Where to party 2012 away...

We've got more than 100 ways to kiss 2012 goodbye.

Where to party 2012 away...
Justin Rose

It's time again for that special night, when all the cares of the past year are thrown out the window. You can say goodbye to a shitty year that brought you nothing but misery and sadness, celebrating its inevitable death, or you can take one last night to reflect upon all the wonderful blessings 2012 has brought you.

From swanky dinners and jazzy soirees to family friendly parties or sweaty rock shows ... whatever it is you are celebrating, chances are there's an event out there that will fit your needs. Dust off the tux, draw straws to pick the DD, and find the best way to ring in the new year with the Metro Times' annual guide to New Year's Eve happenings.


2 Days Gone. Leland Ballroom City Club, 400 Bagley Ave., Detroit, 313-962-2300. (12/31)

2012 New Year's Eve Annual Cabaret. Featuring Detroit "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" of the Year 2012 Sky Covington. Also featuring Alora Janell, Tara Corrado, Derrick Thunder, Free Party Favors, and Full Soul Food Kitchen, BYOB. Bert's Marketplace, 2727 Russell St., Detroit, 313-567-2030. (12/31)

43rd Annual Belle Isle New Year's Eve Family Fun Run/Walk. One Mile and 5k events. Registration begins at noon at the Belle Isle Casino. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics, Michigan Chapter. Belle Isle Park, Detroit. $15-$35. (12/31, noon-5 p.m.)

A Universe New Year's Eve Party. If you're at all familiar with this downtown venue, you know just how unusual this show could be! Cafe D'Mongo's Speakeasy, 1439 Griswold, Detroit. (12/31, 10 p.m.)

ABK w/SMOKE HOUSE JUNKIEZ, BAKE LO, MR Y.U.G., ST8JAKET. Featuring Champagne toast, Continental Breakfast, and Balloon drop at midnight. The Ritz, 24300 Hoover, Warren, 586-756-6140. $8 advance, $10 at the door. (12/31, 7 p.m.)

An Intimate New Year's Eve w/Roy Davis Jr. Includes food, dancing, midnight champagne toast, party favors and of course entertainment provided by Djs Marc Duncan, Tommy Cool and special guest Roy Davis Jr. The Mars Bar, 10001 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, 313-974-6575. $25 in advance. (12/31, 8 p.m.-4 a.m.)

Big Will & 360 Degrees Band. MotorCity Casino Hotel - Chromatics Lounge, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, 866-782-9622. (12/31)

Big, Bright Light Show 2012. The buildings in downtown Rochester will be covered in more than 1.5 million points of glimmering holiday light which will be lit nightly, downtown Rochester, 4th Street and Walnut, Rochester. (12/31, 6 p.m.-midnight) Ongoing.

Black Mist, DJ Robby Rob, and DJ Ryan E. Old Shillelagh, 349 Monroe St., Detroit, 313-964-0007. (12/31)

Blue Cat Band. Bachelors One, 1967 Cass Lake Rd., Keego Harbor, 248-682-2295. (12/31)

Boogie Fever New Year's Eve Party. Party Favors, Champagne Split, Late Night Pizza Buffet Boogie Fever, 22901 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 248-541-1600. $20-$25. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

Bookies Bar and Grille NYE. Bookies Bar & Grille, 2208 Cass Ave., Detroit, 313-962-0319. $50-$100. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

Brew Year's Eve Celebration. To celebrate we will release a different keg of small-batch celebratory beer every hour from 8:30-11:30 p.m., dinner specials, DJ J. Clark from 9pm-2am. Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, 734-213. No cover. (12/31, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m.)

Brian Sheehan Band. Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Cafe - Greektown, 400 Monroe St., Detroit, 313-965-4600. (12/31)

Celebrate New Year's Eve with Jay Leno. Usher in the New Year grooving to the sounds of Skyline and the Backstreet Horns playing from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Cosmos Lounge. Catch Jay Leno and the ball drop from Times Square on the big screens in Cosmos Lounge with complimentary party favours and non-alcoholic Champagne. Caesars Windsor, 377 Riverside Dr. East, Windsor, 519-258-7878. $150. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

CHAMPAGNE EXPLOSION 2013. Featuring 10 Djs, Live Band and Performers, Karaoke concert stage with EmCee, Stand Up comedy show, Strolling Illusionists, Arial Acrobats, Complimentary Taro and Fortune tellers. Adoba Hotel Dearborn, 600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, 313-593-1234. $50-$100. (12/31, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.)

