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New Year's Eve 2006 Featured Events


    Nightclub Events

1015 Folsom

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm. $50-$100.
1015 Folsom St., San Francisco. 415.431.1200
"Rise of the Phoenix." With DJs Rank 1, Thrillseekers, Matt Darey and Taj.

111 Minna

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-2am; $40-$100
111 Minna St., San Francisco
Qool New Year's Eve. With champagne, DJs and dancing in two rooms, and a balloon drop.

Abyss Nightclub

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm; $40
Abyss Nightclub; 146 S. Murphy, Sunnyvale; Tel. 408.732.2977.
Karma Magazine's New Year's Bash 2007, in connection with Wild 94.9. Wild DJs spin house and hip-hop, plus live entertainment, champagne, party favors, congo drums, fire dancers, Karma Girls, prizes and a balloon drop.

At 17th

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm�2am. $75/$100
At 17th; 510 17th St., Oakland
"Shang Hai New Year's Eve." A celebration with dim-sum appetizers and Chinese buffet, dragon dancers and performance from Raheem DeVaughn. Hosted by KMEL-FM's Chuy Gomez.

Bench and Bar

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 4am; Call for prices
Bench and Bar; 211 Franklin St., Oakland; Tel. 510.444.2266
The bar hosts its 28th annual NYE celebration, with a $1,000 balloon drop, a chance to win a trip for two to Puerto Vallarta, complimentary champagne and buffet, go-go boys, DJs spinning Latin, house, hip-hop, salsa and more, a live performance by Andy MP, party favors and a midnight countdown.

Blue Lagoon

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; No cover
Blue Lagoon; 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz; 831.423.7117
SunDaze house music with DJ Das and others.


Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm; $200 & up
Blush; 261 California Dr., Burlingame; Tel. 650.347.7710
Offering six package options, including VIP bottle service, hotel stays and car service to the club. Call for details.

Bogart's Lounge and Tech Pub

Sun. Dec. 31; $25.
1209 Wildwood Ave., Sunnyvale. 408.245.2800
"New Year's Eve Charity Casino Masquerade." Gamble the night away playing roulette, blackjack, poker and slots with proceeds benefiting local Sunnyvale community services. Plus dancing to Vegas Nights and a midnight champagne toast. Hotel packages also available.

Branham Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm.
1116 Branham Ln., San Jose. 408.265.5525
DJ dance music and drink specials.

Britannia Arms San Jose

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm.
173 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose; 408.278.1400
DJ As-Is spins and there will be party favors, a midnight champagne toast and raffles all night long.

Britannia Arms Monterey

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm.
Britannia Arms Monterey; 444 Alvarado St., Monterey; 831.656.9543
Celebrate both the English New Year at 4pm and the U.S. New Year at midnight. Includes party favors, a DJ and a champagne toast.

British Bankers Club

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $65
British Bankers Club; 1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; 650.327.8769
A four-course meal including options for filet mignon, sea bass and truffles, plus dancing all night.

Bubble Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31, 10pm-3am; $50-$195
714 Montgomery, San Francisco. 415.434.4204
Luxe. A world of bubbles with champagne, cocktails, appetizers and desserts, plus party favors, music from DJ Tom Thump and more.

Buddha Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31; 9pm. $50/$75
251 Castro St., Mountain View. 650.969.4VIP
"NYE 007: License to Party." With all-night champagne, go-go dancers, a Bond Girl contest, party favors and dancing to DJ Remedy.

Butterfly Restaurant

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm-2am; $60
Pier 33, San Francisco. 650.652.9817
Celebrate the coming of 2007 with Tony Kutulas, DJs Frenchy le Freak, Pheeko Dubfunk, Just Rick and Steve Walker, plus two rooms of entertainment and VIP treatment.

Cafe Cocomo

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-4am; $50
650 Indiana St., San Francisco. 415.824.6910
A New Year's Eve Gala with Pepe Y Su Orquesta, Tito Garcia Y Su Orquesta Internacional, DJ Luis Medina and DJ Mendy, plus a complimentary champagne toast, party favors, breakfast buffet and balloon drop with cash prizes.

The Canvas Gallery

Sun. Dec. 31; 7pm-3am. $20-$50.
1200 Ninth Ave., San Francisco. 415.504.0060
"All Around the World Dance Extravaganza." Come dressed in the colors of your heritage's flag. Receive a free drink if you're the first representing your nation. With DJs Salsero and Marcus, plus bellydancers, live painters and more.


Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $35/$50
1710 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell. 408.374.5777
A midnight champagne toast, live music and party favors. Dinner reservations required.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $50
916 Cumberland St., Pittsburg. 415.441.5678
"Heaven & Hell New Year's Eve '07." Scotty Fox of KMEL spins club hits and Blaqwest spins hip-hop, plus a dessert bar, champagne toast, treats, favors and surprises. Bottle service available. Dress code enforced; costumes are encouraged.

Champions of the Arena 2

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 4am; $25 - $35
Club Six; 60 Sixth St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.531.6593
"Champions of the Arena 2," a night with three arenas of music featuring multiple DJs and live performances from Native Elements, Mr. E and NeoGeo.

Checkered Flag Bar and Grill

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm;
803 Lincoln Ave., San Jose. 408.271.1880
Champagne toast at midnight, DJ spinning oldies and more.

Chips N Salsa

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $10
7400 Monterey St., Gilroy. 408.847.6066.
Dance into the New Year on the cheap with DJs Junior D and Mikey Mike H, plus Hawg Wild Karaoke, all-night drink specials and a midnight taco bar.

City Beach

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $15
City Beach; 4020 Technology Place, Fremont; Tel. 510.651.2500
An evening with DJ Fugi. 9pm. $15 (includes bottle of champagne).

City Nights (18+)

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-2:30am; $40 adv
City Nights, 715 Harrison St., San Francisco. 415.339.8686
"Midnight Madness." With surprise midnight performance, four fully stocked bars, two balloon drops, video projection, midnight champagne toast, party favors and keepsakes. 18+.

The Claddagh

Sun. Dec. 31; No cover.
1300 First St., Gilroy. 408.848.5050
Dinner specials, party favors, live music and drinks. No cover.

Club NV

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-4am; $50 adv.
Club NV, 525 Howard St., San Francisco. 415.368.5326
Hosted by Jason and J Rock, Big Lou, Xquisite Inc. and the Commission. With 10 full bars, complimentary champagne toast, party favors, four private rooms and six private cabanas, two balloon drops, cigar-smoking rooms, go-go dancing platforms, and more.

Crash Nightclub

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm-4am; $100
34 Mason, San Francisco, 877.34.CRASH
"Hedonism New Year's Eve Extravaganza." An over-the-top NYE event with an open bar, three dance floors with DJs including Trevor Simpson and Scotty Boy and live go-go dancers.


Sun. Dec. 31, 6pm;
Crimson; 15466 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos; Tel. 408.358.0175
An evening of champagne, a special menu, hats, horns and streamers.

Dan Brown's

Sun. Dec. 31;
4141 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 650.493.9020
With DJs, free appetizers and a champagne toast.

Dive Bar

Sun. Dec. 31, $20.
78 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose. 408.288.5252
Includes traditional champagne toast, party favors, dancing and one drink ticket.

DNA Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 8am; $40 & up
DNA Lounge; 375 11th St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.626.1409
"Remedy." Deep house and hip-hop with Miguel Migs, Tortured Soul and King Britt. Plus party favors and a complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.


Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm - 2am; $100
Dolce; 440 Broadway, San Francisco; Tel. 530.902.1993
With DJs David Carvalho, two open bars, appetizers and midnight champagne. Black-and-white attire requested.

Don't Stop Believing

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm - 4am; $40
Suite One8One; 181 Eddy St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.345.9900
"Don't Stop Believing." With multiple DJs, hosted bar, a prom picture photo booth, VIP bottle service and more, with the theme of a 1986 prom.

Dragon Bar

Sun. Dec. 31; 9pm. $85
473 Broadway St., San Francisco. 415.834.9383
Including toys, ice sculptures, an all-inclusive bar and DJ Daymitreeus.

Drop It

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $10
Make-Out Room; 3225 22nd St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.647.2888
"Drop It." With Little Melanie, Jamie Jams, Aiden and others.

Duke of Edinburgh

Sun. Dec. 31, 8:30pm
10801 N. Wolfe Rd., Cupertino. 408.446.3853
DJ music and champagne.

Element Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. $89.95
1028 Geary St., San Francisco. 800.823.7249.
"Think Escape: New Year's Eve 2007," including a chauffeured motor coach, VIP entry to Element and Tabu, an open bar, party favors, pizza, and more.

The Escape

Sun. Dec. 31; 9pm. No cover.
2942 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. 408.377.5436
Celebrate New Year's Eve with DJ music, drink specials and free party favors.

The Factory

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $50/$60
525 Harrison St., San Francisco. 415.339.8686
"Sanctuary." With DJs Roland Belmares and Rob Kaftan and more.

Firehouse Grill and Brewery

Sun. Dec. 31; $35-$65
111 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale. 408.773.9500
Featuring music from the Pleasure Kings and a four-course pre-fixe menu.

