Tiny bubbles: What’s happening for New Year’s
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Polar Bear Dip at Lake Wenatchee has been canceled due to storm damage.
Caffé Mela’s New Year’s Bash 9 p.m. Monday, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., $35-$50, ticketfly.com 888-0374
Get tickets early as Mela pulls out all the stops for Motopony, a Seattle band that’s getting national attention. Their single “King of Diamonds” was a radio hit last year, and they recently wrapped up their first major national tour. Also on the bill, surprise guest Noah Gundersen and Hot Bodies in Motion — a Seattle dance band that will liven up the place with a danceable beat and vintage soul. Premium admission, $50, includes appetizers and a champagne toast.
Eagles New Year’s Eve Party 8 p.m. Monday, Wenatchee Eagles, 1208 N. Wenatchee Ave., $15 single, $25 couple 888-1929
Classic rock band The Chargers rings in a new year with nostalgic tunes, party favors and a champagne toast. After midnight, the Eagles Hall will whip up breakfast, a great way to start 2013.
Fred Bauer Band 9 p.m. Monday, Clearwater Steakhouse, 838 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, free 884-7605
The Fred Bauer Band delivers classic rock hits at the Clearwater with Dave Riker on bass, Mike Bebout on drums and Fred Bauer on lead.
Swingin’ Richardsz 9 p.m. Monday, Columbia Valley Brewing, 538 Riverside Drive, $35 couple, $20 singles 888-9993
Local brews, rock and blues is on tap at Columbia Valley Brewing. The brewery will offer quite a spread of appetizers and microbrews, including five home brews and five guest taps.
DJ Kenaston & Mugsy’s Groove New Year’s Eve Party 9 p.m. Monday, Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave., $12, tickets available at Wenatchee Convention Center or Avalon Music 662-4411
Dance the night away with a spectacular light show and sound system by DJ Kenaston. Cascade funk band Mugsy’s Groove brings the live music. Ring in 2013 with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
New Year’s Countdown 8 p.m. Monday, Club Level, 240 N. Wenatchee Ave., free 393-3770
Dress to impress for a glam dance party at the new Club Level, located in the old Hurricane Lounge space. The club booked three DJs to keep the dance floor busy. Stick around for all-night drink specials, party favors and a money drop at midnight.
New Year’s Eve at Van Go 8 p.m. Monday, Van Go International Night Club, 27 N. Wenatchee Ave., $5 cover 860-3309
Wenatchee’s newest dance club rings in the new year with DJ Hyphy, “The Party Rocker” and buy one, get one for $1 drinks.
Joe DeChenne 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tastebuds Coffee & Wine, 212 Fifth St., no cover 888-2783
Multi-instrumentalist Joe DeChenne will weave original songs live on stage with a mix of drums, keyboards and guitar. The Wenatchee musician toured with the Michael Dickes Band and recently launched a solo music career. The night wraps up at 10, giving you time to check out some of the other New Year’s parties around town.
Slack Daddy 8:30 p.m. Monday, Club Crow, 108 1/2 Cottage Ave., $12 782-3001
Slack Daddy returns for a swingin’ New Year’s party at blues bar Club Crow. The cover includes party favors and a champagne toast.
Chumwater, Shawngo Bongo 8 p.m. Monday, Der Hinterhof, 321 9th St., free, leavenworthbeergarden.com 548-5250
Der Hinterhof hosts a night of music and bonfire in the mountains, with original blues by Shawngo Bongo and an eclectic mix of rock and blues classics by Chumwater, a Leavenworth trio.
Masquerade Ball 7 p.m. Monday, The Big Easy, 633 Front St., $10 470-7970
And now for something completely different — Leavenworth’s New-Orleans style hang-out hosts a costume ball with bluesman Tony Fry on stage. Bring a mask for a night of blues, party favors and a bit of the bubbly.
Honey & the Killer Beez 9 p.m. Monday, Ducks & Drakes, 221 8th St., $10 548-1158
Ducks & Drakes throws one sweet party with rock and blues, party favors and champagne.
The Wet Bandits 9 p.m. Monday, The Loft, 815 Front St., free 888-0231
Pop in the Loft for a rock set by Hans and Jacob Hessburg of the Wet Bandits.
Polar Bear Dip canceled, 12/28 Lake Wenatchee State Park, free, $10 for a tee shirt 763-2197
Th-th-the water’s fine at Lake Wenatchee’s annual Polar Bear Dip, hosted by cold-water legend Jim Sofie. For everyone who jumps, the Squirrel Tree Restaurant will serve a hot bowl of chili after the dip. Check road conditions. Show up early for a parking spot, which requires a Discover Pass or $10 daily pass.
Black & White East Coast New Year’s Eve 6 p.m. Monday, Tsillan Cellars, 3872 Highway 97A, Chelan, $125 per person 682-5409
New Year’s Eve gets fancy at Sorrento’s Ristorante, with a three-course dinner, dessert, wine pairing and light hors d’oeuvres. Highlights include Oyster Rockefeller, wild mushroom ravioli, lobster and creme brulee. Call ahead for reservations.
Campbell’s ‘Early’ New Years Eve 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Campbells Resort, 104 Woodin Ave., $40 advance, $45 door 682-2561
It’s the only New Year’s Eve party happening Saturday. Campbell’s hosts a “Mad Men” theme bash with retro drinks, appetizers and the Design Band. Call the resort for special room rates.
“New York, New York” New Year’s Eve Dinner Party 6-9 p.m. Monday, Vin du Lac Winery, 105 State Route 150, $65 per person includes champagne, $54 wine club members 682-2882
Vin Du Lac would make Frank Sinatra proud. Enjoy a four-course meal by Chef Frank with fine wines and complimentary champagne. The Bob Soost Trio will play live until 9 p.m., when the ball drops over Manhattan. Make reservations early.
New Year’s with DJ Chelan Heidi Neal 9 p.m. Monday, My Buddy’s Place Saloon, Manson, 77 Wapato Way, free 630-3115
My Buddy’s Place Saloon offers a laid-back good time with karaoke and dancing with DJ Chelan.
Harmonious 9:30 p.m. Monday, The Heat Nightclub, Manson, 455 Wapato Lake Road, free 687-6911
Feeling lucky? Stop by Mill Bay Casino for cash prize giveaways and top-40 dance band Harmonious.
Gideon’s Daughter 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wolf Creek Bar, Sun Mountain Lodge, 604 Patterson Lake Road, no cover 996-4707
Why celebrate the new year just once? Sun Mountain Lodge hosts rock-Americana duo Gideon’s Daughter Sunday and Monday. Show up early Sunday to partake in wine tasting and artisan cheese and crackers in the Wine Cellar 2-4 p.m. A breakfast buffet will be served New Year’s Day.
DJ Dance Party 10 p.m. Monday, Twisp River Pub, 201 N. Methow Valley Highway, Twisp, free 997-6822
A special New Year’s menu and crazy dance party with DJ Noah Constrictor.
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