Things to do for December 30, 2010

The Weekender

Bubbly, Circus Parties and Gangsters

The weekend is already looking ahead to 2012.

Thursday
Your Post-Work Champagne
WINE-Y

Your Post-Work Champagne

Normally, your post-work tastings involve delicately sampling beer, wine and whiskey. Well, tonight will be no different. But if you feel like adding a touch of France, Brix in the FiDi will be pouring gratis bubbly and sparkling wine for two hours. Call it pre-NYE toasting.

Friday
A Funky New Year’s Eve Bash
SOUL TRAIN

A Funky New Year’s Eve Bash

New Year’s Eve is great when the soundtrack you party to is your normal mix of Top 40. Then there are the parties that pull in a killer live funk and soul band to dance to while sampling from Mediterranean-inspired hors d’oeuvres and a dessert buffet. The time to feel the afro-soul is now.

Wearing a Zoot Suit on NYE
COBBLESTONE

Wearing a Zoot Suit on NYE

NYE partying presents many dilemmas. One of which is whether or not to don a full zoot suit. Well, it won’t be out of place at the Prohibition NYE bash at Noir, where there’ll be era-correct cocktails, a free overnight stay at the Charles Hotel for the best dressed and loads of Boardwalk Empire quoting.

Dec 31, 9pm-2am, no cover, Noir Bar, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, 617-661-8010

Ringing in 2011 with Six Parties
PARTY HOPPING

Ringing in 2011 with Six Parties

You could head to one spot to throw down for NYE. Perfectly respectable. Or you could sample the scene at six different bashes (namely, Stoddard’s, Rumor, Venu, Gypsy, Cure Lounge and District). Between the live DJs at every spot, balloon drops and a vast mix of throngs of revelers, we’re guessing you’ll find your sweet spot quickly.

Dec 31, 9pm, Boston NYE, 295 Huntington Ave, tickets here or call 617-236-6456

UD HOOKUP: Enter online code “UD2011” to get 25% off admission to all venues except Gypsy and front-of-line privileges.

NYE. Now with More Circus Acts.
WHAT A CIRCUS

NYE. Now with More Circus Acts.

We’re not saying you’ll regret not partying with circus acrobats on NYE, but we’re not saying you won’t, either. Royale’s circus theme will include aerialists flipping around while you dance, the largest balloon drop in New England and a gratis Red Bull and champagne cocktail toast at midnight. Feel free to share yours with a contortionist.

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