'Frisco New Year 2007: Wonder of the World

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $25 PRE-SALE GEN $40 V.I.P PRE-SALE Before Dec. 26th
CELLspace; 2050 Bryant St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.747.6076
4 DJ's with 2 Dance-floors, live music from Genie performing and recording live. Includes a Midnite Balloon Drop, Midnite Complimentary Champagne and Tempting Surprises.

G Bar

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $160m
488 Presidio Ave., San Francisco. 415.409.4227
An open bar, buffet, life DJ, champagne toast and prizes and giveaways.

Glass Gecko

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $35/$50
1872 W. San Carlos St., San Jose. 408.998.3425
A night of karaoke, plus extended drink specials.

Glitz New Year's Eve Extravaganza 2007

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $35 - $50
Studio 8; 8 S. First St., San Jose; Tel. 408.279.4444
Glitz New Year's Eve Extravaganza 2007. With a live countdown, balloon drop, champagne toast and party favors.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 2am; $100
Gravity; 3251 Scott St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.776.1928
Two DJs spin hip-hop, '70s, '80s, club hits and more, plus an all-night open bar, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, a balloon drop, giveaways and a midnight champagne toast.

Hard Work Cafe

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm
Hard Work Cafe; 1620 Almaden Rd., San Jose; 408.289.9675
With traditional hats, noisemakers and a champagne toast, plus appetizers and music from Bernadette and the Element.

Icon Ultra Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm-4am. $35
1192 Folsom St., San Francisco. 415.626.4800
With music from DJ Ajaxx of Energy 92.7FM.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-3am; $43-$88
260 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. 408.483.2662
"Cheers New Year's Eve Celebration." Themed party with catering, dancing and an all-night open bar.

Island Paradise Club

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm.
1426 Webster St., Alameda. 510.865.3225
DJ Electro spins into 2007.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-2am; $35-$45
295 Terry Francois St., Pier 50, San Francisco
"Breakthrough NYE Celebration." BG Records hosts this night with DJ Philly Phil, Bay Area celebrity appearances, host Tony Teflon, a balloon drop, giveaways, noise makers and more. Dress code enforced.


Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm - 2am; $125
Jillian's; 101 Fourth St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.369.6100
Step into the new year with style and elegance and this fourth-annual dance and decadence event.

John Colins Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm - 2am; $25/ $40
John Colins Lounge; 90 Natoma St., San Francisco.; Tel. 415.543.2277
Kiss 2006 goodbye with San Francisco DJ group Crackerjack, plus a complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight, hors d'oeuvres and more. Limited table reservations available.

Kelly's Mission Rock

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm-2am. $45-$100 adv.
817 Terry Francois St., San Francisco. 866.415.CLUB
"Countdown New Year's Eve 2007." Personal Touch Entertainment and DJ Mind Motion present this evening featuring an early open bar, midnight balloon drop, party favors, midnight champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres and appetizers, valet parking and three levels with four areas of music from DJ Mind Motion, Rick Lee and others. Dress code enforced.

Kings and Queens New Year's Bash 2007

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $20
Shattuck Down Low; 2284 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley; Tel. 510.548.1159
"Kings and Queens New Year's Bash 2007." With DJs Smoke One, Neta, Ross Hogg, Kurious and Ras Cue, plus complimentary food, drink specials and irie vibe.

Lexington Club

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; No cover.
3464 19th St., San Francisco
"Eternal Flame: A So-Emotional New Year's." With performances from Bre and Elizabeth, plus DJs Campbell and Dr. Sleep spinning power ballads, sing-alongs and favorite jams. Free champagne at 9pm and again for a midnight toast.

Lifestyle New Year's Party

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm - 4am; $30 - $100
Casbah Ultra Lounge; 234 S. B St., San Mateo; Tel. 925.437.2326
Put on your bell bottoms and platforms for this '70s-themed retro swing party. Open to singles and couples.

Lingba Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 2am; $65
Lingba Lounge; 1498 18th St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.355.0001
"Fantasy Island New Year's Eve." Includes an all-night top-shelf open bar, DJs Tal M. Klein, Uncle Larry, N8 Castro and Joel from Tonga playing hip-hop, house and '80s, a balloon drop and leis

Loft 11

Sun. Dec. 31; 8pm-3am; $30 and up
316 11th St., San Francisco. 415.701.8111
DJ Danny Brown spins mash-ups and club hits. Plus guest DJs, complimentary midnight champagne, party favors, hors d'oeuvres and a balloon drop.

Luka's Tap Room

Sun. Dec. 31; 7pm. $10 before 10pm, $15 after
2221 Broadway, Oakland. 510.451.4677
New Year's Eve edition of Flashback Fridays. With DJs Spair and Platurn of the Oakland Faders, dinner, a countdown, balloon drop and free midnight champagne toast. Dress code enforced.

Main Street Brewery

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm;
Main Street Brewery; 830 Main St., Pleasanton; Tel. 925.462.8218
Including a performance from Rockslide, party favors and a champagne toast.


Sun. Dec. 31.
632 Emerson St., Palo Alto. 650.322.3500
With two dinner seatings from 5-7pm and 7:30-9pm, plus music from Dhoom and Gitanjali.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm. $60 adv.
180 W. Georgia, San Francisco
With three areas for dancing and relaxing, featuring music from DJs Sean Gallagher, Chelsea J and Gavin Burn.


Sun. Dec. 31; 10pm.
488 Hayes St., San Francisco. 415.864.6672
The Fauxgirls host and perform at this NYE event with a midnight champagne toast and complimentary noisemakers.


Sun. Dec. 31; 9pm. $50/$75
2516 Mission St., San Francisco. 415.550.9055
An "exotic and sensual" party with DJs Nader, Ayuki and Dr. I spinning Middle Eastern, European, Latin and Brazilian music. Also includes party favors, appetizers and a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop.

Miami Beach Club

Sun. Dec. 31, $450 for 6, $500 for 8
175 N. San Pedro St., San Jose. 408.298.4900
"Gold and Red New Year's Eve." Featuring music by Orquestra La Sonora Dinamita, party favors and complimentary champagne. $15 between 6-9pm, or wear gold or red and get $10 off cover after 9pm. VIP reservations include table, bottle of your choice and soft beverages.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-5am; $30-$60
119 Utah St., San Francisco. 415.626.7001
"Seismic 007: A James Bond NYE." Featuring DJs Murphstar, Brad Robinson, Samira, Trav, Jive, Jayo and others. Come dressed as your favorite Bond character, Bond girl or villain.


Sun. Dec. 31; 9pm-2am; $15
1840 Haight St., San Francisco. 415.387.6455
With DJs Solace, Zita, Justin Time, T.D. Camp, a live performance from Co-Deez and a midnight champagne toast.

Mojo Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $10
Mojo Lounge; 3714 Peralta Blvd., Fremont; Tel. 510.739.1028
New Year's Eve party with RJ Mischo and friends, plus food, music, a champagne toast and door prizes.

Molly Magees

Sun. Dec. 31; 7pm-3am. $20-$50.
241 Castro St., Mountain View. 650.961.0108
Ring in the New Year with DJ music, dancing and a complimentary champagne toast.

Mountain Charley's

Sun. Dec. 31; 8pm.
Mountain Charley's; 15 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos; 408.395.8880
"An Evening Affaire" dance party with DJs Masta B and The Doctor. Plus party favors and a balloon drop.

New Year's Eve Gala

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $40
Aura Nightclub; 4825 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton; Tel. 925.416.0777
New Year's Eve Gala with Michael Toast, David Savior, Kyle Chase and others. Includes champagne toast at midnight, party favors, coffee after midnight, a balloon drop and confetti rain.

New Year's Ambisonic Pre-Party

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; Free
Madrone Lounge; 500 Divisadero St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.241.0202
"New Year's Ambisonic Pre-Party," with DJs Tram, Xanx, Future BC and Traffic spinning downtempo, chill-out and electronic music from the Ambisonic Collective.

O'Flaherty's Irish Pub

Sun. Dec. 31; 4pm
25 N. San Pedro St., San Jose. 408.947.8007
A double new year's party, celebrating counting down in both U.S. time and Ireland time, plus party favors and a champagne toast.

Red Devil Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $100
Red Devil Lounge; 1695 Polk St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.921.1695
"Shout at the Devil New Year's Eve Extravaganza," with Wonder Bread 5 and Glorified HJ.

Red Stag Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31; 9pm-2am. No cover.
1711 W. San Carlos St., San Jose. 408.292.6777
First annual Red Stag New Year's Eve Party, with resident DJ Thumper spinning hip hop, old school and soul. Plus free champagne at midnight.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm. Cover varies.
Roccapulco, 3140 Mission St., San Francisco. 415.648.6611
Live music from Orquesta Bakan and Orquesta Caribe.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-2am; $99-$250
651 Howard St., San Francisco. 212.843.2400.
"Sin City," Vegas-style NYE hosted by CrawlSF. More than 1,000 make their way to this party boasting an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, DJs, dancing, party favors, VIP gift bags and a full night of surprises.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-2am; $30
1500 Broadway St., San Francisco. 415.346.7683
"Moulin Rouge New Year's Eve 2007." With DJ Andrew B, complimentary midnight champagne toast, party favors and desserts.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-2am; $100
688 Geary St., San Francisco. 415.305.5369
T.C.B. Crew spins old-school hip-hop, To-40 jams, dancehall, Latin beats and glam rock.

