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New Year’s Eve

• Carson Nugget’s gala New Year’s Eve Party in the main ballroom, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Features live music by The Motifs and Bill McClain’s Mobile Music. Dinner buffet served from 7-9 p.m.; no-host bar, free party hats and favors, champagne and free commemorative champagne flute. Reservations required; tickets $50 per person. Call 882-1626, ext. 221.

• New Year’s Eve dance at the Brewery Arts Center, 8 p.m. to midnight. Features live music by Wild Sage and caller Tom Thoreau; potluck desserts/finger foods at 10 p.m., champagne or sparkling cider at midnight. All ages welcome; $10 adults ($12 at the door), $6 children. Call 883-9351.

• New Year’s Eve gathering with live music from Wicker Box, 9 p.m. at Carson Indian Colony Gymnasium, 2900 S. Curry St., all ages welcome. Entry is $1 per person; beer and sodas available for purchase; 50/50 drawing and raffle. Proceeds benefit kids recreation and Easter programs. Call 882-8706.

• New Year’s Eve celebration at Decades Bar and Grille with Bad Intent, voted “Best Band” at Taste of Downtown, 9:30 p.m. Cover charge $5 per person includes party favors and one drink, 1475 Hot Springs Road. Call 883-8889.

• Second annual Genoa Bar Unplugged New Year’s Eve party, 9 p.m. with live music by trumpeter Ray James. No lights, no slots, no television and no jukebox – everything’s unplugged. Call Willy Webb at 782-3870.

• Delbert McClinton performs at 9 p.m. at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Celebrity Showroom. Call 356-3300.

• Live New Year’s Eve fireworks show, 11:45 p.m. on South Virginia Street, between First and Second streets in Reno, with live broadcast on News 4. Call 323-1046.

• Michael Mandella performs at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge through Sunday; no cover. Call 882-1626.

• The Kid & Nic perform at the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge, Minden through Jan. 9. Call 782-9711.

2005

Happy New Year

• Opening day of fishing at Topaz Lake.

• Smash Mouth performs at 8 p.m. at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Rose Ballroom. Call 356-3300.

SUNDAY

• Darren Romeo, The Voice of Magic appears in the Eldorado Showroom, Reno through Feb. 27. Tickets $25.95 and $03.95 Call 786-5700.

MONDAY

• Carson City swearing-in ceremony for newly elected city officials at 8:30 a.m. in Judge William Maddox’s courtroom, second floor Carson City Courthouse, 885 E. Musser St.

• Swearing-in ceremony for newly elected state officials, at 1:30 p.m. at the Nevada Supreme Court, 201 S. Carson St.

• Douglas County swearing-in ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the old courthouse, followed by reception and organizational meeting.