Things to do for December 30, 2010

The Weekender

Bottomless Beer, Near-Nakedness and Masks

The weekend will wipe the slate clean.

Friday
Ball Drop Burlesque at Red Palace
TASSEL, NOT HASSLE

Ball Drop Burlesque at Red Palace

This year, the Red Palace stage has something for everyone. And we don’t mean Dick Clark and champagne. We mean fire eaters, burlesque acts, ukulele players, belly dancers and all-night dancing. You wouldn’t want to see Dick Clark in tassels anyway.

Dec 31, 9pm, $25, Red Palace, 1210 H St NE, 202-399-3201

Doug E. Fresh DJs the W
GET FRESH

Doug E. Fresh DJs the W

With an open bar from 8 to 10pm, passed snacks all night and you wrapped up in a blanket, you’ll only have two reasons to leave your perch atop the W: for Doug E. Fresh’s DJ set, and to watch Ryan Seacrest drop the ball down the Washington Monument. Okay, we made that second part up.

Dec 31, 8pm-2:30am, $140, POV, W Hotel, 515 15th St NW, 202-661-2400, tickets here

Seven Sins Dinner at Co Co. Sala
LUCKY SEVEN

Seven Sins Dinner at Co Co. Sala

As you know, NYE isn’t about the ball drop, but the long, drawn-out affair beforehand. Like seven courses of Lobster Crostini with Caviar, Truffled Dover Sole, Portobello Risotto, champagne truffles and a dessert trio. In other words, there are a couple of bonus sins thrown in.

ChurchKey’s Bottomless Draft Lines
ALE-TIDE

ChurchKey’s Bottomless Draft Lines

At Logan Circle’s temple to beer, you’ll have ale-friendly bites all night, a virtual photo booth, DJ music and rare large-format beers at midnight. But that’s not important right now. What is important: open bar from all 50 draft lines. Line them up.

Masquerade Party at Vetro
MASKED MARVEL

Masquerade Party at Vetro

What’s unusual about this reception at Lima’s private upstairs isn’t the caviar, oysters, foie gras and champagne you’ll consume. What’s unusual is you’ll be wearing a mask. Just in case you forget, the password is “Fidelio.”

Dec 31, 9-11pm, $200, Vetro, 1401 K St NW, reserve at 202-789-2800

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