All Ages Show at Comedy Works — Featuring Rocky LaPorte. Cost is $25-$55. Festivities include a champagne toast, midnight buffet, party favors and laugh-your-ass-off comedy. Shows at 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Ages 13 and over are welcome at the 6 p.m. show. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637.
“Around the World” New Year’s Eve Party — Featuring around the world cuisines, live entertainment, games and prizes. Grand Prize trip to Las Vegas. Las Brisas Restaurant, 6787 S. Clinton Street, Greenwood Village. 303-792-3212.
Cracker — With Rosalie. Price includes champagne toast and party favors. Tickets are $40 to $60. Show at 10 p.m./9 p.m. doors, Soiled Dove, 7401 E. 1st St., Denver, 303-366-3001.
DeVotchKa — With Gregory Alan Isakov. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. accompanied by classical and jazz musicians. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the Annual Erotic Poetry Festival accompanied by Tribal Belly Dancing. The music starts at 10 p.m. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. Impromptu will perform at 10 p.m. with fiddler Katy Glassman for $10. At 1:30 a.m. the all-night swing breakfast features DJ Kenny Nelson and NEONIGHT will perform for free in the Jungle Room. Mercury Café, 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281.
The Greyboy Allstars — With Kinetix. Ages 16 . Tickets for sale for $42.50 to $50. 9 p.m. The Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax Ave., Denver. 303-832-1874.
Hazel Miller Sings in the New Year Party — Jazz and blues concert with dessert buffet and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketswest.com, at any King Sooper’s or at 303-778-0916. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sherman Events Center, 1770 Sherman St, Denver. 303-864-8000.
NYE Blowout — With Nasty Dawgs, the Funky Kings, It Should Have Been Lars and The Substitutes. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show. 21 only. 8 p.m. Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave., Denver, 303-455-2124.
Jazzy Affair with Dotsero — Featuring a Dotsero concert, party favors, champagne toast, food buffet and cash bar. VIP packages are all-inclusive. 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Crowne Plaza, 1450 Glenarm Place, Denver. 303-573-1450.
Knew Years Eve — With The Knew, Faceman, Brothers O’Hair and DJ Patrick Lee. Our beloved Radio 1190 is sponsoring the best in local music to ring in the New Year. Champagne toast at midnight.Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. 21 only. 10 p.m. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver, 303-291-1007.
Lannie Garrett’s New Year’s Eve Celebration — This sultry diva and her big swingin’ band Errand Boys of Rhythm Quintet will be ringing in the New Year with their hit show Great Women of Song: From Billie to Bette, a tribute to great female singers in stories and song. There will be a dessert bar, champagne, party hats and noisemakers. Doors open at 8 p.m. The whole night is $125 per person. At Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, 16th St. Mall, Denver, 303-293-0075.
The Meters’ Experience — Check out the funk and get your groove on with music innovator Leo Nocentelli’s band. With special guests CR Gruver (Outformation, Polytoxic) and Frogs Gone Fishin’. Cervante’s Lounge (formerly Quixotes), 637 Welton, Denver. 303-297-1772.
The Motet & Hot Buttered Rum — With Everyone Orchestra. 9 p.m./8 p.m. doors. Tickets are $36. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton, Denver. 303-297-1772.
NYE 2010 – Colorado’s largest New Year’s Eve party with three venues in one: ’80s band room, electronica room and multiple DJ room. 300-foot balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Hyatt Regency, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver, 303-779-1234.
New Year’s Eve Bash at Infinity Park —Includes charity bazaar and cocktail hour, gourmet dinner with wine, live music and DJ, cash bar and champagne toast at midnight. The cost is $75/single, $125/couple, $100/VIP. Reserve your spot at www.3mgroup.org. Infinity Park, 4599 E. Tennessee Ave., Glendale, 720-985-8460.
New Year’s Eve @ Drink, MIX & Rack & Rye – Featuring live music at MIX, video DJ and dancing at the Drink and appetizers at Rack & Rye at 10:30 p.m. Party favors, door prizes and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors at 5 p.m. (Rack & Rye at 10:30 p.m.). 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets ar $27.50. Drink, MIX & Rack & Rye, 1318 15th St., Denver, 1-866-824-8212.
