CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lakeview, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Chicago Loop, Logan Square, Oak Park

Lakeview: Start your New Year off with a few laughs at the Laugh Factory! This Tuesday, January 2, they put on the 10 best standup acts in the city for just $10. You must be 18 years or older and there is a two drink minimum (either non-alcoholic or alcoholic). So far, this week features Lainie Lenertz. More comedians will be announced soon! Book your tickets here, now!

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Looking for a little entertainment this New Year’s Eve? Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret has just what you’re looking for. Sidney Friedman is a mentalist, hosting this annual, interactive one-man show. Let him dazzle you with his feats of mind reading and 2018 premonitions. For just $54, you get admission to the show, 2 drinks, champagne at midnight, party favors, and entry to a raffle with amazing prizes. Get more information and buy your tickets here!

Lincoln Park: What better way to start off New Year’s weekend than with some dinner theatre? Join the Experts in Mystery Entertainment for “The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year”. This Friday December 29, at 7 pm, the Experts will perform an interactive murder mystery dinner show at Salvatore’s Ristorante. Find more information and book your tickets here!

Chicago Loop: Start your New Year off right with a Historic Chicago Pub Crawl Tour! This historic tour has an educational twist. You’ll learn about Chicago’s entertainment history, including prohibition, jazz, theater, and social clubs. Guests will use shared iPads to view historic photos and videos, all while listening to the fantastic tour guides. The evening walking tour stays mostly indoors, making it perfect for Chicago’s chilly winter weather. Evening tour prices start at $36. Find tour dates and more information here.

Logan Square: Have you always wanted to be in a game show? Now’s your chance! Logan Bar & Grill is hosting the “Riddle Me That Game Show”. This weekly game show begins this Tuesday, January 2 at 8:30 pm. Create your own team name, answer questions, and compete in physical challenges; all led by the comedic stylings of your fantastic hosts. Admission is free, food and drink are available for purchase. Find more information on their website, here.

Oak Park: Still don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve? Don’t worry! Fitzgerald’s Nightclub has got you covered. Join them for a rockin’, soulful New Year’s Eve celebration with Chicago blues favorite Ronnie Baker Brooks. Expo will also be featured, with original hits and cover songs! Expo’s special guest is Robert Cornelius. Doors open at 8 pm and you’ll receive party favors and a champagne toast at midnight! Check it out and get your tickets here!