Things to do for December 29, 2011

The Weekender

This Weekend: Champagne, Dancing and Brunch

The weekend had a cameo in New Year’s Eve.

Thursday
Saturday
Dinner with a Side of Fireworks
MISS SIXTY

Dinner with a Side of Fireworks

Your favorite restaurant in the sky is hosting a New Year’s Eve party that starts with you and your date dining on Maine lobster and seared duck breast. Then, with champagne flute in hand, you’ll watch the Victory Park fireworks show. After that... let’s just say there’ll be more fireworks.

Dec 31, 6pm-2am, $150, Five Sixty, 300 Reunion Blvd, 214-741-5560

A Secret Dinner in a New Bar
THE UNDERGROUND

A Secret Dinner in a New Bar

You’re familiar with the Mason Bar. Oh wait, no, you’re probably not—it hasn’t opened yet. Well, here’s a little secret: on New Year’s Eve, you can get a sneak peek with a five-course underground dinner hosted there. (The menu’s top-secret.) We’re 99% sure you won’t be trespassing.

Sushi and a Hush-Hush After-Party
AXIOMATIC

Sushi and a Hush-Hush After-Party

New Year’s Eve rule #135: Sometimes a little sake goes a long way. For proof, head to Sushi Axiom for a group dinner over volcano rolls and some rice wine. Then venture into their hidden lounge to drink some bubbly. You wouldn’t want to violate rule #1.

Sparklers, Bubbly, Dancers, Models...
MISTER SPARKLE

Sparklers, Bubbly, Dancers, Models...

You’d expect Hotel ZaZa’s NYE fest to be mildly insane. But we’re here to report that, well... you’re exactly right. It’s a ’70s-themed bash with sparklers, dancers dressed like glam rockers and a man in a panda suit. We’re calling it—2012, year of the panda suit.

Dec 31, 9pm-2am, $50, Hotel ZaZa, 2332 Leonard St, reserve at 214-550-9500

Sunday
The Brunch You’ll Deserve
BLOODY SUNDAY

The Brunch You’ll Deserve

You have big plans for 2012—like eating. On January 1, you’ll kick off the new year at the shiny, buttoned-up dining hall with a three-course brunch. Here you’ll order up pancakes covered in caramelized apples, plus a Bloody. Go ahead, wear your tux.

Jan 1, 11am-2:30pm, $69, Rosewood Mansion, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, 214-559-2100

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