Boulder Weekly’s Complete 2010 New Year’s Eve Guide

Katherine Creel | Boulder Weekly


City of Black Hawk Fireworks Display — The City of Black Hawk invites everyone to a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration! The skies above the casinos of Black Hawk will come alive at the stroke of midnight with a dazzling fireworks performance. This fast-paced pyrotechnic production will showcase a tremendous variety of scintillating fireworks that will complement the green, silver and gold colors you can win in the casinos. City of Black Hawk, 303-582-2292.


Absinthe House New Year’s Party — One all-inclusive price gets you into the hottest NYE party in Boulder. Enjoy music from DJ Dimitri and DJ Ricard, party favors and a FULL OPEN BAR ALL NIGHT for only $55 per person! Absinthe House, 1109 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-443-8600.

Alba’s New Year’s Dinner — Join Alba Restaurant and Wine Bar for a special chef’s tasting menu to ring in the new year. They will also be serving their regular menu. Visit for a full menu, or call 303-938-8800 for more information. Alba Restaurant and Wine Bar, 2480 Canyon Blvd., Boulder.

BMoCA New Year’s Eve Party — Celebrate the future at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Dance, eat and drink 2010 away. Then count down to 2011 with an Art Drop performance. Champagne toast included. Members who are 21 and older receive a complimentary drink. 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 — Dinner, show, champagne and dancing all under one roof! Let the talented performers at BDT entertain you with a special performance of Hello Dolly, and then enjoy dancing on the stage for the rest of the evening and a champagne toast at midnight. Each table will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne. Tickets start at $85 per person. Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-6000.

Centro Latin Kitchen — Ring in the New Year with some heat! The four-course dinner is $50, with an optional $25 champagne cocktail pairing. Call for reservations. 950 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-442-7771.

Crystal Castles. 9 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-786-7030.

Gold Hill Inn New Year’s Celebration — Dinner buffet and dance featuring Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams with special guests The Mary Russell Band. Doors at 7 p.m. with a light buffet from 7-10 p.m. Music starts 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.

Holden Young & HY3. 10 p.m. Pearl St. Pub, 1108 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-939-9900.

Hotel Boulderado New Year’s Eve Dance Party — Dressed in Black and Funkiphino provide the music for one of Boulder’s biggest and most elegant New Year’s Eve celebrations. Taking place at the historic Hotel Boulderado, the Gala Ball dinner and dance package includes a buffet dinner and dancing in the lobby, and guests can also choose overnight packages. 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.

Lucky Me New Year’s Eve Concert. 10 p.m. Trattoria On Pearl, 1430 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-544-0008.

New Year’s Eve Dance Party at Avalon — Ring in the New Year dancing with friends in the Avalon Ballroom. Doors at 7 p.m. The dance orchestra plays a variety of couples dance music from 7:30 to 11 p.m., champagne toast at 11 p.m. and DJ music throughout the night. Cost is $27 per person. The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, 303-449-5962.

New Year’s Eve Surprise! You don’t know what you’re going to get, but you can bet it’ll be awesome! Live music (the line-up is secret) and great food and drink will make this an evening to remember. Cost is whatever you can or want to pay. Capacity is limited, so RSVP to, or call for more info. 7:30 p.m. Rock N Soul Cafe, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder.

New Year’s Eve Apres Ski Party. The West End Tavern, 926 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-444-3535.

New Year’s Eve Dinner — Enjoy a gourmet, six-course dinner in a beautiful setting. Reservations are required and limited tables will be available for guests without reservations. 5:30-10 p.m. Jill’s at the St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406- 7399.

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Music — With John Beacher and Meniskus. 8 p.m. Boulder Draft House, 2027 13th St., Boulder, 303-440-5858.

New Year’s Eve Package With Delta Sonics. 8 p.m. Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites, 800 28th St., Boulder, 303-443- 3322.

New Year’s Eve Celebration with Elephant Revival. Elephant Revival plays two shows at Nomad Theatre. The Shook Twins join them on Dec. 30, and the Sally Van Meter Trio opens on Dec. 31. Tickets are $20 for Dec. 30 and $30 for the Dec. 31 show. Both shows start at 7 p.m. Nomad Theatre, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder, 303-443-7510.

