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Thursday, March 23

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Sit Down & Git Down @ SmallBar Division St.

Reserve your spot for a $100 three-course sit-down meal at 8pm with full drink pairings, including one bottle of bubbly per couple.
At 10pm, doors open for the annual no-cover "git down," featuring music by Dj Intel and Dj Pickel of The Comeups. First come, first serve! At SmallBar Division St, 2049 West Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622.

10th Annual Greatest Night of Comedy @ Arie Crown Theater

Tonight at 8pm, the Arie Crown Theater, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., presents the "10th Annual Greatest Night of Comedy," starring comedians Jay Pharaoh ("Saturday Night Live"), Aries Spears ("MadTV"), Chicago native DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street, Life As We Know It) and Lil Duval. Tickets are $45.50-$95.50; for more information, call 800-745-3000.

New Beer's Eve @ Atlas Brewing

Three new microbreweries, Atlas, Begyle and Lake Effect, celebrate New Year's Eve together at Atlas Brewing Company, 2747 N. Lincoln Ave., starting at 8pm tonight. Enjoy an open bar, hourly beer tappings, food and more. Tickets are $65. 21+

Battle of the Saxes @ Green Mill

This weekend's Battle of the Saxes at the Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, will be a tribute to Von Freeman, the legendary jazz saxophonist who co-founded the annual battle. Freeman passed away earlier this year; in his place, Eric Schneider will face Ed Catch the show Friday, Saturday and tonight at 8:30pm, followed by a Green Mill Quartet jam session until 4am. Tonight's cover is $30. Doors open at 7pm. 21+

Tilly and the Wall @ Subterranean

Tilly and the Wall headlines a New Year's Eve show Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., with My Gold Mask and DJ CC Rider. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 9pm, show's at 10pm, with a balloon drop at midnight. 17+

Last Night @ Cal's

Legendary dive bar and indie music venue Cal's Bar, 400 S. Wells St., is closing after tonight, so it's going out with a New Year's Eve bang. The Demerits, The Laroquettes and Mercy Mercy perform starting at 9pm. Champagne toast at midnight. No cover, 21+.

Too Much Light New Year's Eve @ The Neo-Futurarium

The Neo-Futurists continue their tradition of hosting a special New Year's Eve edition of their flagship show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. The hour-long play kicks off at 11pm sharp, and when the buzzer sounds at midnight the audience toasts the new year! The doors open at 9:30pm for pre-show refreshments. Reservations are $50, and can be made through the Neo-Futurists' Website. Neo-Futurarium: 5153 North Ashland, at Foster. (773) 878-4557.



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