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Chicago New Year's Eve Guide 2010

Welcome to CHIRemezcla’s third annual New Year’s Eve Guide!

…the only place to get informed on all the Latin parties, concerts, and dinners happening in Chicagoland on December 31st, 2009.

NOTE: PLEASE CHECK BACK DAILY, as we will constantly be updating our list of events for the big night!!

Attention promoters, venues, artists and party people: If you would like to ADD an event, CLICK HERE (must use Firefox browser).

NAVIGATE THIS GUIDE: PARTIES | CONCERTS | DINNERS | ARTICLES

Parties
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PLAYBOY PARTAY WITH PITBULL

at HILTON CHICAGO
9pm $125-$3,000
Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn…er, Hilton Chicago! That’s right, this bunny fest is headlined by none other than Calle Ocho’s prodigal son, Pitbull. Also featuring Jump Smokers, top Chi DJs, open bar and buffet.
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FUNKY NYE

at FUNKY BUDDHA
8pm-2am $20-$150
Tired of overpriced packages for overrated clubs? Head over to the Funky Buddha Lounge for (non-top 40) DJs – think hot hip-hop, reggae, and indie tracks, not to mention a video mixer and complimentary champagne toast. Packages start at just $20.
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FLAMENCO CELEBRACION

at BULL-EH-DIAS
7:30pm-3am GRATIS!
Free is not easy to come by, especially on New Year’s Eve, so when that gratis price tag includes a flamenco performance, you better jump on it! Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bull-eh-Dias and take advantage of the drink specials, special menu, and tapas. DJ spinning ’til three in the a.m.
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MAMBO MIX

at RUMBA 5:30pm $38-$125
Mambo your way into the new year with Mannix Martinez and his Orchestra, then enjoy a cabaret performance, followed by a DJ spinning a mix of Latin music. Make a night of it by reserving a private booth with a five course meal, and a bottle of champagne. Two seating options available at two rates.
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SALUD 2010

at SALUD 9pm $85
If Salud’s party is as smooth as their 100% agave tequila, things should be all good come New Year’s. Forget (or drink) your sorrows of yesteryear and rejoice with an open bar all night long. Your entry includes freebies like party favors and a champagne toast, plus a full food buffet. Stay tuned for a list of performers!
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A TASTE OF MEXICO

at SALPICON 5:30pm $65-$85
Best way to start the night? How about with some gorditas divorciadas or jalapeños rellenos? We thought so. We also think a night at Salpicon with a prix fixe five course menu, and musica by Los Duques will do your barriga - and soul – some good. Three seating times at three prices available.
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PARADISE FIESTA

at SANGRIA 8pm-3am $30-$250
An all access pass at Sangria’s gets you a cocktail reception, midnight hour champagne toast, plenty of party favors, and the two magic words: open bar. Basically, it’s paradise and tapas. Dinner options available.
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TEQUILA SUNRISE

at ZOCALO
7pm $45
Some of the best Mexican cuisine from Yucatan, Oaxaca, and Acapulco sound good? How about the finest tequila in the Midwest? Then you need to get over to Zocalo‘s for a prefixed dinner and and a complimentary – no, not champagne toast – tequila shot! Two seatings available. Stick around for the live band plus DJ.
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ROYAL RENDEZVOUS

at ALHAMBRA PALACE
8:30pm $150
Grab your free champagne on the way in, walk on over to the open bar (9pm-1am) and grab a bite at the heavy appetizer buffet (’til 10pm), or wait until the midnight munchie buffet.  All this, plus five rooms of dancing, a belly dancer, magician, a live cover act (One Night Band), AND complimentary admission an after party at Lotus Lounge. Phew, now that’s partying like royalty.
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A NACIONAL NEW YEAR

at NACIONAL 27
5pm $20-$95
Dinner and a party? No thinking required at Nacional 27 – the modern, Latin eatery will offer a special, prefixed three or five course menu with an in-house DJ until 2am. Practice your salsa moves until the ball drops, toast with your complimentary champagne at midnight, and keep it going until 2am.
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CARNIVALE TROPICAL

at CARNIVALE
5:30pm GRATIS!
Love Pan-Latin American food? Then you won’t want to miss the flavors of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, and more at popular restaurant Carnivale. Call for dinner options and ring in a tropical 2010 with a complimentary champagne toast. No entry fee and great music all night – you can’t beat that.
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TRANSIT BASH

at TRANSIT
10pm-3am $50
Take any method of Transit possible and get over to the club specializing in New Year’s surprises and goodies. Get the night going with free drinks until 12am and some dancing – DJs will be playing a mix of Latin, hip hop, and dance music.
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EXTRAVAGANZA 2010

at SOIREE 8pm-3am $100
Get swanky at Soiree. This upscale restaurant/lounge will have DJs playing Latin and hip-hop mixes, an open bar until 1am, a balloon drop, and a free bottle of bubbly with admission. Full menu option.
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Concerts
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MANNIX MARTINEZ & ORCHESTRA

at RUMBA 5:30pm $38-$125
Mambo your way into the new year with Mannix Martinez and his Orchestra, then enjoy a cabaret performance, followed by a DJ spinning a mix of Latin music. Make a night of it by reserving a private booth with a five course meal, and a bottle of champagne. Two seating options available at two rates.
MORE INFO
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LOS DUQUES

