New Year’s Eve Celebrations

It’s not too late to make some plans to ring in 2007. Here are a few options of bashes, balls and general merriment around town:

CONCERTS

Phil Vassar and Little Big Town

, with special guests Trent Tomlinson, The Lost Trailers and Rockie Lynne. Target Center, Minneapolis. www.targetcenter.com

Pat McCurdy w. Consolation Champ. Doors: 8pm, Music: 9pm. Tickets: $70 in advance / $80 day of show (Ticket includes appetizer buffet & beverages). Fine Line, Minneapolis. www.finelinemusic.com

Brother Ali, with Luckyiam/PSC (from Living Legends), BK One and special guests. $15.00 advance/$15.00 door. 9:00 PM / 18+. 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis. www.first-avenue.com

PARTIES

Minneapolis Riverfront New Year’s Celebration

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minneapolis Riverfront District are sponsoring New Year’s Eve celebration with fireworks, music, food and family activities. Fireworks at 8:30 PM and a burst at midnight. View from the Stone Arch Bridge, West River Parkway and Main St. in front of St. Anthony Main. Over 20 different venues to choose from for food and entertainment before and after the fireworks. Learn more.

Winter Wonderland at Rice Park
This may be going on from Nov. 25th, but it all culminates on Jan 1st, it’s last day. Take advantage, just in time, so you don’t miss the holiday decorations, ice skating, hot cider, horse-drawn carriage rides, and carolers. Rice Park is in downtown St. Paul, between Fourth and Fifth streets.

Three-Ring Celebration at the MOA
The Mall of America will be open from 6pm until midnight for some major, kid-friendly, FREE New Years Eve activities. In the line-up is illusionist Jonathon Bryce (NorthWoods Stage 6- 10pm, on the hour), Foot-juggling, hula-hooping, hand-balancing Circus Manduhai (NorthWoods stage 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30), and Xelias Aerial Performance Company (Rotunda 6:45, 8:45, 10:45), Cruisers, a five-piece band (Parkwide, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30) and a midnight fireworks display at the Center Fountain. Learn more.

New Year’s Eve at Chambers
This new Minneapolis restaurant is hoping to wrap up its first year of business with a bang. Enjoy live music in their outdoor courtyard and a DJ from their 5th floor bar. Enjoy complimentary wine, beer, champagne and hors deourves all night long. Don’t forget to hit the Ice Chamber (a Grey Goose Ice Bar), the first outdoor urban ice bar in the US. Party lasts 9pm-2am. Tickets are $175 per person. Call 612.767.6979 for tickets.

International Market Square Crystal Ball
Head to the International Market Square for a fun-filled musical night. Listen to performers Ovation, New Congress, Capital Sons and Brian David, and then dance in the Crystal Ball Groove Lounge. 275 Market St., Mpls., Information: (612) 232-3428. Learn more.

ReSOULution 2007
From 9pm to 2am, you can enjoy the stylings of major DJs hitting two separate entertainment rooms in downtown Minneapolis’s Millennium Hotel: Big Mama J; Roomsa ft. Lady Sarah, Jason Heinrichs, Winston & Guests (Salted, Aphrodisio, Farris Wheel Recordings); Bryan Gerrard & David Drone (Celebrity Records); Jevne (Live); The LoFat DJ’s; DJ Tink; DJ Cor-E; Benjamin Michaels (Sly1 Productions); DJ Randy. The night is hosted by : Ananda, V2 & You Know How We Do It Productions. *21+ event. General Admission Tickets: $25 In Advance, $35 At The Door.

A New Year’s Eve Party at the Hyatt Regency
Beginning at 8pm, you can hear the likes of Tim Mahoney, Trippin’ Billies, The Alarmists, Leep 27 and Concentual perform. Learn more.

Que Fiesta!
For a five-star New Year’s Eve, hit the Landmark Center for champagne, tango dancers and games with a Latin twist. All-the-while, listen to the tunes of Vic Volare and his orchestra. Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St, St. Paul. Tickets are $30 advance, $40 door. Email econdon@landmarkcenter.org. (651) 292-3276. Learn more.

NIGHTCLUBS

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ightclub listings courtesy of twincitiesnightclubs.org

Fahrenheit
PREMIUM open bar ALL NIGHT for $75. Mention TCNC and get $5 off. Two rooms, two styles of music, ONE HELL of a NYE party! The Front Room even has a DJ spin-off with The Hamptons vs. Strangelove and D. Haze. The Back Room features DJ CT and SOTA spinning great dance music all night. Don’t forget, EVERY PERSON gets a bottle of champagne at midnight to pop with me ALL AT THE SAME TIME! Call 612-306-6018 for reservations or tickets!

The Bird
On Sunday, December 31st, The Bird Nightclub proudly presents: PAPARAZZI – A New Years Eve Party. “Step into the Spotlight.” $8000 Balloon drop in cash and prizes. $2 shots all night. Free party favors. VIP and bottle service available.