NYE 2010: Impulse Theater & Wynkoop Brewing Co. — Featuring an Impulse Theatre Comedy Show, dinner at Wynkoop Brewing Co. and champagne and sparkling mead toast. Live DJ in the pool hall and free party favors. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Impulse Theater, 1634 18th St., Denver, 303-297-2111.
New Year’s Eve 2010 @ miniBar — $35 per person, including entry and champagne toast. Tables available for $400, including two Grey Goose bottles and two champagne bottles. 6 p.m. miniBAR, 222 Columbine St., Denver. 203-570-2634.
New Year’s Eve 2010 at Sheraton Hotel – With two party rooms, four DJs, a 5,000 balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 303-893-3333.
New Year’s Eve 2010 at Tracks Nightclub — Alice In Wonderland themed party featuring DJ Mike Cruz. Track’s Nightclub, 3500 Walnut St., Denver. 303-863-7326.
New Year’s Eve 2010 at VINYL — Space Odyssey themed party featuring Manufactured Superstarts and Jonas Tempel, lasers, L.E.D.s, lighting and go-go dancers. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., VINYL, 1082 Broadway, Denver, 303-860-8469.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown — Two fireworks displays will take place on New Year’s Eve over the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. The first show is at 9 p.m., and the second will begin at the stroke of midnight. Go to www.downtowndenver.com for more info.
Noon Year’s Eve — The Children’s Museum of Denver will be transformed into Times Square on Dec. 31. When the ball drops everyone runs and jumps all over the bubble wrap showered by rainbows of confetti. The ball drops at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Free for members, $5 for non-members. 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver, 303-433-7444.
The Regals All-Inclusive Aspen New Year’s Soiree — Featuring DJ Danimal, open bar, party favors and door prizes. Tickets are $125. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Regal Watering Hole of Aspen, 220 S. Galena St., Denver, 720-275-3876.
Ring in the New Year at Hotel Teatro — Celebrate at Denvers historic boutique hotel. Complimentary escalade use for downtown transportation. Rates starting at $209. Hotel Teatro, 1100 Fourteenth St., Denver, 303-228-1100.
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club — These Americana Denver legends are kicking off the New Year with their annual Bluebird show filled with charismatic stage antics and some down-home, twisted tunes.With Munly and the Lupercalians. Ages 16 . 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $31. Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-377-1666.
Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) — Two-night run in Denver with Virtual Boy on Dec. 31 and Big Gigantic and St. Andrew on Dec. 30. With live painting by J Garcia and Nate Valensky. Starts at 8 p.m. on Dec. 30 and 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. Wells Fargo Theatre, 700 14th St. Denver, 303-228-8000.
Swingin’ in the New Year — The Denver Brass with the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra and Conductor Ken Singleton. At 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 East Iliff Ave., Denver, 303-871-6200.
Tango Du Mask: Denver’s Extraordinary New Year’s Celebration – Featuring gourmet food, wine, champagne, Tango and entertainment. 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. Grant Street Ballroom, 1555 Grant Ave., Denver, 303-877-6019.
Tryst’s NYE Soiree — DJ and dancing all night, party favors and prizes. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Doors at 5 p.m. Tryst Lounge, 1512 Larimer St., Denver, 303-629-0544
White Rose Gala 8 — New Year’s nation live feed party with 10 cities’ parties broadcasted on screens. Top shelf open bar for both general admission and VIP. Champagne at midnight. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Ritz-Carlton, 1881 Curtis St., Denver. 303-312-3800.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? — A mystery dinner. Tickets are $49 per person for the show, meal and tax. Doors open at 8 p.m. Adams Mystery Playhouse, 2406 Federal Blvd., Denver, 303-455-1848.
Yonder Mountain String Band — Play a two-night run at the Fillmore. The musical madness features Darol Anger on Dec. 30 and 31, The Wood Brothers and the Travelin’ McCourys on Dec. 30th and The Lee Boys on Dec. 31st. John DiMaggio, the voice of Futurama’s Bender, will be at both shows. Tickets range from $56 to $111. Two-day pass options are also available. 8 p.m. The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St., Denver, 303-832-1035.