Upcoming Events near Chicago, IL

16

Sat

APA Customer Appreciation Party & Tournament

Q Bar Plano

December 16, 11:00a.m. - 2:00a.m.

APA Customer Appreciation Party and team tournament hosted by Q Bar and the APA. Tournament kicks off at noon with a Player Party that night. Register with Mary by Thursday 12/14 for a guaranteed spot. Register the day of the event but 1st come, plays 1st. Only $20 per player and no green fees. Bring your friends and family for open tables, a pizza and wing buffet along with prizes and raffles. Plus the last day of our Annual Toys for Tots event, so bring unwrapped toys to donate and get extra raffle tickets.

16

Sat

Claremont Drive Fan Appreciation and TOYS for TOTS show

Q Bar Darien

December 16, 6:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

Let your mind drift back to the 60's. You're cruising in your car with the windows down, the radio up and your favorite girl (or guy!) by your side hoping to hear your favorite song. You might head to the local burger drive in or perhaps just park under the moonlit sky as the tunes played. Memories.....that's what baby boomer rock n' roll is all about! We play a variety of songs from The Animals to The Yardbirds and we believe we have a little something for everyone. So come join us for a night of music as we take a ride into the past via...... Claremont Drive! http://www.claremontdrive.webs.com/ Bring an unwrapped toy and receive complimenary admission for the show plus as always our fan apprication show brings out the love we have for our fans with special prizes and gifts all night long.

16

Sat

Toys for Tots event with Reckless and Black Pearl

Q Bar Glendale Heights

December 16, 7:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Q Bar Glendale Heights's final Toys For Tots drive for 2017. Complimentary cover to anyone that brings in an unwrapped toy. Featuring Reckless and the Black Pearl Band Reckless is a high-powered, high-energy, rock cover band with loads of talent that brings you a great party rock show from beginning to end, performing everything from Janis Joplin, Heart, No Doubt and many more; Reckless leaves nothing out. From the classics of Led Zeppelin, Journey and the Beatles to Foo Fighter and Maroon 5, from ballads to power rock. Let's not forget all our dance songs as well, Bruno Mars, Blondie..... Something for everyone!! Plus this special Toys for Tots show, come hang out with the band, ringing in the festive season and Lisa’s Birthday. www.recklessrocks.com www.recklessrocks.com Black Pearl performs Classic & Current Rock from Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin to Tom Petty) - www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Pearl/141703704886

16

Sat

Reckless and Black Pearl rocks the holiday!!!

Q Bar Glendale Heights

December 16, 8:30p.m.

Join us for a full night of music and a great cause. Toys for Tots. Bring a toy, no cover!!!! Reckless will be celebrating the holidays with all our fans while Black Pearl will be rockin at 8:30! Then Reckless hits the stage 10:30 til 1am!!! Come out and make these holidays special for a child!!

17

Sun

Breakfast with Santa

Nick's Wilmette

December 17, 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

17

Sun

2017 Christmas Party!

Jimmy's Restaurant

December 17, 7:00p.m.

We are pleased to announce our 2017 Christmas Party! Come get into the holiday spirit with Vodka bottles only $120 and one of our beautiful Dancers!

18

Mon

Customer Appreciation Day

The Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar and Grill

December 18, 12:00p.m. - 11:59p.m.

We celebrate our customers this day! Come in for food, drink specials and giveaways! Thanks you for 27 years of business!

18

Mon

Leg Lamp, SIP & Paint, Riverside Pizza Pub in South Elgin

Riverside Pizza Pub - S. Elgin

December 18, 7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Get $25 tickets by using coupon code SIP17 at checkout!!! ($45 value!!) Join us for a unique twist on your typical paint party experience! Enjoy a lively performance that brings humor and audience interaction to detailed art instruction that is sure to get your creative ideas flowing. Drink, paint and laugh with artist Cliff Harman at "Leg Lamp” SIP paint party at Riverside Pizza & Pub in South Elgin on December 18th from 7-10pm. Please arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy a pizza and an ice cold beer or two! *All food beverages sold separately*

20

Wed

Goose Island Bourbon County Vintage Night

The Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar and Grill

December 20, 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Goose Island is sampling out their Bourbon County Vintage Brand.....FREE!

