New Year’s events

By Katy Barth
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Where to ring in 2014 in Lansing and East Lansing

Monday, Dec. 30 — All dressed up, but not sure where to go? Don’t drop the ball before midnight. Here’s a listing of New Year’s Eve celebrations around the Lansing area.

‘Fiddle’ NYE Contra Dance
It may be a new year, but if you’re looking for an old-time party, the Ten Pound Fiddle’s nostalgic New Year’s Eve Contra Dance party might be the ticket. Hosting the event is Michael Hamilton (caller) and Fiddlefire performs live music. For those unfamiliar with contra and square dancing, organizers help teach moves to newcomers. There is a “caller” who teaches the dance steps first; once the live band starts playing, the caller calls out the moves as they happen with the music. No partner needed: The night is set up to switch partners for each dance – comfortable shoes are suggested. A potluck is at 6:30 p.m., followed by a quick contra-dance workshop at 7:30. Dance runs 8 p.m. to midnight.

Tuesday, Dec. 31 @ Central United Methodist Church, 215 N Capitol Ave, Lansing,, 8 p.m.

NYE with Terrance Parker
Neon Tuesday, an ongoing electronic-music night at Mac’s Bar, hosts the venue’s New Year’s Eve celebration, which runs until 4 a.m.Headlining the night of DJs is Detroit legend Terrance Parker, who will spin a two-hour set. Openers include Ruckus, Xaos and the Neon DJ Crew. The NYE show will also have a chocolate fountain, Hors d'oeuvre, a Champagne toast and more. Parker helped revolutionize the Motor City underground electronic music scene, along with icons Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig and Jeff Mills. Parker’s contributions were honored in the Detroit Historical Museum’s History of Techno International Exhibit. Parker is also a producer and remixer, having done tracks for Akon, Beyonce, Kanye West and Christina Aguilera.
Tuesday, Dec. 31 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 21 , $10, 9 p.m.

Catalina Wine Mixer at The Loft

Local pop punks Catalina Wine Mixer headline The Loft, openers are From The Ends of the Earth, St. Elmo’s Fire, Don’t Pull the Plug and Rebecca Brunner. After growing up on groups like Coheed and Cambria and Blink 182, the members of Catalina Wine Mixer formed its own band in 2007. Since then the Holt-based band has played energetic pop shows from Lansing to Chicago, opening for bands like Mustard Plug and Laura Stevenson. The band, which includes lead vocalist/guitarist John Bradford, bassist Jonathan Andrews, rhythm guitarist David Robb and drummer Mike Bologna, was originally a cover band – playing songs by Green Day and other bands they admired, but after a handful of shows they began penning originals.

Friday, Dec. 27 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $7, $5 adv., 7 p.m.

Dine and Stay in Style at Crowne Plaza Lansing West and Bordeaux

Toast the New Year with a bottle of champagne while you stay in a newly designed guest room. Party favors will be given along with a $50 dining credit at Bordeaux, a new restaurant in Lansing. The credit doesn’t cover alcohol purchases. Amenities include a 24-hour pool, HDTV with HBO, free WiFi and a 2 p.m. check out. This package costs $199 per night, not including tax, and is based on a two person occupancy. Crowne Plaza Lansing West, 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-7100.

NYE at Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern

When you buy a glass of champagne you will receive complimentary refills of champagne every hour starting at 5 p.m. Champagne and chocolate flights will also be available. At midnight there will be a free champagne toast and a giveaway of hats, noise makers and other goodies. Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern, 611 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-2737.

Rum Runners

Dinner for two with favors and champagne toast. Five acts will be performing. Open 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. Tickets: $19 general admission, $29 reserved seating Rum Runners, 601 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-4949.

Red Haven

Special six-course menu for New Year’s Eve. $75 per person. Reservations can be made for times between 5-6 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. Red Haven, 4480 S. Hagadorn, Meridian Charter Township. (517) 679-6309.

The Peanut Barrel

If you don’t want to stay up until midnight there will be drink specials starting at 6 p.m. The Peanut Barrel, 521 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-0608.

Woody’s Oasis

Champagne toast at midnight. All Michigan beers are $3. Free appetizers will be available. Woody’s Oasis, 211 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-1600.

The Riviera Café

Reserve a table and a bottle of champagne for $15. Must be there before 10 p.m. Get in before 10 .m. and a free order of fries with $5 ticket. There will be a free food buffet, giveaway and a DJ. The Riviera Café, 231 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-5855.

