Boulder Black /- White — New Year’s Eve at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Includes music with DJ Stephen Ganser, dancing, desserts, tarot readings by Asa Henderson, and a champagne toast. Cash bar provided. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-2122.
Boulder’s Dinner Theatre New Year’s Eve Show — Ever wanted to steal the spotlight at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre? Following the New Year’s Eve performance of Phantom, guests can take the stage to dance until midnight. Tickets, priced $50 and $85, include appetizers and a bottle of champagne. Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-6000.
Centro Latin Kitchen — A four-course dinner for $40, with an optional $35 cocktail pairing. Call for reservations. 950 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-442-7771.
Dances of Universal Peace New Year’s Dance — Ring in the new year in a sacred fashion with dances designed to appreciate blessings past and future. With Timothy Dobson and guest musicians. Tickets are $25. 7:15 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Star House, 3476 Sunshine Canyon Rd., Boulder, 303-440-5714.
Funkiphino, A Music Plus and Spencer Maple. 8 p.m. The Millennium Harvest House Boulder, 1345 28th St., Boulder, 303 443-3850.
G. Love & Special Sauce. 9 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Gold Hill Inn New Year’s Celebration — Featuring Romano Paoletti and the Usual Suspects, with Tyler Grant, Dave Richey, Eric Thorin and Jeff Meisner. Doors at 7 p.m. with a light buffet from 7-10 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29 and include food and music. ($2 service charge for phone orders.) Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Gold Hill, 303-443-6461.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Greenbriar Inn — A six-course dinner with a champagne toast. Greenbriar Inn, 8735 Foothills Hwy., Boulder, 303-440- 7979.
Hotel Boulderado New Year’s Eve Dance Party — Dressed in Black and The Fever provide the music for this year’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. The ball at the Hotel Boulderado includes two bands in different parts of the hotel, satellite bars and a la carte menus. Entry can include a dinner buffet and overnight stay. Ticket prices vary. Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th St., Boulder, 303-442-4344.
Hotsoup New Year’s Eve Concert. Conor O’Neill’s, 1922 13th St., Boulder, 303-449-1922.
The Lone Garage Massacre. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.
New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Avalon Ballroom — Dance Orchestra 8 p.m. to midnight. Swing and ballroom dancing. DJ music during intermissions. Dance performance by Watch Your Step. $30 per person cash or check at the door. Dessert potluck. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 6185 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, 303-449-5962.
New Year’s Eve Dinner. 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. Jill’s Restaurant, St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696.
New Year’s Eve Party and 1st Anniversary — Dinner of heirloom pig roast with oysters and passed hors d’oevres. The Pinyon, 1710 Pearl St., Boulder, 720- 306-8248.
New Year’s Dinner Buffet and Show — Feat. Cherry Veil. Includes dinner buffet and champagne toast. $49.95 in advance, $60 at the door. 6 p.m. Rock N Soul Cafe, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-443-5108.
New Year’s Eve Package Sleep Over Party — Four-course dinner menu and midnight champagne toast and snacks. 8 p.m. Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites, 800 28th St., Boulder, 303-443-3322.
[Next Door] New Year’s Eve DJ Dance Party — Boulder’s Community Pub transforms into Boulder’s hottest dance party with DJ Jahsonic and a special New Year’s Eve menu served until midnight. Doors open at 9 p.m., DJ & Dancing 10 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. Ticket price of $10 includes one drink. No reservations required. Cash at the door. 1035 Pearl St., Boulder, 720-542-8159.
Polar Plunge 2011 — Shake off that New Year’s hangover with a plunge in the Boulder Reservoir to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s education, counseling, support groups and the 24-hour helpline provided by the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. Cost is $20-$25. Registration is 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the plunge starts at 11:30 a.m., New Year’s Day. For more information, visit www.alz.org/co.
Robinson Quintet. 7 p.m. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696.
Rogue Sound. Pearl Street Pub, 1108 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-939-9900.
Sambadende. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. 9 p.m. Xanadu Ballroom at St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696.
A Very CMKY NYE — With Vincent Lemieux. Two venues, three rooms of music. Tickets $25. Shine, 2027 13th St., and Shug’s Low Country Cuisine, 2017 13th St., Boulder, 720-398-9036.
Yonder Mountain String Band. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Selasee, Mono Verde. 8 p.m. to midnight. D Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada, 303-463-6683.
Pretty Lights. 8:30 p.m. 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Ln., Broomfield, 303-410-0700.
Annual Erotic Poetry Festival — Accompanied by Steam Punk Belly Dancers. 7 p.m. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281.
BANG Women’s New Year’s Eve Party. Eden, 3090 Downing St., Denver, 303-832-5482.
Brazilian New Year — With Ginga band, Samba flower offering to the gods. 7 p.m. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281.
Champagne Hotel. 9 p.m. Marriott Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse, Denver, 303-779-1100.
The Chick Sings Frank — A Tribute to Sinatra, starring Lannie Garrett. 8 p.m. $125 per person. Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, 16th St. Mall, Denver, 303-293- 0075.
Comedy Works Downtown Presents Steve McGrew. Three shows, at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. The 10 p.m. show includes champagne and party favors. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303- 595-3637.
Comedy Works South Presents Kenny Kane. Three shows, at 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The 10 p.m. show includes champagne and party favors. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.
The Corner Office — A roaring ’20s party with the music of The Hot Club of Pearl Street Band. Dinner service starts at 4 p.m., live music at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20. The Corner Office, 1401 Curtis St., Denver, 720-889- 4727.
