Things to do for December 29, 2011

The Weekender

The Parties, the Dinners, the Masks

The weekend doesn’t wait until midnight.

Thursday
Saturday
Livingston Wants You to Party. And Eat.
LIV STRONG

Livingston Wants You to Party. And Eat.

You’ll be starting your New Year’s Eve off with dinner. And seeing as your cookie-cutter prix fixe options abound, it’s probably best to hit the one with a balloon drop, live music and gratis champagne instead. Otherwise, you’re just eating food, which is nonsense.

Dec 31, 5-11pm (dinner), 9pm-1am (entertainment), $55 ($90 with wine), Livingston Restaurant + Bar, 659 Peachtree St NE, reserve at 404-897-5000

Dinner and a To-Go Bottle of Prosecco
DOUBLE DOWN

Dinner and a To-Go Bottle of Prosecco

Or you could always head out to Double Zero and ply your way through burrata, prosciutto and pan-seared Scottish salmon with wine pairings. They’ll even see you off with a few party favors like champagne flutes and a mini bottle of prosecco. It’ll look cute next to your big bottle of prosecco.

It’s Best That You Spend NYE This Way
SOUNDCHECK

It’s Best That You Spend NYE This Way

Dinner: check. Dodging amateur-hour shenanigans and listening to live music by the Soulphonics & Ruby Velle, while escorting your date onto a DJ-flanked dance floor and tippling enough bourbon to properly send off 2011: not check. Until you go to the Sound Table, that is. Then: check.

Masquerade Masks. The Beach. Capote.
MASK FORCE

Masquerade Masks. The Beach. Capote.

Then again, you may just want to skip town altogether. Especially considering that down on Amelia Island, there’s a beachside masquerade party waiting for you at the Ritz. It’s a modern-day riff on Truman Capote’s infamous 1966 Black & White Ball. Next year can be a riff on your infamous 2011 Black & White Ball.

Sunday
The Most Important Meal of the Night
BREAKFAST CLUB

The Most Important Meal of the Night

And before you know it, there it is—the morning after. Oh, and if your morning happens to start at 3pm, no worries... Diesel’s serving breakfast all day and night. Bacon Explosions, biscuits and gravy, Death Muffins. They’re all there for you until close. So are the Bloodys, but come on.

Jan 1, noon-midnight, Diesel, 870 N Highland Ave, 404-815-1820

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