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Sunday picks: See 'Nutcracker' at Prairie Center

...play Bottom Lounge this weekend. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $17. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com...

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...part of The One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago at the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 7th floor, Chicago. $12; kids ages 12 and under admitted free. oneofakindshowchicago.com. 10 a...

Capital Soirée, Karma Wears White Ties, August Hotel: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Subterranean (downstairs), 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

The Lawrence Arms 2nd Annual War on Christmas Day 1 with Dead to Me, The Bollweevils: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Double Door, 1551 N. Damen Ave., Chicago. $27-$32. (773) 489-3160 or doubledoor.com.

    Sunday picks: See 'Nutcracker' at Prairie Center
    More than 120 performers appear in Schaumburg Dance Ensemble's 22nd annual staging of Tchaikovsky's classic Christmas ballet "The Nutcracker" starting this weekend at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. $28; $18 students and seniors. (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
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801 W. Lake – Second Presentation (Shapack Partners)

801 W. Lake – Second Presentation (Shapack Partners)

    801 W. Lake - Second Presentation (Shapack Partners) - Neighbors of West Loop
    (Please see our earlier blog post for an overview of Shapack Partners' first presentation on this development at the NoWL Development Committee's August meeting.) Updated Proposal On Monday, November 14, 2016, Jeff Shapack and his team returned to the Development Committee to present updates to the proposed property: The developers have added a second parcel located across a public alley to the south of the original parcel.
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29 hours ago

City says rumors not true, Maxwell Market not closing

The market, open year-round on Sundays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 800 S. DesPlaines St., “offers an eclectic mix of merchandise—from tools to tires, plus fresh produce, furniture, clothing, rare finds, and collectibles—and some of the best Mexican and Latin street food in Chicago,” Lundblad added.

    Gazette Chicago " City says rumors not true, Maxwell Market not closing
    December 3, 2016 By Patrick Butler Despite rumors to the contrary, the Maxwell Street Market will not close forever next year, a City spokesman assured the Gazette. "Maxwell Street Market is not closing," Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Marketing and Communications Director Jamey Lundblad told the Gazette.
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ATN: December 2016

...Call (872) 216-9695 or log on to www.civiclegalcorps.org. The office is at 310 S. Peoria St.

The KICS United Winter Holiday Soccer Camp will be held Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 28 through 30, for boys and girls ages four through 14 at 226 S. Aberdeen St. and 3900 S. Ashland Ave. Call (312) 995-7117.

It will host an Advent day of reflection and reconciliation Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speaker will be Dianne Bergant of the Catholic Theological Union. Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

...third vice president; Calvin Gin, treasurer; and Mark Nelson, secretary. The WCA is located at 850 W. Madison St. Call (312) 902-4922...

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At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Brother Rice High School will host an open house on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. The school is at 10001 S. Pulaski Rd. Call (773) 429-4300.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 2003 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 432-1995...

Families are welcome to schedule a shadow day for their youngsters at Chicago Hope Academy, 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to www.chicagohopeacademy.org for more information about the school.

Children of Peace School will host an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. The School is at 1900 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 243-8186.

The Institute campus is located at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. The Lourdes campus is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

The Institute campus is located at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. The Lourdes campus is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

The First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers take donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The Hoyne Park Advisory Council meets the second Thursday of the month at the Hoyne Park field house, 3431 S. Hamilton Ave. This month’s meeting is Thursday, Dec. 8.

A groundbreaking ceremony with developers and public officials at 2020 W. Ogden Ave. on Nov. 14 signaled the official start of the Illinois Medical District’s (IMD) Gateway...

The KICS United Winter Holiday Soccer Camp will be held Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 28 through 30, for boys and girls ages four through 14 at 226 S. Aberdeen St. and 3900 S. Ashland Ave. Call (312) 995-7117.

...one of the U.S. Service academies. Call (773) 948-6223. His office is at 6245 S. Archer Ave.

...and Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., at 3333 W. Arthington St. For more information, visit www.lovehealthandwealthinfo.com/ or founder Tee Smith’s Facebook page at...

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District now has permanent drug, vitamin, and supplement disposal boxes at 100 E. Erie St.; 6001 W. Pershing Rd. in Cicero, IL; and 400 E. 130th St. The Ninth District...

...disposal boxes at 100 E. Erie St.; 6001 W. Pershing Rd. in Cicero, IL; and 400 E. 130th St. The Ninth District Chicago Police station at 3120 S. Halsted St. has one as well...

...in Cicero, IL; and 400 E. 130th St. The Ninth District Chicago Police station at 3120 S. Halsted St. has one as well. The MWRD and the police will dispose of unused and expired...