22

Fri

The Darbles at Q Bar | Darien

Q Bar Darien

December 22, 7:00p.m. - 11:30p.m.

Come see The Darbles at QBar if you missed us on Black Friday. Playing your fav 90's Hard Rock/Alt plus some originals. If you like awesome music, good food, and drinks, this is the place to be!!!! https://www.facebook.com/thedarbles/

22

Fri

Ugly Sweater Party At Q Bar | Glendale Heights

Q Bar Glendale Heights

December 22, 8:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Come in your ugliest holiday sweater! Prizes for ugliest sweaters. Raffles and other prizes all night long. Great drink and food specials. Entertainment with DJ Mars, the DJ from another Planet. No cover. Featuring: Beer Pong, Giant Jenga, Bags, 8 Diamond Pool Tables, and much more!

22

Fri

Ugly Sweater Extravaganza

Riverside Pizza Pub - S. Elgin

December 22, 9:00p.m.

Six String Crossing & Juds Christmas Caroling providing entertainment .

23

Sat

Country Night at Q Bar | Glendale Heights

Q Bar Glendale Heights

December 23, 8:00p.m. - 1:30a.m.

Prairie Station is the suburbs most exciting and talked about modern country band specializing in the country favorites of today and yesterday. https://www.facebook.com/prairiestation/ http://www.prairiestationband.com

23

Sat

Big Bad Earth at Q-Bar | Darien

Q Bar Darien

December 23, 9:00p.m. - 12:30a.m.

Big Bad Earth is a blues/rock band based in Downers Grove, IL. All 4 members have a love for blues based rock form the 60's and 70's, and feel there is a need for a band to play these songs in the Chicago suburbs. No frills, backing tracks, or pyrotechnics here, just straight rock, rhythm and blues that the people want. And maybe a Christmas song or two for this show..... https://www.facebook.com/bigbadearth/

28

Thu

School of Rock Glen Ellyn Showcase

Q Bar Glendale Heights

December 28, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

29

Fri

GenXorcist and 20 Spot rock Q Bar | Darien

Q Bar Darien

December 29, 7:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Experience the music of The genXorcists, the music your parents listened to when they made you, performing everything from R.E.M, Smashing Pumpkins, the Cranberries tp No Doubt, Veruca Salt, Nirvana and The Foofighters. www.facebook.com/genXorcists/ The music that 20 SPOT creates is a mix of punk and hard rock with hard hitting driving beats mixed with melodic bass lines combined with heavy 7 string guitar rythms and simple but powerful melodies in the lead vocals www.facebook.com/20SpotRocks/ www.20spotmusic.com/

30

Sat

Weekend Crush rocking Q Bar | Darien

Q Bar Darien

December 30, 7:30p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Weekend crush, High energy live music - playing your favorite songs over the last 30 years. Rock, Pop and Alt Covers from Sublime, Puddle of Mud and AC/DC to Katy Perry, Pink, the Offspring and The Black Crowes www.weekendcrush.com/ www.facebook.com/weekendcrush

30

Sat

Eclipse-Chicago (Pink Floyd Tribute) w/ Ricardo Hombre at Q Bar

Q Bar Glendale Heights

December 30, 8:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

Join us as we rock out with Eclipse-Chicago, and the Ricardo Hombre band on this pre-New Years eve night. Eclipse is a must see multi-media rock show!, featuring the best of Pink Floyd. https://www.facebook.com/Eclipse-Chicago-672610169563010/ Ricardo Hombre band performs Classic To Current Rock from the Beatles and the Foo Fighters to REM. https://www.facebook.com/ricardohombreband/

30

Sat

UFC 219

The Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar and Grill

December 30, 8:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

We are showing UFC 219! No cover for our VIP Rewards Members! Membership is FREE to sign up! Cyborg vs Holly Holm is the Main Event!

30

Sat

The Moonlight Pickers at Q Bar | Plano

Q Bar Plano

December 30, 8:00p.m.

