10 Best New Year's Eve Events in Los Angeles
New Year's is upon us soon, and with that, the angsty debate about what to do in order to make it the most epic night of both the last and the new year begins (no pressure attached, of course).
In order to take some of the stress out of planning the big party, here are LA Weekly's picks for L.A.'s top ten New Year's Eve events.
10. New Year's Eve Revue at the Santa Monica Playhouse
The Santa Monica Playhouse is featuring its annual New Year's Eve Revue, with dances, comedy, and songs -- plus the requisite glittery outfits and wigs. There's a family friendly show at 6, plus a later one to usher in the new year with showbiz dazzle.
Early show at 6 pm; late show starts at 9.30; Tickets from $39.50-49.50. More information here: santamonicaplayhouse.com.
9. The Beginning of the End of the World Party at Villain's Tavern
Courtesy of Villains Tavern
If you fear the day the Mayan calendar will end, why not celebrate the end at Villain's Tavern? Arguably the coolest bar in the Arts district, the Tavern will have live bands, as well as Punchfest -- a delicious deal for your wallet, in which the price of the Tavern's signature punch will go down by one dollar, every hour until midnight. Doors open at 5 pm; no cover charge. More information here: www.villainstavern.com.
8. Bootie L.A. at the Echoplex
Celebrate New Year's the classic way and just dance your heart out. The Echoplex is hosting its traditional Bootie L.A. night, full of funky bootleg mash-ups (plus a special live mash-up performance by DJ Shyboy, and free Bootie CDs for the first 300 guests). Ball drop, champagne toast, and great tunes -- a simple recipe for a good night. Doors open at 9 pm; tickets are $20 pre-sale, $30 at the door. More information here: www.attheecho.com.
7. Cleopatra's Ball at the Egyptian Theater
Sure, you can take your pick of the big club bashes in Hollywood. But if you're looking for a more interesting place to party, the Egyptian Theater's decadent revival interior is too good to pass up, and who hasn't dreamed of dancing with King Tut?
Doors open at 9 pm; Tickets from $75-1500. More information here: californianightlife.com.
6. Joe Rogan at the Improv
Joe Rogan -- Tae Kwon Do champion, Fear Factor host, and all-around BAMF -- also happens to be a first-class stand-up comedian. Catch his special New Year's performance at the Improv, and ring in the new year with some belly laughs.Show starts at 10 pm, tickets from $60-90. More information here: www.laughstub.com.