Morning Star Baptist Church of Chicago, 3993 S. King Dr., celebrated its first year anniversary with its new pastor, the Rev. Henry A. Barlow, on...

Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., will host a Girls Night Out Friday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. The incoming freshman placement test will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 a.m. Call (773) 881-6566 or log on to www.mothermcauley.org.

Mount Carmel High School will host its entrance exam on Saturday, Jan. 14. Students also can schedule shadow days. Log on to www.mchs.org. The school is located at 6410 S. Dante Ave.

...53rd. Also on the team were Meghan Semmer and Stacia Know. The school is at 1474 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 386-1560...

The Ping Tom Park Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Louie Field House at 1700 S. Wentworth Ave. For information email pingtomparkadvisorycouncil@gmail.com.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

St. Barbara Catholic School will host an open house and book fair on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 10:45 a.m. Attend an informational session and school tours at 11:15 a.m. The school is at 2867 S. Throop St. Call (312) 326-6243 or log on to www.stabarbaraschool.org.

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

The school is located at 2801 S. Princeton Ave. Call (312) 842-7668.

The St. Pius V Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturday until 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

The San Miguel School Dragons soccer team won the Southwest Catholic Varsity Championship. The school is located at 1954 W. 48th St. Call (773) 890-1481.

Second Presbyterian Church offers free tutoring for students in grades two through eight. Tutors are needed on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, see the church website at www.2ndpresbyterian.org or call (312) 225-4951. The church is at 1936 S. Michigan Ave.

The SGI-USA Buddhist Center, 1455 S. Wabash Ave., holds free onehour Introduction to Buddhism sessions at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Free off-street parking available. Call (312) 913-1211.

Photographs from the estate of Lester and Betty Guttmann by 414 artists are on display through Friday, Dec. 30, at the Smart Museum of Art, 5500 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200.

The South Loop Chamber of Commerce honored Fabulous Freddie’s Italian Eatery, 701 W. 31st St., and its owners, the Bertucci family, on Nov. 17. The chamber is located at 3538 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 254-7225.

The South Loop Chamber of Commerce honored Fabulous Freddie’s Italian Eatery, 701 W. 31st St., and its owners, the Bertucci family, on Nov. 17. The chamber is located at 3538 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 254-7225.

Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., offers a pinochle club from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Novice, beginner, and experienced card players welcome. Call (312) 747-6729.

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Weekend picks: Kathleen Madigan is 'Bothering Jesus'

...play Bottom Lounge this weekend. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $17. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com...

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...The One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago starting Thursday at the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 7th floor, Chicago. $12; kids ages 12 and under admitted free. oneofakindshowchicago.com. 10 a...

...and singer-songwriter JoJo. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $39.50-$75. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com...

Davlin, On A High Wire, Tiny Kingdoms, Gardens: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Stevie Nicks: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Rock, pop. Tickets start at $48.50. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Ship Captain Crew, Valaska, When We Was Kids, Daniel Wade: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison, Chicago. $6-$8. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Nora En Pure, Bobby De Maria, James Moriarty, DangerWayne at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5-$20. (773) 278-4646 or afterlifechi.com.

The Lawrence Arms 2nd Annual War on Christmas Day 1 with Dead to Me, The Bollweevils: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Double Door, 1551 N. Damen Ave., Chicago. $27-$32. (773) 489-3160 or doubledoor.com.

    Weekend picks: Kathleen Madigan is 'Bothering Jesus'
    Get your fill of comic Kathleen Madigan this weekend when she performs her "Bothering Jesus Tour" Saturday at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $35-$44. (630) 942-4000 for atthemac.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Dickens in Dundee once again brings the magic of the season to the villages of East and West Dundee.
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29 hours ago

This holiday season, more than ever before, is a time to believe in Santa Claus and one another

...become a problem for those living at Campus Green and in the area adjacent to Taylor Street and Ashland Avenue...

    Gazette Chicago " This holiday season, more than ever before, is a time to believe in Santa Claus and one another
    December 3, 2016 "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." These words were first found in an editorial in the New York Sun newspaper in 1897 in response to eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon's letter questioning the existence of Santa Claus. The Sun editors added: "He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist...Alas!
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Local merchants’ food and festive treats brighten to the holiday season

DePasada Restaurant, 1517 W. Taylor St., (312) 243-6441, fax (312) 243-6277. For almost 40 years, DePasada has served up...

Fontano’s Subs, 1058 W. Polk St., (312) 421-4474, fax (312) 421-1224, www.fontanossubs.com. Fontano’s Subs has been...

Pompei on Taylor, 1531 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-5179, www.PompeiUSA.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Founded by Luigi Davino in 1909...

