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Things to Do in Lincoln Park and Old Town: Last-Minute New Year's Eve

By Emily Morris | December 31, 2013 6:53am
 Kiss Kiss Cabaret hosts its New Year's Eve Hullabaloo Tuesday night.
Kiss Kiss Cabaret hosts its New Year's Eve Hullabaloo Tuesday night.
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Greg Inda, Courtesy of Kiss Kiss Cabaret

CHICAGO — For all those year-end procrastinators who haven't bought New Year's Eve tickets but still want a night out in Lincoln Park, there are plenty of last-minute ideas. These are just a few options:

Galway Arms, 2442 N. Clark St., 6 p.m.

The bar charges no cover for its New Year's Eve event, which starts at 6 p.m. with a toast to celebrate the Irish new year. The night also includes, of course, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors and an appetizer buffet after the second toast.

Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

A $20 cover for starts at 8 p.m. and includes $20 worth of drink tickets and a glass of champagne at midnight. DJ Camille will spin punk rock tunes. Kick off the night with a free screening at 7 p.m. of "Elvis: That's the Way It is," a 1970 documentary that depicts Elvis' return to live performances after acting in movies.

Drop, 1909 N. Lincoln Ave., 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Dress up for the lounge's first Masquerade New Year's Eve party, which costs $85 per person. Tickets include an open bar from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., a full buffet, live DJs and a "Champagne Drop Shot Toast" featuring vanilla vodka, pomegranate and champagne. Those who want to go all out can spend $600 for a four-person VIP table or $1,000 for a six-person VIP table.

John Barleycorn, 658 W. Belden Ave., 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Tickets, which are about $90, include drinks, dinner buffet, DJ music, party favors and coat check. A $20 discount on each ticket is available for those who buy 10 or more tickets in a single order.

Jimmy Johnson at B.L.U.E.S, 2519 N. Halsted St., 9 p.m.

For a more laid-back New Year's Eve, catch a performance from local blues legend Jimmy Johnson. Tickets are $20 in advance.

Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., 10 p.m.

Organizers said there are still some tickets left for the New Year's Eve Hullabaloo, which cost $42 per person and $75 per couple. The party is scheduled to include burlesque, music, comedy, juggling and magic. There's an extended two-hour show, a champagne toast at midnight, post-show dance party on stage, a commemorative gift, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.