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7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
The folks at Steve Levine Entertainment are expecting all sorts of licentious behavior to ensue on New Year's Eve during the Seven Sexy Sins soiree. 9 p.m.; $25 general admission; $45 for VIP service. Call 480-970-1112.
7341 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale
Barney's will offer three floors of revelry, as well as primo drink deals, spins by DJ Pulse, complimentary champagne, free party favors, and a special dinner menu, which will be served until 1 a.m. Free rides to and from the bar on the Barney Bus will also be available. 8 p.m. Call 480-949-6535.
Bar Smith & The Monarch Theatre
130 East Washington Street
The neighboring downtown Phoenix dance joints will join forces for an evening of dance music mayhem entitled Bassdrop! A New Year’s Eve Massive. A combined four rooms will host a slew of DJs, each rocking their own distinct flavor of EDM. Bar Smith will feature LA’s David Alvarado downstairs while the members of Rebel Disco do their thing on the rooftop. Special guests include Tomahawk Bang and Robbie Rob. Meanwhile, The Monarch will star the residents of both UK Thursdays (J. Paul, Crit, and ill-legal?) and Foul Play Fridays (Prince$$, Bigie Meanmugg, and 2ToneDisco). Doors open at 8 p.m. and the parties run until 3 a.m. Admission is $20. Call 602-229-1265.
The Blooze Bar
12014 N. 32nd St.
New Year's Eve party with rock 'n' roll from Terashain and Lit Up, a champagne toast at midnight, and more. 8 p.m., $5. Call 602-788-4574.
7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
This Old Town favorite will offer penny drinks — premium spirits excluded — as well as a complimentary champagne toast and party favors. Admission is $30. Call 480-945-9028.
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe
Local pro ballers will be in the house for the Celebrity New Year's Eve Countdown, including Jared Dudley and P.J. Tucker from the Phoenix Suns and O'Brien Schofield of the Arizona Cardinals. DJ Bamboozle will spin the hits and champagne toast happens at midnight. 9 p.m., $10 pre-sale. Call 480-894-1111.
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Sean Watson stages the yearly Amateur Night on New Year's Eve, featuring a mix of burgeoning local DJ and EDM talent, such as Deux Yeux and Pastries with Teeth, along with scene veterans like Roya. 9 p.m., free. Call 602-716-2222.
Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge
7419 E. Indian Plaza Dr., Scottsdale
Free catered eats and half-priced drinks can be had until 10 p.m. and Aaron Taylor from 104.7 FM will rain down hot tracks from the DJ booth. 8 p.m., $20. See www.electrostub.com. Call 480-499-5190.
El Santo Cantina
7301 E. Butherus Dr., Scottsdale
Wolfgang Gartner will pay a visit to North Scottsdale to headline the Last Dance New Year's Eve party at El Santo. Australian EDM wunderkind Walden and locals Turner and Heit will open the event. 9 p.m.; $30 general admission, $75 for VIP treatment. Call 480-584-3801 or see www.relentlessbeats.com.
4426 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
Tables start at $2,000 and include a magnum of Grey Goose or Belevedere, a bottle of Dom Pérignon, a magnum of Moet Rose, and admission for 10. Call 480-481-3100.
Goat Head Saloon
1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
Tribute bands The Ravones, which pays homage to The Ramones, and KISS Alive, which sends up Gene Simmons and company, will perform. A "Miss KISS" contest for great prizes will also take place. 9 p.m., $10. Call 602-505-2067.
50 W. Jefferson St.
Burlesque queen Nyla the High Pimpstress and a gaggle of go-go dancers will offer thrills during Reset, a chic New Year's Eve event at the combo arcade and nightclub. DJ LA will drop music videos and other visual treats via the high-def screens, which will also broadcast the ball drop from Times Square as confetti and balloons descend from above. 8 p.m. Call 602-732-5490.
2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa
DJ Reuben Martinez and friends will spin up songs all evening. 8 p.m. Call 480-820-7117.
4139 W. Bell Rd.
Spin sessions by DJ Mikee Mike and DJ MCX, free bubbly and a cash balloon drop at midnight, and a complimentary bottle of champagne with the purchase of Skyy bottle serve. 8 p.m. Call 602-843-6100.
4280 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
DJ Kyko and DJ Dario will serve up hip-hop and Latin jams. Folks who wanna live large can partake in numerous VIP options that are available, with prices start at $750. 9 p.m. $20 general admission. Call 602-314-9967 or see www.surgenights.com.
13825 N. 32nd St.
Hop aboard the wayback machine as '80s-themed acts the Ultimate Van Halen Tribute and The Crüe Tribute hit the stage. 8 p.m., $10. Call 602-992-1007.
3110 N. Central Ave.
Kobalt will be holding an Adventures in Hangovers affair on New Year's Day. A Bloody Mary bar, games, and a performance by TC Taylor and other drag artists are also planned. 8 a.m., Tuesday, January 1. Call 602-264-5307.
2350 W. Northern Ave.
Holiday Jazz Night with dining, drinking, and live music from the ensemble of David Valdivia, Vic Kotner, Tim Downs, and Eric Bart, 6:30 p.m., free. Call 602-864-0043.