We’re heading back to Plano right before the end of the year! Come on out and rock with us! Gonna be an AWESOME time! The Moonlight Pickers are an alternative country band located in the western suburbs of Chicago. They rallied together for the release of lead singer/rhythm guitarist Melissa Ann's EP "What I Need" in October of 2014. Since her debut release of original music, they have gone on to playing local and major festivals, such as Country Thunder Wisconsin, White Buffalo Music Festival, Elburn Days, and have shared their original music on air live from the Q98.5 Radio Station out of Rockford, IL. Between tracking songs and gigging locally, they are driven to give a high energy, polished performance that all ages can appreciate and enjoy.

31

Sun

NYE at Q Bar ft. DJ Mars

Q Bar Glendale Heights

December 31, 7:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Join the staff of Q Bar and the DJ Mars as we ring in the new year. $45 advance ticket includes: Open Bar from 8pm to 1am (does not include shots) Dinner Buffet Champagne Toast Party Favors Balloon Drop Complimentary Pool Beer Pong Giant Jenga Bags So celebrate the new years partying with us. Advanced price tickets on sale until Sunday 12:31 at noon. www.qbartickets.com

31

Sun

Duke's NYE Dinner and Party

Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen

December 31, 7:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

NEW LOWER TICKET PRICE!!! Bring in 2018 with Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen's Red Carpet NYE Celebration. The evening will feature fantastic cocktails, a five course white tablecloth dinner (vegetarian option available) with beer or wine pairings (available for an extra charge the night of event), live music by Rowdy Souls at 8pm, and a DJ at 11pm to bring in the new year complete with balloon drop, champagne toast, and party favors. Ticket purchase includes party bus transportation for groups of 8 or more to and from Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen. After purchasing tickets please call Elite Mini Bus at (815) 508-3417. Dress Code: Cocktail Attire All ticket prices include tax and gratuity. Menu French Onion, Welsh Rarebit Beer: Rocky's Revenge "Tyranenna" Wine: Montinore Gewürztraminer Frisee, Candied Lemon, Sweet Potato, Chorizo Vinaigrette Beer: Bosteel's "Triple Karmeliet" Wine: Chateau Virgile, Costieres de Nimes Rosé Risotto, Roasted Mushroom, Winter Herbs, Parmesan Beer: Begyle Barrel-Aged "Maybe Next Year" Wine: Poggio Vignoso, Chianti Duck Breast, Rillette, Berries, Bitter Greens, Wild Rice Beer: Saint Bernadus "Abt 12" Wine: Praxis Merlot Bourbon Chocolate Milkshake

31

Sun

Q Bar & 474 Syndicate NYE Party | Darien

Q Bar Darien

December 31, 7:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

Join the staff of Q Bar and the DJs of 474 Syndicate as we ring in the new year. $35 advance ticket includes: Open Bar from 8pm to 1am (does not include shots) Dinner Buffet Champagne Toast Party Favors Balloon Drop Complimentary Pool Beer Pong Giant Jenga Bags So celebrate the new years partying with us. Advanced price tickets on sale until Friday 12/29 www.qbartickets.com

31

Sun

New Years Eve live at Duke's Alehouse

Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen

December 31, 8:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

We want to invite you to celebrate the New Year Eve with us at Duke's Alehouse! Come out and enjoy some fantastic craft beer, food, and music with us and celebrate the New Year in style. DJ to follow at 11:30pm leading up to the countdown. When? Sunday December 31st 8pm until 11pm Where? Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen 110 North Main Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014 For more info about Duke's Alehouse: http://www.thedukeabides.com/ For more info about the Rowdy Souls: http://www.facebook.com/rowdysouls

1

Mon

New Year's Day Pajama Party

The Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar and Grill

January 1, 1:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

It's our Annual New Year's Day Pajama Party! We have drinks specials, a FREE Brunch Buffet, Bloody Mary Bar and a FREE Raffle where the Grand Prize is a Flat Screen TV! Don't forget to wear your PJs!

8

Mon

Surly Brewing Beer Dinner

The Vine - Martini & Wine Bar

January 8, 6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.

