When: Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. 2016
If you're tired of the hectic pace of the modern New Year's Eve party, take a trip back to the 1920s with A Spectaculaire New Year's Speakeasy. Lola Van Ella and her burlesque beauties recreate a simpler time when the men wore suits and hats and the ladies wore very little. The showgirls are backed by the jazzy tunes of the Van Ella band, and the acts range from fire performers to amazing aerialists, with magicians, flappers and fortune tellers thrown in as well. A Spectaculaire New Year's Speakeasy starts at 9 p.m. at the Casa Loma Ballroom (3354 Iowa Avenue; www.eventbrite.com). Tickets are $55 to $350 and include the show and a midnight champagne toast. You can upgrade to get access to the midnight breakfast buffet if youd like. This is a party for adults, so 21 and older only, please.