The Countdown: New Year's Eve at Royal Oak Music Theatre. Hosted by Vinny Fontana and Vito Galati. Live Performance by Free Beer. Music by DJ Simon Matty. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak, 248-399-2980. (12/31)

THE COUNTDOWN @ THE MARRIOTT CENTERPOINT. DJs: Mike Anthony, Matt Aubry, Chris Anthony, Dennis Celic, John Larson, Gene Karaoke. Hosted by Matt Kysia Marriott Centerpoint, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac, 248-253-9800. $50-$100. (12/31)

Coyote Cuts NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH. WATTIE GREEN, NICK JAGGER, DBOW, and HUGH CLEAL The Grasshopper Underground, 22757 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 248-298-0330. (12/31, 8 p.m.-4 a.m.)

Detroit Marriott New Year's Eve 2013. Live entertainment, Dancing, Champagne toast, and Party favors. Detroit Marriott - Renaissance Center, 100 Renaissance Center, Detroit, 313-568-8000. (12/31)

Detroit Prime NYE Celebration. Detroit Prime, 32769 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, 248-737-9600. (12/31, 5 p.m.)

Dj Minx Nye At Tv Lounge. TV Bar, 2554 Grand River Ave., Detroit, 313-965-4789. (12/31)

DJ RC. Greektown Casino - Shotz Sports Bar, 555 E. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, 888-771-4386. (12/31)

Downtown Mount Clemens New Year's Eve Gala. Family New Year's Eve Party featuring live entertainment and midnight fireworks. Children's New Year's Eve in Never Never Land from 4 to 9 p.m. Downtown Mount Clemens, Mount Clemens. (12/31, 4 p.m.-midnight)

dr. Swift. Edison's, 220 Merrill St., Birmingham, 248-645-2150. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

Dragon Wagon. Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti, 734-480-2739. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

Elektricity NYE 2013. DJ Ryan Richards. Elektricity Nightclub, 15 S. Saginaw, Pontiac, 248-599-2212. $10. (12/31, 8:30 p.m.-4 a.m.)

Fifth Avenue NYE 2013. The New Fifth Avenue, 215 W. Fifth Ave., Royal Oak, 248-629-9423. (12/31)

Gaelic League New Year's Eve
7 pm Dublin Toast, 8 pm Music begins with McSpillin Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit, 313-964-8700. (12/31)

Grand Buffet. Three courses, with Shrimp Bisque and a light Organic Green salad, Roast Sea Bass, Sliced Tenderloin of Beef, Seafood Newburg, Carved Prime Rib and all the accompaniments, a trio of desserts. The Whitney, 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-832-5700. $79. (12/31)

Greensky Bluegrass. With Frontier Ruckus. Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-9700. $25-$30. (12/31, 8 p.m.)

Harbor House New Year's Eve Party. Kitchen open until 1am, lounge open until 2am. Live Music in the entertainment Lounge. No Cover with reservations and dinner. Free party favors and Champagne toast. Harbor House, 440 Clinton St., Detroit, 313-967-9900. (12/31)

Hazardhead New Year's Eve Party. Paycheck's Lounge, 2932 Caniff, Hamtramck, 313-874-0909. (12/31)

Henry Hotel New Year's Eve. DJ's, Distinct Upscale Rooms, Premium Bar, Appetizers and Midnight Buffet. The Henry, 300 Town Center Dr., Dearborn, 313-441-6035. (12/31)

Hockeytown Winter Festival Alumni Showdown. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-471-6611. (12/31, 3:30 p.m.)

Holidays in Henry Ford Museum. Seasonal celebration includes daily visits with Santa through Dec. 24, Christmas stories in the Alleghany Locomotive, hands-on activities, the Lionel train and LEGO train display and more. The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 313-982-6001. (12/31) Ongoing.

Jade S. MotorCity Casino Hotel - Sound Board, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, 866-752-9622. (12/31)

Jef Reynolds Motor City Mix. Detroit Yacht Club, 1 Riverbank Rd., Detroit, 313-824-1200. (12/31)

Jersey Boys. The award-winning musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, 313-872-1000. (12/31, 7:30 p.m.)