Paradise Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31; 9pm. $45 and up
1501 Folsom St., San Francisco. 415.861.6906
Including four bars with six areas, an open bar cocktail hour from 9-10pm, a smoking lounge, party favors and a midnight champagne toast.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $30
Pink; 2925 16th St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.431.8889
"Renaissance 2007." DJs Franky Boissy and Karizma spin until close.

Scores Sports Bar and Grill

Sun. Dec. 31; $120 per couple
Scores Sports Bar and Grill; 417 S. First St., San Jose; 408.971.6646
New Year's Eve 2007. Including a balloon drop, champagne toast, party favors and DJs.

Scott's Seafood

Sun. Dec. 31; 9pm. $25
185 Park Ave., San Jose. 408.971.1700
A special menu featuring filet and lobster dinner for two, two glasses of champagne, lobster bisque or organic green salad and molten chocolate cake, plus DJ music and dancing until close. Regular menu also available.

Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub

Sun. Dec. 31;
187 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale. 408.735.7394
With DJ dance music and regular bar amenities including pool tables and 20 on-tap beer selections.


Sun. Dec. 31; 9pm-4am; $110-$140
489 Broome St., San Francisco
"Black and White New Year's Ball." An evening of dancing, dining and partying in the heart of SoHo.


Sun. Dec. 31; 8pm; $50
430 Mason St., San Francisco. 415.421.1916
With complimentary fedoras and feather boas, a Laurent Perrier champagne toast at midnight, globally inspired confections, confetti rain, entertainment and more.


Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm. Free before 10pm; $15 until midnight, $20 at midnight.
65 Post St., San Jose. 408.993.0861
"Remember the past, forget the future: Farewell to 2006." DJs Ms. Candy and Vinyl spin funk, disco, energy beats and old school in the House Party Room and DJs Insanity and Dinero spin hip-hop and old school beats in the Roof Party Room. Plus guest performances, go-go dancers, a live countdown, party hats, champagne, a balloon drop and party favors.

St. Stephen's Green

Sun. Dec. 31;
223 Castro St., Mountain View. 650.964.9151
A NYE party with DJ Mixterious, with a complimentary champagne toast, party favors, drink specials and midnight countdown.

Starry Plough

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $10
Starry Plough; 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley; Tel. 510.841.2082
A New Year's Eve celebration.

Straits Restaurant

Sun. Dec. 31;
333 Santana Row, Suite 1100, San Jose. 408.246.6320
The restaurant serves a special menu, plus DJ music and dancing and a midnight balloon drop.


Sun. Dec. 31; 9pm
399 Ninth St., San Francisco. 415.863.6623
"Sugar New Year's Eve," featuring DJs Ellen Ferrato, Leonard and guests, plus free champagne at midnight.

The Tonga Room

Sun. Dec. 31, 5pm. $50-$185
950 Mason St., San Francisco. 415.772.5278
With a champagne toast, dancing to Mirage and more.

Tres Gringos Baja Cantina

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm.
83 S. Second St., San Jose. 408.278.9888
The bar hosts its second annual "Solid Gold New Year's Party" with the theme of "Pimps, Hos and Afros." '70s attire requested.

Trials Pub

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-2am; $100
265 N. First St., San Jose. 408.947.0497
Prize giveaways and a champagne toast at midnight.


Sun. Dec. 31, Until 2am. $35
1313 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View. 650.965.8255
Drink specials, a champagne toast and more.

Zebra Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $25
447 Broadway St., San Francisco. 866.415.CLUB
"Spin 2007." With three rooms of music and more.

    Music Events

Andre Nickatina

Sun. Dec. 31, 9:30pm; $25 - $30
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill; 2765 Clayton Rd., Concord; Tel. 925.676.7272
With Cognito and others, plus DJ Pause and host Mike Marshall, 18+.

Ayako Hosokawa

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm. $20 entrance fee; $55 includes five-course dinner and glass of champagne.
Savanna Jazz, 2937 Mission St., San Francisco. 415.285.3369
Jazz vocalist.


Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $10 donation
St Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. 650.326.3800
Organist Jim Welch presents this concert of works by Bach in the keys of B, A, C and H (a German form of B natural).


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $20
Bottom of the Hill; 1233 17th St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.621.4455
Plus Boyskout and the Blacks

Blonde Redhead

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm - 4am; $50 - $80
Mezzanine; 444 Jessie St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.348.4625
With Persephone's Bees, Shiny Toy Guns, Scissors for Lefty, DJ Mike Relm and others.

Blue Chalk Cafe

Sun. Dec. 31, 10pm; $10
630 Ramona St., Palo Alto. 650.326.1020
A performance from Bayonics.

Board of Directors

Sun. Dec. 31, 8:30pm; $25/$35
Hedley Club, Hotel De Anza, 233 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. 408.286.1000
Ragtime jazz.

Bobi Cespedes

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; Call for price
Anna's Jazz Island; 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley; Tel. 510.841.5299
Bobi Cespedes and her trio.

Brian Jack

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $35
Eagles Hall; 2305 Alameda Ave., Alameda; Tel. 415.285.6285
Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers.

Britannia Arms Almaden

Sun. Dec. 31;
5027 Almaden Expwy, San Jose. 408.266.0550
Live music by Drive, plus a special dinner menu and party all night.

Brother Buzz Band

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 1am; $30 - $38, under 18 free
Sanchez Concert Hall; 1220A Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica; Tel. 650.355.1882
Plus hors d'oeuvres, desserts, champagne and more. All ages

California Flight

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $10
Oakland Metro; 201 Broadway, Oakland; Tel. 510.763.1146
With wine tasting and holiday treats.

Cave Productions NYE Show

Sun. Dec. 31, 5pm; $12
Macla, 510 S. First St., San Jose
With So Help Me God, Red Fall, Dance Floor Murder, Til the End, Strangers Arms, Sympathy Ends, Shades of Eden and Capistrano.

Chrome Molly

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $5
Pine Street Bar and Grill; 875 Rincon Ave., Livermore; Tel. 925.606.8266
Chrome Molly with others.

Community Music Center Orchestra

Sun. Dec. 31, 8:30pm; $25
San Francisco Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco. 415.647.6015
The Orchestra Chorus joins the orchestra for a New Year's Eve concert of favorites by Beethoven and Mozart.


Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $65
Kimball's Carnival, 522 Second St., Oakland. 510.444.6979
Funk band of the '70s and '80s.

Crosscut Blues Band

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $15
Eli's Mile High Club; 3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland; Tel. 510.654.4549
Includes party favors and a champagne toast.

David Hegarty

Sun. Dec. 31, 11pm; Free
Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco. 415.749.6350
Castro Theatre's organist performs symphonic music of legendary Hollywood film composers and Broadway pieces. Sing "Auld Lang Syne" to cap off the night.

Dengue Fever

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $30
Rickshaw Stop; 155 Fell St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.861.2011
Headlining with the Gomorran Social Aid and Pleasure Club, plus DJ Jimmy Love spinning Bhangra, funk and more. All ages.

Disappear Incompletely

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; Free before 10pm, $10 after
Jupiter; 2181 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley; Tel. 510.843.8277
Electro-jazz arrangements of the music of Radiohead.h

Dub Mission New Year's Eve

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 2am; $12/ $15
Elbo Room; 647 Valencia St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.552.7788
A night of dancehall with Dr. Israel and Edub, plus DJs Sep and Vinnie Esparza.

El Cuarto Verde

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm;
Michael-s on Main, 2591 Main St., Soquel. 831.479.9777
A New Year-s Eve party. Dinner available.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $35 - $40
Voodoo Lounge; 14 S. Second St., San Jose; 408.286.8636.
The band checks in at Voodoo Lounge after a trek out with Black Eyed Peas and Pussycat Dolls. Insolence, Starving Millionaires, Amir and the Language Arts Crew open, plus a fashion show from Triple Crown Clothing.

Four Tet

Sun. Dec. 31, 10pm. $10
Albatross Pub, 1822 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. 510.843.2473
Live jazz music, plus party favors.

The Gas Men

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm.
Plough and Stars, 116 Clement St., San Francisco. 415.751.1122
Traditional Irish music.

The Gigantics

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $5
Dan's Irish Sports Bar; 1524 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek; Tel. 925.932.1331
Plus party favors and a midnight toast.

Harold Ray

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $12 - $15
Annie's Social Club; 917 Folsom St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.974.1585
With Red Meat.


Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $40
Slim's; 333 11th St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.255.0333
Plus the Aggrolites and the Big Sound.

High Country

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $26.50
Freight and Salvage; 1111 Addison St., Berkeley; Tel. 510.548.1761
An annual New Year's Eve bluegrass extravaganza.

James Robinson

Sun. Dec. 31, 6pm-1am
Cascal, 400 Castro St., Mountain View. 650.940.9500
Flamenco jazz guitar. Plus a Latin-style party with dinner available.