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

Rio Grande New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy a complimentary midnight champagne toast, party favors and more at the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. No reservations necessary. 1101 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-3690.

Rose Hill Drive New Year’s Show. 9 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-3399.

Sambadende New Year’s Eve Bash — Enjoy a classy New Year’s Eve celebration at the St. Julien Hotel. Dance to the rhythms of Brazilian roots band Sambadende and raise your glass at midnight for a champagne toast. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, $35 day of the show. 8 p.m. Xanadu Ballroom at St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696.


The Teaching — With DJ Chonz. 8 p.m. to midnight. D Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada, 303-463-6683.

The Who’s Tommy. 8 p.m. Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, 303-935-3044.


Annual Erotic Poetry Festival — Accompanied by Tribal Belly Dancers. For something a little different on New Year’s Eve. 7-9 p.m. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters. 9:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303-623-0106.

Casselman’s 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.

Champagne Hotel. 9 p.m. Marriott Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse, Denver, 303-779-1100.

Comedy Works Downtown Presents Ralph Harris. 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 Brad Upton. 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.

Denver’s Grandest New Year’s Eve Party. Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton St., Denver 303-295-1234.

Diamond After Dark. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. 511 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, 720-690-1045.

Downtown Denver Fireworks — Two fireworks displays will take place over the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. The first show is at 9 p.m., and the second begins at midnight. For more information, call 303-534-6161.

Global New Year’s Eve – Featuring the Triad
Dragons, with Kostas, Dragon, Trajikk, Hycloud and Jontron on the main
floor. 9 p.m. The Church, 1160 Lincoln St., Denver, 303-832-3528.

Gora Gora Orkestar. 10 p.m. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281.

Greensky Bluegrass. 9 p.m. Cervante’s Other Side, 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772.

Hazel Miller Sings in the New Year — Tickets
are $55 each or $100 per couple and include a spectacular coffee and
dessert buffet and a midnight champagne toast! A portion of the
proceeds benefit KUVO public radio. Sherman St. Events Center, 1770
Sherman St., Denver, 303-778-0916.

The Informants — With
GT & The Sidewinders. Ticket price includes midnight champagne
toast and party favors! 9 p.m Soiled Dove, 7401 E. 1st St., Denver,

Jet Hotel — Ring
in the New Year downtown at the Hollywood Paparazzi Ball. Dress as your
favorite celebrity for the VIP affair. Tickets are $30 in advance for the 21-and-up venue. 1612 Wazee St., Denver, 303-572-3300.

The Knew Year’s Eve Party — With
The Knew, American Tomahawk and DJ Nick Sullivan. Tickets are $8 in
advance, $15 day of the show, with free champagne at midnight. Larimer
Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver, 303-291-1007.

Masquerade Ball with Bop Skizzum. The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303-997-9911.

Mercury Cafe’s NYE Dinner — This
is the Chef’s favorite night of the year! Dinner will be served from
5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., accompanied by soft classical and jazz music.
Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281.

Milk New Year’s Eve. 9 p.m. Milk, 1037 Broadway, Denver, 303-534-0222.

The Motet and John Brown’s Body — With Juno What?! and Tatanka. 9 p.m. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772.

New Year’s Eve at Impulse Theatre and Wynkoop Brewing — This
package includes an Impulse Theater Comedy show, dinner at the Wynkoop
Brewing Company, a champagne toast with dinner and a mead toast at
midnight. Dinner is 7-8:30 p.m. Packages are $70. Impulse Theater, 1634
18th St., Denver, 303-297-2111.

New Year’s Eve Gala — Celebrate
the occasion and benefit a good cause with the Sheraton’s 7th Annual
New Year’s Eve Package. 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 with Basslab and Bass.Code %uFFFD— City
Hall hosts Basslab and Bass.Code. Tickets are $40 (with a $5 service
fee) in advance. 9 p.m. City Hall, 1114 Broadway, 1144 Broadway,
Denver, 303-832-8628.

New Year’s Eve with Lannie Garrett’s Swingin’ Big Band — This sultry diva and her big swingin’ band will ring in the New Year with their hit show AnySwing Goes! Doors at 8 p.m. $125 per person. Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, 16th St. Mall, Denver, 303-293-0075.

