Thursday, Dec. 31
Capt. Quirk — Performs the music of The Who’s Tommy. 7 p.m. D Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada, 303-463-6683.
Chris Daniels & The Kings. Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids, 1555 S. Hover St., Longmont, 303-485-9400.
David Booker Band — With Heidi and the Rhythm Rollers. 8:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. doors, Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Gold Hill, 303-443-6461.
Elephant Revival — With Jubal and John Beecher. 8 p.m. 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. 9 p.m. The b.side Lounge, 2017 13th St., Boulder, 303-473-9463.
Fizakat. 10 p.m. First Street Pub & Grill, 35 E. First St., Nederland. 303-258-0782.
George Nelson. 7 p.m. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696.
The Informants — NYE Celebration includes an hors d’ouevres buffet and champagne toast. 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s, 2675 N. Park Dr., Lafayette, 303-665-2757.
Josh Blackburn. Baker St. Pub & Grill, 1729 28th St., Boulder, 720-974-9490.
Leftover Salmon — Three full sets of LOS. 8:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. doors, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-786- 7030.
Mountain Standard Time. Stage Stop Inn, 60 Main St., Rollinsville, 303-258-3270.
New Year’s Eve — With the Richie Furay Band, including a dinner buffet. 6 p.m. Rock N Soul Café, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-443-5108.
Paul Soderman & BluezHouse — NYE Blues Bash. 8 p.m. Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites, 800 28th St., Boulder, 303-443- 3322.
Pepper — With Passafire and B-Times. 9 p.m./8:30 p.m. doors, Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Romano Paoletti Band & Blue Mountain Ranch Hands. Oskar Blues, 303 Main St., Lyons, 303-823-6685.
Sambadende — Featuring members of Ginga and Bateria Allegria. 9 p.m. The Xanadu Ballroom, St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696.
White Water Ramble. 10 p.m. The Rock Inn, 1675 Hwy. 66, Estes Park, 970-586- 4116.
Elephant Revival — The band’s live show can range from indie rock and reggae to folk and Scottish/Celtic tunes. It’s a great way to spend New Year’s Eve. With Jubal and John Beecher. 8 p.m. Boulder Draft House, 2027 13th St., Boulder, 303-440-5858.events
BMoCA’s Silver Screen Ball — With live music, video art installations, desserts and drinks. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. BMoCA, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303-442-2122.
Dance Party at Avalon Ballroom — With Boulder Ballroom Dance Orchestra. 7 p.m. Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, 303-449-5962.
New Year’s Eve Dance Party — Welcome 2010 in style with dancing, disco lights, games and loads of food and drinks. 8 p.m. The Boulder Integral Center, 2805 Broadway, Boulder, 303-541-1540.
New Year’s Eve Gala Ball — With a decadent five-course dinner and dancing in the lobby to the band Dressed in Black. Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th St., Boulder, 303-442-4880.
New Year’s Eve Grand Ball — Lavish dinner buffet and music by Steve Manshel Band. The Stanley Hotel, 333 Wonderview Ave., Estes Park, 970-577-4004.
New Year’s Eve Party at The Blending Cellar — Flight night & Brazilian music by Joao Junqueira. 3 p.m. The Blending Cellar, 946 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-0475.