Things to do for December 24, 2008

The Weekender

Bad Santas and Brazilian Brunch

The weekend is not afraid to peek.

Wednesday
The JuJu Ball
WHAT XMAS

The JuJu Ball

This mega party, which attracted more than 700 young frolickers last year, offers kosher apps and an open bar for the first hour, so if you insist on paying, you can finally spend that chocolate gelt…

$20 ($25 at door), 8:30pm-2am, Dec 24, Martini Park, 640 N. La Salle (at Erie), 312-475-0505, tickets here

Friday
Friday Brunch at Smoke Daddy
GRITS

Friday Brunch at Smoke Daddy

You don't need much of an excuse to treat Friday as a holiday, so since Smoke Daddy is rolling out the brunch menu a day early(highlighted by smoked ham, monkey bread and grits), you'll have the perfect chance to call in mimosa'ed.

Bad Santa Xmas Party
RE-GIFT

Bad Santa Xmas Party

We've peeked at your presents, and let's just say you're going to love them. Well, most of them, anyway. Turn that one real clunker into a conversation starter by heading to this bad gift exchange in Uptown. Just call it recycling.

$5, 9pm-4am, Dec 26, The Kinetic Playground, 1113 W. Lawrence Ave (between Broadway and Sheridan), 773-769-5483

Sunday
Sinha New Year's Brunch
BRAZIL

Sinha New Year's Brunch

Still the best Victorian mansion-based Brazilian brunch-cum-Sunday afternoon dance party around, Sinha pulls out the stops for its New Year's celebration. You can get away with traditional South American white, but here's hoping you got that feathered headdress you asked for.

$30, 2pm and 3:30pm, Dec 28, Sinha Elegant Cuisine, 2018 W. Adams St (between Damen and Seeley), BYOB, reserve at 312-491-8200

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