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New Year's Eve Happenings Around the North Bay

Plenty of parties to satisfy every taste and budget

New Year's Eve Happenings Around the North Bay

 

LODGE AT SONOMA, SONOMA

 The 's New Year's Eve benefit, 'Putting on the Glitz,' pulls out all the stops to ring in the new year: gourmet dinner (roasted oysters, bacon, made-to-order bananas foster), a silent auction, a snow queen and plenty of dancing to  '60s and '70s cover band music. Tickets: $250, purchase online or (707) 938-1990.

MURPHY'S IRISH PUB, SONOMA

Ring it in twice: the pub begins by celebrating Ireland's New Year at 4 p.m. For the American new year, the Carrtunes start playing at 9:30 p.m. Expect a special menu, live music, and historic cocktails. 

TRES HOMBRES, PETALUMA
The Theater District restaurant and bar puts on a night of salsa dancing with a live DJ, starting 8pm. Come for dinner and Tres Hombres' selection of drinks, including many tequilas, and stay for the Latin-themed party. 151 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma. (707) 773-4500 www.treshombresrestaurant.com

MYSTIC THEATRE, PETALUMA
Ring in the New Year with the Tommy Castro Band. Tommy Castro is an award-winning blues and R&B guitarist who has been nominated as the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year. Starts at 8 p.m. $51-$56. 23 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma. (707) 765-9211 www.mcnears.com.

PETALUMA MUSEUM GALA, PETALUMA
Enjoy an evening of classical music wih the San Francisco Symphony performing Handel, Chopin, Dvorak and Alberto Ginastera. Tickets are $30 for general admission/$25 museum members. Wine and cheese bar included.

FLAMINGO RESORT HOTEL, SANTA ROSA
"New Year's Eve Bash For Single Professionals,'' Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Party features dancing, food, and more to ring in the new year. $20. 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. (707) 545-8530.

GEORGE'S, SAN RAFAEL
Ring in the new year with '80s music from The 85's and local band Petty Theft, a Tom Petty tribute band. Price includes show, party favors and complimentary glass of champagne at midnight. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. $35-$40. 842 4th St., San Rafael. (415) 226-0262
www.georgesnightclub.com

HOPMONK TAVERN, SEBASTOPOL
Poor Man's Whiskey sets the tone for last party of the year. Known for their upbeat performances, zany stage antics, and infectious songs, PMW is a good time guaranteed. Price includes balloon drop and sparking ale toasts. Opens 8:30 p.m. $30. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. www.hopmonk.com.

RANCHO NICASIO, NICASIO
The Zydeco Flames offer up a tasty morsel of Southern music, playing everything from the harmonica, accordions and even washboards. Starts at 9 p.m. $25-$30.
On the Town Square, 1 Old Ranchero Road, Nicasio. (415) 662-2219
www.ranchonicasio.com.

OSHER MARIN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, SAN RAFAEL
Ring in the new year with a round of laughs and a midnight bubbly toast at the JCC'S Second Annual New Year's Eve Stand-Up Celebration. Starts 8:30 p.m. $29.50-$55. 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. (415) 444-8000
www.marinjcc.org

UPTOWN THEATRE, NAPA
Los Angeles band Ozomatli can best be described as playing Latin rock that's infused with cumbia, hip-hop and other musical influences that are as diverse as the members of the band. Starts at 9 p.m. $50-$85. 1350 3rd St., Napa. (707) 259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com     

Where are you planning to ring in the New Year? Is there a spot in town that throws a great party? Sound off in the comments below.

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