D Note’s New Year’s Eve Show — Capt. Quirk performs the music of the Who’s Tommy with two dance sets and champagne toasts. Begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. D Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada, 303-463-6683.
Baker Street Pub New Year's Eve — Live music with Josh Blackburn. Champagne toast and party favors. No cover. Baker Street Pub, 1729 28th St., Boulder, 720-974-9490.
The Boulder Broker Inn New Year's Eve — Music by All 4 U. Package deals for party, dinner and guest rooms starting at $21.20, which includes champagne and party favors. The Boulder Broker Inn, 555 30th St., Boulder, 303-444-3330.
BMoCA’s Silver Screen Ball — Live music, video art installations, desserts and drinks in the museum’s new upstairs multipurpose room. The evening will feature an “Old Hollywood” atmosphere with one-night-only video pieces, reminiscent of the Golden Age of Cinema. The films feature local video artists Tres Altman and Alan O’Hashi of Boulder Community Media. The music line-up includes DJ Josh Haimes, Fellow Citizen and DJCJ. Attendees should dress in black, white, silver or red cocktail attire.Attendees will be treated to a champagne toast, compliments of the museum. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The proceeds will support 2010 arts programming. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. BMoCA, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303-442-2122.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Rio — Get spicy this year by ringing in the season at The Rio. For New Year’s Eve, they will extend their bar hours until 12:30 a.m. and offer a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant,1101 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-3690.
David Booker Band — With Heidi and the Rhythm Rollers. David Booker plays jazz. blues, swing, rock, roots and Americana. Tickets are $29 and include a light food buffet served until 10 p.m. Music starts at 8:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. doors, Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Gold Hill, 303-443-6461.
Dance Party at Avalon Ballroom — Sponsored by American Vernacular Dance. Ring in the New Year with this long-time local tradition. From 7:30 p.m. until midnight, you can move your legs to waltz, swing, tango, foxtrot, blues and other couples dances at the Avalon Ballroom. Live music from the nine-piece Boulder Ballroom Dance Orchestra from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Add to that a dance performance by Watch Your Step! Vintage Dance Troupe, a champagne toast and a dessert potluck. $25 per person at the door. For more information, call 303-449-5962. Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, 303-440-8303.
Elephant Revival — With Jubal and John Beecher. The show starts at 8 p.m, $15 at the door. Boulder Draft House, 2027 13th St., Boulder, 303-440-5858.
Farewell Boulder Celebration NYE 2010 with Communikey — Feat. Noah Pred and b.side’s favorite DJs Royale, Papyrus, Josh23 Brandon Brown and Story. Crazy drink specials, body pounding music and intelligent beats. Join the DJs at The b.side starting at 9 p.m. for a mere $15, and be prepared to dance your ass off! The b.side Lounge, 2017 13th St., Boulder, 303-473-9463.
Leftover Salmon — The creators of Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass celebrate a 20-year legacy of New Year’s Eve shows in Boulder. The local Colorado band will be joined by the Emmitt Nershi Band on Dec. 30, and they will play three full sets on New Year’s Eve. 8:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. doors. Ticket prices vary depending on night, NYE is sold out. On Dec. 30 and 31 at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-786-7030.
New Year’s Day at St. Julien — After celebrating the night away, you can head right back to the lovely St. Julien for a special New Year’s Day brunch. Jill’s Restaurant is serving a full breakfast menu with a special crepe station, Bloody Mary bar and chef-inspired specials from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are recommended. On Jan.1. Jill’s at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa,900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-7399.
New Year’s Eve at Black Cat — A classy, tasty place to celebrate with a special New Year’s Celebration menu. Black Cat Restaurant,1964 13th St.,Boulder, 303-444-5500.
New Year’s Eve at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre — Dinner, show, champagne and dancing all under one roof! Kick back and let the talented folks at BDT entertain you with a special performance of Singin’ in the Rain. Then the stage is cleared for dancing the rest of the evening and a champagne toast at midnight. Each table will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne. Tickets start at $80 per person. Hors'doevres will be served at the bar at 5:45 p.m. Seating for dinner is at 6:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7:45 p.m. Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-6000.