Sweet Maple Café, 1339 W. Taylor St., (312) 243-8908, www.sweetmaplecafe.com, Facebook. With a 1940s-era ambience, the Michelin Guide...

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Bake for Me!, 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312...

Bake for Me!, 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com. Bake for...

...4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com. Bake for Me! is one of downtown Chicago’s...

...holiday parties. The family-owned bakery has three locations, plus the affiliated Racine Bakery at 6216 S. Archer Ave. Whatever the occasion, the bakery’s custom cakes offer many different options, including your choice...

Ferrara Bakery, 2210 W. Taylor St., (312) 666-2200, Facebook, www.ferrarabakery.com. Since 1908, family-owned Ferrara Bakery has used...

Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. 1111 W. 40th St., (773) 254-7900 ext. 815; 6620 W. Irving Park Rd., (773) 282-3930, www.superiornutandcandy...

Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. 1111 W. 40th St., (773) 254-7900 ext. 815; 6620 W. Irving Park Rd., (773) 282-3930, www.superiornutandcandy.com, rmastrangelo@sncnut.com. Superior Nut & Candy is a leading...

Connie’s Pizza, 2373 S. Archer Ave., (312) CONNIES, www.conniespizza.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Synonymous with quality pizza and Italian specialties...

Damenzo’s Banquets, 741 S. Western Ave., (312) 421-5065, www.damenzosbanquet.com, Facebook. Looking for a great place to celebrate the...

Damenzo’s Pizza & Restaurant, three locations: 2324 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-1142; 11226 S. Halsted St., (773) 660-8851; 7300 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest...

Damenzo’s Pizza & Restaurant, three locations: 2324 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-1142; 11226 S. Halsted St., (773) 660-8851; 7300 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, (708) 771-5705, www.damenzospizza.com...

Franco’s Ristorante, 300 W. 31st St., (312) 225-9566, www.francoschicago.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Celebrate the holidays with family and...

May St. Café, 1146 W. Cermak Rd., (312) 421-4442, www.maystcafe.com, maystcafe@gmail.com, Facebook, Twitter. May St. Café is...

    Gazette Chicago " Local merchants' food and festive treats brighten to the holiday season
    December 3, 2016 By Dolly Duplantier Food is part of the fun of the holiday season, promoting fellowship and celebration. The restaurants, bakeries, bars and specialty food stores are ready to make your holiday season truly special. You don't even have to leave the area to get a great meal, holiday cheer, and edible gifts.
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Great opportunities for holiday shopping can be found in this area

The UPS Store, 1137 W. Taylor St. (312) 226-8700, fax (312) 226-8717, store5608@theupsstore.com, www.theupsstorelocal.com/5608. UPS...

Skin by Zana Day Spa, 15 S. Racine Ave., (312) 428-ZANA (9262), www.skinbyzana.com, Facebook. The holidays can be stressful; that’s why it is important to take care of you, too, and there’s no better way than a luxurious experience at Skin by Zana Day Spa.

Howlistic Grooming 1258 S. Halsted St., (312) 733-3340, www.howlisticgrooming.com, Facebook, Twitter. Howlistic Grooming subscribes to the highest pet...

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Fasan Florist, 1600 W. 35th St., (773) 523-8564, www.fasanflorist.com, maggie@fasanflorist.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weddingwire.

Second Chance Thrift, 1674 W. Ogden Ave., (312) 924-9643, https://revivecenter.org/our-store/,

    Gazette Chicago " Great opportunities for holiday shopping can be found in this area
    December 3, 2016 By Dolly Duplantier Whatever your seasonal shopping needs, local merchants can offer a selection of goods and services that will make the holidays easier. Stay right in the community and obtain what you need for you, your family, friends, and other loved ones from the following fine merchants.
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Spirit of Giving helps us make a difference during holidays and beyond

The Chicago Public Library Roosevelt Branch, 1101 W. Taylor St., is hosting a food drive through Thurs., Dec. 8. Deposit non-perishable foods and canned...

Haymarket Center, 932 W. Washington Blvd., is an in-house support center and outreach program for those struggling with addiction. The...

...them to less fortunate older adults receiving assistance from Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, 355 N. Ashland Ave. Drop off gifts at Little Brothers; pick-ups also available. Call (312) 804-0496. Check...

education, parenting support, sports, fitness, and youth programs. Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., (312) 738-7560, www.mercyhome.org. Mercy administrators note the organization’s greatest need during...

Midtown Educational Foundation and Metro Achievement Center for Girls, 718 S. Loomis St., www.midtown-metro.org offer yearround academic tutoring, character education, parenting support, sports, fitness, and...

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1336 W. Flournoy St., is collecting new winter clothing for men, women, and children through Christmas Day, Sun., Dec...

