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Midnight Malort Toast at Emporium: Wicker Park's bar arcade's hosting an 8p shebang with live music by Archie Powell and The Exports, The Noise FM, and Hemmingbirds, PLUS a midnight Malort toast! Suck it, Champagne
Monster Ball at Stage 773: Ditch the tuxedo for free monster makeup at the Dead Dance Party, 9p-2a, spanning the theater's four stages and lobby. Entry gets you open bar, appetizers, live music, and a Champagne glass-clinking at midnight. Do the mash
The Official Playboy NYE Party: Meet, greet, and sexy photo-pose with Playmates at the Hard Rock Hotel, 9p-2a. Pre-party at Sound Bar and after-party at the Hard Rock Cafe. Formal attire required
New Year's Eve at Dusek's and Punch House: A five-course, beer-paired dinner from Chef Jared Wentworth comes with seatings at 630p and 930p. Afterwards, head to the basement for a Punch House dance party. Call for reservations