Nada Nother New Year’s Eve will launch 2013 and a new venue at 216 Court Ave. The Venue, in the location of the former People’s Court, will host local band The Nadas. $25 in advance, $35 day of event. VIP tables or booths available. Tickets at tikly.co.
DEC. 31: The Val Air Ballroom will have a New Year’s Eve event with DJ Lee. The event will include a cash drop, Champagne toast at midnight and a breakfast buffet. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $10 in advance, $20 day of event. 301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines. Go to valairballroom.com.
DEC. 31: The Sixth Somewhat Annual Comedy XPeriment New Year’s Eve Extravaganza will be at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines’ Stoner Theater. A dessert reception starts at 9 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m. After the show, enjoy the CXP “ball-drop” and Champagne toast at midnight. $25 per person or $40 per couple. civiccenter.org
DEC. 31: A Swedish New Year’s Eve at Cabaret in West Des Moines, 560 S. Prairie View Drive, and Ankeny, 2785 N. Ankeny Blvd. Besides a DJ and dance party, there will be a free Champagne toast. Doors open at 5 p.m. and patrons get a free bottle of Svedka with a reservation while supplies last (info@ cabaretwestglen.com).
DEC. 31: Celebrate 2013 at Kitty’s 15th annual New Year’s Eve party. For $60, patrons will get a table, four chairs, cover for four people, a bottle of Champagne and party favors. To make a reservation, call 327-1303 or go to kittysusa.com/reservations. 8800 Swanson Blvd., Clive.
DEC. 31: Get lucky at the Lucky 13 NYE at The Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave. DJ Eight Ten will spin a vinyl- only set at 8 p.m. Moon Chaplin and the Magic Men will also perform a cover-tinged set including their takes on Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and others, and Lady Soal will make guest vocal appearances throughout the night. $10. Go to gaslampdsm.com.
New Year’s Eve Pops: The Classic Hits of the Beatles with Classical Mystery Tour, an award- winning Beatles tribute band. $20- $80. 8 p.m. Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St. Go to dmsymphony.org.
DEC. 31: The Des Moines Social Club’s annual New Year’s Eve party, The Bash, moves to Capital Square and features two stages of music,food, drinks and more. Open to all ages. 8 p.m.-1 a.m., 400 Locust St. $20 advance, $25 day of the event. Go to desmoines socialclub.org/thebash.
New Year’s Eve Star 102.5 Downtown Countdown. Party starts at 5:30 p.m. Overnight packages, which include a room and two event tickets, start at $309. Embassy Suites, 101 E. Locust St. See page 10 for more details.
DEC. 31: Ring in the new year with Pianopalooza, at Wooly’s. 8 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Call 244-0550 to reserve a table for $40 (seats four). Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust St. See page 10 for details.