Washington Federal Bank for Savings branches on the Near West Side at 1410 W. Taylor St. and in Bridgeport at 2869 S. Archer Ave. are registered designated drop-off site for...

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The office of 1st Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno, 2740 W. North Ave., (773) 278-0101, www.ward1.org/, will direct those in need to the appropriate organizations and City service departments. If you would like to help, the office will provide a list of organizations needing donations or volunteers.

The office of 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 5046 S. State St., will direct those in need to appropriate organizations and City service departments. If you would...

The office of 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King is at 435 E. 35th St. Call (773) 536-8103 or log on to www.cityofchicago.org/Ward4 for information.

The office of 11th Ward Alderman Patrick D. Thompson, 3659 S. Halsted St., (773) 254-6677, www.11thward.com, will direct volunteers and recipients to appropriate organizations and agencies. Call the office for details.

The office of 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis, 1645 S. Blue Island Ave., (773) 523-4100, www.Ward25.com, will direct those in need of assistance to appropriate organizations and City services.

The office of 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett, 4 N. Western Ave., 1C, (312) 432-1995, www.aldermanburnett.com/, runs a coat drive throughout the year. Call...

The office of 28th Ward Alderman Jason Ervin, 2602 W. 16th St., (773) 533-0900 hosts holiday parties. Call for details, or log on to www.aldermanervin.com.

The office of 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, 325 W. Huron St., Suite 510, (312) 642-4242, www.ward42chicago.com, will direct those in need to appropriate organizations and City services.

...boutique for families experiencing homelessness. Casa Central is located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood at 1343 N. California Ave. Call (773) 645-2300 for more information or visit www.casacentral.org...

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle St., is hosting its 69th annual toy shower and needs new, unwrapped toys in their original...

Charter Fitness once again is participating in the Toys for Tots program at its Bridgeport location, 3145 S. Ashland Ave., with a donation table available for anyone wishing to offer a gift. For more information, call (773) 847-0900.

Deborah’s Place, 2822 W. Jackson Blvd., (773) 722-5080, opens doors of opportunity for women experiencing homelessness by providing housing and...

Erie Neighborhood House, 1347 W. Erie St., www.eriehouse.org, will host its Holidays with Heart gift wrap and decoration dinner on...

Holy Family Parish, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., offers a food pantry every Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. Recipients must live...

...support the GCFD. Drop off items at any of Lakeside Bank’s six Chicago branches (2200 S. Archer Ave., 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker...

...off items at any of Lakeside Bank’s six Chicago branches (2200 S. Archer Ave., 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N...

...of Lakeside Bank’s six Chicago branches (2200 S. Archer Ave., 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave.) and enter...

...six Chicago branches (2200 S. Archer Ave., 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave.) and enter a free raffle to...

...S. Archer Ave., 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave.) and enter a free raffle to win a $150 Amazon...

...Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd., 141 W. Jackson Blvd., 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave.) and enter a free raffle to win a $150 Amazon gift card. No food donations...

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave., www.mercy-chicago.org, seeks volunteers for duties including greeting patients and working in the gift shop. Volunteers must pass a health and background test. Call (312) 567-2366.

Punky’s Pizza and Pasta, 2600 S. Wallace St., is hosting its seventh annual holiday toy drive. Drop off toys at Punky’s, which donates the toys to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago. Call (312) 842-2100 or log on to www.punkyspizza.com.

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, 1668 W. Ogden Ave., needs volunteers to deliver its Christmas baskets to about 1,800 families. The program runs...

The Rush University Medical Center volunteer program, 1653 W. Congress Pkwy., (312) 942-5574, www.rush.edu/volunteer, seeks volunteers to provide greetings and wheelchair transport...

Rush University Children’s Hospital, 1700 W. Van Buren St., seeks new, unwrapped items for its year-round toy and game drive for hospitalized children...

St. James Food Pantry, 2907 S. Wabash Ave., is open Tues. through Thurs., 9 to 11:30 a.m. It will host a...

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church El Comedor Popular soup kitchen, 2108 W. 21st St., serves an average of 1,200 hot meals per month. Help nourish the homeless by sending monetary donations or donating food. Call (773) 847-6458.

St. Procopius Parish, 1641 S. Allport St., provides personal and household items to the needy from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed. and Thurs. No identification is required. Call (312) 226-7887, log on to www.stprocopiuschurch.org, or email silviaj28@aol.com.

The Santa Maria Addolorata food pantry, 525 N. Ada St., seeks donations of food and winter clothing. It also runs an Adopt a Family program...

Second Chance Thrift, 1674 W. Ogden Ave., (312) 924-9643, www.revivecenter.org/our-store, is affiliated with the ReVive Center for...