New Year’s Eve at the Boulder Outlook — Special package deals available with dinner specials, party favors, champagne toast at midnight and live entertainment with Paul Sderman and BluezHouse. Package cost is $150 per couple or $120 for single. 6 p.m. Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites, 800 28th St., Boulder, 303-443-3322.
New Year’s Eve Dance Party — Welcome 2010 in style with dancing, disco lights, games and loads of food and drinks. Enjoy a free tango dance lesson with Brian Dunn and Deborah Sclar of Dance of Heart at 9 p.m. There will be special performances by professional dancers, including Amber Widom from Streetside Studios. You are welcome to bring your sleeping bag if you wish to crash after the party. Tickets are $20. Doors at 8 p.m. The Boulder Integral Center, 2805 Broadway, Boulder, 303-541-1540.
New Year’s Eve Fit for a Foodie — Ring in the new year with a variety of new year’s eve specials at the Big Red F restaurants. Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace (950 Pearl St., 303-442-7771) will have a four-course prix fixe dinner for $45 with optional wine and cocktail pairing available. Jax Fish House (928 Pearl St.,303-444-1811) will have a five-course NYE dinner at $75 per person with a $25 pairing option. The West End Tavern (926 Pearl St., 303-444-3535) hosts an all-night cocktail hour with Grease theme, champagne specials and a family-style BBQ. Zolo Southwestern Grill (2525 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-0444) features a four-course New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu at $60 per person with $15 optional wine pairing. Happy Noodle House (835 Walnut St., 303-442-3050) offers a five-course New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu, at $40 per person with a $20 optional sake/wine/cocktail pairing.
New Year’s Eve at Full Belly — Radek Cerny’s bistro is offering a seven-course champagne dinner for $59 per person. Reservations required. Full Belly Bistro, 2779 Iris Ave, Boulder, 720-242-6266.
New Year’s Eve Gala Ball — One of the biggest, most elegant celebrations in Boulder takes place at the historic Hotel Boulderado. The Gala Ball Dinner-Dance Package includes a decadent five-course dinner and dancing in the lobby to the band Dressed in Black, which plays everything from Frank Sinatra to Aretha Franklin. Guests can also choose overnight packages. Ticket prices vary. Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th St., Boulder, 303-440-2880.
New Year’s Eve Party at The Blending Cellar — Flight night & Brazilian music. Enjoy live music by Joao Junqueira and select your choice of special sparkling, red or white wine flights and tapas pairings prepared by one of Bouder’s best culinary institute instructors. The night includes 30 wines by the glass, local microbrews and a countdown and midnight toast. No cover charge. 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Blending Cellar, 946 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-0475.
New Year’s Eve at St. Julien — Ring in the New Year with some class at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa. Dance the night away to the local Brazilian roots band Sambadende Big Band, featuring members of Ginga and Bateria Allegria. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door including a champagne toast. Call 303-786-7030 to purchase tickets, also available at the Boulder Theater. Dinner specials are available in St. Julien’s restaurant, Jill’s, prior to the 9 p.m. festivities. 21 only. The Xanadu Ballroom at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Laudisio — Offering a very special New Year’s Eve menu. Laudisio, 1710 29th St. #1076, Boulder, 303-442-1300.
Pepper — With Passafire. This popular Southern California band will bring their Hawaiian-inspired sounds to the Fox for two nights, Dec. 30 and 31. Tickets range from $25.25 to $50. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Polar Plunge 2010 — Think you got what it takes to join in on the coldest fun around? Become a “plunger” and head down to the Boulder Reservoir on Jan.1 for a dip in the icy waters.Registration funds go to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. On Jan.1 at Boulder Reservoir. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the plunge starts at 11:30 a.m. All participants will receive a 2010 Polar Plunge long-sleeve T-shirt, Plunge certificate, refreshments and a dip in the hot tub! Registration ranges from $15-$25. Visit www.alz.org/co for information or to pre-register.
Richie Furay Band — The 6th annual Rock N Soul event with Rock ’n’ Rock Hall of Fame member and Boulderite Richie Furay. Furay is a founding member of short-lived folk rock group Buffalo Springfield. Price includes dinner buffet and show. Tickets are $60. It all begins at 6 p.m. Rock N Soul Café, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-443-5108.