KEM AND Mike Epps: New Year's Eve Celebration of Love & Laughter. With L'Renee Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-471-6611. $49, $79, $99 and $150. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

Laurel Park Manor: New Year's Eve. Includes hors d'oeuvres, a Kobe Beef Shortrib and Chicken Florentine combination dinner, open bar, specialty plated dessert and Afterglow pizza. It also features The Mass Transit Band and dancing. Laurel Manor, 39000 Schoolcraft, Livonia. $95. (12/31, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.)

Liquor Store Novi NYE 2013. Liquor Store, 44325 12 Mile Rd., Novi, 248-305-8135. $10. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

Live Tribute Show. With tributes to Bobby Darin, Frankie Valli, Blues Brothers and Tom Jones, plus comedian Keith Ruff. Ticket includes dinner and champagne toast. Downriver Italian-American Club, 646 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte. $55. (12/31)

LSG. With Eddie Levert, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill and Don DC Curry. Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit, 313-832-7100. $79.50-$200. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

Lucky Brown. Blarney Stone Pub, 27253 Woodward Ave., Berkley, 248-541-1881. (12/31)

Lucky Number 13 New Year's Eve Party. Party favors, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and passed complimentary hor d'oeuvres served throughout the night. Black Finn, 530 S. Main St., Royal Oak, 248-582-9460. $30. (12/31)

Lutalo. MotorCity Casino Hotel - Sound Board, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, 866-752-9622. (12/31)

MBARGO NYE 2013. MBarGo, 44325 12 Mile Rd., Novi, 888-231-7975. $20. (12/31)

Mega 80s New Year's Eve Party. Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 248-544-3030. $25. (12/31, 8 p.m.)

Melvin Davis and the United Sound. A New Year's for classic Detroit Soul Party. A high-energy-foot-stomping-soul-shaking set. Come as you are, or dress in vintage clothing, this soul party is going to be the real deal. Cliff Bell's, 2030 Park Ave., Detroit, 313-961-2543. $20. (12/31, 10 p.m.)

Mittenfest VII. A five-day festival of local music to benefit 826michigan, a local nonprofit writing and tutoring center. Woodruff's, 36 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti. $10 per day/$82.60 for all five days. (12/31, 4 p.m.) Ongoing.

Motor City Meatball Madness Tour at The Drop. New Year's Eve Party and "D" Drop at Campus Martius, Meatball Eating Contest, Gourmet Food from Dago Joe's, Coffee, Hot Chocolate. Ice Skating at the Rink will be available to all. Come watch the "D" get lowered at midnight and help bring a new year. Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 596-995-3246. FREE. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

Necto New Year's Eve. With DJ Hardy. Hosted by MC Yoda. Necto, 516 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, 734-994-5436. (12/31)

New Tenants. Greektown Casino - Asteria, 555 E. Lafayette, Detroit, 313-233-2999. (12/31, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.)

NEW YEAR`S EVE with RAYSE BIGGS. Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 97 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, 313-882-5299. $25. (12/31)

new year's celebration. Live music and celebrated midnight ball drop. Executive Chef Daniel Campbell has created a spectacularly decadent four course dinner menu. Tallulah, 155 S. Bates St., Birmingham, 248-731-7066. (12/31)

New Year's Eve at The Ravens Club. Three course dinner, including current menu items and special entrees, begin at 8pm and will be available for one night only. Regular seating available from 5-7pm. The dinner includes your choice of starter, main course and dessert with a champagne toast at midnight. The Heather Black Project who will be performing from 9:30pm to 1:30am. The Ravens Club, 207 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, 734-214-0400. $75. (12/31, 8 p.m.)

New Year's at 555. 555 Gallery, 2801 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit, 888-495-2787. (12/31)

New Year's Eve 2013. Complimentry hors d'oeuvres. Prosecco toast at midnight. Torino Espresso + Bar, 201 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, 248-247-1370. $40. (12/31, 8 p.m.)

New Year's Eve 2013 Beer Bash. Featuring DRAGON WAGON and we'll have a series of Rat Pads that we'll tap at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 to mark the occasion & ring in the New Year. Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti, 734-480-2739. No cover. (12/31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.)