Jamie Foxx

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $39.50 - $87.75
Oracle Arena; 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland; Tel. 408.998.TIXS
With Fantasia Barrino.

The Jazz Fourtet

Sun. Dec. 31, 10pm; $10
Albatross Pub; 1822 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley; Tel. 510.843.2473
Plus party favors.

Jennifer Lee

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm�1am;
Ritz Carlton Hotel Dining Room; 600 Stockton, San Francisco. 415.296.7465
Performing with guitarist Jeff Buenz, bassist Paul Breslin, drummer Bryan Bowman and saxophonist Terry Summa.

Jesus Diaz and His Bay Area Cuban All Stars

Sun. Dec. 31, 9:30pm; $25 - $27
La Pena Cultural Center; 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley; Tel. 510.849.2568
Salsa, timba and more.

JJ's Blues

Sun. Dec. 31, 7:30pm; $25
3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose. 408.243.6441
Candye Kane and Sneaky Pete, plus champagne and prizes.

Joel Streeter

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm. $8.
Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., San Francisco. 415.546.6300
And friends.

John Lee Hooker, Jr.

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm; $150
Biscuits and Blues; 401 Mason St., San Francisco. 415.292.2583.
An evening with the venerable blues musician, John Lee Hooker, Jr. $150 includes dinner.

Joint Chiefs

Sun. Dec. 31, 9:30pm; $10
Crow's Nest; 2218 E. Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz; Tel. 831.476.4560
Funk and R&B to dance into the new year.

Jonny Domino Blues Band

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm�1am;
Seahorse Saloon; 2017 Palmetto, Pacifica. 650.355.6363
Plus party favors, door prizes and a midnight champagne toast.

Jungle Rooster

Sun. Dec. 31, No cover.
The Florence, 37349 Niles Blvd., Fremont. 510.792.5522
Plus food and party favors with a free buffet and champagne at midnight. No cover.

The Juvenators

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; No cover.
Britannia Arms Aptos; 8017 Soquel Dr., Aptos. 831.688.1233
Live music with guest Jerry Bradley. Dinner package includes transportation to and from the restaurant. Call for details

Kaye Bohler

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 1am. Free
Lou's Pier 47 Restaurant and Blues Club; 300 Jefferson St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.771.5687
Willie G and the Bluetones also perform from 4-8pm.

Kid 606

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm.
Rx Gallery; 132 Eddy St., San Francisco
With Dat Politics, Lemonade, Kontrol and Dirtybird and DJs. All ages.

Kim Nalley Quintet

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm & 11pm; $50 - $150
Jazz at Pearl's; 256 Columbus Ave., San Francisco; Tel. 415.291.8255
Swing into 2007 with this jazz quintent. Ticket includes a three-course candlelit buffet and champagne.

King's Head Pub

Sun. Dec. 31, 9:30pm; $40
201 Orchard City Dr., Campbell. 408.871.2499
Live music from Heartbreaker and Rock Hard, party favors and a champagne toast.

Lainie Kazan

Sun. Dec. 31, 7 and 10:30pm; $75-$125
Empire Plush Room, York Hotel, 940 Sutter St., San Francisco. 415.885.2800
Female vocalist who's appeared in films such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

La Taza de Cafe

Sun. Dec. 31, 5pm-1am; $79
3909 Grand Ave., Oakland. 510.658.2373
Live Cuban soul from Cubanacan. Plus a special menu.

Lenny Williams

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $60 - $100
Maxwell's Restaurant and Lounge; 341 13th St., Oakland; Tel. 510.839.6169
Plus DJ Profess spinning R&B, classics, neo-soul, reggae and club favorites. Ticket includes dinner, glass of champagne and dessert.

Les Claypool

Sun. Dec. 31, 7:30pm; $50 - $100
Grace Pavilion; Sonoma County Fair grounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa;
The Primus member and His Fancy Band headline this annual "Hatter's Ball" with openers the New Orleans Social Club, the Coup and DJ Malarkey. Includes a "Most Original Hat" contest and midnight magic show. All ages.

Linda Jackson

Sun. Dec. 31, 7�9pm. Free
Hilltop Community Church; 3118 Shane Dr., Richmond. 510.223.2431
Gospel vocalist.

The Love Dogs

Sun. Dec. 31, 9:30pm; No cover
Green Valley Grill, 40 Penny Ln., Watsonville. 831.728.0644
Live music. Dinner also available from 4:30pm-1am.

The Lovemakers

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $40
Great American Music Hall; 859 O'Farrell St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.885.0750
Headlining with backing acts Rock Kills Kid and Honeycut.

Love Songs

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $10
Balazo18; 2183 Mission St., San Francisco
A punk rawk cumbias gala event. With Trainwreck Riders and others. Plus balloons, noisemakers and dancing. All ages.

Lyrics Born

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $80
The Independent; 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.771.1421
Plus Zion-I and Crown City Rockers. Ticket includes open bar.

McCoy Tyner Quartet

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $100
Yoshi's; 510 Embarcadero W., Oakland; Tel. 510.238.9200
This jazz pianist was a member of the John Coltrane Quartet in the 1960s. Tickets include party favors, a live broadcast of NPR's "Toast of the Nation" and a midnight champagne toast.


Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm. $25.
19 Broadway, 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091
With Crystal City.

The Mundaze

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; Free
Beckett's Irish Pub; 2271 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley; Tel. 510.647.1790
Pop, R&B and funk.

Mumbo Gumbo

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 1:30am; $25 - $30
Moe's Alley; 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz; Tel. 831.479.1854.
The New Orleans R&B act headlines.

My Monster

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm. No cover
C&J's Sports Bar, 1550 Lafayette St., Santa Clara. 408.247.4027
With Otto and Down & Durdy.

My Morning Jacket

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $60
The Fillmore; 1805 Geary, San Francisco; Tel. 408.998.TIXS.
The group ends its three-night run at the Fillmore with a New Year's Eve rock blowout. Elvis Perkins opens.

Murphy's Law

Sun. Dec. 31, No cover.
135 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, 408.736.3822
Ring in the New Year with Ruthie and the Gents, hats, noisemakers and complimentary champagne at midnight.

Neil Hamburger

Sun. Dec. 31, 8 and 10:30pm. $15�$20
Hemlock, 1131 Polk St., San Francisco.
Plus Harvey Sid Fisher.

Number One Broadway

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $20
Number One Broadway, 102 B S. Santa Cruz Blvd., Los Gatos. 408.354.4303
Live music from TYT, noise makers, party favors, hats and a midnight balloon drop.

Papa's Garage

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm;
Fog Bank, 211 Esplanade, Capitola. 831.462.1881
Dance into 2007 with live music.

Pat Jordan Band

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $15
Last Day Saloon, 120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343
Local rock. Plus DJ Matt McKillop.

Planting Seeds

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $15
Blake's on Telegraph; 2367 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley; Tel. 510.848.0886
Presented by KGE.

The Radiators

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $100
Cafe du Nord; 2170 Market St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.861.5016
A blend of Creole spice and bayou funk.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $10
Main Street Brewery; 830 Main St., Pleasanton; Tel. 925.462.8218
The brewery also provides party favors and a champagne toast.

Royal Hawaiian Serenaders

Sun. Dec. 31, 5pm.
Temple Bar, 984 University Ave., Berkeley. 510.524.6403
Plus a $75 seafood dinner.

Santa Cruz Jazz Society

Sun. Dec. 31, 7:30pm-1am. $50
E3 Playhouse, 435 Front St., Santa Cruz. 831.466.9033
A New Year's Eve party with three live jazz acts and dancing. Dinner and drinks available.

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; Free.
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley. 415.248.1640
Ring in the new year in classical style with a performance of works by Schubert, Shostakovich and others.

San Francisco Symphony

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm. $95-$160
Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415.864.6000
James Caffigan conducts this evening that includes party favors, complimentary champagne, food and desserts, a midnight balloon drop and dancing onstage and in the lobby.

The Shakespearoes

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm. $10
Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary St., San Francisco. 415.885.4074
New wave cover band. Plus champagne, whiskey and dancing.

The Skin Divers

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; Free
Johnny Foley's Irish House; 243 O'Farrell St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.954.0777
Dance music of the '60s and '70s.

Solar Rip

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm.
Quarter Note, 1214 Apollo Way, Sunnyvale. 408.732.2110
With others. Plus champagne and party favors.

Sonic Strut

Sun. Dec. 31; $65�$95
Zibibbo; 430 Kipling Ave., Palo Alto. 650.328.6722
Performing during dinner. With two dinner seatings.

Sons of Emperor Norton

Sun. Dec. 31; 9pm
Riptide, 3639 Taraval St., San Francisco. 415.681.TIDE
Vintage country, Americana and rockabilly.

South City Blues

Sun. Dec. 31, 7 and 9pm.
Towles Cafe, 1401 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. 650.344.1462
Celebrate the restaurant-s last night open with live music until 1am. Plus two dinner seatings with special steak and lobster meals.


Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm - 2am; $40
Boom Boom Room; 1601 Fillmore St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.673.8000
Oscar Myers and Steppin' perform soul and funk music, plus champagne toasting, balloons and party favors.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9:00pm;
Fibbar Magees Irish Pub; 156 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale; Tel. 408.749.8373
With Karyna Fraser and Jason Hunt. Ring in the Irish New Year at 3pm with complimentary champagne toast, and then celebrate the changing of the year on the West Coast at midnight with a second champagne toast.

The Sun Kings

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $40
Little Fox; 2209 Broadway, Redwood City; Tel. 650.369.4119
A Beatles tribute band, performing with TinMan


Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $29/$34
The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 831.423.1336
"New Year's Ball" with backup Tom Petty tribute act Heavy Petty.

Ted Shafer's Jelly Roll Jazz Band

Sun. Dec. 31, 8:30pm; $37.50
Asian Paradise Cafe, 414 Ferry St., Martinez. 925.687.8712
A New Year's Eve celebration with appetizers, light buffet, champagne, a no-host bar and dancing to New Orleans jazz.

Tommy Castro

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $50 - $60
McNear's Mystic Theatre; 21 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma; Tel. 707.765.2121
Blues guitarist and band.

Top Ten

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $5
Stork Club; 2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland; Tel. 510.444.6174
With Skipper and Make Out Party.

Trailer Park Troubadours

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $25/ $28
Rio Theatre; 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz; Tel. 831.423.8209
A party that will be "out of this world."

The Windjammer

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm.
1 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos. 831.685.1587
Isis and Cold Truth perform.

Word of Mouth

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm.
Severino-s, 7500 Old Dominion Ct., Aptos. 831.688.8987
Live music to celebrate New Year's Eve.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9:30pm; $50
Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.2820
Plus party favors and a champagne toast.


Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $55 - $65
Avalon; 777 Lawrence Expwy., Santa Clara; Tel. 408.241.0777
Y&T plus Eric Martin Band and Ry Kihn Band.

Zydeco Flames

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $35/ $45
Rancho Nicasio; Town Square, Nicasio; Tel. 415.662.2219
Traditional zydeco band. Plus party favors and champagne toast.


A.P. Stump's

Sun. Dec. 31, 5pm;
163 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. 408.292.9928.
The restaurant serves its regular menu with a balloon drop, DJs and champagne at midnight.


Sun. Dec. 31;
71 E. San Fernando St., San Jose. 408.293.1121
The restaurant hosts a live Latin band, plus dinner and a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast. Packages available.

Bernardus Lodge

Sun. Dec. 31, 5pm - 10pm; $275;
415 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley. 888.648.9463.
A five-course menu with seatings from 5-10pm, including champagne and live entertainment in the lobby. Reservations recommended.

Blue Pheasant

Sun. Dec. 31;
22100 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. 408.255.3300.
A special dinner menu with New York steak and scampi, plus dessert, a bottle of wine per couple, party favors, midnight champagne toast and music from DJ Dave Major.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 2am. $155 - $185
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant; 2 Harrison St, San Francisco; Tel. 415.243.8246
Live music and DJ G One with dancing, a full bar (price includes six drinks per person) and appetizers and a champagne toast at midnight.

House of Genji

Sun. Dec. 31.
1335 N. First St., San Jose. 408.453.8120
Receive a complimentary photo with dinner.

Kyoto Palace

Sun. Dec. 31, 4-10pm
1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell. 408.377.6456
Special menu featuring steak, lobster and chicken, starting at $29.95. Plus party favors and unlimited champagne.

The Melting Pot

Sun. Dec. 31;
72 S. First St., San Jose. 408.293.6020
The restaurant offers a special New Year's Eve menu, a champagne toast and prizes.

Nicolino's Garden

Sun. Dec. 31, 6pm; $59.50-$69.50 dinner; $30 afterparty
1228 Reamwood Ave., Sunnyvale. 408.734.5323.
Dancing, a live dinner show, four-course prix-fixe menu and favors. Seatings at 5:45pm and 9pm. Plus an appetizer party with DJs and dancing from 9:30pm-1:30am

Oak City Bar & Grill

Sun. Dec. 31, 6pm;
Oak City Bar & Grill; 1029 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; Tel. 650.321.6882.
A prix-fixe menu including champagne, live jazz from Larry Vukovich Quartet and a raffle.

Paragon NYE 2007

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $30 adv.
Paragon; 211 S. First St., San Jose. 408.282.8888
With three dance floors and two rooms of music from DJs Christylz, Illtraxx, RQ, HowHigh and Sequence, outdoor bocce ball courts, a balloon drop and free champagne toast at midnight and a VIP lounge with bottle service. Pre-party dinner packages available, as well as accommodations at Hotel Montgomery.

San Jose Bar and Grill

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm; $85.
85 S. Second St., San Jose. 408.393.6058.
"First Annual Masquerade Ball." An all-inclusive evening with food, drinks and a live band.

Sino Restaurant and Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31.
377 Santana Row, San Jose. 408.247.8880
The restaurant features both a special menu and its regular menu, plus a midnight champagne toast

Trader Vic's

Sun. Dec. 31, 5:30pm and 9pm; $65-$85
Trader Vic's; 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; Tel. 650.849.9800
An island-style New Year's Eve with a multiple-course tropical-inspired dinner, live Caribbean music, a festive atmosphere and a champagne toast at the 9pm seating.


Sun. Dec. 31.
14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. 408.741.5300
Three seatings beginning at 5pm with a four-course set menu, a three-piece jazz band, party favors and midnight champagne toast.

    Arts & Theatre Events

Beach Blanket Babylon New Year's Eve

Sun. Dec. 31, 7 and 10:15pm. $65-$190.
Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd., San Francisco. 415.421.4222
The nation's longest-running musical revue complete with champagne, party favors and truffles

Bert Kreischer

Sun. Dec. 31, 8 and 10pm. $25/$35
Green Room Comedy Club, 2801 Leavenworth St., San Francisco. 415.674.9333
Plus comics Chris Karney, Mike Young and others. Includes a champagne toast and party favors. 18+.

Big City Improv

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm & 10pm; $30 - $35
Big City Improv; 533 Sutter St., San Francisco; Tel. 510.595.5597
An evening of cabaret and dinner in a nightclub setting.

Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XIII Starring Will Durst

Thu, Dec. 28, 8pm; $18/$20 door
Little Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. 650.369.4119. Plus shows across the Bay Area beginning Dec. 26. And on New Year's. 7 and 10pm. $25-$40. Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. 415.345.7575.
Political satirist Will Durst and guests Jim Short, Steve Kravitz, Arthur Gaus, Debi Durst and Michael Bossier perform stand-up comedy, improvisation and semiwritten sketches highlighting the events that made up the year.

Bobby Slayton

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm & 10pm; $45 7pm show; $75 10pm show
Punch Line; 444 Battery St, San Francisco; Tel. 408.998.TIXS
The "pitbull of comedy" performs with Tony Camin and Jacob Sirof.

Comedy Countdown

Sun. Dec. 31, 9:30pm; $55.50
Palace of Fine Arts; 3301 Lyon St., San Francisco; Tel. 408.998.TIXS.
Spend New Year's Eve in stitches with comics Zach Galifianakis, Daniel Tosh, Arj Barker, Doug Benson, Scott Capurro and Brian Posehn.

Dan Gabriel

Sun. Dec. 31, 10:30pm; $35 - $50
Rooster T. Feathers; 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale; Tel. 408.736.0921
With Tommy Drake and Sandy Stec of 106.5-FM. Plus performances Fri - Sat, Dec. 29 - 30.

Darren Carter

Sun. Dec. 31, 7 and 9pm. $50-$75
Pepper Belly's Comedy and Variety Theater, 849 Texas St., Fairfield. 707.422.SHOW
Stand-up comedy, plus dancing, party favors and drinks. Dinner package available. 18+ welcome at 7pm show.

The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue

Sun. Dec. 31, 2pm. $20-$56
Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. 650.903.6000
TheatreWorks presents this romantic take on Moliere's satire of pretense and learning.

New Year's Eve Comedy

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $30
Marin Center; 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael; Tel. 415.499.6800
A comedy show with four alumni of the annual San Francisco Comedy Competition.

New Year's Eve Comedy Gala

Sun. Dec. 31, 7:30 and 9:30pm
Town Hall Theater, 3535 School St., Lafayette. 925.283.1557
Comedian Johnny Steele, former host of Live 105 and KRON/Bay TV, presents this evening with fellow comics Leland Brown and Clark Taylor

Pablo Francisco

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm and 10pm; $50 - $75
Improv Comedy Club; 62 S. Second St., San Jose; Tel. 408.280.7475
Francisco's shows include fake film voiceover content, sound effects and impressions that are far from P.C. The first show includes dinner and glass of champagne and the second show includes a countdown to midnight, fruit and vegetable plate, party favors and free-flowing champagne.

Patton Oswalt

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm & 9:30pm; $25 - $45
Cobb's Comedy Club; 915 Columbus Ave., San Francisco; Tel. 415.928.4320
Plus Dana Gould and Greg Fitzsimmons.