...for children up to age 12; donations accepted at the Toys for Tots warehouse at 3034 W. Foster Ave. For a comprehensive list of other donation sites or to request a toy for a...

The U.S. Postal Service/Cardiss Collins Center, 433 W. Harrison St., is hosting a Letters to Santa campaign. The post office has letters addressed to Santa...

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen Ave., seeks volunteers to work with veterans. Volunteers perform duties in line with their skills and...

...branches on the Near West Side at 1410 W. Taylor St. and in Bridgeport at 2869 S. Archer Ave. are registered designated drop-off site for Toys for Tots. The bank is accepting donations...

    Gazette Chicago " Spirit of Giving helps us make a difference during holidays and beyond
    December 3, 2016 By Marie Balice-Ward Since 1984, the Gazette has featured its "Spirit of Giving" section so that readers can make a difference in their respective communities during the holiday season. The listings below include both seasonal and year-round opportunities to offer vital help and compassion to those in need.
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Community churches show you the true meaning of Christmas

St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 733 South Ashland Ave., (312) 243-3738, www.stbasilchicago.org. Sun., Dec. 18, Divine Liturgy at 9:45 a...

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St, (312) 243-7400, www.nddc.archchicago.org. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena and Feast Day...

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., (312) 421-3757, fax (312) 421-3756, www.ourladyofpompeii.org. Rosary devotion every Sun. at...

Andrew Jackson Language Academy, 1340 W. Harrison St., (773) 534-7000, www.andrewjackson.cps.edu. Fri., Dec. 23, holiday assembly at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

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All Saints-St. Anthony Church, 518 W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Children’s Mass, 11:30 p.m. caroling, Midnight Mass. Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Day Masses at 8:30, 10, and 11:30 a.m.

Blessed Sacrament Parish, (773) 523-3917, comprised of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave., and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church...

...of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave., and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor...

...Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave., and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish language) will take place daily Sat...

Chicago International Church (EFCA), 2304 W. Taylor St. (church office only), (312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. The church holds its services at...

...312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. The church holds its services at Urban Voice at 3520 S. Morgan St. #102. Sun., Dec. 18, service at 2:30 p.m. with a Christmas play. Sun...

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., (312) 842-7390. Call for information.

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine Ave., (773) 523-3838, www.holycrosschicago.org. Call for information.

Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3100 S. Aberdeen Ave., (773) 927-7424, www.chicagomonk.org. Sun., Dec. 11, 5 p.m., the Chicago Chorale...

Nativity of Our Lord, 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.

Our Lady of Fatima/Shrine of St. Anne, 2751 W. 38th Pl., (773) 927-2421. Call church for information.

Santa Lucia Church, 3022 S. Wells St., (312) 842-6115. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Children’s Mass with pageant at 4...

St. Barbara’s Church, 2859 S. Throop St., (312) 842-7979, www.stbarbarachicago.org. Sat., Dec. 24, family Mass with children’s pageant...

St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 4522 S. Wallace St., (773) 268-9595, www.saintgabes.com. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Family Mass with children...

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., (312) 842-1871. Call for information.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646, www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com. Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Thurs., Dec. 8, Masses...

Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave., (773) 373-8500, www.afcchicago.org. Christmas service, Fri., Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. Volunteer Christmas Day helping feed the less fortunate, Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Dinner from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31, Watchnight service at 10 p.m.

Bethel AME Church, 4440 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 285-5500. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

Coppin Memorial AME Church, 5633 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 667-5881, www.coppinchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m.

Corpus Christi Church, 4920 S. King Dr., (773) 285-7720, www.corpuschristichurchchicago.com. Regular Sunday Masses at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 4501 S. Vincennes Ave., (773) 373-6144. Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. Christmas worship Sun., Dec. 25, 9 a.m. New Year’s Day, Sun., Jan. 1, worship at 9 a.m.

Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd., (773) 285-5819. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3330 S. King Dr., (312) 842-5957. Sun., Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. service featuring Handel’s Messiah. Call for information for Christmas and New Year’s Day services.

Holy Angels Catholic Church, 607 E. Oakwood Blvd., (773) 624-5375. Christmas Eve, Sat., Dec. 24 carols at 10 p.m., followed by Mass at 11 p.m. Sun., Dec. 25, Mass at 8 a.m. Sun., Jan. 1, Mass at 8 a.m.

Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., (773) 373-2861. Regular Sunday worship services at 8 and 11 a.m.

Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., (773) 268-6757. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave., (773) 536-2046. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Morning Star Baptist, 3933 S. King Dr., (773) 285-8111. Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Day service at 10:45 a.m. Sun., Jan 1, New Year’s service at 10:45 a.m.