NEW YEAR'S EVE 2013 IN 3D. 2 Dance floors, 3 bars and 14 VIP booths, DJ TWINFLUX, JOSH KARMIN, JUSTIN JAMES, MIKE CHICHKAN, Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight, Free Party Favours and 3d glasses. The Boom Boom Room, 315 Ouellette, Windsor, 519-971-0000. $15-$500. (12/31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

New Year's Eve 2013 with DJ/Producer Micky Friedmann. With dj shawn riker and dj mike vieira. Vain Ultra Lounge, 1500 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-638-1460. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

New Year's Eve at Centaur Bar. Ballon drop. A variety of champagne and hors d'oeuvres packages. Reservations recommended. Centaur Bar, 2233 Park Ave., Detroit, 313-963-4040. (12/31, 10 p.m.)

New Year's Eve At Delux Lounge. Complimentry party favors, midnight toast, free pizza. Delux Lounge, 350 Monroe, Detroit, 313-962-4200. (12/31)

NEW YEAR'S EVE at ERNIE'S MEDITERRANEAN. DJ, dancing, party favors, Champagne toast, cash bar, and late night Coney dogs Ernie's, 16655 19 Mile Rd., Clinton Township, 586-286-8435. $15 advance, $20 at the door free with dinner reservation . (12/31)

New Year's Eve At Motor City Casino. 3-course meal at Iridescence, dessert bar in Amensia and a glass of Dom Perignon at midnight, Late night brunch in Assembly Line Buffet. MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, 866-752-9622. (12/31)

New Year's Eve at Petruzzello's. Hors D' Oeuvres, Premium Bar, Champagne, and Evening Snacks. Petruzzello's Banquet and Conference Center, 6950 Rochester Rd., Troy, 866-792-2743. $55 in advance or $75 at the door . (12/31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.)

New Year's Eve at The Fountain Bistro. Featuring Delta Five, a local jazz and blues band, champagne bottle sabrage (cutting open champagne bottles with a sword), and an outdoor VIP area for the D Drop. Fountain Bistro, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-237-7778. $25-$75. (12/31)

New Year's Eve at the Oakland art novelty co. The Oakland Art Novelty Company, 201 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, 248-291-5295. (12/31)

New Year's Eve at the Renaissance Center. Dinner, live entertainment, dancing, Champagne toast at midnight, and party favors. Marriott Hotel-Renaissance Center, E. Jefferson, Detroit, 800-352-0831. $425 per couple. (12/31, 8 p.m.)

New Year's Eve at Weber's Inn. Includes a dinner buffet, evening-long entertainment, and dancing in both ballrooms. Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, 734-769-2500. (12/31)

New Year's Eve Blues Bash. With Chris Canas Blues Revolution and The Bluescasters. Guy Hollerin's Sports Bar, 3600 Plymouth, Ann Arbor, 734-769-4323. $20. (12/31, 7 p.m.)

New Year's Eve Celebration. Hors d'oeuvres on arrival, sit down dinner, pastry trays, premium beverages, late night snacks, party favors, DJ (top 40). Zuccaro's Banquet & Hall, 46601 Gratiot, Chesterfield Township, 586-530-6272. $65 Per Person / $125 Per Couple. (12/31, 7:30-1:30 p.m.)

New Year's Eve Celebration Andiamo Dearborn. Surf and Turf dinner, premium bar, late night pizza, midnight toast, party favors, live music by Vinyl Underground. Andiamo Dearborn, 21400 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, 313-359-3300. (12/31, 7 p.m.)

New Year's Eve Double Celebration. Celebrate New Year's Eve twice. Irish, classic rock music from 6 p.m. with Tim O'Connor followed by a live DJ playing everyones favorite hits. Celebrating the New Year, Irish time at 7 p.m. with complimentary Guinness toast and then again at midnight with a Champagne toast. Claddagh Irish Pub, 17800 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, 734-542-8141. (12/31, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.)

New Year's Eve Gala. Appetizers from 8pm to 10pm, 2 drink tickets before 10pm, champagne toast at midnight, late night pizza, party favours, balloon drop at midnight, prizes and gifts throughout the night, complimentary coat check, confetti cannon, and media wall photo shoot. The Bank Nightklub, 285 Ouellette Ave., Windsor. $50. (12/31, 8 p.m.)

