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New Year's Eve: Larry's At Lawrence House

"Bask in the roaring '20s glory of the Lawrence House lobby, sipping your choice of bubbly beverage while awaiting the arrival of 2018. Lock down a few bottles at pre-party pricing for you and your friends. Low-key RSVP: one Miller High...Show More Summary

New Year's Eve: Big Chicks

Big Chicks is located at 5024 North Sheridan. The Facebook event page is here.

Christmas Tree Recycling, Free Mulch Programs To Begin In January

As usual, the City of Chicago encourages residents to recycle their live Christmas trees rather than putting them out into the alleys. They can be received at 24 local parks, including Margate Park (4921 N Marine Drive), between January...Show More Summary

Our top 10 popular Do stories of 2017

As the end of the year rolls by, it’s naturally a time to reflect on everything RedEye has accomplished in 2017. Our mission shifted to “Eat. Drink. Do” earlier this year, and we’ve brought you stories on everything from burgers to boozy brunches to a Taco Bell protest. So as RedEye’s digital editor,...

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

New Year’s Eve might be the most daunting, pressure-packed weekend of the year to make plans. While we’ve rounded up NYE parties elsewhere, we also have you covered with things to do leading up to the turn of the calendar. A rapper has “Noname” New Year’s should be a time for good vibes only, and...

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Dec. 28-Jan. 3

Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago. Thursday, Dec. 28 Houndstooth Saloon (3369 N. Clark St. 773-244-1166) offers $1 Bud Light and Michelob Ultra drafts from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 Draft beers and seasonal cocktails are half-price from 5 to 7 p.m. at Easy Bar (1944 W....

The March To The Arch Has Begun!

Today, workers began the assembly of the clock tower arch at the corner of Wilson and Broadway. The keystone was hoisted into place shortly after noon.There is more to come. We were told that the assembly of the entire arch will be like a jigsaw puzzle, and other pieces will be put in around it. Show More Summary

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Noname, Real Friends, Sango

For those still without plans for New Year’s, Chicago’s music scene has got you covered. Friday, Dec. 29 Noname Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-2501 One of the city’s most sought after artists is hosting one of the city’s most sought after end of the year parties. Tickets for Noname’s...

Tap tracker: 3 Floyds, BuckleDown bring brews to city, Empirical does beer and cheese pairings

A couple breweries outside the city make the trek to us this weekend, as 3 Floyds and BuckleDown both come to town, while Chicago’s own Empirical Brewery does cheese, charcuterie and beer. BuckleDown Brewing’s Significant Russian imperial tapping at Old Town Pour House 1419 N. Wells St., 312-477-2800...

Do good educating people about mental health and suicide prevention with Hope for the Day

When it comes to mental health, Jonny Boucher and his team are all about being proactive. Too often the stigma around the topic keeps people from speaking up about issues they’re struggling with, or others from noticing those issues, until it’s too late. “It’s just so important to get in front...

New Year's Eve: Bar On Buena

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Guest Parking Passes Expire On December 31st

If you use 24-hour guest parking passes on your zoned parking street, be aware that they are good only through December 31st. Be sure to stock up before you need them in 2018.In his weekly newsletter, Ald. Cappleman says, "The Ward Office is now offering 2018 guest parking stickers (which are red) that can be purchased and used right away. Show More Summary

Tick Tock Tick Tock ....

Workers on the Gerber Building are bolstering the frame that will hold the clock tower today, we are told. Not much longer!

New Year's Eve: Fat Cat

Register here. Fat Cat says, "Bring your party to Fat Cat and start your New Year off right. Cascading ribbons on balloons, party hats, and noisemakers while celebrating with our Champagne Punch Bowls, sounds of everyone's favorite DJ Ron and Dancing! No Cover. Show More Summary

CEP Looking For Tax Season Volunteers

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to make a positive impact on your community, here's something to keep in mind, from the Center for Economic Progress:"Ever wished there was something you could do to help working families getShow More Summary

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