PRE-NYE: Get a jump on your year-end celebrating at the annual Eve of the Eve bash. This festive, black tie-optional benefit gala features an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, live music from local band Maggie Speaks and a silent auction in the Great Hall of Union Station. Proceeds benefit HighSight, an organization that helps kids attend private high schools and colleges. 8PM-1AM, $125-$160.
LAUGH RIOT: Celebrate Zanies Comedy Night Club's 30th anniversary with funnyman Kevin Hart, best known for his roles in the "Scary Movie" franchise and "Soul Plane." 7:30PM and 9:30PM, $25 with a two-item food or drink minimum.