New Year's Eve House Party. With Vicious Fish, Kings English, You People, Soul People and DJ's Salami. Champagne Toast and Coney Buffet. The Detroit Pub, 33401 Harper, Clinton Twp. 586-791-1288. $5. (12/31)

New Year's Eve on the Boardwalk. V Nightclub will be celebrating in true speakeasy style. Bring your flappers, fedoras and feathers. Featuring DJs Captn20, Whip and Prevu with a special champagne toast at midnight. MGM Grand - V, 1777 Third St., Detroit, 877-888-2121. (12/31, 10 p.m.-4 a.m.)

New Year's Eve Party. Gourmet dinner, party favors, champagne toast, and late night buffet. Live music with Stereo Kings and Solid Gold DJ. The Mirage, 16980 18 Mile Rd., Clinton Township, 586-228-2222. $85. (12/31)

New Year's Eve Party at The Purple Rose Theatre. Cocktail hour, Dinner, Sneak-peak perfromance of The Meaning of Almost Everything, Jeff Daniels Live Onstage and Unplugged, Champagne toast. Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea, 734-433-7673. $250. (12/31, 5 p.m.)

New Year's Eve Party With Dj Ram. Dean Martini's, 63 Pitt Street East, Windsor, 877-568-6446. (12/31)

New Year's Eve Party with Fusion. Silky's Martini & Music Cafe, 21931 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, 313-565-6278. (12/31)

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY WITH ROOM 13. Rusty Nail, 35703 Groesbeck Hwy., Clinton Township, 586-790-4311. (12/31)

New Year's Eve party with Saints of Soul. Dino's Lounge, 22740 Woodward, Ferndale, 248-591-3466. (12/31)

New Year's Eve Showdown. A highly interactive improvised game show one part "Whose Line is it Anyway," and one part "Match Game PM". The audience can be as involved as they want to, but aren't picked on. The game show features a series of short improv games, challenges and more. Shows at 8pm and 10pm Go Comedy! Improv Theater, 261 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, 248-327-0575. $25-$50. (12/31)

New Year's Eve Silver Soiree. Featuring Amy Gore & Her Vanentines, Twine Time, Replicas, Weed Nap, Heat Lightning, Patrick Davy & The Ghosts, Growwing Pains, Fake Surfers, Chit Chat, Kickstand Band, Habibi, Rooftop Vigilantes, Mouth Breathers, Peach Pit, Sugarcoats, Pupils, Jeecy & the Jungle, Michael & the Particle, Mexican Knives & Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor. Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward, Detroit, 313-833-9700. $5. (12/31, 7 p.m.)

New Year's Eve Splash Bash and Family Fun Fest. Featuring Joel Tacey, Michigan's Family Funnyman Juggler and a Gamefest Video Game Party for Tweens. Hours of entertainment featuring the Magic of Bret Beaudry Master Illusionist, Spakles and Sparks the Clowns, a bounce house and more. Best Western Inn & Conference Center, 34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights. (12/31)

New Year's Eve With Mike Green. Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak, 248-542-9900. $18. (12/31, 7:30 p.m.)

New Year's Eve with The Bugs Beddow Band. 5 course meal for two includes champagne toast at midnight. Andiamo Novi Theater, 42705 Grand River Ave., Novi, 248-348-4448. $99. (12/31, 8 p.m.)

New Year's Eve with The Detroit Blues Band. Blue Goose Inn, 28911 E. Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, 586-296-0950. (12/31)

New Year's Eve with WDET. Broadcast LIVE with WDET at The Carr Center. Nick Austin and Thornetta Davis will be on site. For the price of admission you will receive the party, a buffet meal, and a midnight toast. Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center, 311 E. Grand River, Detroit, 313-965-8430. $50. (12/31, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.)

New Year's Rockin Eve Bash. Featuring Remedy and The Bluewater Kings. Complimentary Hors D Ouerves, Champagne , Party Favors and Post Party Munchies, Cash Bar Allen Park Community Center, 15800 White St., Allen Park, 313-914-2148. $65 per person $120 per couple. (12/31, 8 p.m.)

