Festivities to ring in the New Year
Although New Year’s Eve is just days away, it’s not too late to get tickets to celebrate in style.
Below are just a few suggestions to publicly bring in the new year Tuesday.
Options range from comedy to dancing to reflecting on the old and new years through conscious movement.
What better way to welcome 2003 than with heavy doses of laughter?
There’s two chances to do just that Tuesday at the Holbrooke Hotel’s Comedy Night.
Headliner Huck Flyn uses original rock ‘n roll songs in his comedy. Besides appearing in comedy clubs around the country, Flyn acts on stage and has appeared on TV and in movies. He has opened for musicians including Joe Walsh and Starship.
Opening the New Year’s Eve shows at 8 and 10:30 p.m. will be emcee Bob Fernandez.
Admission for either show is $20 per person, which includes complimentary party favors and a champagne toast.
Reservations are highly recommended. Call 263-4544 for tickets or more information.
The Holbrooke Hotel is at 212 W. Main St., Grass Valley.
Partygoers will have a variety of music to choose from at Nevada City nightclubs.
The Stones, The Mones plus special guest Adam Kline with Golden Shoulders will be at Cooper’s on New Year’s Eve.
Admission is $10, which includes a free drink and midnight champagne. Cooper’s is at 235 Commercial St., Nevada City. Call 265-0116 for reservations or more information.
Sacramento1s The Romp will play classic rock at McGees Annex from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover is $3. McGees is at 315 Broad St., Nevada City; the phone number is 265-3205.
Saul Rayo1s group will play world groove originals at Kirby1s Creekside Restaurant & Bar, starting at 9 p.m.
There1s no cover; complimentary champagne will be offered at midnight.
Kirby1s Creekside is at 101 Broad St. Call 265-3445 for holiday dinner reservations or for more information.
Similarly, there1s an assortment of music styles to choose from in Grass Valley.
Holiday Cabaret will feature Deejay Jamal spinning dance tunes from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Cover is $5 at the door; party favors are included.
Holiday Cabaret is at 1255 E. Main St., Grass Valley. Call 272-6466 for details.
Nevada Club has the Keytones starting at 9 p.m. Cover is $2. Call 274-0947 for more information. Nevada Club is at 108 W. Main St., Grass Valley.
Then there1s the always original John Girton playing just up the block at Holbrooke Hotel1s Golden Gate Saloon, 212 W. Main St.
There1s no cover. Girton takes the stage at 9 p.m. Call 273-1353 for any questions.
Besides music by Real George and Lorraine Gervais1 Diva1s Diversion, 3The Party1s At the Foundry² will offer casino games, snacks, a midnight champagne toast, and a catered dinner by Anthony1s at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.
The complete party package is $65 per person in advance; and $30 in advance and $35 at the door per person for the party minus dinner.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The casino games and music run from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Foundry is at 325 Spring St., Nevada City. Call 265-5040 for reservations or information.
Ustad Habib Khan will play meditative music of India on the sitar at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm, 14651 Ballantree Lane in Grass Valley. Admission is $12. Call 272-9322 for more information about this all-ages show.
A movement-oriented Tsunami New Year1s Celebration will be at St. Joseph1s Cultural Center from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
3It will be an opportunity to create a powerful vision to carry you through the coming year as well as relax and have fun with friends,² said organizer Michael Stone. 3It1s a conscious way to bring in the new year.²
The celebration will be in two rooms at the center. In the Ghidotti Room will be the Kasbah Lounge where participants can relax with friends and family, listen to music and nibble on finger food and sip nonalcoholic beverages.
Freeform dancing and rituals to complete the year and bring in the new year will be in the adjacent St. Joseph1s Hall.
Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door, which includes finger food and nonalcoholic beverages. Advance tickets are at Truffle Shop and Harmony Books or by calling Saskia Stone at 265-3032 or 265-9119.
WallStreet Cafe will be open New Year1s Eve with an Afro-Latin funk rock dance jam led by some of the Sweet Rain members. Bring a drum for the drum circle. Admission will be $15 per person, which includes hors d1oeuvres and a midnight toast. The WallStreet Cafe is at 114 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Call 274-2411 for more information.
Whichever way you decide to celebrate, please remember to include a designated driver if drinking is part of the festivities.
Have a safe and happy new year!
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