The Rat Pack Is Back

Sun. Dec. 31, 3pm, $50-$70; 8pm, $100
Marines Memorial Theater, 690 Sutter St., San Francisco. 415.771.6900
A tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean.

Rocky Horror Show

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm dinner & show $70, 9:30pm show only $45
Historic Hoover Theater; 1635 Park Ave., San Jose; Tel. 408.998.TIXS
Actors' Theater Center performs this outrageous musical comedy with a live band. Featuring an Italian dinner buffet preceding the performance, plus wine and dessert, props, hats and noise makers and a champagne toast.

Teatro ZinZanni

Sun. Dec. 31, 6:30pm; $257.50
Pier 29; on the Embarcadero, San Francisco; Tel. 415.438.2668
A comedy troupe performing in the style of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Plus comics Tony Sparks, Ali Wong and Brent Weinbach. Second show followed by a champagne toast and after party.

Twist and Shout Tribute Concert

Sun. Dec. 31, 8:30pm; $75
PacRep Theatre, Monte Verde between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. 831.622.0100.
Dance to performances by a Buddy Holly impersonator and others. Plus dessert and a champagne toast.

    Family Holiday Events

African Children's Choir

Sun. Dec. 31
Two performances. 10am. Free. Harbor Light Assembly of God; 4760 Thorton Ave., Fremont; Tel. 510.744.2233. Also 7pm. Free. St. James Episcopal Church; 37051 Cabrillo Dr., Fremont; Tel. 510.797.1492.

Andaaz 2007

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm-1am; $60; kids under 5 free
Golden Peacock, 3681 Peralta Blvd., Fremont. 510.494.9460
Including a dinner buffet beginning at 8pm, dancing, a full-service bar and a countdown to midnight, all in Bollywood style. All ages welcome.

Asian Art Museum New Year's Bell Ringing

Sun. Dec. 31, 11am; Free
Asian Art Museum; 200 Larkin St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.581.3740
After it has been rung 108 times in observance of an ancient Japanese New Year's tradition, visitors are welcome to ring the museum's 2,100-pound, 16th-century bronze bell themselves.

Baby Loves Disco

Sun. Dec. 31, 11am - 2pm; $15
Aura Nightclub; 4825 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton; Tel. 925.416.0777
A family dance event with a noon countdown.

Bert Kreischer

Sun. Dec. 31, 8 and 10pm;
Green Room Comedy Club, 2801 Leavenworth St., San Francisco.
Plus comics Chris Karney, Mike Young and others. Includes a champagne toast and party favors. 18+.

Burning Bowl Ceremony

Sun. Dec. 31, 11am; Donations accepted
Divine Science Community Center; 1540 Hicks Ave., San Jose; Tel. 408.293.3838
Release the old to open the way for the upcoming year.

Cal Skate

Sun. Dec. 31, 7:30pm-1am. $15 plus $4 skate rental
980 Los Coches St., Milpitas. 408.946.1363
"Worldwide Skate." A family skate event with available family package for four. Participate in the rink's "worldwide" game to receive beads and a chance to win an iPod. Plus hourly raffles, games and a midnight balloon drop.

Christmas in the Park

Through Jan. 1; Free
Plaza de Cesar Chavez; Downtown San Jose; Tel. 408.286.1313
Holiday fun and amusement rides for kids in downtown San Jose.

Darren Carter

Sun. Dec. 31, 7 and 9pm; $50-$75
Pepper Belly's Comedy and Variety Theater, 849 Texas St., Fairfield. 707.422.SHOW
Stand-up comedy, plus dancing, party favors and drinks. Dinner package available. 18+ welcome at 7pm show.

Early Bird Party

Sun. Dec. 31, 5 - 9pm; No cover
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company; 390 Capistrano Rd., Princeton; Tel. 650.728.2739
Music and dancing for the whole family by Little Wheels Band.

Fantasy of Lights

Through Jan. 1, 6 - 10pm; Free
Vasona Lake County Park; Los Gatos; Tel. 408.355.2200
Cruise through Vasona Park to see colorful light displays.

First Night Martinez

Sun. Dec. 31; Free
601 Ferry St., Martinez. 925.372.8295
Watch the fireworks in downtown Martinez at this alcohol-free party with music, art and more.

First Night Monterey

Sun. Dec. 31, 3pm-midnight
Visit website for details. Downtown Monterey. First Night Monterey
An annual party with a parade, music, arts, a twilight parade and theater performances. Live music performances include MC Lars and the Spindle Sisters. Art projects, storytelling, puppet shows and more available for kids.

Gospel New Year's Eve

Sun. Dec. 31, 6 - 10pm; $18.50 for seats, $25.50 for tables
Richmond Memorial Auditorium; 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond; Tel. 510.620.6904
Featuring Mighty Clouds of Joy, Stars of Glory, Inpired Catholic Voices, Endurance and others.

Hornblower Cruises

Sun. Dec. 31, $83.40-$239
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Various, distinctive New Year's Eve cruise packages in San Francisco and Berkeley. New Year's Day cruises also available.

India Community Center

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm - midnight; $45 - $75
India Community Center; 555 Los Coches St., Milpitas; Tel. 408.934.1130
Celebrate the coming year with family including dinner, dancing to a live DJ, champagne toast, karaoke and fun specifically for kids.

Kayak Trip

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm; $66.37 - $77.92
City Kayak; Pier 38, the Embarcadero at Townsend St., San Francisco; Tel. 415.357.1010
Paddle under the Bay Bridge to the Ferry Building and watch the fireworks. Reservations recommended.

Last Night Santa Cruz DIY Parade

Sun. Dec. 31, 5pm; Free
Saturn Cafe parking lot; 145 Laurel St., Santa Cruz
A do-it-yourself, decentralized New Year's Eve celebration that is the antithesis of Santa Cruz city-sponsored First Night event.

Morgan Hill Bowl

Sun. Dec. 31, 6pm-1am. Call for prices and reservations
Morgan Hill Bowl, 650 Tennant Station, Morgan Hill. 408.778.0909
Start out the evening with "New Year's in New York," bowling from 6-8:30pm, then continue with "Bowling into '07" from 9pm-1am. Plus a "Black Tie Party and Bocce Challenge" in the alley-s new Troy's Bocce Ball Room and Wine Bar. DJ music, karaoke, snacks and a full bar also available in Strixe Lounge.

New Age Visionary Music Marathon

starting Dec. 29 at midnight and continuing through Jan. 2 at 1am
KKUP-FM (91.5) of Cupertino; Tel. 408.448.6726
KKUP-FM (91.5) of Cupertino presents a marathon of ambient electronic and acoustic music starting Dec. 29 at midnight and continuing through Jan. 2 at 1am featuring live interviews with artists.

New Year's Eve Balloon Drop

Sun. Dec. 31, 3:30 - 5pm; Free with admission
Chabot Space and Science Center; 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland; Tel. 510.336.7300
At the stroke of 4pm (which is also midnight in Greenwich Mean Time), the center celebrates the coming year with music, prizes and a massive explosion of balloons. Separate drop for kids ages 5 and under, advance tickets required.

New Year's Eve at CDM

Sun. Dec. 31, noon - 4pm; Free with admission
Children's Discovery Museum; 180 Woz Way, San Jose; Tel. 408.298.5437
A kids' NYE event with a countdown to 2pm complete with balloon drop, plus activities to create noise makers, make New Year's resolutions and decorate hats.

New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm - 1am; $20 - $60
I.F.D.E.S. Lodge; 250 Old Gilroy St., Gilroy; Tel. 408.842.4389
I.F.D.E.S. Lodge hosts this evening of dining and dancing with music from Geracao. Plus party favors and canja. All ages.

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Sun. Dec. 31, Midnight; Free
The Waterfront, San Francisco
The city hosts a massive fireworks display to explode into 2007.

New Year's Eve Party for Families

Sun. Dec. 31, 4 - 8pm; $5.95 for kids, free for adults
Tumble and Tea Cafe; 4210 Telegraph Ave., Oakland; Tel. 510.601.7378
With live music from the Timeouts, reindeer games and pizza.

New Year's Eve Service

Sun. Dec. 31, 10�11am; Free
Ananda, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 650.323.3363
A meditation and fire ceremony. 10�11am. Free.

New Year's Eve Service

Sun. Dec. 31, 9am; Free
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church; 13601 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga; Tel. 408.867.3493
A special Holy Eucharist and brief spoken service to give thanks and welcome in the new year.

New Year's Eve Vampire Tour

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $15 - $20
Nob Hill; California and Taylor streets, San Francisco; Tel. 650.279.1840
Mina Harker leads this exploration of the gothic side of Nob Hill, visiting six stops to learn about the history of San Francisco. All ages.

New Year's Family Day Celebration

Sun. Dec. 31, 10am-3pm
Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Ln., Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452
Celebrate the coming of 2007 with a Cold Stone Creamery root beer float toast, dance the fox trot and participate in other family fun.

Noon Year's Eve

Sun. Dec. 31,10am-1pm. $6-$9; 4 and under free
Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos. 650.654.0200
Countdown to noon and watch the balloons drop. Also games, face painters, magicians, entertainment and activities. All ages.

