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New Year's Eve Guide 2013

Jon Pardi is scheduled to perform during Scottsdale's Ultimate New Years Eve Block Party on Tuesday, December 31, along Craftsman Court in Scottsdale. See www.scottsdalesultimateblockparty.com.
Courtesy of Scottsdale's Ultimate New Years Eve Block Party

SPECIAL EVENTS

Celebrity Theatre
440 N. 32nd St.
www.celebritytheatre.com
UrbanAZ will present A Grown & Sexy New Year's Eve Concert featuring R&B, slow jams, and pop hits from El Debarge, Guy, and Johnny Gill. 9 p.m., $55-$75. Call 602-267-1600.

Circle K New Year's Eve Block Party
Mill Avenue District, Tempe
After a one-year absence, one of the biggest Auld Lange Syne events in the Valley will make its return to Tempe's main drag to help celebrate the end of 2013 and welcome 2014. The block party will encompass a good portion of Mill Avenue from Third Street to University Drive and feature beer and champagne gardens, live music, video dance clubs, food trucks, interactive games, activities, family fun zones, and — of course — the midnight countdown with fireworks and confetti blasts. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $25 and admission for children 12 and under is free.

Clarendon Hotel
401 W. Clarendon Ave.
www.goclarendon.com
Dress to the nines and celebrate the coming of 2014 in dapper fashion during A Modern Gatsby Affair NYE Party, which will feature DJ sessions by Michael Hooker, a performance by CONDER/dance, midnight champagne toast, and more. Cocktail and evening attire recommended. 8 p.m., $25. Call 602-252-736.

FilmBar
815 N. 2nd St.
www.thefilmbarphx.com
Get some action, don a 'fro and some flares, and rub elbows with wanna-be Dirk Digglers and Roller Girls during the Boogie Ball, a '70s porn star costume party throughout FilmBar. Prizes will be awarded for the best getups, a DJ will spin the super sounds of the '70s while various movie and music clips from the decade are screened and a champagne toast and video ball drops in the theater. 8 p.m., $9. Call 602-595-9187.

Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N. 5th St.
www.lawngnomepublishing.com
Torn jeans, Chuck Taylor's and grunge band T-shirts might be the outfit to wear if you're planning to attend the '90s-themed New Year's Eve Flannel Ball and Art Show, which will offer music from Andy Warpigs, Bacchus, Sister Lip, and Wolvves. A slew of local artists will also show off their works, including Sierra Joy, Morgan McNally, Aaron Hopkins-Johnson, Casebeer, J.J. Horner, Brandon Huigens, Tara Logsdon, and others. 8 p.m., $10. Call 602-682-5825.

Scottsdale's Ultimate New Year's Eve Block Party
4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale
www.scottsdalesultimateblockparty.com
Country music star Jon Pardi headlines this year's block party, which also will feature performances by A Boy Named Sioux, Tony Martinez Band, and Laura Walsh, as well as beer vendors, access to Dos Gringos and Rockbar, and fireworks at midnight. Gates open at 6 p.m. Admission is $15-$25.

Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale
www.talkingstickresort.com
The resort will boast two different Auld Lang Syne events, each with its own distinct vibe and entertainment. The Salt River Grand Ballroom will host Studio TSR Strikes Back, featuring performances by Loveshack and Buster Poindexter, as well as dancing, party favors, and a balloon drop at midnight. Tickets are $150 per person for a show and dinner, which is served at 6:30 p.m., and $99 per person for the show only, which starts at 8:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Raven's Annual New Year's Eve Gala will take place in the showroom and will feature a complimentary appetizer buffet until 11 p.m., two bars, cocktail and drink specials, a midnight toast, and music from SmashT and DJ Kilo. Semi-formal to black tie attire is required. General admission is $50. Call 866-877-9897.

W Scottsdale Hotel
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
The world's your oyster during the W's One Night In Bangkok New Year's Eve Party, which will include dance music spun by DJ Soulman, specialty cocktails, and fireworks at midnight. 8 p.m.; $75 for ladies, $100 for guys. Various ticket, premium bottle service, and room packages are available. Call 480-970-2100 or see www.wscottsdalehotel.com/newyears for full details.


RESTAURANTS


Calico Jack's
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
www.calicojacksglendale.com
New Year's Eve bash with DJ Nykko, $5 you-call-its on any drink, and more. A $10 admission package gets you party favors, a taco and nacho buffet, drink specials, and a margarita toast at midnight. 9 p.m. Call 623-877-5225.

McFadden's
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
www.mcfaddensdesertridge.com
9425 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale
www.mcfaddensglendale.com
Both locations will offer New Year's Eve bashes with a variety of DJs, libations, and revelry. McFadden's Glendale will a $40 admission package with five free drinks, $4 drinks from 9 p.m. until midnight, and champagne toast once the ball drops. Table reservations are also $25 per person and include a bottle of bubbly and party favors. Meanwhile, the McFadden's at Desert Ridge Marketplace will feature early-bird dinner specials from 4 to 6 p.m., and a $30 admission package starting at 9 p.m. that includes a free drink, cocktail buffet, midnight champagne toast, and more. Premium admission is also available and includes free cocktails. The parties at both locations begin at 9 p.m. Call 623-872-0022 or 480-502-5480.

 

Milagro Grill
4280 E. Indian School Road
www.milagrogrillaz.com
Ring in the New Year with a four-course meal and champagne toast, live music, and an optional wine pairing. The restaurant's usual menu also will be available. $55 per person. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 602-773-5844.

Sandbar Mexican Grill
7200 W. Ray Road, Chandler
Flappers in the Sand New Year's Eve party with a Coronita toast at midnight, $5 glasses of champagne, and DJs spinning all night. 9 p.m. Call 480-961-1700.