Olivet Baptist Church, 3101 S. King Dr., (312) 528-0124, www.olivetbaptistchurchchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m.

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3300 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 842-4417. Call for information.

St. Ambrose, 1000 E. 47th St., (773) 624-3695. Call for information.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268- 1518. Regular Sunday worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash Ave., (773) 268-1900, www.stthomaschicago.com. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass with carols, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 25, Christmas Day worship, 8 a.m. Sun., Jan. 1, New Year’s Day worship, 8 a.m.

South Park Baptist, 3722 S. Martin Luther King Dr., (773) 548-6566. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., (312) 225-5300. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave., (773) 538-7590, www.wpmbc.org. Concert: Born to Die, a Christmas Cantata, Sun., Dec...

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC), 2301 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-8545, www.ccuc.net. Call for information.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, 218 W. Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p...

Holy Innocents Church, 743 N. Armour St., (312) 666-3675, www.holyinnocentschicago.com. Sat., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. English Mass. Sun, Dec. 25, Christmas Day, 7:45 a.m. English Mass, 9 a.m. Spanish Mass, 10:30 a.m. Polish Mass, noon English Mass, 1:30 p.m. Spanish Mass.

St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., (312) 243-7373, www.cantius.org. Thurs., Dec. 8, Immaculate Conception, St. Cecilia Choir, 7...

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 835 N. Oakley Blvd., (773) 276-4537. Call for information.

even more beautiful decorated for the Christmas holidays. Santa Maria Addolorata Church, 528 N. Ada St., (312) 421-3122, www.smacatholicchurch.com. Call for information.

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 733-6886. Sun., Dec. 3, visit by St. Nicholas after 10:30 a.m...

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 492-8442, www.holyfamilychicago.org. Sun., Dec. 18, the Cardinal’s Christmas Concert at...

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1252 S. Wolcott Ave., (312) 733-1262, www.newzionmbc.com. Regular Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

Providence of God Catholic Church, 717 W. 18th St., (312) 226-2929. Call for information.

St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, 2875 W. 19th St., (773) 484-1000. Virgin of Guadalupe Celebration, Fri., Dec. 9, Mass at noon. Sat., Dec...

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, www.stmatthewchicago.org. Christmas dinner will take place the following Thursdays: Dec...

...New Year’s Eve, Sat., Dec. 31, Mass at 3 p.m. St. Pius V, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-6161. Novenas for the Virgin of Guadalupe will take place on Sat., Dec...

...11:15 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:15 p.m. St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St., (312) 226-7887, www.stprocopiuschurch.org. Call for information...

First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 243-8047. 58th Annual Presentation of Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 11 at 3...

...Year’s Eve watchnight service, Sat., Dec, 31, 10 p.m. Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2400 W. Warren Blvd., (312) 733-6832. Sun., Dec. 18, adult choir, candlelight musical at 3 p.m. Sun...

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2151 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 738-0053, www.metropolitanmbc.tripod.com. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m. St...

...tripod.com. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m. St. Malachy and Precious Blood Church, 2248 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 733-1068. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena, from Friday, Dec. 2, through Saturday, Dec...

First United Methodist Church, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., (312) 236-4548, www.chicagotemple.org. Call for information.

Fourth Chicago Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., (312) 787-4570, www.fourthchurch.org. Sun., Dec. 4, 8 9:30 and 11 a...

Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn St., (312) 922-1426, www.gracechicago.org. Wed., Dec 21 Blue Christmas Service at 7 p...

Loop Christian Ministries, Daystar School building, 1550 S. State St., (312) 427-7962, www.loopchurch.org. Worship Sundays at 9 a.m.

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-3444, www.oldstmarys.com. Wed., Dec. 7, Taizé prayer service at 7 p...

Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., (312) 648-1021, www.oldstpats.org. Fri., Dec. 2 and Sat., Dec. 3, 7 p...

Park Community Church, 1347 S. State St., (312)-361-0500, www.parkcommunitychurch.org/nearsouth. Christmas service, Sun., Dec. 25, at 9:30 a.m. and New Year’s service on Sun., Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Catholic Church, 2942 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 842- 1919, www.stjameswabash.org. Friday, Dec. 2, Eucharistic adoration, 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3, tree trimming party at the rectory, 6:30 p.m. Call for information on services.

St. Peter’s Church in the Loop (Roman Catholic), 110 W. Madison St., (312) 372-5111. Thurs., Dec. 8: Feast of Immaculate Conception, holy day of obligation, Masses...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, (312) 225-4951, www.2ndpresbyterian.org.

Bridgeport Catholic Academy, 3700 S. Lowe Ave., (312) 326-1130. The school will host its annual Breakfast with Santa on Sun., Dec. 11, call for tickets and exact time.

