Things to do for December 23, 2010

The Weekender

Free Cocktails, Kickball and Early New Year’s Eve

The weekend is shaking its presents.

Thursday
Gratis Cocktails at Lotus
TO RECEIVE

Gratis Cocktails at Lotus

You’re in a giving state of mind—you even got your butler’s driver a set of steak knives. But you deserve something too. So the Uptown lounge Lotus is celebrating the holidays (and you) by serving complimentary vodka cocktails tonight from 9 to 11pm. Also makes a great stocking stuffer.

Dec 23, 9-11pm, Lotus, 2900 McKinney Ave, 214-468-0300

Friday
A Boozy Kickball League
TEAM PLAYER

A Boozy Kickball League

You love a good workout—especially if there’s an after-party. Related: the World Adult Kickball Association league (and its mandatory post-game revelry at the MAT) is registering now for its start this February. The league champs go to Vegas for nationals; we hear there’s a pretty good after-party there too.

Saturday
A New Private Party Pad on Inwood
DYNAMIC DUO

A New Private Party Pad on Inwood

The owners of Shinsei are rolling out a private party space two doors down—essentially, a kitchen and living room that holds between 10 and 120 people for your next holiday bash. Hey, President’s Day is just around the corner...

Duo, 7721 Inwood Rd, 214-884-2979

Wednesday
5 Courses + 5 Holiday Beers
AROUND THE WORLD

5 Courses + 5 Holiday Beers

To squeeze out every last drop of holiday merriment, the Libertine Bar is hosting a dinner where five winter beers will be paired with five courses from around the world. You’ll be washing down Mexican Pork Pozole with a Harpoon Winter Warmer. It’s like the UN Security Council of beer pairings.

Your Early New Year’s Eve Party
THIS IS A TEST

Your Early New Year’s Eve Party

NYE is around the corner, but your flute-raising hand is a little rusty. So Candleroom’s hosting a New Year’s Eve bash two nights early, with a gratis champagne toast, a countdown and a balloon drop. You’ve never seen so many people happy for December 30.

Dec 29, Candleroom, 5039 Willis Ave, 214-370-4155

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