P Squared Wine Bar

A local Jazz trio will be playing all night. Three course meal, party favors and midnight toast. $50 per seat or $90 for two. Dinner will be served from 6-10 p.m. P Squared Wine Bar, 107 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 507-5074

Dublin Square Irish Pub

DJ in front and back bar. Champagne toast at midnight. $5 cover 8-9 p.m. $10 cover after 9 p.m. Dublin Square Irish Pub, 327 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2222

The Green Door

For $25 you will get two drink vouchers for drinks under $5, party favors, champagne toast and breakfast buffet at midnight. Summer of Sol will be playing from 9:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. If you buy a ticket early you can skip the line. The Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-6376

Root Doctor at Avenue Café

Dinner package includes a five course dinner at 7 p.m. with table service for $55. General admission at 9 p.m. for $15. Must be 18 or older. Bring printed ticket and State ID. Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing Charter Township. (517) 853-0550

Troppo –

Dinner for two special at $120/couple. The package includes two glasses of champagne, antipasti, salads, two entrees and a dessert to share. Troppo, 111 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 371-4000

BAD Brewing Company

Special beer release along with at least 14 beers on tap. Food will not be available, but you can bring food if you’d like. 3 p.m. until 1 a.m. BAD Brewing Company, 440 S. Jefferson St., Mason. (517) 616-7664

Lou & Harry’s Sports Bar

Star Farm, an 80’s cover band will be performing. Free party favors, midnight buffet and champagne toast. Cover is $25. If you want to reserve a table it’s an additional $25. There will be drink specials. Doors open 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. Lou & Harry’s Sports Bar, 16800 Chandler Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-0899

The Exchange

Tables range from $50-$250, which includes a bottle of champagne. The Smoking Jackets will be performing cover music. Bar stools and stand rails are first come first serve. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call (517) 319-4500 for reservations. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

New Year’s Eve Radisson Gala

Package for two for $275, which includes room, dinner, alcohol hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner with dessert station and late night buffet. Upgrade to the Romantic Package for an additional $15, which includes a bottle of champagne and roses. Full bar service from 7 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. There will be live music from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Valet parking will be complimentary. Room upgrades are available at an additional cost. Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. Call (517) 482-0188 to make reservations.

Tavern on the Square

Champagne and liquor bottle service will be available. Buffet at midnight along with party treats and favors. DJ John Beltran will be spinning you into the New Year. Bar open’s at 6 p.m. and cover will be $10 after 9 p.m. Tavern on the Square, 206 Washington Square S, Lansing. (517) 374-5555.

Rick’s American Café

General admission for $10 until 10 p.m. For $20 you will receive champagne specials and an appetizer buffet from 8-10 p.m. Drink specials will be available and the bar will be open until 4 a.m. Rick’s American Café, 224 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2285.

Edmund’s Pastime

Open from 8 p.m. until 2-4 a.m. $3 house wines and draft beers. $4 well drinks. Pizza will be available at midnight. Edmund’s Pastime, 101 Washington Square S, Lansing. (517) 371-8700.

PT O’Malley’s

Guarantee your spot in the bar until 10 p.m. for $5 with a presale ticket. Table and booth reservations are guaranteed by 10 p.m. for $20. There will be a champagne toast at midnight. A magician will be performing from 9-10 p.m. and a DJ will perform from 9 p.m. until close. Drink specials include: $3 – draft pints, Jack Daniels, champagne, soco-lime shots, kamamkaze shots, well drinks and domestic bottles. PT O’Malley’s, 210 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 332-2959.

Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub

General admission for $10. Skip the line for $15. Eat at the buffet for $25. Free glass of champagne at midnight. Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub, 131 Albert Ave., East Lansing.

Beggars Banquet

No cover. Dinner specials will be from 4-6 p.m. There will be drink specials during the night and a champagne toast at midnight. The kitchen will remain open until 11 p.m. and the bar will be open between 2-4 a.m. Beggar’s Banquet, 218 Abbott Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-4540.

Gracie’s Place

Dinner is served. For $50/person you will receive a four course dinner. The Billy’s out of Grand Rapids will be playing from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. There will be a champagne toast at midnight. The restaurant will be open until 4 a.m.

Nuthouse Sports Grill

No cover. Free photo booth. DJ Slavin will amping up the New Year. Drink specials include: $3 domestic schooners, well drinks, Captain Morgan and ruby red tarts. Nuthouse Sports Bar, 420 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-6887.

Hunger Games Capitol City Ball at Spiral Dance Bar

Win some cash this New Year’s Eve with the high fashion capitol costume contest where the winner gets $250. There will be shows and dancers throughout the night. Champagne toast at midnight. DJ John Cruz will be providing the music. 18 . Call (517) 894-1315 for a FREE ride from East Lansing. Spiral Dance Bar, 1247 Center St., Lansing Charter Township. (517) 371-3221.