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., (773) 360-5115, www.cabrinishrinechicago.com. Thurs. Dec. 8., Feast of the Immaculate Conception will...

...com. Thurs. Dec. 8., Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be held at St. Clement, 642 W. Deming, call church for Mass times. Sat., Dec 24: carols at 4 p.m., Mass at...

    Gazette Chicago " Community churches show you the true meaning of Christmas
    December 3, 2016 By Ivette Sandoval Chicago has a rich history of community churches and during the holiday season they celebrate our many cultural and religious traditions. They also come together to teach families the real meaning of Christmas.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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The best New Year's Eve events

Goat Down Tonight The diner turns into a 70s disco for NYE with unlimited food and drink, DJs, and, of course, a dance party. 8:30 PM-1 AM, Little Goat Diner, 820 W. Randolph, 312-888-3455, littlegoatchicago.com, $125.

Nellcôte A party featuring passed bites from Nellcôte's menu, party favors, an open bar, and a midnight toast. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Nellcôte, 833 W. Randolph, 312-432-0500, nellcoterestaurant.com, $105-$115.

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...includes a live Latin orchestra, dancing, and a champagne toast. 3 PM-2 AM, Artango, 4767 N. Lincoln, 872-208-7441, $65-$85...

...Swing Gitan and a champagne toast at midnight. 5 and 8 PM, Band of Bohemia, 4710 N. Ravenswood, 773-271-4710, bandofbohemia.com, $75-$150...

Cafe des Architectes The French restaurant offers a five-course prix fixe meal to ring in the new year that includes hamachi crudo, black sea bass, and a blood orange mimosa. 5-11 PM, Cafe des Architectes, 20 E. Chestnut, 312-324-4000, cafedesarchitectes.com, $95.

Cheers to 2017! Before 7 PM, the Italian restaurant offers a $75 prix fixe menu, and after 7:30 PM a larger New Year's menu is available complete with a prosecco toast. Reservations required. Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State, 312-642-8450, osteriaviastato.com, $75-$95.

Chez Moi Chef Dominique Tougne offers a special a la carte menu that includes foie gras terrine, bass en croute, and macaron brochette. Guests can also enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations required. Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted, 773-871-2100, chezmoichicago.com.

...and champagne specials at the bar until 3 AM. 4 PM-midnight, the Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor, 312-724-8811, theduckinnchicago.com, $95...

...includes an open bar, party favors, and a champagne toast. 8 PM-1 AM, Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee, 773-772-4322, thefrontierchicago.com, $85...

Geja's Cafe The fondue restaurant hosts three seatings of its four-course prix fixe dinner, which includes a flaming chocolate dessert fondue and champagne. Sat 12/31: 5, 7:30, and 10 PM, Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage, 773-281-9101, gejascafe.com, $90-$125.

Menu di Capo D'Anno Chef Luca Corazzina's Italian four-course prix fixe menu features spinach souffle, crabmeat ravioli, herb-crusted rack of lamb, and more. Optional wine pairing for $35. 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle, 312-696-2420, 312chicago.com, $75.

...music plus champagne and a balloon drop at midnight. Reservations required. 4 PM-midnight, Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton, 312-850-5005, carnivalechicago.com...

Another 90s New Year's Eve Party Ring in 2017 with a 90s-themed dance party. Tickets include a one-hour open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-3 AM, Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago, 312-226-8828, thebeautybar.com/home-chicago, $55.

Big Night Chicago Former Bachelorette contestant Wells Adams hosts this party, which features live music, a burlesque performance, a mock casino, an open bar, and a dinner buffet. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe, 312-726-7500, bignightchicago.com, $125.

...1930s Chicago to the future, and a champagne toast. 8 PM-3 AM, the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, 312-801-2100, thepartynoire.com, $55-$100...

Brew Year's Eve Ten local breweries—including Half Acre, Pipeworks, and Solemn Oath—offer up more than 20 beers along with hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a late-night pizza buffet. 8 PM-1 AM, Salvage One, 1840 W. Hubbard, 312-733-0098, brewyearseve.com, $135, $50 for designated drivers.

...champagne toast, and plenty of ping-pong, of course. 8 PM-2 AM, Spin Chicago, 344 N. State, 773-635-9999, chicago.wearespin.com, $75-$125...

Duffy's New Year's Eve Party The bar hosts a buffet dinner and open bar. 8 PM-2:30 AM, Duffy's, 420 W. Diversey, 773-549-9090, bar1events.com/index.php?BarID=2, $60.

Haymarket Eve Tickets include a menu of the brewery's handmade sandwiches and sausages, five pints of the house beers, a late-night pizza buffet, and a midnight toast. 8 PM-1 AM, Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph, 312-638-0700, haymarketbrewing.com, $65.

