New Year’s Eve is difficult time for us all. Most are either training for a witching-hour streak into 2006 or have resolved to not leave the house. To prevent the latter, we have compiled myriad options and organized them into a pyramid of categories: from the sweeping and broad to the private (private , private) and acute (but not kittenish.)
Diva Las Vegas.
Tickets for general admission and VIP table packages are available at www.crobar.com. For group sales, tables and VIP reservations call Kelly or Stefanie at 917-339-1825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This New Year’s celebrate the biggest and the best of Las Vegas with an all-out club transformation that includes state-of-the-art light and stage shows, acrobats, showgirls, the “Rat Pack Room” and the “Seedier Side of the Strip.” Resident DJ Boris will spin in the main room until 8am. Roll big like Frank. Be an icon like Elvis. Get briefly married like Britney. Like they say in Vegas: what happens at Crobar this New Year’s Eve, stays here.
530 W 28th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves.
(PRE-NEW YEAR’S) at Avalon
The Motherfucker New Year’s Eve-Eve Party
Friday, December 30th, 10pm, RedBull Energy Drink open bar 10-11pm, $15, advance, $20 without invite
While the B&T types and the uptown college kids stay in preparing for their New Year’s party, those in the downtown dance scene will be thriving and throbbing at this NIGHT BEFORE NYE event that is decadence-as-establishment. There is only one rule: impress Thomas. Featuring both DJs and live performances (professional, sexual and otherwise), this holiday-oriented (and all orientations) party is not to be missed. Dave P, Justine D and Michael T (invariably homogenizing Dr. Frank-n-Furter with a Richard Brinsley Sheridan character) along with guest DJs JDH and Adam Sparkles, will destroy the dance floor while the Juan Maclean sonically shatters the stage. Strokes (the band and otherwise, certainly) giveaways all night long! Very special guests TBA.
662 Sixth Ave between 20th and 21st Sts
New Year’s Eve @ The Roxy w/ Junior Vasquez 10pm, $70
Producers Jason McCarthy and Jerome Farley, hosts Mark Nelson and Ben Peraza, and Junior Vasquez and John Blair invite you to spend a night in “The Land of the Living.” Sound by Phazon, lights by Darren Kawa and door by Derrik Neen and Darrell Elmore. Advance tickets are available at www.juniorvasquezmusic.com
515 W. 18th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
The Rub 9pm-4am, $25
DJs Eleven, Cosmo Baker and Ayres are ringing in the New Year and Rockin’ the Bells. They invite you to dance until you pass out (a variation, and a stretch, on an LL Cool J theme) and to take away all of the CD giveaways that you can. With a champagne toast at midnight, get your thick gold necklace ready. Tickets are availabe at Turntable Lab.
125 Fifth Ave, between Sterling and St. Johns, Park Slope
The Music Gallery
Better Luck Next Year 10pm, $25 in advance, more expensive at the door
The Crucial Get Down and Enabler present Better Luck Next Year, a party with the promise of free drinks and a standing order to party till you drop. Rex the Dog is making his first North American appearance, and the Shadetek boys are in NYC to serve up some grimy, glitchy breakcore. This party will feature: Rex the Dog, Marcos Cabral, Cowboy Mark, Bangers and Mash, Zach Shadetek, Matt Shadetek and Mode Raw. Rockin’ on two floors, choose your own adventure — drink, flirt, dance. Advance tickets: www.themusicgallery.net
69 W 14th St, at Sixth Ave.