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Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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December 30, 2013|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Prix Fixe and A La Carte NYE

La Sirena Clandestina 954 W. Fulton Market 312-226-5300

Call ahead or drop in—at both the restaurant and the bar—for your choice of a la carte menu items such as the Moqueca, a fish, mussel and shrimp stew with coconut broth, cashews and cilantro risotto ($28). Or go all out with a five-course prix fixe featuring such dishes as seared scallops with piri piri pork shoulder ($90). 5 p.m.-1 a.m. RSVP by phone recommended.

DRINK

NYE 2014: Beyond Atlantis

Crocodile 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-252-0880

Step into an underwater world complete with themed decor at this two-floor bash co-produced by Boom Boom Room and Porn and Chicken featuring two complimentary cocktails, full dinner buffet, a DJ roster including Diz, Orville Kline, Lego, Dom Brown, Phives and Just Joey, party favors and a midnight champagne split. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $30. Tickets: goo.gl/b3Z698

New Year's Eve

Three Dots and a Dash 435 N. Clark St. 312-610-4220

Escape the cold at a luau featuring passed island-style appetizers, a cash bar and a complimentary custom tiki mug for such cocktails as the new, frozen Tortuga ($13), made with Venezuelan and overproof Guyanese rums, sweet vermouth, curacao, creme de cacao, grenadine and lime. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $45. Tickets: threedotschicago.com

DO

The Kiss Kiss Cabaret New Year's Eve Hullabaloo

Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-404-7336

The Kiss Kiss Coquettes and special guests host a 10 p.m. variety show featuring movie-themed burlesque performances and sideshow acts, plus a pre-show reception, runway entrance with photographers, appetizer buffet, cash bar, champagne toast and a post-show dance party. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $42 or $75 for two. Tickets: kisskisscabaret.com

New Year's Eve Art Party

Arts n Spirits 1921 N. Damen Ave. 773-772-3877

End 2013 on a creative note at this BYOB party in a painting studio where you make your own masterpiece to take home under the guidance of an artist while you snack on appetizers and sweets. 9 p.m. $50. RSVP: artnspirits.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Plan your New Year's resolutions with the Chicago Park District's Free Fitness Week Jan. 2-12: chicagoparkdistrict.com/wellness

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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