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
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
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
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
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