at SALPICON
5:30pm $65-$85
Best way to start the night? How about with some gorditas divorciadas or jalapeños rellenos? We thought so. We also think a night at Salpicon with a prix fixe five course menu,  and musica by Los Duques will do your barriga - and soul – some good. Three seating times at three prices available.
MORE INFO
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LIVE AT ZOCALO

at ZOCALO
7pm $45
Some of the best Mexcian cuisine from Yucatan, Oaxaca, and Acapulco sound good? How about the finest tequila in the Midwest? Then you need to get over to Zocalo’s for a prefixed dinner and and a complimentary – no, not champagne toast – tequila shot! Two seatings available. Stick around for the live band plus DJ.
MORE INFO
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ONE NIGHT BAND

at ALHAMBRA PALACE 8:30pm $150
Grab your free champagne on the way in, walk on over to the open bar (9pm-1am) and grab a bite at the heavy appetizer buffet (’til 10pm), or wait until the midnight munchie buffet.  All this, plus five rooms of dancing, a belly dancer, magician, a live cover act (One Night Band), AND complimentary admission an after party at Lotus Lounge. Phew, now that’s partying like royalty.
MORE INFO
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PITBULL

at HILTON CHICAGO
9pm $125-$3,000
Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn…er, Hilton Chicago! That’s right, this bunny fest is headlined by none other than Calle Ocho’s prodigal son, Pitbull. Also featuring Jump Smokers, top Chi DJs, open bar and buffet.
MORE INFO
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IN THE HEIGHTS

at CADILLAC PALACE THEATRE
7:30pm $15.50-77.50
Here’s a treat that is not technically a concert but an amazing musical. In The Heights has taken Broadway by storm and now is in its first national tour. Finally, the Latino experience in the US, made into musical. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
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Dinners
rumba150

MAMBO MIX

at RUMBA
5:30pm $38-$125
Mambo your way into the new year with Mannix Martinez and his Orchestra, then enjoy a cabaret performance, followed by a DJ spinning a mix of Latin music. Make a night of it by reserving a private booth with a five course meal, and a bottle of champagne. Two seating options available at two rates.
MORE INFO
salud150

SALUD 2010

at SALUD
9pm $85
If Salud’s party is as smooth as their 100% agave tequila, things should be all good come New Year’s. Forget (or drink) your sorrows of yesteryear and rejoice with an open bar all night long. Your entry includes freebies like party favors and a champagne toast, plus a full food buffet. Stay tuned for a list of performers!
MORE INFO
salpicon150

A TASTE OF MEXICO

at SALPICON
5:30pm $65-$85
Best way to start the night? How about with some gorditas divorciadas or jalapeños rellenos? We thought so. We also think a night at Salpicon with a prix fixe five course menu,  and musica by Los Duques will do your barriga - and soul – some good. Three seating times at three prices available.
MORE INFO
sangria150

PARADISE FIESTA

at SANGRIA
8pm-3am $30-$100
An all access pass at Sangria’s gets you a cocktail reception, midnight hour champagne toast, plenty of party favors, and the two magic words: open bar. Basically, it’s paradise and tapas. Dinner options available.
MORE INFO
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CARNIVALE TROPICAL

at Carnivale
5:30pm Call for dinner
Love Pan-Latin American food? Then you won’t want to miss the flavors of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, and more at one of the hippest restaurants, Carnivale. Call for dinner options and ring in a tropical 2010 with a complimentary champagne toast. No entry fee and great music all night – you can’t beat that.
MORE INFO
zocalo150

TEQUILA SUNRISE

at ZOCALO 7pm $45
Some of the best Mexcian cuisine from Yucatan, Oaxaca, and Acapulco sound good? How about the finest tequila in the Midwest? Then you need to get over to Zocalo‘s for a prefixed dinner and and a complimentary – no, not champagne toast – tequila shot! Two seatings available. Stick around for the live band plus DJ.
MORE INFO
nacional150

NACIONAL DINNER PARTY

at NACIONAL 27
5pm $20-$95
Dinner and a party? No thinking required at Nacional 27 – the modern, Latin eatery will offer a special, prefixed three or five course menu with an in-house DJ until 2am. Practice your salsa moves until the ball drops, toast with your complimentary champagne at midnight, and keep it going until 2am.
MORE INFO
Articles

HANGOVER HELPER

What do olive oil, ceviche, ice on your crotch, and charcoal
have in common? We reached out to several heavy drinkers to present you with our very own collection of hangover remedies to help you deal with the morning(s) after and ring in the New Year unscathed.
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OUR FAVE (FREE) SONGS OF 2009

As we wrap up 2009, we’re cherry picking the best of the best in our Free Downloads series . Click on for free downloads from Rita Indiana y Sus Misterios (left), Rupa & The April Fishes, y mas.
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BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR

A highly subjective (and by no means definite) list of Latino films that impacted us the most this year. Check out what we thought was the best, worst, so-so and overrated in cinema in 2009. Besides, there is always the comment button if you feel your picks should be on there.
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