New Grits Station
Lafayette Creole Cajun Chicago French Market 151 N. Clinton St. 312-207-6225
Customize your Southern-style cheese grits breakfast with house-roasted pork belly, andouille sausage, boiled shrimp or roasted vegetables—and an optional Indian street food mix-in addition of shaved boiled egg—topped with scallions and parsley ($5-8). 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
First Anniversary Party
Municipal Bar & Dining Co. 216 W. Ohio St. 312-951-2125
Get ready to see and be seen—the River North spot's 2013 celeb sightings include Michael Jordan, Jay Cutler, Joakim Noah, Jenny McCarthy and Kristin Cavallari—at this bash which features $8 Russian Standard vodka cocktails and beats by DJ Irie. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Stone Epic Xmas
The Bar on Buena 910 W. Buena Ave. 773-525-8665
It's time to tap a barrel of 12.12.12—the 2012 edition in Stone Brewing's Vertical Epic Series—which has been cellaring for a year. Try a glass for $7 or compare it to the brewery's 11.11.11 and 10.10.10 varieties from newly tapped barrels in a $9 Vertical Flight. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Deck the Hall & Oates
Cole's Bar 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-276-5802
The spandex-clad DJ posse Fabulous Ladies of Fitness and guest DJ LA Jesus highlight Daryl & John's greatest hits with throwback pop and R&B tunes and silly seasonal jams at this holiday-themed dance party where '80s MTV apparel, retro fitness gear and fabulous festive garb are encouraged—prizes are awarded for creative costumes. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
7 Stories (The Line Between)
Martin's Corner 2056 W. 22nd Place 773-847-5515
Drag king Jimmy Danger hosts tales by six Chicago writers plus a staged reading of a short play by local scribe Emily Passmore. Share a three-to-five-minute unwritten or scripted story of your own during the intermission open mic. 8 p.m. $3-$5 suggested donation.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.