Things to do for December 21, 2016

One Christmas Party, Two New Year’s Eve Parties and Lots of Meatballs

So Goes Your Holiday Weekend

By Sam Eichner

Wednesday
Many Delicious Greek Things in Wicker Park
QUALITY TIME

Many Delicious Greek Things in Wicker Park

Dox Quality Greek, a way-above-average, fast-casual new Greek spot, is now open in Wicker Park. Here’s how to use it:

1) For lunchtime pork shoulder pitas.
2) For casual dinners over chili-bourbon drinks and beef short rib kebabs.
3) For honey-habanero chicken wings.

The wings can happen whenever.

Thursday
The Focus Here Is Meatballs
CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

The Focus Here Is Meatballs

Bar Roma is a rustic new Italian tavern in Andersonville. Outside, it’s terribly cold. Inside, there are five kinds of meatballs—including pork belly meatballs and lamb meatball sliders—plus Roman-style gnocchi and, once they get their liquor license, all kinds of Italian cocktails. In conclusion: inside > outside.

Friday
The Last-Minute Sale That Saved the Holidays
HOMEWARD BOUND

The Last-Minute Sale That Saved the Holidays

You: My friend needs a very last-minute place to buy gifts.
Us: Well, Jayson Home’s annual winter sale begins Friday, and they’re taking up to 75% off a bunch of stylish furniture, cool antiques and vintage-y goods.
You: Thanks, I’ll let me know.
Us: ...
You: Whoops.

Dec 23-Jan 30, Jayson Home, 1885 N Clybourn Ave, 800-472-1885

Have Yourself a Merry Daft Punk Christmas
LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE

Have Yourself a Merry Daft Punk Christmas

On Friday night, you’re corralling some friends and heading over to Beauty Bar’s Daft Punk Christmas dance party. It’s a Christmas party. With lots of Daft Punk. Where you dance. We probably don’t need to say anything more on the topic.

Dec 23, 9pm, $5, Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave, 312-226-8828, RSVP here for no cover before 10pm

Next Saturday
Two Exceptional Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve
MIDNIGHT RUN

Two Exceptional Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve

Option 1: Fremont’s Hollywood-themed affair, complete with a red-carpet entrance and flowing champagne tower. Also: an open bar.
Option 2: The annual Voyager NYE, a futuristic party combining art installations, projection mapping and live performances. Also: an open bar.

You like this theme.

Dec 31, 8pm-2am, $125, Fremont, 15 W Illinois St, 312-874-7270, tickets here (use password SECRET17 if sold out); Dec 31, 8pm-2am, $115-$130, Baderbräu, 2515 S Wabash Ave, 312-890-2728, tickets here (use promo code URBAN if sold out)

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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