Join us as we collaborate with Surly Brewing Co. for a Winter Beer Dinner. We will be featuring 5 amazing Surly Beers paired up with 5 courses brought to you by Chef Amy Terry. Each guest will receive a Surly Glass to take home. Menu coming soon!

13

Sat

5 Gone Crazy Back at Q Bar Darien

Q Bar Darien

January 13, 9:00p.m. - 12:30a.m.

We are back at q bar again don't miss this show we Will be ready to Ring in the new year.

17

Wed

Micro Wrestling at Q Bar | Darien

Q Bar Darien

January 17, 8:30p.m. - 10:30p.m.

You don't want to miss the 6-cast member wrestling blowout with the Micro Wrestling Federation! This is the most outrageous event within our industry brought to you by Low Budget Rock Star Entertainment; The innovators of mundane entertainment! Become a Micro Mayhemer and get more action for your buck! Here is what you can expect: Two Single Matches: Who are the toughest Micro wrestlers? Come find out! Intercontinental Gender Match: For all the women who believe a woman can do anything a man can do, this match is for you. The only show you will ever see man versus woman is right here! You don't want to miss this! Lap Dances: Did someone say lap dances from a Micro Diva? Fatal Four Way: Four Micro superstars enter the squared circle and stand tiny toe to tiny toe against one another in the main event! The belt is on the line and only one Micro wrestler will leave as champion. Following the show is the world famous Micro Wrestling After Party. Fans can stick around and socialize with the Micro cast members; It's definitely going to get out of hand! Become a Micro Mayhemer, sign up for our newsletter, and hit us with a Like on www.MicroWrestling.com. GA - $15, RINGSIDE - $25 *see ticket link below

19

Fri

Gary Lee Kirkpatrick Band at Q Bar | Darien

Q Bar Darien

January 19, 7:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

Singer/songwriter, Gary Lee Kirkpatrick, has a new album, “One Night Stand.” A combination of traditional and modern country music. The end result is a style of musical story telling that is refreshingly new and yet comfortably familiar. Working with some of Country’s top session players, this ten song album was recorded in Nashville, at Merit Studios, and engineered by multi-Grammy award winner, Tom Pick and produced by Hubert “Hoot” Hester. Gary Lee’s creative lyrics and strong country vocals bring his music to life with each song. His vocals soar on love songs like, “You Don’t Know How I Feel” and “Good Time Souvenirs.” These tracks, combined with high energy songs like, “Whitewater” and “Nobody’s Hero,“ highlight Gary Lee’s versatile vocal range and ability to tell a good story. Gary Lee writes from his heart and life-experience, and nowhere is this more evident than in the love song, “You’re Gonna Miss Me.” When you're turning out the lights you'll see a shadow where I used to be you'll hear my voice but it's just the evening summer breezethat sends a chill right to the boneyou're gonna miss me when I'm gone. He records in Nashville, with some of the best musicians in the country. He’s also performed at shows and festivals throughout the US and has had extensive airplay in Europe—where several of his songs have won special achievement awards from Billboard Magazine. Kirkpatrick was motivated early on by his musical family, that played and sang country and gospel music in church and on live radio stations throughout the South. Born in rural Southern Illinois, he spent much of his childhood in East Texas, where his early musical influences varied, ranging from the Texas swing sounds of Bob Wills to the lyrical genius of Hank Williams, Sr. and Bob Dylan. Gary Lee’s experience has given him enough insight to be his own person and follow his own style—making him a thrilling addition to the field of Country Music. http://www.garyleekirkpatrick.com/index.html

20

Sat

Hi Infidelity at Q Bar Darien

Q Bar Darien

January 20, 8:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

Hi Infidelity is a cover band from the Chicago area, playing music of all types, but mostly 80s Rock like Journey, REO, Bon Jovi and Boston to name a few. The band has been voted Best Cover band over the years in local fan polls! Going to a Hi Infidelity show is a total concert experience from start to finish, with a wide variety of songs. Not only do they cover the classics but are currently playing some new music, too. The band prides itself on recreating the songs as you know them so, if you love great vocals, the band boasts the best harmonies around, the 80s classics and the best new music, stop in for a show and you'll see that Hi Fi has really got it covered! http://www.hiinfidelity.com https://www.facebook.com/hifilive/

