Friday is the winter solstice — and it’s also the last day of the Mayan calendar, causing some to fret about “doomsday” prophecies.
Even though the more ominous theories have been shot down by the likes of NASA scientists, some Plainfield businesses are capitalizing on the end-of-the-world hype.
The sign in front of Durbin’s, 16031 S. Lincoln Highway, is advertising an “End of the World Party” on Friday, with drink specials and a Bulls vs. Knicks viewing party starting at 6:30 p.m. (although it’s anybody’s guess why partygoers would care about the outcome of the game if they truly believe the end is nigh).
Meanwhile, the brand-new Nevin’s Brewing Company, 12337 S. Route 59, is hosting an end-of-the-world bash on Friday — which also happens to be the brew pub’s opening night.
Following a by-invitation-only ribbon cutting event, Nevin’s will host the “End of the World” party from 8 p.m. to midnight. For $50 per person, guests will get draft beer, liquor, wine and appetizers all night, plus a performance by classic rock cover band Arra.
The folks at Nevin’s clearly don’t believe the hype, however; a “The World Didn’t End” party is scheduled for 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday with the same $50 per person charge, plus a performance by Maggie Speaks.
Moe Joe’s in downtown Plainfield also doesn’t appear to believe doomsday is coming, since the eatery is hosting its annual holiday bash on Saturday.
Even so, the bar is encouraging patrons to stop in for a bite to eat on Friday, just in case; a photo posted to the Moe Joe’s Facebook page shows a sign reading, “This could be your last chance … There’s no Cajun [food] in hell.”
Katie O'Connor's is urging guests to "Party Like There's No To-Maya," offering a slew of drink specials at yet another Plainfield end-of-the-world party.
Plainfield police have a word of caution for those who want to party like there’s no tomorrow; now through New Year’s, local law enforcement will be cracking down on seat belt scofflaws and drunken drivers.
READ: Plainfield Police Plan Holiday Crackdown
What do you think about the concept of an end-of-the-world party? Do you plan to attend one of the bashes?