because you weren't invited to the real Oscars doesn't mean you can't get dressed up. This year's official Twin Cities Oscar Night Party (sanctioned by the Academy Awards) will take place at Hotel Ivy. The Aegis Foundation has picked up hosting duties from the Minnesota AIDS Project, which spearheaded last year's shindig at the Chambers Hotel. This extravagant viewing party will include red-carpet photo ops, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and more. All proceeds will go to the Smile Network (which funds surgical missions in poor countries) and Reclaim (which provides mental health support to LGBT youth).

5 p.m. Sun. 201 S. 11th St., Mpls. $45. 612-280-4256.