Absinthe House New Year 2013 — International dance music with Ricard, Frisko, Space Ibiza and Hed Kandi. General admission is $15 and includes champagne toast and party favors. VIP admission is $35 and includes an open bar until midnight. 9 p.m. Absinthe House, 1109 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-443-8600.
Boulder’s Dinner Theatre New Year’s Eve Show — Enjoy appetizers at your table, champagne for every two people and a dinner show seating for 42nd Street before ringing in the New Year by dancing on the stage until midnight. Tickets are priced $65 to $85. Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-6000.
Centro Latin Kitchen — A five-course dinner for $45, plus option to order the specialty cocktail, “The Resolution.” Call for reservations. 950 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-442-7771.
Millenium Rocks the Ages — Featuring Funkiphino, with dinner buffet, champagne toast, ball drop and party favors. $50/$90. 8 p.m. The Millennium Harvest House Boulder, 1345 28th St., Boulder, 303-443-3850.
Gold Hill Inn New Year’s Celebration — Featuring Tommy and the Tangerines, with the Gasoline Lollipops. Doors at 7 p.m. with a light buffet from 7 to 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.
The Goonies New Year’s Eve Concert. Conor O’Neill’s, 1922 13th St., Boulder, 303-449-1922.
The Great Gatsby Gala — A ’20s style gala with music by Dressed in Black, featuring Mark Diamond on bass, and Quemando. Start the night with salsa dancing lessons, then move on to a buffet dinner of New York eats, followed by dancing. 8 p.m. Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th St., Boulder, 303-442-4344.
Honeycomb. 9 p.m. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696.
Johnny O Band. 7 p.m. Blues and Greens at the Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites, 800 28th St., Boulder, 303-443-3322.
Miracle Wonder — New Year’s Eve at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Includes music, fortune telling, dancing, live art performance and painting. 9 p.m. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-3399.
The Motet — With Euforquestra. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-3399.
New Year’s Eve Celebratory & Seasonal Prix Fixe Dinner — Four-course menu for $85 per person, $120 with wine pairing. Reservations required. The Kitchen, 1039 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-544-5973.
New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Avalon Ballroom — With American vernacular dance, music by the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra and a dessert potluck. 8 p.m. to midnight. Champagne toast at 11 p.m. $32 per person cash or check at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303-449-5962.
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.
New Year’s Eve Dinner. 5:30-7 p.m. Reservations required. Jill’s Restaurant, St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696.
New Year’s Eve Open Poetry Marathon. 7 p.m. The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.
New Year’s Eve [Upstairs] — Seasonal winter cocktails and specials on oysters and champagne. 4:30 p.m. to close. The Kitchen [Upstairs], 1039 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-544-0092.
[Next Door] New Year’s Eve DJ Dance Party — Boulder’s Community Pub transforms into Boulder’s hottest dance party with DJ Jahsonic. Doors at 9 p.m. No cover, and no reservations required. The Kitchen [Next Door], 1035 Pearl St., Boulder, 720-542-8159.
Polar Plunge 2012 — The 30th anniversary of the Polar Plunge. Best costumes get to jump in at the front of the line. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. Cost is $25. Registration opens at 10 a.m. The plunge starts at 12 p.m. New Year’s Day. Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N. 51st St., Boulder. For more information, visit www.alz.org/co.
Thrive in the Age of Aquarius — With the Dec. 21 solstice, many believe a new age of unity and consciousness begins and we move from the Piscean age into the age of Aquarius. Cross over with dance performances and music by Buddha Bomb, Orpheus, Sundragon and Mantra Matrix. Tickets $12 in advance, $17 at the door. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Shine, 2027 13th St., Boulder, 303-449-0120.
Yonder Mountain String Band. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Muskateer Gripweed. 8 p.m. to midnight. D Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada, 303-463-6683.
The String Cheese Incident. 7:30 p.m. 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, 303-410-0700.
All Gold Everything NYE Soiree — With DJ KDJ, Ciroc cocktails, champagne toast and ball drop at midnight. $25 general admission, $35 VIP. 9 p.m. Bar Standard, 1037 Broadway, Denver, 303-534-0222.
Amon Tobin — With Eprom & Kastle. 8 p.m. City Hall, 1144 Broadway, Denver, 303-832-8628.
Annual Erotic Poetry Festival — Accompanied by Bollywood Belly Dancers. Admission is $6. 7 p.m. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281.
Best New Year’s Eve-r — Impulse Theater comedy show, dinner at Wynkoop Brewing Company, champagne and sparkling mead toast, live DJ in the pool hall. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. shows. Impulse Theater and Wynkoop Brewing. Impulse Theater, 1634 18th St., Denver, 303-297-2111.
Birds of a Feather. 10 p.m. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281.
The Black Angels — With Snake Rattle Rattle Snake and Chains of Love. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-377-1666.
Brazilian New Year — With Ginga band, and flower offerings to the gods. $20. 10 p.m. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, 303-294-9281.
Champagne Hotel 4th Annual. 9 p.m. Hilton DoubleTree DTC, 7801 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, www.KevinLarsonPresents.com.
The Chick Sings Frank — A Tribute to Sinatra, starring Lannie Garrett, with the Justin Adams Trio. 8 p.m. $125 per person. Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, 16th St. Mall, Denver, 303-293-0075.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Doors at 8 p.m. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2635 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772.