Night in Vienna with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra — Spend
a classy New Year’s Eve with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra as they
perform 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. Come
see the Children’s Museum of Denver transformed into Times Square! 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,

NYE Glitter Balls — Come
ring in the new year with Top 40 dance mashups by DJ Skylar, go-go
dancers, free champagne at midnight and more! 8 p.m. Mo’s, 1037
Broadway, Denver, 303-832-8628.

Passport New Year’s Eve. Suite 200, 1427 Larimer St., Denver, 720-560-4433.

Railroad Earth — With Great American Taxi. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 835 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-832-1874.

The Sensual City — The
Sensual City’s NYE show features dancers in sexy vaudeville attire.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $38 at the door. 8 p.m. Bar Standard, 1037
Broadway, Denver, 303-534-0222.

Singles New Year’s Eve Party — Jazz
@ Jack’s is the place to be this New Year’s Eve if you are single!
Rocky Mountain Singles has rented out the space for a private,
singles-only party. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jazz @ Jack’s, 500 16th St.,
Denver, 303-433-1000

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-377-1666.

Smash Putt Miniature Golf Apocalypse! Smash
Putt, The Miniature Golf Apocalypse, destroys Denver with six weekends
of mechanized mayhem and excitement beginning on New Year’s Eve. Launch
balls at moving targets! Putt past accelerator pads! Dodge devilish
actuators! Press the giant glowing button to scramble the course as
your opponent takes a swing! Open New Year’s Eve from 6 p.m. Tickets
can be purchased a week in advance, and the event runs Fridays through
Sundays from Dec. 31 to Feb. 6. 2762 Walnut St., Denver,

takes over the sector known as the Fillmore Auditorium for three
nights, Dec. 29-31. Show at 7 p.m. The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510
Clarkson St., Denver, 303-837-0360.

Tango du Masque — A
black-tie option for New Year’s Eve with dinner and dancing at 15th and
Grant streets. Tickets are $90 per person or $720 for a table of eight.
1555 Grant Ave., Denver, 303- 877-6019.

Tavern NYE Olive Drop. 7 p.m. The Tavern Downtown, 1949 Market St., Denver, 303-299-0100.

The White Rose Gala — Tickets
start at $59 and include a balloon drop with $2,000 in cash at
midnight. Guests are encouraged to wear white. 9 p.m. Hyatt Regency
Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver, 303-779-1234.

Widepsread Panic. 8 p.m. Pepsi Center, Denver, 877-686-5366.

Viernes De Reventon New Year’s Eve Fiesta — Swing
your hips into the new year and celebrate 2011 Latin-style with the
sounds of salsa, merengue and more. 9 p.m. Vinyl, 1082 Broadway,
Denver, 303-506-8078.

Zoo Year’s Eve. 5 p.m. Denver Zoo, 23rd Avenue and York Street, Denver, 303-376-4800.


Mountain Standard Time — With Smooth Money Gesture. Stage Stop Inn, 60 Main St., Rollinsville, 303-258-0649


Warlock Pinchers — With Il Cattivo, Bobby C Sound TV, MegaJive. 8 p.m. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood, 303-951-6705.

Estes Park

New Year’s at Marys Lake Lodge — Join
Wendy Woo in the Grand Room or Dennis Tobias in the tavern for a
musical start to the new year. Marys Lake Lodge, 2625 Marys Lake Rd.,
Estes Park, 970-586-5958.

Fort Collins

New Years Eve Party — With
The Honey Gitters & Constitution. 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 Eve Party with The Vintage Rock Band. 7 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, refreshments, musical performance at 11 a.m. by local musician
Eric West and special countdown at noon! All included with museum
admission! 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303-604-2424.


A Grand Night for Singing. Tickets $23-$32. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682-9980. She Groovez. 9 p.m. Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, 1555 S. Hover Rd., Longmont,


Niwot Tavern New Year’s Party — Enjoy dinner and midnight champagne toast at Niwot Tavern. 7960 Niwot Rd., Niwot, 303-652-0200.


Peaceful Valley Ranch New Year’s Package — Includes lodging, meals and New Year’s Dinner and Dance! Peaceful Valley Ranch, 475 Peaceful Ranch Rd., Lyons, 303747-2881.

Spring Creek Band. Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main St., Lyons, 303-823-6685

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