New Year’s Eve: Stories and Bubbly at Red Kiva

Ring in the New Year with Stories, Champagne, and Live Music

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door

Bring 2009 to a momentous close and create some instant memories for 2010 with a New Year’s Eve soiree at Red Kiva featuring 2nd Story, a hybrid performance event combining storytelling, champagne and music. This second annual New Year’s Eve bash will feature raconteurs from 2nd Story premiering four tales written especially for the occasion. Live music from local band “Seeking Wonderland” will also help ring in the new year from 10pm until 12:30am.

A champagne toast and midnight countdown, snacks and dessert bar are all included in the ticket price. Cocktails and flatbread pizzas will be available for purchase throughout the night.

Themed champagne cocktails ($10 each) inspired by the evening’s stories include:

Take the Plunge: Champagne, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, sweet vermouth, triple sec and a dash of bitters

The Resolution: Champagne, Chambord, Cointreau, brandy and orange juice

Ghost Convent: Champagne and Pama pomegranate juice

First Kiss: Champagne, Campari, a sugar cube and a dash of bitters

Storytellers Khanisha Foster, Larry Kerns, Julie Ganey and Deb Lewis, led by musical director Mikhail Fiksel, accompanied by Seeking Wonderland, and directed by Megan Shuchman, will regale the crowd with their tales starting at 10:30pm.  Intermittingly during the course of the festivities, the lights will dim, a spotlight will highlight a storyteller and their tale will be told, all in the hopes of sparking some of your own New Year’s narratives.

Doors open at 9:30pm and live music begins at 10pm. A DJ will spin from 12:30am-2am after the storytelling concludes at midnight.

2nd Story events happen at venues throughout Chicago, including a monthly residency at both Red Kiva and Webster’s Wine Bar. For more information, and to purchase New Year’s Eve tickets, please visit

Champagne and Sparkling Wine List


Jeio Prosecco 10

Veuve Cliquot 16

Moet and Chandon 18

Bouvet Brut 10


Bouvet Brut 40

Jeio Prosecco 36

Heidsieck 1st Cru 90

Veuve Cliquot NV 110

Moet and Chandon Rose NV 135

Veuve Cliquot Rose NV 140

Heidsieck Diamont Blanc 170

Heidsieck Diamont Bleu 250

Dom Perignon 1998 285

Krug Grande Cuvee 375

Red Kiva
1108 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607


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