(All events Dec. 31 unless otherwise noted)
MIDTOWN BREWING CO. No cover charge, and the kitchen stays open late. FREE. Midtown Brewing Co., 4 0 2 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 977-1349, midtownbrewingco.com.
GOING GREEN FOR NEW YEAR’S AT GRACIE’S PLACE Football-watching party with giveaways, including a big-screen TV. Admission includes a food buffet and midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $23. Gracie’s Place, 151 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-1100, graciesplacewilliamston.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE MASQUERADE AT BORDEAUX Masquerade party with live jazz, a photo booth, special dinner features and drink specials. Reservations and masks encouraged, VIP package available. 5 p.m. Tickets start at $50. Bordeaux, Crowne Plaza Lansing West, 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-4190, bordeauxlansing.com.
KNIGHT CAP Two-hour dinner slots available. Price includes four course meal; drinks are available a la carte. Reservations required. 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. or 10 p.m. $75. 320 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-7676, knightcap.com.
COACH'S PUB & GRILL Deal on two dinners, an appetizer and a bottle of champagne, with party favors at midnight. Snack bar open after the MSU football game. $30. Coach's Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Road, Lansing. coachspubandgrill.com.
GREEN AND WHITE BALL AT RADISSON HOTEL LANSING Start the evening off with the Cotton Bowl — shown via HD projector — then party it up with DJ Chewy. Admission includes dinner, drink tickets, a champagne toast and breakfast at the Capitol City Grille the next morning. Best of all, a one-night stay is included in the ticket price, so you don’t have to worry about how to get home. 7 p.m. $295/couple. Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-0188.
CAUSEWAY BAY HOTEL Enjoy a classic cocktail hour and three-course dinner, followed by a live DJ set to ring in the new year. Hotel room and breakfast packages available. 8 p.m. Packages start at $98.50 per couple. Causeway Bay Hotel, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 694-8123, causewaybaylansinghotel.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH AT THE GREEN DOOR Grab a drink and watch some MSU football, then rock ‘n’ roll your way into 2016 with local pop/ rock cover band the Hot Mess. Cover will includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m. $10. The Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-6376, greendoorlive.com.
THE ENGLISH INN Start the new year off in style with dinner at the English Inn. Enjoy a gourmet four-course meal, including choice of appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Reservations required. $69. 677 S. Michigan Road, Eaton Rapids. (517) 663-2500, englishinn.com.
WHITE OUT NYE AT LANSING BREWING CO. Entertainment for the evening is provided by MSU football, followed by DJ John Beltran. Tickets include a midnight buffet and three pints of beer. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $50/$45 mug club members. 518 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing. (517) 371-2600, lansingbrewingcompany.com.
SEVEN DEADLY SINS VS SEVEN HEAVENLY VIRTUES AT SPIRAL Heaven and hell-themed party at Spiral Dance Bar featuring gogo dancers, drag queens and music by DJ Sizl. Special themed cocktails are available, and a fruit buffet and champagne toast are included. The first 50 people in before 9 p.m. get in free. 8 p.m.-3 a.m. $10 for 21 and over/$15 for 18-20. Spiral Dance Bar, 1247 Center St., Lansing. (517) 371- 3221, spiraldancebar.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CONTRA AND SQUARE DANCE AT THE TEN POUND FIDDLE Live music by the Johns. All dances are taught, and no partner is required. Wear comfortable shoes and loose clothing. 8 p.m.-midnight. $18/$15 members/$8 students. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 614-5858, tenpoundfiddle.org.
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FIFTH TUESDAY NEW YEAR PAIRING AT AMERICAN FIFTH SPIRITS TUESDAY, DEC. 29 — Celebrate the new year early with a cocktail and food pairing hosted by American Fifth Spirits and the Good Bites Food Truck. Tickets include three cocktails and three plates of Good Bites’ gourmet fare. 6-8 p.m. $60/$51 Crystal Club members. 112 N. Larch St., Lansing. (517) 999-2631, facebook. com/americanfifth.
ZOOBIE’S/COSMOS Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve menu that includes three courses and a champagne toast. The game will be on TV. No cover charge, and Zoobie’s/Cosmos are not taking reservations. $35. Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern/The Cosmos, 611 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-2737 or (517) 897-3563, zoobiesoldtowntavern. com, thecosmoslansing.com.
THE CREOLE Old Town’s newest eatery presents special three course, four course or five course dinner options, complete with champagne toast. Reservations required. The Creole, 1218 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371- 1361, thecreolelansing.com.
MI FOOD FIGHT AT RED HAVEN East Lansing’s Red Haven hosts a culinary battle between local chefs Dan Konopnicki, executive chef for the Potent Potables Project, and Anthony Maiale, executive chef for Red Haven. Admission includes a lavish food spread, two complimentary drinks and a champagne toast. Tickets are available at Red Haven. 8 p.m. $85. Red Haven, 4480 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 679-6309, mifoodfight.com.
TRIPPER'S SPORTS BAR AND COMEDY CLUB New York City-based comedian Adam Hunter performs. At the bar, the MSU football game will be on TV and drink specials will be available. 9:30 p.m. $15. Tripper's Sports Bar, 350 Frandor Ave., Lansing. (517) 336-0717,