San Jose Skate

Sun. Dec. 31, noon; $7 includes skate rental
San Jose Skate; 397 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose; Tel. 408.226.1155
Rink open from noon - midnight for all ages, plus an adult-only skate with R&B and '80s music from midnight - 4am.

Take a Hike

Sun. Dec. 31;
Call for details. 650.691.1200
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District offers three New Year-s Eve Day recreational hikes at its Monte Bello, Rancho San Antonio and Russian Ridge parks.

Temple of Drums

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm; $40
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1668 Bush St., San Francisco. 707.224.4222.
Drums of peace on New Year's Eve, performed by David Auerbach. Ages 10 and up.

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Allego's New Year's Eve Extravaganza

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm�1am; $20�$30
Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville. 510.655.2888
A party including hors d'oeuvres, a balloon drop, showcase and more.

Bambuddha Lounge

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm-2am; $150-$225
601 Eddy St., San Francisco. 415.885.5088
An intercontinental New Year-s Eve, with five cities connected via satellite for one massive NYE event in three times zones. Includes a five-hour open bar, six DJs, hors d-oeuvres, midnight champagne and more. Dress code enforced.

Big Boogie Nights New Year's Eve

Sun. Dec. 31, $35-$60. 9pm-2am.
Hangar Ultra Lounge, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord. 408.236.2237
With DJ Zulu, party favors, a mixtape, buffet and midnight champagne toast.

Black and White New Year's Eve Bash

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm - 12:30am; $35 - $40
Pedrizzetti Winery; 1645 San Pedro Ave., Morgan Hill; Tel. 408.779.7389
Taste wine, sample hors d'oeuvres, dance to live music from Shrunken Heads and toast to the new year with a glass of champagne at midnight. Plus party favors and a midnight countdown. Black-and-white, all-black or all-white attire required.

Black and White Party

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm�2am. $65�$75
Urban Diversion, 1329 Columbus Ave., San Francisco. 415.776.7455
Including a live band playing '60s, '70s and '80s, an all-night open bar, appetizers, a raffle and more.

Camelot Waltz Ball

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 12:30am; $25
International House; 2299 Piedmont, Berkeley;
Waltz, polka, tango and swing to music from the Brassworks Band. Includes light refreshments and appetizers. No partner required. 9pm - 12:30am. $25 advance only.

Casa de Fruta

Sun. Dec. 31, 6:30pm - 1am;
Casa de Fruta; 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Hollister; Tel. 800.548.3813
Including a catered dinner, dancing to Wild Card, champagne and party favors. RV New Year's packages also available.

Commodor Events

Sun. Dec. 31, 8:30pm-12:45am; $150
2394 Mariner Square Dr., Alameda. 510.337.9000.
A NYE dinner cruise on the San Francisco Bay with a gourmet buffet dinner, music, dancing and views of fireworks over the bay.

The Crystal Ball

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $125 - $175
Hyatt Regency San Francisco; 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco; Tel. 408.998.TIXS
Step into 2007 with multiple stages of live entertainment, including KISS-FM's Michael Erickson's Record Dance Party and Light Show, Motown hits with Pride & Joy, Latin trio Jerry's Jazz Club, a disco room and comedians Chris Voth, Gary Cannon, Lee Levine and Steve Mazan. Plus fortune telling and psychic readings. Dinner available in the Garden Room ($45 buffet) and Equinox Restaurant ($90 three-course prix-fixe menu and glass of champagne), and hotel packages begin at $644.

Dave and Buster's

Sun. Dec. 31; $49.99
Great Mall of the Bay Area, Milpitas. 408.957.9215
Kick the night off with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, participate in a mystery dinner theater mid-evening, toast champagne at midnight as the balloons drop and dance all night long

Delicious Karma NYE 2007

Sun. Dec. 31, 9:00pm; $120-$621
Clift Hotel, 495 Geary St., San Francisco. 415.775.4700.
With packages including dinner at Asia de Cuba, hotel stays, a Spanish suite and open bar and VIP tables, plus performances from DJ Scratch of the Roots, Solomon and Chris Clause.

Dhooom '07

Sun. Dec. 31, 6:30pm - 1am;
Santa Clara Convention Center; 5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara; Tel. 650.472.1209
Including a catered dinner, dancing to Wild Card, champagne and party favors. RV New Year's packages also available.

Domenico Wines New Year's Eve Celebration

Sun. Dec. 31, 8:30pm-1am. $150
Domenico Wines, 1697 Industrial Rd., San Carlos. 650.593.WINE
A party with dinner, wine and dancing to music from Margie Baker and Company. Hotel accommodations available.

Don't Let the Party End

Sun. Dec. 31
Hotel Montgomery; 211 S. First St., San Jose; Tel. 408.282.8800
"Don't Let the Party End" package includes overnight stay, champagne split and mimosas, party favors, continental breakfast and late check-out. $279. Add dinner for two at Paragon Restaurant for $150.

Doubletree Hotel

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $60 & up for singles, $230 & up for couples
Doubletree Hotel; 2050 Gateway Pl., San Jose; Tel. 408.437.2187
Music by the Hitmen and Nu Day, party favors, balloon drop, midnight toast and two overnight packages.

Doubletree Hotel Burlingame

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm; Call for prices
Doubletree Hotel Burlingame; 835 Airport Blvd., Burlingame; Tel. 650.373.2208
Make a full night of it with an overnight stay, or just come for dinner and dancing. Both include live DJ dancing, party favors and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. The Chutney Grill offers a four-course dinner from 7 - 10pm. Party ends after midnight.

An Enchanted New Year's Eve Party

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm - 2am; $30 - $40
Just Dance Ballroom; 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland; Tel. 510.436.9888
Dance the night away to current and classic music, with a "showcase extravaganza" of live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, party favors and a midnight toast.

Fabulous New Year's Eve Party

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $25
Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Rd., Danville. 925.831.8111
With West Coast swing dancing, food, dance lessons, party favors and midnight champagne.

Fairmont San Jose

Sun. Dec. 31, 6:15pm; Packages begin at $55
Fairmont San Jose; 170 S. Market St, San Jose; Tel. 408.998.1900
Packages begin at $55, with availability for dinner at Pagoda restaurant, dancing to Pete Escovedo and his Orchestra and an overnight stay. The hotel also hosts dancing with piano music from 6:15pm - 8:15pm and Alfie's MVP Ambassadors from 9pm - 1am with no cover.

Gala New Year's Eve Ball

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm;
Swiss Park, 5911 Mowry Ave., Newark. 408.988.4351
The evening begins with German cuisine and continues with dancing to music from the Internationals, plus a midnight champagne toast. Reservations required.

Grand New Year's Eve

Sun. Dec. 31, 6pm - 1:30am; $125 & up
Grand Hyatt San Francisco; 345 Stockton St., San Francisco; Tel. 212.843.2400
Multiple packages available, with amenities including four separate rooms of music, overnight accommodations, champagne and wine reception, dinner and more.

Holiday Inn Express Morgan Hill

Sun. Dec. 31, Additional guests are $69. $179 for two
17035 Condit Rd., Morgan Hill. 408.776.7676
The hotel's New Year's Eve package includes overnight accommodations, dinner for two, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks, champagne toast, party favors and balloon drop, plus dancing to Fast Lane Band while watching the Times Square ball drop. New Year's Day breakfast included.

Holiday Inn Silicon Valley

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm; $199
399 Silicon Valley Blvd., San Jose. 408.972.7800, ext. 412
New Year-s Eve package includes dinner for two, hotel accommodations, a champagne toast and party favors. Plus music from live band Prism of Soul.

Hotel Valencia

Sun. Dec. 31, 6:30pm & 9pm; $100 & up
Hotel Valencia; 355 Santana Row, San Jose; Tel. 408.423.5405
Choose from two packages: Guestroom Package has overnight stay for two, party favors, bottle of champagne and keepsake logo flutes, entrance to Valencia Ballroom and Vbar, midnight champagne toast, New Year's Day breakfast buffet and late check-out (starts at $350). Citrus Dinner and Dance package features five-course prix-fixe dinner at Citrus and entrance to Valencia Ballroom and V bar parties with DJs and live music from Groove Nugget, a champagne toast, party favors and a balloon drop ($100 per person, seating at 6:30 and 9pm). Call for reservations.

Hyatt Regency Monterey

Sun. Dec. 31, 6:45pm; $149.95
1 Old Golf Course Way, Monterey. 408.997.0777
"Get Away to Monterey III" with Joe Sharino Band. With a three-course dinner, party favors, an additional performance from Allison Sharino and a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast. Hotel accommodations available. Reservations required.

A Latin Affair NYE Dinner Dance

Sun. Dec. 31, 6pm - 12:30am; $85
Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel; 1100 N. Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale; Tel. 408.981.9598
Including a buffet dinner, dancing to Latin Affect, party favors (hats, horns, noise makers and leis), a no-host bar and balloon drop. Special hotel rates available.

