Celebrate the arrival of 2011
Options abound for celebrating the coming of the New Year. Whether you would enjoy a night on the town or a quick stop for a drink and music, don’t be caught without plans.
Here is a selection of parties to choose from in and around Carson City.
Plan:b New Year’s Eve – An Evening with Suspect Terrane, 8-9 p.m., 318 N. Carson St., Carson City. Covering a full spectrum of electric acoustic music including folk, pop, rock, country, bluegrass and gypsy swing. Call for reservations and more information. Call 775-887-8879.
“Come Walkin’ After Midnight,” Sherrill Douglas’ tribute to Patsy Cline, 8-11 p.m. at Carson Nugget. Tickets $35 including hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. Early New Year’s celebration “It’s New Year’s Somewhere” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the casino floor. Visit http://www.ccnugget.com or call 775-882-1626.
Rock ‘n’ Roll New Year’s Eve at Mo & Sluggo’s, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Live music with Pawnshop. 110 West Telegraph St., Carson City. 775-247-7957.
New Year’s Eve at Carson Station, 8 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Carson Station Casino, 900 S. Carson St., Carson City. Live music with Steppen Stonz. Call 775-883-0900.
New Year’s Eve at Jimmy G’s Cigar Bar, 9 p.m. DJ, dancing, free champagne toast at midnight. 301 N. Carson St., Carson City. 775-461-0466.
Carson Lanes New Year’s Eve Party, all day at Carson Lanes Retail Center, 4600 Snyder Ave., Bowling specials all day long; Live music with “3N1” 8 p.m.-midnight. Party favors, champagne (or cider) at midnight. $200 drawing at 11 p.m. (earn an entry ticket for every meal purchased on Dec. 31 before 10 p.m. in Johnny Rockets, Wally’s Pizza and Subs, or Alley’s Diner.) Must be 21. Smoke free. 775-883-2606 ext. 124.
Carson City Library Foundation’s New Year’s Eve East Coast Time
Can’t stay up until midnight like the good ole days? Then support a great fundraiser and celebrate New Year’s Eve East Coast time. Join the Carson City Library Foundation New Year’s Eve party. There also is a silent auction and a raffle were you could win a fabulous trip for two to New York City plus a Broadway show. The ticket to the event includes dinner buffet, entertainment, champagne toast, silent auction, and a ball drop at midnight, East Coast time.
WHO: Carson City Library Foundation’s New Year’s Eve party
WHAT: Entertainment, food, great auctions items, raffle and New Year’s Eve fun
WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Nevada State Library and Archives in Carson City
COST: Tickets are $50 each, or a table of eight for $350, Raffle tickets can be purchased online $10
New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance at Sharkey’s
Mile High Jazz Band presents Lucky Diamond and The Gents o’ Jive, a ’20s and ’30s hot jazz band, is back by popular demand.
The Gents are Dan Lancaster on sax, clarinet, and flute; John Dijkstra on trumpet and flugelhorn; Jimmy Vermillion on keyboard; Joe La Chew on guitar; and Mark Ashworth, also known as Lucky Diamond, on drums. Need to ask Jimmy if he is related to my high school buddy, Steve Vermillion who is related to Juice Newton. Hmmm might have to attend this event for the 411. So if you can and want to dance all night hit the dance floor and have fun.
WHO: Lucky Diamond and The Gents o’ Jive perform at Sharkey’s last New Year’s Eve
WHAT: The Roaring 20s New Year’s Celebration includes music favorites from the 1920s to today, complimentary hors d’oeuvres starting at 10 p.m., and a balloon drop at midnight.
WHEN: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. New Year’s Eve
WHERE: Sharkey’s Casino, 1440 U.S. Highway 395, in Gardnerville
CONTACT: For more information, call Ron Terrell, Sharkey’s Casino, 775-782-3133 firstname.lastname@example.org
Venetian Masquerade and dinner dance benefit for the Family Support Council and Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Dec. 31. Jazz, bossa nova, rock ‘n’ roll and blues music by Greenwood & Steele, who backed Paul McCartney in Truckee. Cost, at least $75 per person. Drop off donations of size 4 and 5 diapers, food, coffee, copy paper, tissue, paper towels and toilet paper. For more Information call 783-3211.
Buckaroo’s New Year’s Eve party with live music by Big Bad Wolf, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Free party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Call 782-9693.
Knights of Columbus New Year’s Eve Dance gala’ 8 p.m.-midnight, St. Gall Pastoral Center, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. The Gardnerville Council of the Knights of Columbus New Year’s Eve Dance Gala at the St. Gall Pastoral Center features the 16-piece Sierra Swing Band of Reno. Doors open 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m. Table snacks and a no-host bar available. Hors d’oeuvres served at 10 p.m. and champagne at midnight. Tickets are $30 per person, available at the church office. Call 782-2852.
New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance at Sharkey’s Casino, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Live music with Lucky Diamond and The Gents o’ Jive. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres starting at 10 p.m. and a balloon drop at midnight. 1440 U.S. Highway 395, Gardnerville.
• New Year’s Eve Bash features DJ Bill Alan McClain from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at The Gold Hill Hotel, Highway 342, one mile south of Virginia City. Choose dinner from the Executive Chef Randy Bryant’s New Year’s Eve menu from 5-9:30 p.m. For reservations, call 775-847-0111.
• New Year’s Eve at the Ponderosa Saloon is 5 p.m.-2 a.m. with live music from Blue Haven. The Ponderosa is located at 106 S. C St., Virginia City. Call 775-847-7210 for information.
Glitz & Glamour New Year’s Eve at Edge, 8 p.m.-midnight, Peppermill Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., Reno. Doors open at 8 a.m. Hosted champagne from 8-10 p.m. Must be 21 or older. $10,000 diamond giveaway. $50 advance; $60 at door. 877-525-7469 Call 866-821-9996.
New Year’s Eve Rockin’ The Dome Dance Party 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Silver Legacy Resort’s Silver Baron Ballroom, 407 N. Virginia St., Reno. Dancing starts at 8 p.m. with Reno’s best DJs. At midnight, partygoers treated to a champagne toast and party favors. $30. Call 800-687-7733 or 775-329-4777.
My Friends’ New Year’s Eve Party, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Knitting Factory Concert House, 211 N. Virginia St., Reno. Pinback, The Grouch, Grieves and Budo, Boggan, Black Rock City All Stars; hosted by Pigeon John. Doors open 8 p.m. 18 or older. $45 advance at Cal Neva Cage, or Recycled Records. Call 775-323-5648.
AC/DShe, 10-11:30 p.m., John Ascuaga’s Nugget’s Celebrity Showroom, Sparks. All-female band performs AC/D covers from the Bon Scott era of AC/DC’s colorful career. After the concert, toast in the New Year with a free champagne toast on the casino floor. Cost is $20. Call 800-648-1177.
Jazz Night New Year’s Celebration with Jack Prybylski 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Orozko Lounge, John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks. Saxophonist. Complimentary champagne toast and no cover. Call 800-648-1177.
New Year’s Eve Perfection Party 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., MontBleu Resort, Stateline. Three parties, one price. Parties in the Opal Ultra Lounge, blu Nightclub, and convention center. Live music from San Francisco party band “Pop Fiction.” Free champagne at midnight, party favors and more. $50 advance; $75 day of show. For VIP table, call 775-586-2000. Call 775-588-3515.
New Year’s Eve with Jackie Green and band, 10 p.m.-midnight, Crystal Bay Casino’s Crown Room, 14 State Route 28, Crystal Bay. $45. After party with Groove Session. Call 775-833-6333.