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The Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St.
Local bands French Girls, Scorpion vs. Tarantula, and Andrew and His Feisty Felines perform. 9 p.m. Free. Call 602-258-0014.
Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
New Year's Eve Bash boasting karaoke in the MarcTini Lounge, as well as DJs and dancing in the main bar, starting at 9 p.m. Four balloon drops, free party favors and noisemakers, and complimentary champagne for the midnight toast are also planned. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; $5 after 9 p.m. Call 623-842-1053.
7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
Riot for Romance and Black Moods are scheduled to perform on New Year's Eve at this Old Town nightspot, as is R&B/blues act Soul Power. 8 p.m., $10. Call 480-970-0500.
Pappy's Sports Bar & Grill
11801 N. 19th Ave.
Rockin' New Years Eve Party with music from Sunset Strip. 8 p.m. Call 602-944-4644.
1019 E. Indian School Road
Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns present their annual New Year's affair, which will include party favors and a midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m.; $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door. Call 602-265-4842.
4245 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
Duck into Rockbar and partake in a variety of live bands, DJs, libations, and other distractions. Call 480-331-9190.
Rocky Point Cantina
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
There will be bottles and models at the 18-and-over Turn on the Lights, which will be hosted by Hollywood SuPa and Tray Gutter. $5 bombers until midnight, as well as $5 well cocktails and Patron shots all evening. 9 p.m. Call 480-968-7879.
The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
The fetishistic freaks of Cupcake are planning a twisted affair involving live performances by Xylogrind, Doctor Bones, and The Infamous Boom Boom, as well as giveaways, go-go girls, absinthe, and a "best dressed" contest for prizes. Resident DJs Self.Destrukt and Defense.Mekanizm will spin. 8 p.m.; $10 general admission, $30 for VIPs (which includes penny drinks all night). Call 480-947-3580.
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Free champagne, food and drink, door prizes, and music from E.T. and the Funk Experience, The Sugar Thieves, and Banana Gun. 8:30 p.m., $10. Call 480-966-9565.
2701 E. Indian School Road
Free party hats and noise-makers, a champagne toast at midnight, and plenty of cocktails from the bar. 8 p.m. Call 602-956-8998.
The Shout! House
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
The celebration features a prime rib buffet, souvenir glassware, champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and more. 8 p.m. Call 623-772-1500 for package options.
132 E. Washington St.
Sky Lounge's second floor retractable roof will be opened for a special lowering of a New Year's Eve ball at midnight during the Latin club's celebration of El Año Nuevo. That won't be the only thing coming from the heavens, as a balloon drop and a colorful raining of confetti is also planned. 9 p.m.; $10 pre-sale, $15 and up at the door for general admission; $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door for the VIP package. Call 602-330-3362.
7419 E. Indian Plaza Dr., Scottsdale
DJ Thomas James will sling the beats during Blackout Edition Volume 3, which will also features half-priced drinks and free food until 10 p.m. Bottle service is strongly encouraged. 8 p.m., $20. See ww.electrostub.com. The club reopens an after last call for Afterglow 2013, which stars house music mistress Sydney Blu and a slew of local talents — including DJs Tranzit, Decipha, and CB — who will spin until 11 a.m. $20. Call 480-946-3510.
Tavern on Mill
404 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Sin City thrills and secret agent intrigue mix at the Casino Royale New Year's Eve soiree, which will offer legal gambling fun with craps and blackjack tables, as well as prizes, giveaways, DJs, booze, and a champagne toast. A variety of VIP packages are available for purchase. Call 480-967-5887.
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Dead Hot Workshop, The Persuaders, Ghetto Cowgirl, and others will perform. 8 p.m. Call 480-794-1706.
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
The Love Me Nots return to the music scene along with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Dead Eyes of London, and The Sex. 8 p.m. Call 480-967-4777.