December 30, 2011 |
Looking to celebrate New Year's Eve but worried that your lack of resolve (so to speak) in making advance plans might leave you stuck at home watching TV? Relax - we've got you covered with five fun, last-minute options to ring in 2012 for under $100. And the best part? They all include top-notch stage productions, post-show parties and champagne toasts. 'Too Much Light New Year's Eve' The Neo-Futurists bring more than two decades of tradition forward into 2012 with an 11 p.m. performance of “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,” a one-hour blitz of short-short plays, Chicago's longest-running...
December 5, 2012
Whether you're hosting a full-blown party or just in need of some tunes to primp by before heading out for the night, look no further than these song recommendations from RedEye's Sound Board. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - Taylor Swift Laugh if you want, but you have to admit that this song does nothing if not embody a desire for a new beginning. And as midnight approaches and one drink becomes two becomes five, everyone will be joining in with Taylor. -- Matt Pais "Polish Girl" - Neon Indian Trust me: It just sounds like New Year's Eve...
December 5, 2012 |
From sequins to sparkles, ties to tuxedos, New Year's Eve usually unleashes the fancier and glitzier sides of personal styles. It doesn't matter if you're club-hopping until New Year's Day sunrise or laying low at a friend's house party--ringing in the new year means bringing in the big, fashionable guns. In order to establish what's in and what's out when kissing 2012 good- bye, we assembled a panel of local experts to fill you in on all things New Year's fashion. THE EXPERTS JENA GAMBACCINI fashion blogger for Chi City Fashion (chicityfashion.com)
December 5, 2012 |
Rampant consumerism? Check. The same 12 Christmas songs performed 4,300 ways on the radio? You betcha. It's holiday time again, people! With all the yuletide (second only to "delish" as the worst word ever created) cheer comes holiday party season. My inbox is bursting with people asking for Wingman tips for seasonal party domination during this, the season of raging, and like your inappropriate gymnastics coach, I've got your back. I took the six questions I hear the most and applied them to your work holiday party, the party you throw with your friends, and...
December 20, 2012 |
For reasons I can't figure out, New Year's Eve continues to be a source of frustration for Chicagoans looking to have a great time. It's not that hard, people! Allow me to walk you through, hour by hour, a foolproof plan to optimize your New Year's Eve experience. Think of this as P90X for partying. 7 a.m. Make sure you got a good night of sleep. That is imperative. Before you leave for work, assemble the following by your bed: ibuprofen, a giant cup and a sports drink. Noon Eat something with carbs.
December 26, 2012 |
Every year I dread New Year's Eve--the crazy cover charges, the pressure, the indecision, etc. I want this year to be different, and I don't want to end it alone. Isn't this the biggest party night of the year? Aren't people happy the world didn't end on 12.21 and want to get laid? How can I skew the odds in my favor?--Screw Year's Eve New Year's Eve is definitely THE date for hookups, with odds higher than Valentine's Day, Halloween and Arbor Day combined (but not Groundhog Day. Bill Murray's sexual prowess has ruined the...