Myth
“I LOVE THE 80s†NEW YEARS EVE BASH. Fully themed & decorated. Totally radical balloon drop. Come dressed in full 80’s style or as your favorite 80s character. Cash prizes for the most bodacious costumes (babes & dudes). Giving away trips to Vegas & Mexico. $25 Cover, $45 Most Excellent VIP Package. Doors/Show: 9pm. 21+ Event. Call 651-779-MYTH for more info, to reserve your VIP Table, or to purchase a luxury suite for this event! Visit www.MythLive.com for full details!

The Lounge
New Year’s spectacular – premium open bar all night from 8pm to 2am. Evening’s admission: $75. All-star feature entertainment featuring Jake Encinas, Dj Kostja, Chris Castle and fabulous lounge go-go dancers. Champagne toast at midnight. Call 612-333-8800 for tickets.

The Annex
The Annex (Lonetree) is also offering the option of a cash bar (pay for your drinks inside) with a $30 cover @ the door.

Bellanotte
Celebrate the New Year at Bellanotte! Enjoy four courses with your choice of a bottle of red wine, white wine, or prosecco. $150/couple. $75/individual. Call today to make reservations! 612.339.7200.

Bootleggers
It’s that time of year where you start to think about new beginnings and fresh starts for the upcoming year…but until then, who gives a rat’s ass. Let your old bad habits and rituals of binge drinking and over-eating have one last hoorah at Bootleggers New Years Eve bash. Enough with those hoity-toity places that seem to think that someone will pay a $25 cover with lame drink specials. Guys pay $100 and for the ladies $75 for: open bar ALL night gratuity. Fully catered buffet. Champagne toast. Cash prize balloon drop. Coat check. This is a semi-formal event so no sweatshirts and sneakers you bums. There’ll be “butlers” passing appetizers so you can feel like a champ while sippin on some bubbly. Tickets will be sold in advance – they’re goin fast so buy them soon! Call to get yours at 612-338-4555.

BAR-FLY
NYE 2007 Sunday, December 31st! Bar Fly presents the biggest, wildest celebration of the year… Complimentary wine, champagne, and appetizers til 9pm! Balloon drop and traditional champagne toast at 12! VIP RESERVATION PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE!!!! 5 DJS and special live performances, plus win a trip for two to Las Vegas! Party til 3am!

Infiniti Room at Graves 601 Hotel
New Year’s Eve 2007 at Infinity Lounge at the Graves|601 Hotel will be the most exclusive New Year’s Eve destination in Minneapolis. The evening will be hosted by DJ Vooch. Featuring: a live DJ spinning the hottest musical blend of techno, hip-hop and Top 40. A free champagne toast. Prizes: Including: two weekend-getaway packages for The Graves|601 Hotel, one $100 bottle service vouchers, and a bunch of free admission passes! Infinity Lounge will host the most elegant, sophisticated and exclusive evening in all of Minneapolis. $20 cover charge at the door. Bottle service is available. This event is 21+. Dress code strictly enforced. Please RSVP.

Nochee
2006 New Years Celebration. Complimentary champagne toast. Hors d’oeuvres. Party favors. Heated outdoor tent. $25 Advance Tickets – $30 Door 9-11pm – $35 Door 11pm-Close. Featured entertainment – The Gumbo Quartet, Dj FU Rifugiato and The Radio Band. 612.344.700. Ext. 4.

Solera
New Years in heaven. Audiences will literally be walking on a cloud this New Year’s Eve in heaven with the phenomenal cast of dancers, aerialists, musicians, vocalists and performers. Pre-sale $30 / Door $40. Open bar pass for an additional $40. Call 612-338-0062.

Spin Nightclub
Fire and Ice – New Year’s Eve Bash. $3,000 balloon drop at the stroke of midnight. Free party favors. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. Call 612-805-8133. Don’t forget to mention TCNC.

Vintage Vegas at St. Anthony Main Event Centre
Celebrating the timeless glamour of vintage Vegas at this black tie NYE affair. Gala featuring: live performances by Stockcar Named Desire, psychic readings, incredible drink specials all night, gaming tables and karaoke. The Best fireworks in the Twin Cities. Complimentary Moscato d’Asti toast at midnight. Prix Fixe dinner with wine pairings featuring: a five-course dinner. Wine pairings at each course. Live acoustical jazz music. Gala tickets are $65 each. Five-course dinner, with the wines, is $110 per person — limited space available! Order tickets to both events for only $145 while supplies last! Prix Fixe dinner at 6pm; Gala opens at 8pm. St. Anthony Main Event Centre – (612) 874-0880.

The Crystal Ball
New Year’s Eve 2006 hosted by Daniel Vargas with guest MC Dave Marion. Live acts, djs, two levels of VIP access. Visit crystalballmpls.com for more information or call 612-232-3428 and mention TCNC.

Trocaderos
New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring the R-Factor. All tickets include: live music of R-Factor, complimentary buffet, midnight champagne toast and balloon drop! Band starts at 9:30pm. All packages must be pre-paid. Call 612-465-0440.

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