New Year’s Eve: Where to celebrate
The New Philharmonic promises a lively New Year's Eve concert.
Updated: December 19, 2012 8:08AM
Looking for a place to pop the bubbly and give a loved one a smooch at midnight? Here are some of the celebrations happening in the suburbs.
The Prince Experience plus A Thousand Julys perform at 9 p.m. at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets cost $25-$85. The show is for 21 and older. For more information, call (847) 499-5000 or go to www.viper-alley.com.
Lucky Boys Confusion with special guests The Run Around and Young Distractions. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m. at Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. Tickets are $25-$60. The show is for those 21 and older. For more information, call (847) 541-4700 or go to www.cubbynorth.com.
GPS at 9:30 p.m. at the Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church St., Evanston. For more information, call (847) 864-1679 or go to www.celticknotpub.com.
The Flat Five, 6 p.m. at Evanston S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Tickets cost $15-$35. For more information, call (847) 492-8860 or go to www.evanstonspace.com.
Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys with Nicholas Tremulis, 10 p.m., at Evanston S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Tickets cost $65-$95. For more information, call (847) 492-8860 or go to www.evanstonspace.com.
The New Philharmonic perform “Viennese Pops New Year’s Eve with a French Twist” at 7 p.m. at Lund Auditorium at Dominican University Performing Arts Center, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest. Tickets cost $65 adults, $63 seniors, $55 youth. For more information, call (630) 942-4000 or go to www.AtTheMAC.org.
The Bottle Rockets with Louie Zagors and Rollover will be at 27 Live, 1012/14 Church St., Evanston. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will be 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets cost $35 and dinner packages are $100 per person. For more information, call (855) 927-5483 or go to www.27live.com or www.facebook.com/27Live.
Steve Cochran’s New Year’s Eve featuring Steve Cochran, John Dacosse and Patty Vasquez at 7 p.m., Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams, Crystal Lake. Tickets cost $45-$50. For more information, call (815) 356-9212 or go to www.rauecenter.org.
Tammy Pescatelli at the Chicago Improv, 5 Woodfield Road, Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg. There are two shows, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The late show will have a countdown, champagne, party favors and a balloon drop. Tickets cost $25-$50. For more information, call (847) 240-2001 or go to chicago.improv.com.
The Chicago Comedy Tour featuring Pat Tomasulo, Ana Belaval and Mike Toomey at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Metropolis Performing Arts Center, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. The 10 p.m. show will feature a champagne toast, party favors, a countdown and balloon drop. Tickets cost $50-$60. For more information, call (847) 577-2121 or go to www.metropolisarts.com.
Fortune Feimster at the Rosemont Zanies, 5437 Park Place. There will be two shows: an 8 p.m. and a 10:30 p.m. The early show costs $30 and the late show costs $40 with a 2 item minimum. The 10:30 p.m. show includes party favors and champagne toast at midnight. For more information, call (847) 813-0484 or go to rosemont.zanies.com.
New Year’s Week Comedy Extravaganza with Sonya White, Sapna Kumar and Jaime Cruz at 7:30 p.m. and 10: 15 p.m. at the Laughing Chameleon, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. Tickets cost $50 for the 7:30 p.m. show and $75 for the 10:15 p.m. show. For more information, call (847) 834-0291. go to www.thelaughingchameleon.com.
New Year’s Eve singles party at the Westin Hotel, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (847) 266-2706 or go to www.thunderbirdsingles.com.
NYE Runway Ball with performances by Dot Dot Dot, 7th Heaven, DJ-SPIN and Tony Ocean at Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $79. For more information, call (800) 223-1234 or go to nyerunwayball.eventbrite.com.
Tokio Pub Rings in 2013 with an all ages party from 4 to 8 p.m. and then the night is for those 21 and older 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg. There will be a complimentary champagne jello shot at midnight. The event costs $54 per person in advance, or $64 at the door. For more information, call (847) 278-5181 or go to www.tokiopub.com.
New Year’s Eve Celebration, featuring dancing and non-alcoholic sparkling beverages, at 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Dress up and Dance, 34121 N. US Highway 45, Grayslake. Tickets are $25. The attire is black and white. For more information, call (847) 543-4563 or go to www.dress-dance.com.
New Year’s Eve parties will be held at Pinstripes’ three area locations: Northbrook, 1150 Willow Road; South Barrington, 100 W. Higgins Road; and Oak Brook, 7 Oakbrook Center Mall. There will be music, a champagne toast, party favors and two balloon drops, at 8 p.m. and midnight. For more information, go to www.pinstripes.com.
The 16th annual New Year’s Eve Rock ‘N’ Roll Ball, featuring Soul Asylum, Hairbangers Ball, Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, Your Villain My Hero and deejays, will be at InterContinental Chicago O’Hare, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the party goes from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. The party package costs $79 and the VIP Party Package costs $119. For more information, call (847) 544-5300 or go to nye.icohare.com.