Things to do for December 27, 2012

The Weekender

New Year’s Eve Has Plans for You

It’s the end of the year as we know it, and the weekend feels fine.

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Partying with Art Deco Robot Women
OLD LANG’S SCENE

Partying with Art Deco Robot Women

Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi epic Metropolis inspires this NYE adventure. It starts with cocktails and appetizers, ends with champagne, and in between is filled with an assortment of burlesque performers, rockabilly bands, VJs, DJs and, naturally, scantily clad robot women. It wouldn’t be the future without them.

An Evening of Opulence. And Steak.
NINE TO MIDNIGHT

An Evening of Opulence. And Steak.

Some key facts about this party: you’re going to be eating caviar and filet mignon. You will be near very tall women wearing things that are backless. You will be fully tuxedoed. You will hear people use the word “snazzy” unironically. They are talking about you.

Having It Your Way at Public Chicago
PUBLIC SPECTACLE

Having It Your Way at Public Chicago

There’s an incredible mystique to the Public hotel—even when you don’t happen to be in black tie and holding a glass of champagne. But since you will happen to be—not to mention availing yourself of open bars and dessert tables—mystique levels are predicted to be stratospheric.

Swiggin’ Gin with Some Flappers
SPEAKEASY DOES IT

Swiggin’ Gin with Some Flappers

NBC’s Marcus Riley is hosting this multiroom, speakeasy-themed shindig. You’ll wander through six rooms with a noisemaker in one hand and a martini in the other, while bands perform, streamers are hurled and a flapper named Daisy tries to fox-trot to “Gangnam Style.” Good luck, Daisy.

Midnight in a French Château
LIKE A ROLLING STONE

Midnight in a French Château

If Mick and Keefe taught us anything about partying in a defiled maison in the French countryside, it was this: have plenty of vodka, chill the champagne and order a ton of pizza. Oh, and complimentary coat check is pretty classy. It looks like Nellcôte learned that lesson as well.

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