Light Up the Night

Sun. Dec. 31, 8:30pm-1am; $75
Portola Plaza Hotel, 2 Portola Place, Monterey. 831.649.4511, ext.181
Dance party with the Neal Banks Band, plus emcee duties from DJ Showbiz, midnight champagne toast, ice-sculpted martini bars, hors d'oeuvres, coffee, dessert, prizes, party favors, large-screen coverage of New York's midnight ball drop, party favors, prizes and a midnight balloon drop. Hotel packages available.

Magnificent New Year's Eve

Sun. Dec. 31, 6pm-3am. $40-$100
Broadway Showgirls, 412 Broadway, San Francisco. 415.391.2800
With bottle service, VIP access, go-go dancers, a full dinner menu, two dance floors, five fully stocked bars and a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast.

Mariani's Inn and Restaurant

Sun. Dec. 31, $119�$189;
2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 408.243.1431
A New Year's Eve party with Steve Edwards. Dinner begins at 8pm, entertainment at 9pm. $60. The Deluxe Party Package includes the above, along with an overnight stay, New Year�s Day breakfast and late check-out.

MySpace New Year's Bash (18+)

Sun. Dec. 31, 10pm-4am. $20/$25 with MySpace printout
Boondock Bay, 2246 Jerrold Ave., San Francisco. 510.224.7479
Hosted by the Vixens. With appearances by the Legends, Malika, the Frontline, EvenOdds and others, plus a midnight balloon drop, mixtape giveaways, $6 drinks and more. Dress code enforced. 18+.

New Year Dhamaka

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm-1am. $25 kids 5 and up, $67.50-$75 single and $112.50-$125 couples
American GI Forum, 765 Story Rd., San Jose. 408.674.6656
Non-stop dance masti with Bollywood singers Jaspinder and Micky Narula, DJs Bombay Beats and Bajpuria, dinner from Swagat and more.

New Year's Eve 2007: The Sequel

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 3am; $100 & up
Gift Center Pavilion; 888 Brannan St., San Francisco; Tel. 212.843.2400
This year's event features a James Bond espionage theme, with casino gaming tables, hosted bar, appetizers, DJs and dancing.

New Year's Eve Balkan Bash

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $20
Ashkenaz; 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley; Tel. 510.525.5054
With Edessa, Ziyia and Joe Finn and Friends.

New Year's Eve Ball

Sun. Dec. 31, 7:30pm-1:3am; $120 and up
Newark Hilton Hotel, 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark. 925.339.8769
Be announced as you enter on the red carpet at this New Year's to-do with the Garrets, DJ Sugar Ray and the Black Diamond Band. Plus guest performances, food, party favors, a champagne toast, souvenirs, door prizes and a midnight balloon drop. Hotel accommodations available.

New Year's Eve Bash for Single Professionals

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 1am; $40
Palo Alto Sheraton Hotel; 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; Tel. 650.327.4645
The Society of Single Professionals hosts this mingle-and-meet event with dancing, a pasta and salad buffet and party favors. 18+

New Year's Eve Countdown

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm. $90-$120
Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway St., San Francisco. 415.291.0333
Kick off 2007 with three full open bars, two dance floors, hors d'oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop, party favors, VIP areas and door prizes. Dress code enforced.

New Year's Eve Dance

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm - 1am. $20/ $25
PRUMA Center; 616 E St., Union City; Tel. 510.489.0513
Groove to the Latin rhythms of Stanley Robley Y Los Jibaros Modernos. The evening includes noise makers, hats and prizes. Dress to impress.

New Year's Eve Masked Ball

Sun. Dec. 31, $190
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.939.7862
This first-annual event celebrates the history of Italian masquerade balls with a multi-course dinner and dancing.

New Year's Fusion 2007

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $40 - $50
Event Center; 899 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale; Tel. 408.636.0185
Bay City Events presents 20,000 sq. feet of club space with live performances from Mo' Skillz, Blurred Entities and others. Black-and-white attire required.

New Year's Weekend Dance Party

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm; $75
Steppin' Out; 830 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale; Tel. 408.245.5678
West Coast Swing Band performs with guest DJs Beth Bellany and Rupert Schroeder. Plus Argentine tango and Milonga lessons, a no-host bar, dinner buffet and midnight champagne toast.


Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm. $50 adv.
San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco.
The final New Year's Eve event ever to be held at San Francisco's City Hall, including four party areas with two dance floors, a massive balloon drop from the third-largest dome in the world, a live visual countdown on two screens, multiple Bay Area DJs, complimentary party favors and midnight champagne toast. Formal attire required; black tie optional.

Radisson Hotel Dublin

Sun. Dec. 31, 7pm-2am. $45.
6680 Regional St., Dublin. 510.364.3404.
All-you-can-eat prime rib, dancing to R&B music and a midnight champagne toast.

Red Carpet Bollywood Affair

Sun. Dec. 31, 7:30pm; $65-$99
408 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. 408.605.5915
With five separate areas of admission featuring performances by Bobby Moon, DJ Shez, Dholi Deep, Sthir, Salim J, DJ Mirage, DJ Gemini, DJ Precaution, DJ Sikhness and others, free party favors, glowsticks, henna tattoos, CDs and DVDs, psychic and tarot readings, fresh paan, a gourmet buffet from Swagat, prize giveaways, a balloon drop and a countdown at midnight. Hotel accommodations available. Includes a kids' party. Dress code enforced. 18+ women, 21+ men.

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Sun. Dec. 31, 6pm; Call for packages
Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay; One Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay; Tel. 650.712.7000
Dinner begins at 6pm with a second seating at 9pm, plus live music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres and more. A "Fire and Champagne" one-night-stay New Year's Eve superpackage ($895 for two) includes an ocean-view room, dinner and dancing, a s'mores kit and bottle of champagne, party favors and three-course room service. A children's New Year's Eve party is also available.

Sahara: New Year's Eve Extravaganza

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-6am; $25/$40
New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom St., San Francisco. 415.259.8629
Count down in one of two diverse dance areas with live music from Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, Maneesh the Twister, and others, plus DJs including Emanuel Nado, Vanka and She-enedra. Partial proceeds benefit children in Darfur, Sudan.

The Sainte Claire

Sun. Dec. 31; $209 & up
The Sainte Claire; 302 S. Market St., San Jose; Tel. 866.870.0726
The hotel's New Year's Eve package includes accommodations for two, party favors, valet parking, breakfast for two and late check-out. $209 and up.

San Ramon Marriott Hotel

Sun. Dec. 31; 8:30pm�1:30am. $65/$75
San Ramon Marriott Hotel; 2600 Bishop Dr., San Ramon. 925.937.4744
With two ballrooms, a massive balloon drop, live entertainment all night, drawings and prizes, dance band the Floorshakers and DJ Mike Westerman, casino gaming and more. Overnight accommodations available.

Sea of Dreams

Sat. Dec. 30, 7pm-2am. Sun. Dec. 31, 7:30pm-4am. $50-$125
Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., San Francisco
The sixth annual event, with the theme "7 Heavens: A New Year-s Revolution." With performances by the String Cheese Incident, Zap Mama, ALO, Mark Farina, Tipper, Bassnectar and more. Plus cabaret and circus acts, DJs, dance collectives, performance troupes and art installations, making this an -epic costumed celebration of music, art and community.- 18+.

Silicon Valley New Year's Eve Gala

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm. $99 adv.
South Hall, San Jose Convention Center, 435 S. Market St., San Jose. 408.380.1224
With music from the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Funkadesi. Presented by Black & Tan and Knightlive Entertainment.

Silver Fishes and New Year's Wishes

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm - 1am; $60 - $80
Monterey Bay Aquarium; 886 Cannery Row, Monterey; Tel. 831.648.6877
Celebrate New Year's in the style of Hollywood's golden age, entering the aquarium via a red carpet. Formal attire suggested. With three musical lounges, complimentary coat check, no-host bars, hors d'oeuvres, midnight champagne toast with commemorative gift flute, party favors and free photo booths. Dinner and VIP Lounge available.

Starlite Dance Club

Sun. Dec. 31, 9am - 1am; $18/$20
1160 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Sunnyvale. 408.745.7827.
New Year's Eve Gala. Waltz lesson at 8pm followed by dance party from 9pm-1am with hors d'oeuvres, party favors and a sparkling-cider toast.

U.S.S. Hornet New Year's Eve

Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm - 1am; $48 - $95
U.S.S. Hornet; 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda; Tel. 510.521.8448, ext. 282
Swing into the new year with music from David Martin's House Party aboard the historic aircraft carrier. With three dance floors, a silent auction, raffle prizes, party favors, food and drinks. Period and military attire welcome.

A Vintage New Year's Eve

Sun. Dec. 31, 8:30pm - 2am; $150
Regency Theatre; 1290 Sutter St., San Francisco; Tel. 212.843.2400
With performance by Tainted Love, dancing with DJ Spider and more.

White and Silver Ball (16+)

Sun. Dec. 31, 9pm-2am. $35/$45
Burlingame Hall, 1511 Rollins Rd., Burlingame. 415.425.7242
A Brazilian New Year's party with strict white-and/or-silver attire restrictions. Featuring Sotaque Baiano and DJs Rubens, Rodolfo and Tuaia. 16+.
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