Comedy Works Downtown Presents Ryan Sickler. Shows at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637.
Comedy Works DTC Presents Greg Warren. Shows at 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.
Cracker — With The Yawpers. 9 p.m Soiled Dove, 7401 E. 1st St., Denver, 303-366-3001.
Denver’s Grandest New Year’s Eve Party — With Nacho Men, Dueling Piano and a dance party. Party-only tickets are $139. Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton St., Denver 303-295-1234.
Dot Lunch New Years Party — With Dotsero and Hotlunch. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Sherman Events Center, 1770 Sherman St., Denver, 303-443-1000.
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.
Five Iron Frenzy — With Project 86, Showbread and Eleventyseven. Doors at 6 p.m. Casselman’s Bar & Venue, 2620 Walnut St., Denver, 720-242-8923.
Howl at the Moon New Year’s Eve Party — Dueling piano bar. Packages from $40 to $100. 9 p.m. Howl Denver, 1735 19th St., Denver, 303-291-0880.
Latin New Year’s Eve Fiesta. 9 p.m. The Church, 1160 Lincoln St., Denver, 303-832-3528.
The Lumineers — With Shovels & Rope, Paper Bird. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 835 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-832-1874.
Mancub — With Il Cattivo, Thee Dang Dangs, Black Amex. Doors at 8 p.m. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver, 303-291-1007.
Milk the Clock New Year’s Eve Party. 8 p.m. Milk, 1037 Broadway, Denver, 303-534-0222.
New Year’s Evening Dinner — A three-course tour of Scandinavian culinary heritage blended with modern American cuisine for $70 with optional alcohol pairing for $25. Seatings include a champagne toast. Trillium, 2134 Larimer St., Denver, 303-379-9759.
A Night in Vienna with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra — A Viennese-style concert to ring in the new year with waltzes, polkas and marches. 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 recreates Times Square with glittery ball drops, confetti and arts projects. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver, 303-433-7444.
New Year’s Eve Party. The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303-997-9911.
New Year’s Eve Party with BAD/HCO. Eden, 3090 Downing St., Denver, 303-832-5482.
Oakhurst. 9:15 p.m. Appaloosa Grill, 535 16th St., Denver, 720-932-1700.
On the Spot — New Year’s Eve improv comedy shows at 4 p.m. for family, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Each show ends in time to catch the fireworks downtown. Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa St., Denver, 303-758-4722.
Otis Taylor. 6:30 p.m. Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge, 930 Lincoln St., Denver, 303-839-5100.
The Ricky Earl Band. Katie Mullens, 1550 Court St., Denver, 303-573-0336.
Roaring ’20s New Year’s Eve at 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 $30. The Corner Office, 1401 Curtis St., Denver, 720-889-4727.
Singles Only New Year’s Eve DJ Dance Party — With party favors, champagne toast at midnight, cash bars. 7:30 p.m. Jazz @ Jack’s, 500 16th St., Denver, 303-433-1000.
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. 9 p.m. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, 720-420-0030.
Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9). 7 p.m. The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St., Denver, 303-837-0360.
Tavern NYE Olive Drop & Fireworks Celebration — With complimentary champagne toast and party favors. 7 p.m. The Tavern Downtown, 1949 Market St. and the Cowboy Lounge, 1941 Market St., Denver, www.tavernhg.com.
Twista — Live performance for New Year’s Eve. 9 p.m. Vinyl, 1082 Broadway, Denver, 303-506-8078.
The White Rose Gala — A Theatre de Marionette theme will take over the entire hotel. Featuring Kelli Said, DJ Ms. Vicious and Got Bass Cave with DJ Vinnie. Ten-story balloon drop, more than 40 performers, 10 DJs, a live band, human marionettes, five ballrooms. Elegant attire. 9 p.m. Hilton DoubleTree DTC, 7801 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, www.KevinLarsonPresents.com.
Zoo Year’s Eve — Zoo Lights and a family dance party. 5:30-10 p.m. Denver Zoo, 23rd Avenue and York Street, Denver, 303-376-4800.
3OH!3 — With the Epilogues, Chain Gang of 1974, My Body Sings Electric. 7 p.m. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood, 303-951-6705.
Elephant Revival — With Mandarin Orange. 8 p.m. Aggie Theatre, 204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, 970-482-8300.
New Year’s Eve — With She Groovez, three-course dinner. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. seatings. Nissi’s, 2675 N. Park Dr., Lafayette, 303-665- 2757.
WOW! Children’s Museum New Year’s Celebration — Noise-maker crafts, parade musical performance by Eric West at 11 a.m. and special countdown at noon. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303-604-2424.
World Music Night — With Boulder Chamber Orchestra. $25 general admission, $50 box seats. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7876.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged — A special New Year’s Eve performance of all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40-$60. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682-9980.
Bunkner Funken Band — Funky NYE party. 7:24 p.m. Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, 1555 S. Hover Road, Longmont, 303-485-9400.
Hey Lady — With the Retrosonics. 8 p.m. Dickens Tavern, 300 Main St., Longmont, 303-834-9384.
Bonnie & the Clydes. 9 p.m. Oskar Blues Home Made Grill & Brew, 303 Main St., Lyons.
Riff Raff New Year’s Eve Party — Free. The Pioneer Inn, 15 E. First St., Nederland, 303-258-7733.