Interstellar A space-themed celebration featuring music from Garrett David, DjHeather, Jeff Derringer, Justin Long, Olin, and more, plus an art installation by Nate Love and four drink tickets with VIP admission. 9 PM-5 AM, Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-4140, smartbarchicago.com, $35-$60.

Lottie's Pub The night features an open bar; a buffet of pizza, wings, and sliders; and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-1 AM, Lottie's Pub, 1925 W. Cortland, 773-489-0738, lottiespub.com, $60-$75.

New Year's Eve at ZooLights The zoo offers festive hats, horns, and party favors to all who walk through the luminous display tonight. 4:30-9 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon, 312-742-2000, lpzoo.org.  F

...view of Navy Pier's midnight fireworks. 9:30 PM-12:30 AM, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand, 312-595-7437, spiritcruises.com, $159.90...

New Year's Eve Gala Kiss FM's black-tie party features music from the station's DJs, an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a casino room, and a confetti storm with a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-2 AM, Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, 312-922-4400, chicagonye.com, $125-$155.

...Attire from the 1920s to the 1940s is encouraged. 9 PM-3 AM, Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 773-867-1946, uptownunderground.net, $100-$125...

New Year's Eve Soiree Dance into 2016 with music from local cover band Stache, party favors, an open bar, a pasta buffet, and a champagne toast. 9 PM-2 AM, JW Marriott, 151 W. Adams, chicagonewyearsparty.com, $125-$145.

Noon Year's Eve The nature museum hosts a family-friendly celebration featuring make-your-own eco-friendly party favors, games, a dance party, and an apple juice toast. 11 AM-3 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, 773-755-5100, naturemuseum.org, $25, $10 for children 2-18.

NYE Cocktail Party This celebration features an open bar, an hors d'oeuvres buffet, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-1 AM, State Restaurant, 935 W. Webster, 773-975-8030, state-chicago.com, $75.

NYE Patio Bash The bar heats up its patio for an outdoor party featuring a taco buffet, an open bar, party favors, and a midnight toast. 8 PM-3 AM, D.S. Tequila Company, 3352 N. Halsted, 773-697-9127, dstequila.com, $85, $75 in advance.

Old Town Social Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, party favors, an open bar, and a midnight toast. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Old Town Social, 455 W. North, 312-266-2277, oldtownsocial.com, $90-$100.

...bar, appetizers, a dessert station, and party favors. 9 PM-2 AM, Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie, 312-880-1511, untitledchicago.com, $100-$175...

Under the Sea The mermaid-themed celebration features hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-3 AM, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted, 773-281-3355, roscoes.com, $30-$50.

Waveland Bowl New Year's Eve Party This family-friendly party includes two hours of cosmic bowling, a pizza buffet, party favors, and a sparkling cider toast. 6-8 PM, Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western, 773-472-5900, wavelandbowl.com, $30.

WBEZ New Year's Eve Admission to this NYE party includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, stories from the Moth, bowling and bocce ball games, and a dance party with tunes from DJ Ayana Contreras. 8 PM-12:30 AM, Pinstripes, 435 E. Illinois, 312-527-3010, $145.

Countdown Comedy Bash Stand-ups Tim McLaughlin and Marty DeRosa ring in the New Year with other local comics. Admission includes a midnight champagne toast. 10:30 PM, Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 773-327-3175, laughfactory.com, $40 plus two-drink minimum.

...ends with a dance party and champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-1 AM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, 773-650-1331, cornservatory.org, $75, $120 per couple...

New Year's Psychic Eve Mentalist Sidney Friedman offers premonitions of what's to come in 2017 along with party favors, a raffle, and a champagne toast. 10:30 PM, Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee, 773-278-1830, davenportspianobar.com, $49 plus two-drink minimum.

NYE Comedy Jam V103 hosts a night of stand-up from Nephew Tommy, Bill Bellamy, Capone, and Melanie Comarcho. 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, 312-462-6300, thechicagotheatre.com, $59-$125.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding The New Year's Eve performance of this interactive comedy features an Italian buffet dinner, an 80s wedding reception dance party, and a champagne toast. 5 and 9 PM, Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont, wegottabingo.com, $75-$85.

...typewritten-on-demand poetry, plus a champagne toast at midnight. 9:30 PM, Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland, 773-275-5255, neofuturists.org, $50...

...favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-2 AM, Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 773-270-3440, undertheguntheater.com, $60...

    The best New Year's Eve events
    Some thought 2016 would never end, but somehow we made it through. Whether you want to drink to forget or celebrate what's to come, we've got you covered. Some of our top New Year's Eve picks are below, with an ever-updating list here.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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