If you’ve been looking for a time to bust out that fancy dress you bought 4 years ago, paid $150 for custom tailoring for, and have still only worn it like 3 times ever, the secret agent-themed Bond Ball at Safehouse Chicago might be for you. The $65 ticket includes both an open bar and a late-night food buffet, as well as entertainment courtesy of a live DJ, and a magician performing feats of sleight-of-hand all night long. They’re also giving out cash prizes for the best-dressed folks there. Oh, and if the $65 open bar and buffet package is a little too rich for your blood, you can pay $10 at the door for entry and avail yourself of the cash bar.
Smartly, Matilda is clearing the tables out of their upstairs area to bring their wonderful, sweat-soaked dance club BabyAtlas from the basement up to the main room, so you can dance your heart out until you get the munchies and retire to either the savory buffet (before 10:30) or the dessert buffet (after 10:30). They’ll have hats, tiaras, devil horns, and other accoutrements available for your gramming pleasure, and the open bar includes Maker’s Mark. ‘Nuff said.
For those who really don’t want to make too much of an effort...
Don’t worry, we’re not making you go out. For those of you who prefer cozy house parties where you know everyone to gigantic loud bashes where you’ll have someone’s bony elbow in your ribs all night, Honey Butter Fried Chicken is here for you. They’ve created a $50 “Fancy Pack” that serves two, chock full of their famous fried chicken and elevated side orders perfect for cuddling up in your pajamas as you watch the ball drop with your closest friends. Line up your night by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org -- orders are open until noon on December 21st, and will be delivered between 5 and 8:30pm that night.