Northville Nite Family New Year's Eve Party. "Through the Decades" theme. As you enter the gates you will travel back in time to the Roaring '20s and travel through the decades all the way to the future. Featuring crafts, huge inflatable games, entertainment, hot dogs, pizza, and beverages. 7 p.m. New Year's Eve countdown. Northville Recreation Center at Hillside, 700 W. Baseline Rd., Northville, 248-349-0203. $3-$13. (12/31, 4-7 p.m.)

NYE 2013 Resolution Ball. On The Main Stage: DJ Tommy Holiday , DJ Cue & Detroit Circus Peformers, Detroit Flyhouse will provide High Wire Aerialists - Acrobats, Illusionists, and Fire Performers. Korbel Countdown Champagne Toast, Party Favors & Balloon Drop, Confetti Storm, and Live Feed of the Ball Drop from Times Square on 6 HUGE Screens. Deluxe Midnight Snack Buffet Stations of Pizza, Sliders & Coneys as well as Coffee Service and Gourmet Chocolate. At the State Bar (Connected to the Fillmore) local Jazz artist Carey Heller spins your favorite jazz and blues on vinyl. The Fillmore, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-961-5450. $95. (12/31, 8 p.m.)

NYE at Conor O'Neill's Pub. Champagne toast at 7pm for Irish New Year. 4 course dinner. DJ starts a 10pm. Champagne Tast at Midnight. Breakfast buffet at 1am. Conor O'Neill's Pub, 318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, 734-665-2968. $60. (12/31, 6 p.m.)

NYE at Crave: Something Sexy. Strolling gourmet dinner and open bar. Featuring DJ Jean Paul and Sowandei. Crave, 22075 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, 313-277-7283. $65. (12/31)

NYE at DB Cooper's. D.B. Cooper's, 29028 Campbell, Madison Heights, 248-398-7951. (12/31)

NYE at the Avenue. Indoor/outdoor event. Avenue Sports Grille, 3632 Elizabeth, Wayne, 734-729-7337. (12/31)

NYE at the MET. DJs Spinning Until 4am,Hors d'oeuvres, Champagne Fountains, Balloon Drop, Confetti Storm & Favors, Live Broadcast of the Times Square Ball Drop on Giant Screens, and Midnight Buffet: Pizza, Coney's, Sliders. The Met Hotel, 5500 Crooks Rd., Troy, 248-879-2100. (12/31, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.)

NYE at Zin Wine. Includes Champagne toast, five course dinner, and live music. Zin Wine Bar and Restaurant, 555 Forest Ave., Plymouth, 734-455-9463. $50. (12/31)

NYE Ball at the Hall with Kaliedo, 98.7 AMP Radio & Come Play Detroit. St. Andrew's Hall, 431 E. Congress, Detroit, 313-961-6358. $25. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

NYE Celebration at Lime Light. Lime Light Warren, 30200 Van Dyke Ave, Warren, 586-751-7883. no cover. (12/31)

NYE Lucky Strike Lanes. Featuring the Hype Syndicate in the front lounge. Bowling, arcade, billards and games. Lucky Strike Lanes, 44325 W. 12 Mile Rd., Novi, 248-374-3420. $5. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

NYE Party at Gator Jake's. Free dinner buffet, free party favors, free Champagne toast at midnight, free late-night pizza, and DJ dancing. Gator Jake's, 36863 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, 586-983-3700. No cover. (12/31)

NYE Pop the Bubbly. Hosted by Avon Barksdale. Featuring DJ Psycho, Dru Ruiz, Sherif, John Johr, and Victor Ukraine. Bleu Detroit, 1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-974-7799. (12/31)

NYE w/ Rocky LaPorte. LaPorte has had a special on Comedy Central and was even voted the No. 2 fan favorite in a network poll. Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 314 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, 734-996-9080. All tix $25. (12/31, 8 p.m.; 12/31, 10:30 p.m.)

NYE with Alexander Zonjic and Freinds. Gourmet dinner, party favors, Champagne toast at midnight. Monroe Studio Z, 29 S. Monroe St., Monroe, 734-244-5930. $75. (12/31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.)

NYE with Detroit Pub Greektown. With Flywheel. No cover. Drink speacials. The Detroit Pub, 1326 Brush, Detroit, 313-963-3500. (12/31, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.)