Denver’s Grandest New Year’s Eve Party — With Nacho Men, Dueling Piano, and a dance party. Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton St., Denver 303-295-1234.
DJ Heather for NYE. 9 p.m. Bar Standard, 1037 Broadway, Denver, 303-534-0222.
Downtown Denver Fireworks — Two fireworks displays will take place over the 16th Street Mall in down town Denver. The first show is at 9 p.m., and the second begins at midnight. For more information, call 303-534-6161.
Make it Memorable — The Church, 1160 Lincoln St., Denver, 303-832-3528.
Gauntlet Hair — With Pictureplane, The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact. Doors at 8:30 p.m. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver, 303-291-1007.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, MTHDS — Performing the music of the Beastie Boys, with Tatanka and DJ Gourmet. 9 p.m. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772.
Good Life New Year’s Eve Bash. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Casselman’s Bar & Venue, 2620 Walnut St., Denver, 720-242-8923.
Frost-Bitten Kiss — Ring in the New Year at this arctic-themed evening of elegance. Music by DJ Ty Tek. Tickets start at $30.1612 Wazee St., Denver, 303-572- 3300.
Howl — An evening of Wild-West burlesque. 8 p.m. Cluster Studios, 3881 Steele St., Unit B, Denver, www.clusterdenver. com.
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk & Orgone — With DJ Loadie Loaded. 9 p.m. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772.
The Julius Show — With party favors and champagne toast. Cash bars. Jazz @ Jack’s, 500 16th St., Denver, 303-433-1000
Ladytron. 8 p.m. City Hall, 1144 Broadway, Denver, 303-832-8628.
Masquerade Cirque de Voltaire — With magicians, dancers, burlesque, Dr. Bzurk, The Tanukis & Gora Gora Orkestar. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281.
New Year’s Eve at Impulse Theater and Wynkoop Brewing. Impulse Theater, 1634 18th St., Denver, 303-297- 2111.
New Year’s Eve Celebration. Sienna Wine Bar & Small Plates, 3422 E. 12th Ave., Denver, 303-355-2202.
New Year’s Eve Dinner — A three-course menu for $50 with optional wine charge of $25. Seatings include a champagne toast. Trillium, 2134 Larimer St., Denver, 303- 379-9759.
New Year’s Eve Gala — A portion of the proceeds benefits the Tennyson Center for Children. Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, 303- 893-3333.
New Year’s Eve Party. 8 p.m. Milk, 1037 Broadway, Denver, 303-534-0222.
New Year’s Eve Party at VINYL. 8 p.m. Vinyl, 1082 Broadway, Denver, 303-506-8078.
Night in Vienna with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra — A Viennese style concert to ring in the new year with waltzes, polkas and classics. 6:30 p.m. Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th St., Denver, 303-623-7876.
Noon Year’s Eve. The Children’s Museum of Denver transforms into Times Square, complete with glittery ball drops, confetti and arts projects. Free for members, $5 for non-members. 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver, 303-433-7444.
On the Spot — New Year’s Eve improv comedy show. Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa St., Denver, 303- 758-4722.
Paper Bird. 10 p.m. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, 720-420-0030.
Passport New Year’s Eve. Suite 200, 1427 Larimer St., Denver, 720-560-4433.
Railroad Earth. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 835 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-832-1874.
Roaring ’20s Party. 8 p.m. The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303-997-9911.
Six Million Dollar Band. Katie Mullens, 1550 Court St., Denver, 303-573-0336.
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-377-1666.
Something Underground — With The Current & Strip the Stars. Ticket price includes midnight champagne toast and party favors. 9 p.m Soiled Dove, 7401 E. 1st St., Denver, 303-366-3001.
Tavern NYE Olive Drop. 7 p.m. The Tavern Downtown, 1949 Market St., Denver, 303-299-0100.
Ween — Ween takes over the Fillmore Auditorium for three nights, Dec. 29-31. Show at 7 p.m. The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St., Denver, 303-837-0360.
The White Rose Gala — 1,000-balloon drop with $2,000 in cash at midnight. An evening of elegant dress with a touch of Asian flair. 9 p.m. Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver, 303-779-1234.
Zoo Year’s Eve. 6 p.m. Denver Zoo, 23rd Avenue and York Street, Denver, 303-376-4800.
Purple Reign. 9 p.m. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood, 303-951- 6705.
New Year’s at Marys Lake Lodge — With the Wendy Woo Band. Tickets $25. Marys Lake Lodge, 2625 Marys Lake Rd., Estes Park, 970-586-5958.
New Year’s Eve Party — With The Honey Gitters & Steve Cobb. 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a champagne toast and late-night buffet. Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, 970-493-5555.
New Year’s Celebration — With the Homeslice Band. 6:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. Nissi’s, 2675 N. Park Dr., Lafayette, 303- 665-2757.
WOW! Children’s Museum New Year’s Celebration — Noise-maker crafts, musical performance at 11 a.m. and special countdown at noon. 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303-604-2424.
Forever Plaid. Tickets $23-$32. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682-9980.
Suburban Cowboy Noise. 9 p.m. Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, 1555 S. Hover Rd., Longmont, 303- 485-9400.
New Year’s Eve at The Dickens Tavern. Pre fixe dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Novus Folium with Acidic and Your Own Medicine performing 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Dickens Opera House. New Year’s Day brunch buffet with $2 bloody Marys and mimosas, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.