San Felipe's Cantina
2000 E. Rio Salado Pwky., Tempe
www.sanfelipescantina.com
New Year's Eve party with DJs, dancing, champagne splits, and more. 9 p.m. Call 480-736-8226.


BARS & NIGHTCLUBS


Apollo's Lounge
5749 N. 7th St.
www.apollos.com
The party-meisters of Rebel Disco and RAD will join forces for a two-room New Year's Eve throwdown and DJ massive filled with indie dance hits and cheap thrills. The lineup includes spin sessions from Rebel Disco's Jake Goldsmith, Rick Carter, Edward Navarro, Luke Hansen, and Aaron F., as well as RAD's Kevin M.O.B., Bad Wolf, Joseph Mercado, and Mischief Makers. 8 p.m., $5. Call 602-277-9373.

Chopper Johns
2547 E. Indian School Road
www.chopperjohns.com
New Year's Eve party with music from Pat Roberts and the Heymakers, and more. 9 p.m. Call 602-955-0881.

Copper Blues
50 W. Jefferson St.
www.copperblueslive.com
Step right up and check out the New Year's Eve sideshow extravaganza featuring snake charmers, fortune tellers, the world's strongest man, music from The Instant Classics, and more. 5 p.m., $25-$60. Call 480-719-5005.

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave.
www.crescentphx.com
Sean Watson is bringing back his Amateur Night New Year's Eve affair and this time it's going to feature twice the dance floor action. Local electronic rock band The Holy Coast will perform while DJs such as Kris the Fist, 2ToneDisco, and Deux Yeux will spin. A separate disco tent will be setup outside and will be manned by DJ Dana and DJ Roach. 8:30 p.m.; $3 in advance, $5 at the door. Call 602-716-2222.

Dubliner Irish Pub
3841 E. Thunderbird Road
www.dublinerpub.com
New Year's Eve party with the Blues Review Band. 9 p.m., $5. Call 602-867-0984.

El Santo
7301 E. Butherus Dr., Scottsdale
www.elsantocantina.com
Dubstep duo Zeds Dead headlines the Last Dance New Year's Eve 2014 party with support from HavocNdeeD, Nuck 'n' Futz, Michael James, DJ Lujan, and Sam Groove. 8 p.m.; $35 general admission, $50 for VIP access. See www.relentlessbeats.com. Call 480-584-3801

Joe's Grotto
13825 N. 32 St.
www.joesgrotto.com
Romantasy Cabaret's New Years Eve Masquerade Ball with such cabaret-style entertainment as burlesque dancing, live music from Whiskey Kiss, comedy vignettes, and other brilliant feats. A champagne toast takes place at midnight. 8:30 p.m.; $35 general admission, $45 reserved tables, $50 VIP. Call 602-992-1007.

Karamba Nightclub
1724 E. McDowell Road
www.karambanightclub.com
Party favors, hot spins from DJ Jesus, after-hours dancing until 4 a.m., and more. 9 p.m., $10. Call 602-254-0231.

The Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St.
www.thelostleaf.org
Scorpion vs. Tarantula hosts a New Year's Eve extravaganza with performances from French Girls, The Freaks of Nature, Sonurus, and China USA. 9 p.m. Free. Call 602-258-0014.

Maya Day & Nightclub
7333 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
www.mayaclubaz.com
The Luxe Life NYE affair will be headlined by EDM superstar Audien and will also feature a one-cent hosted bar and passed hors d'oeuvres from 8 to 9 p.m., as well as posh bottle service packages starting at $1,500 and up. 9 p.m.; $50 general admission, $75 for VIP access.

Paradise Lounge
4541 E. Cactus Road
www.paradiselounge.biz
New Year's Eve party with live music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and such drink specials as $2.50 bottled beers from 2 to 7 p.m. and $3 well drinks from 7 p.m. onward. Call 602-953-2993.

Rips Ales & Cocktails
3045 N. 16th St.
www.ripsbaraz.com
Britpop, New Wave, and indie hits will be spun up by Obscura's Adrian Flanagan and Shadowplay's DJ Manchester during Hang the DJ: New Year's Eve 2014. Drink specials, giveaways, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast are also promised. 9 p.m.; free before 10:30 p.m., $5 thereafter. Call 602-266-0015.

The Rock
4129 N. 7th Ave.
www.therockdmphoenix.com
A special performance of the Jackie and Olive Show will take place on New Year's Eve. 10 p.m. Call 602-248-8559.

 

The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
www.theroguebar.com
The fetishistic freaks of Cupcake! will turn back the clock to the '80s for the I Love 8BIT! Digital vs. Analog Dance Party, which will feature Creepsville 666, as well as Self.Destrukt and Defense.Mekanizm spinning vinyl from the Reagan era analog style until the midnight countdown and champagne toast. Then, it's digital-style '80s remixes until last call. Cupcakes, go-go girls, a photo booth, hula hoopers, and other distractions are planned. 9 p.m., $10 admission with $25 wristbands offering penny drinks all night long. Call 480-947-3580.

The Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Local acts The Noodles, Spafford, and Drunken Immortals will ring in the New Year. 5 p.m., $15. Call 480-966-9565.

Smashboxx
7419 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
If you've got mojo left after welcoming in 2014, the after-hours extravaganza of Afterglow will take place an hour after last call on New Year's Day. DJ superstar Sian will headline while locals Juheun, Thomas Turner, Michelle Sparks, Dan Lunsford, Thomas Latham, DJ Decipha, Body Tricks, Body Tricks, Jon Amaral, and DJ Kuntrol will also perform. 3 to 10 a.m., $30. Call 480-946-3510.

Stacy's at Melrose
4343 N. 7th Ave.
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball with dance music from DJ Robert Poe. 8 p.m. Call 602-264-1700.


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