Here’s a big list... below are the Belltown options.
NYE AT THE MOORE
X are performing! With all original members, even. Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave, 784-4849, 8 pm, $43, 21+.
THE CROCODILE’S NYE PARTY
With local superstars Fresh Espresso, Head Like a Kite, and Concours d’Elegance. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave, 441-7416, 8 pm, $15.
The Experience Music Project will be decked out with more than 25 bars, three dance floors, music and comedy performances by Cool Ade and 80s Invasion, and more. Every guest will get party favors, and food will be available for purchase. VIP packages are available. EMP, 325 Fifth Ave N, 8 pm, $50–$350.
THE FUNHOUSE’S NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
DJs Baby and Blackout will spin punk and new wave music and you can watch the Space Needle fireworks from the bar’s beer garden. There will also be a champagne toast at midnight. The Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave N, 374-8400, 9 pm, $6.
THE LAST DINNER OF THE YEAR AT LE PICHET
Le Pichet will be extending its dinner hours from 5 pm to midnight and ringing in the New Year with a special selection of champagne and sparkling wines and festive desserts. There will also be live jazz by the Distract Band beginning at 9:30 pm and a champagne toast at midnight. Le Pichet, 1933 First Ave, 256-1499, 5 pm.
NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH AT WATERFRONT SEAFOOD GRILL
Special dinner items will be offered along with the regular menu. There will also be live music by Benet Fleck and the Elliott Bay-O-Nettes and Melanie Winslow. Waterfront Seafood Grill, Pier 70, 2801 Alaskan Way, 956-9171, 5 pm.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT ETHAN STOWELL RESTAURANTS
Ethan Stowell Restaurants, including Staple & Fancy Mercantile, Tavolata, Anchovies & Olives, and How to Cook a Wolf will be offering special NYE menus beginning at 5 pm. Reservations are encouraged. Visit www.ethanstowellrestaurants .com for menu information, reservations, and other details.
NYE AT SEE SOUND LOUNGE
Featuring Andy Caldwell, Wesley Holmes, Bryce McKamey, and Tigerbeat. With a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. See Sound Lounge, 115 S Blanchard St, 9 pm, $30 adv/$40 DOS.
With a champagne toast at midnight! Belltown Pub, 2322 First Ave, 448-6210, 9 pm, free.
CONCERT, COUNTDOWN, AND CELEBRATION
Benaroya Hall’s celebration features Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony followed by a performance by HB Radke and the Jet City Swingers as well as a countdown to 2011 with Maestro Gerard Schwarz. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, 215-4747, 9 pm, tickets $50–$150.
FUN, FIREWORKS, AND SHELLEY AND THE CURVES
Watch the fireworks at the Space Needle from the Best Western Executive Inn, where they’ll have music from Shelley and the Curves, appetizers, prime rib and salmon dinner, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Ticket price is all-inclusive. Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave N, 448-9444, cocktails and appetizers are served at 6:30, dinner starts at 7:30 pm, $95.
BLACK AND SILVER NYE BASH
Ring in 2011 at the Red Lion Hotel’s Grand Ballrooms with DJs Kun Luv, Hitmann, Po’Lo, Quietstorm, and Kim. Also featuring Darrius Willrich and Danny Welsh. Dinner is served at 8 pm, the party starts at 9 pm. VIP tickets and tables are available; cosmopolitan attire required. Red Lion Hotel, Grand Ballrooms, 1415 Fifth Ave, 971-8000, 8 pm, $20-$75.
NYE 2010: A CELEBRATION TO REMEMBER
With DJ Headache, DJ Marty Mar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and party favors, and two full bars. VIP packages are available; “dress to impress.” Copper Cart Cafe, 113 Bell St, 239-0830, 9 pm, $20-$35.
NYE at the 5 Point
Watch the Space Needle fireworks from the 5 Point’s OUTDOOR BEER GARDEN! 5 Point, 415 Cedar St, 448-9993, free.
and for the come on, it’s close enoughs….
NYE BLOWOUT WITH THE DUSTY 45s
The Dusty 45s play two shows—an early 7 pm dinner show and a 10:30 pm party show. The Triple Door, 216 Union St, 838-4333, 7 and 10:30 pm, $70–$100.
SOUL UNITED’S NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Handful of Luvin’ and the Staxx Brothers. A four-course dinner menu will also be available. Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike St, 204-2233, 9 pm, $15 for the show/$45 for the dinner/$60 for dinner and show package
EPIDEMIC MUSIC’S NYE PARTY
With performances by Fall from Grace, Urban Collapse, SuPeRFeKtA, No Ground, and Blue Helix. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave, 628-3151, 8 pm, $15 adv/$17 DOS.
XTREME THEATRESPORTS NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Twenty improvisers will split into four teams and the audience will keep score. They’ll perform from 10 pm to almost midnight, when the countdown begins. Stick around afterward for a party (with full bar available). Pike Place Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, www.unexpectedproduction.org, 10 pm, $28 adv, all ages (must be 21+ to enter the lounge).