21

Sun

Check'a Fred Afton Show at Q Bar | Darien

Q Bar Darien

January 21, 4:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Check'a Fred will be performing at the Q Bar in Darien, IL with a line up of several upcoming artists such as A.W.A.L. CEO Joe B.A.N.$, Anne Droid, Antny Ace & Guests. Doors open at 4PM and Check'a Fred will perform at 5PM

26

Fri

Ethan Bell Band at Q Bar | Plano

Q Bar Plano

January 26, 9:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

With their skillfully led instrumentals, creative cover mashups, and new songs that blur the line between country, pop and hip-hop, The Ethan Bell Band has been humbly compared to their influencers - the Zac Brown Band and Florida Georgia Line. While currently playing over 125 shows a year in the club, casino and festival circuit all over the Midwest, The Ethan Bell Band prepares to extend their reach into Nashville, TN later this year. Already having opened for Chase Bryant, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Dylan Scott, the band hopes to gain new fans as they network with bands across the country. Their first single, "Party Bus", is gaining buzz as the band tirelessly promotes their release at local radio and internet stations. Their first EP will drop next year.

27

Sat

Rock & Roll Benefit Bash

Q Bar Darien

January 27, 6:30p.m. - 12:00a.m.

Join us as we rock out for a great cause! $10 gets you admission for a night of amazing music and fun. We will be raffling off some great prizes as well. Doors open at 6:30 pm Stellar West --- 7 to 7:30 www.facebook.com/stellarwestofficial/ 4 Aces and a Queen -- 8 to 9:30 www.facebook.com/4acesandaqueen/ No Direction - Chicago Band 10 to 12 www.facebook.com/No-Direction-Chicago-Band-121089311919346/?ref=br_rs All proceeds from the cover charge and raffles will go towards building costs for Faith Orphanage in Haiti. We will be building a newer, bigger facility for them to call home. https://www.facebook.com/HaitiFaithOrphanage/ Please help us to build a brighter future for these precious kids 💙

2

Fri

Blue Nitro at Q Bar | Darien

Q Bar Darien

February 2, 7:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

Blue Nitro plays an incendiary blend of guitar-oriented rock, blues and funk. Fans dig the both the power and grace displayed in their live shows. With a juggernaut rhythm section laying down the foundation, searing guitar and soaring vocals, Blue Nitro brings genuine excitement to the stage. https://bluenitroband.com/home

23

Fri

90s DANCE PARTY at Q Bar | Darien

Q Bar Darien

February 23, 7:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

Fool House is bringing the '90s to Darien! Make sure you wear your best track suits and fanny packs! We'll be playing all of the bangerzzzz from NSYNC, Blink 182, Britney Spears, all the way to Ricky Martin ;) $7 cover *2 sets starting at 10pm and 11:45pm! Hope you're ready to party!!! www.FoolHouseBand.com

17

Sat

St Patrick's at Duke's Alehouse

Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen

March 17, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

We will be celebrating St Patrick's Day with Duke's Alehouse! Come and enjoy a pint or two with us while listening to some tradtional celtic tunes, jigs, and a few bluegrass tunes intermixed. When: March 17 2018 6PM until 9PM Where: Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen 110 North Main Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815)-356-9980 To learn more about Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen: http://www.thedukeabides.com/ To learn more about the Rowdy Souls: http://www.facebook.com/rowdysouls

7

Sat

90s DANCE PARTY at Q Bar | Glendale Heights

Q Bar Glendale Heights

April 7, 9:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

Fool House is bringing the '90s to Glendale Heights! Make sure you wear your best track suits and fanny packs! We'll be playing all of the bangerzzzz from NSYNC, Blink 182, Britney Spears, all the way to Ricky Martin ;) $7 cover *2 sets starting at 10pm and 11:45pm! Hope you're ready to party!!! www.FoolHouseBand.com