NYE with Sangria. Sky Club: Upstairs DJ Paul Martindale & DJ Chico spinning the BEST Top 40 / House / Hip Hop / Reggaeton Sangria Room: Downstairs DJ Cisco playing the HOTTEST Salsa / Merengue / Bachata / Reggaeton. Special Dinner Menu / Party Favors / Continental Breakfast at 3am. Sangria, 401 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak, 248-543-1964. $15-$30. (12/31)

NYE with the Simone Vitale Band. Premium open bar, Andiamo gourmet dinner, dancing, party favors. Andiamo Italia, 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren, 586-268-3200. $99-$125. (12/31, 7 p.m.)

O'Mara's New Year's Eve Party Featuring Even Exchange. Even Exchange will be ringing in the new year with the best in Motown, rock and funk. O'Mara's, 2555 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, 248-399-6750. (12/31)

Parallel Fifth. MotorCity Casino Hotel - Chromatics Lounge, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, 866-782-9622. (12/31)

Parisian New Year's Celebration. Champagne and appetizer reception and 5 course dinner paired with French wines. Toast Birmingham, 203 Pierce St., Birmingham, 248-258-6278. $95. (12/31, 8 p.m.)

Passion: New Year's Eve. Tonic, 29 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac, 248-334-7411. (12/31)

Punk vs. New Wave. Featuring DJS T-bone, Phil, Pleasure Kitten and guests. $1.50 PBRs and Stroh's and $3 wells. No cover. Northern Lights Lounge, 660 W. Baltimore, Detroit, 313-873-1739. Free. (12/31)

Rayse Biggs. 5pm and 9pm Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 97 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, 313-882-5299. (12/31)

Rock The Boat New Year's Eve Party. Includes a fabulous dinner buffet with main entrees of Prime Rib, Chicken Piccata, Crab Stuffed Salmon and Vegetarian Lasagna along with sides of Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Cheese Tortellini with Pesto Cream Sauce, Wild Rice, Caribbean Vegetable Medley, Assorted Salads and Dinner Rolls. Champagne toast at midnight, party favors. Detroit Princess Riverboat, 201 Civic Center Dr., Detroit, 877-338-2628. $69. (12/31, 8 p.m.)

Rockin' Blues NYE 2013 feat. The REEFERMEN. Food, Drinks, Dancing and Entertainment. Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills, 248-858-9508. (12/31)

Scott Thompson Band. Toby Keith's (I Love This Bar & Grill), 4698 Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills, 248-454-8629. (12/31)

Screw the End of the World! Dooleys Tavern Clawson, 27 E. 14 Mile, Clawson, 248-677-6262. no cover. (12/31)

Simone Vitale Band. Premium Open Bar, Andiamo Gourmet Dinner, Dancing, and Party Favors. Andiamo Italia, 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren, 586-268-3200. $99-$125. (12/31)

Skrillex and Boys Noize: The Bang. Featuring Flosstradamus, Alvin Risk, D.I.M., and Destructo Palace of Auburn Hills, 6 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills, 248-377-0100. (12/31)

Striking 12: A Staged Reading of a Holiday Musical. This concert-with-a-story, New Year's Eve show brings a a healthy dose of old-fashioned uplift, blended with a pinch of 21st-century skepticism. Performance Network, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, 734-663-0681. $50 for the Show and Champagne Reception and $35 for Students and Seniors. For Students Under 21, $25. (12/31, 9 p.m.)

The Bang! The Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor, 734-996-8555. (12/31)

This Wonderful Life. Theatrical re-telling of It's A Wonderful Life. Followed by an afterglow party, which includes appetizers provided by Rocky's of Northville, wine, and a toast close to midnight. Tipping Point Theatre, 361 E. Cady St., Northville, 248-347-0003. $75. (12/31, 8 p.m.-midnight)

Ultimate NYE Countdown. Featuring an Endless Buffet, balloon drop, midnight Champagne toast, and DJ Steady Rock. The International Marketplace, 400 Monroe St., Detroit. $40. (12/31, 8 p.m.-4 a.m.)

Zac Brown Band. Joe Louis Arena, 600 Civic Center Dr., Detroit, 313-983-6606. (12/31, 8:30 p.m.)

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