New Year’s Eve Bash at Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge

For the first time ever DJ Butcher, DJ Hollywood and DJ Cutt-Nice will be on one stage. Ticket prices are $15 for singles and $25 for couples. There will be party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Food will be provided by Candlelight Dinners. Open 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. 25 . For tickets and VIP info contact (517) 719-7316. Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge, 6810 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

Noon Year’s Eve

play. is celebrating the New Year with children and families. Starting at 11 a.m. children will be invited to make party hats, noise makers, play games and dance to the tunes provided by DJ Cody. Count down to Noon Year’s Eve with a balloon dropping at noon. Kids will be given confetti to throw, bubble wrap fireworks to pop and sparkling cider to toast. Fancy attire is encouraged. Tickets are available at 4972 Northwind Drive, East Lansing. (517) 708-8746.

Harem Urban Lounge/The Loft

The Gatsby party will span between the Harem Urban Lounge and The Loft with Pure DJ’s Donnie D and Element helping you travel through time. All admission invitations include party favors, hats, noise makers, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. General admission invitations are $35 and get you in the door at 9 p.m. VIP admission invitations are $50 and start the party an hour earlier at 8 p.m. You will also have access to the VIP ballroom in The Loft. The Burchanan Package is $150, $70/person, includes the VIP amenities for two in addition to a dinner buffet from 6-9 p.m. The Fitzgerald Package is $800, $133/person, includes VIP amenities for 6, a table with up to 6 seats, dinner buffet from 6-9 p.m., bottle service with one bottle of premium vodka and one bottle of champagne as well as reduced pricing on additional bottles and a private cocktail server. The Gatsby Package is $1,200, $150/person, includes VIP amenities for 8, a table with up to 8 seats, dinner buffet from 6-9 p.m., bottle service with two bottle of premium vodka and one bottle of champagne and a private cocktail server.

Claddagh’s Irish Pub

Celebrate NYE twice with a complimentary Guinness toast at 7 p.m. for the Irish New Year and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Claddagh’s Irish Pub, 2900 Towne Center Blvd., Lansing Charter Township. (517) 484-2523.

CB’s Bucket Bar & Grille

Celebrate the New Year with party favors and a midnight toast of champagne. Grab some grub because breakfast will be provided. Open 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. $20/person. 132 W. Grand River Ave., Williamston. (517) 992-5060.

Connxtions Comedy Club

Two showings that will have the spotlight on Dave Landau, Chris Kedgedus and Brett Kline. The 7:30 p.m. show will include party favors, reserved seating and door prizes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $26.50. The 10 p.m. show will party a bit more with party favors, reserved seating, door prizes, appetizers for two, champagne toast, music and dancing. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $37.50-$42.50. Connxtions Comedy Club, 2900 N. East St., Lansing Charter Township. (517) 374-4242.

House of Eden Rock

Two dinner entrées and a bottle of wine for $35 starting at 6 p.m. Drink specials will be $3 shots, $4 cocktails and $4 Stella Cidre drafts. Champagne toast at midnight. Champagne splits will be available for $10 or purchase the whole bottle for $18. There will be a DJ starting at 10 p.m. House of Eden Rock, 205 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-1300.

Mitchell’s Fish Market

Two dinner options available with both including a starter of soup or salad, an entrée, dessert choices and a complimentary glass of Chardonnay or Sauvignon. The dinner serving lobster and shrimp stuffed sea bass is $39.99 and the bone-in rib eye dinner option is $49.99. These specials are available from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mitchell’s Fish Market, 2975 Preyde Blvd., Lansing Charter Township. (517) 482-3474.

The Tin Can

You can take your fancy pants off at the can. No cover. Free party favors, a personalized red solo cup and a PBR toast at midnight. The Tin Can Downtown, 408 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 708-3441 The Tin Can Westside, 644 Milgadi Lane, Lansing. (517) 925-8658.

University Club at MSU

The University Club has two celebration options. Four Course Dinner and Mingle includesa glass of champagne, an appetizer, soup or salad, entrée and dessert. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. while The Nikki and Ricky Duo performs vocal and piano duets. The Evan Michael Show’s New Year Eve Spectacular is $65. Dinner and hors d’oeurvres will be served from 7-9 p.m. before a live taping of the Evan Michael Show from 9-10 p.m., which is similar to television shows from the 1950-60’s. Starting at 10 p.m. there will be coffee, desserts and dancing while the World Class City Band performs. Call (517) 353-5111 for reservations. 3435 Forest Road, Lansing.