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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Weekly What To Do: New Year's Eve Parties & Nothing Else

Oh, boy...if you thought last week had nothing going on, well, welcome to purgatory. Sorry to say, but ain't nothing going on, but New Year's Eve Parties and we listing some of our favorites below. So have a Happy New Year and after this week a whole new year of things to do.

All events taking place Sun Dec 31st, unless noted differently.

Don't Drink & Drive Use The Free Metro on New Year's Eve
*To help you ring in the New Year safely, Metro will operate 24-hour, overnight service on Metro Rail, plus Orange and Silver Lines. Free rides will be offered for all bus and rail service from 9pm on December 31, 2017, until 2am on the morning of January 1, 2018.

Grand Park
200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012

Downtown's annual New Year's Eve cerebration with 3D projection. As always a huge amount of LA will turn out to usher in the New Year with live music, food and seeing weird stuff projected on City Hall.

*Be sure to read the rules. No alcohol in Grand Park.

Wilshire Grand Center Light Show
Wilshire Grand Center

"Starting at 6:00 p.m. PT on New Year’s Eve, the 73-story vertical spine of the Wilshire Grand Center will begin filling-up with color incrementally in perfect synchronization with the passage of time. Each hour, there will be a momentary variation and a foreshadowing of what’s to come. Exactly at 11:59 p.m. PT, a bold, clear 60-second countdown will begin on the crown signage display on both sides of the building. The brilliance of the Wilshire Grand Center’s crown signage will make the countdown visible for an approximate 15 mile radius surrounding Los Angeles. At midnight, a surprise grand finale will usher in the New Year."

New Year’s Eve with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
7pm and 10:30pm  
Walt Disney Concert Hall

The powerhouse pop-jazz phenomenon has toured the world with their throwback renditions of current hits – and they’re about to release their first live album. Polish your dancing shoes and get ready to ring in the New Year with the genre-twisting sounds of the YouTube sensation PMJ.

New Years Eve 2018: Hollywood Prom
10PM - 2AM
Boardner's By La Belle
1652 N Cherokee Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
"We are excited to present one of Hollywood's biggest NYE parties! Step behind the velvet curtain this New Years Eve and into an evening of PROM themed delights. That's right, we're bringing you a full on Hollywood Prom. From 80s ballads to 90's/2000s hip hop jams, you can relive it all for one magical night.  The party will span over 3 rooms with DJ's and a live 9-piece, funk & soul band! Dress up, ask a date or just come stag. This will be too much fun to miss!"
Clifton's Republic
648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90014
Ring in the final night of 2017 with a trip through our Parisian dreams of nocturnal bubbles and fantasy. Enjoy encounters with icons past and present. Champagne celebrations climax in a midnight crescendo of tantalizing delights.

L.A. Zoo Lights 2017/18: Family New Year's Eve
LA Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Ticket prices: $69 for adults and $45 for children

Celebrate the new year in style with express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, a dinner buffet that includes soft drinks and dessert, a carousel ride, games, DJ dance party, and live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop. Raise a toast to the new year with complimentary champagne for adults (21+) and sparkling apple cider for kids. Cash bar available. Festive photos courtesy of PRIMs Photo Booth. After the party, families are welcome to enjoy L.A. Zoo Lights until closing. Fun for all ages!

New Year’s Eve
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA, 90802

Ring in the New Year with a night of unforgettable celebrations and entertainment aboard the majestic Queen Mary on December 31, 2017. SoCal’s best New Year’s Eve fireworks displays at midnight. This New Year’s Eve party sells out so buy your tickets before they are all gone! The party starts at 8:00pm and ends at 1:00am. Featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot, Los Chicos del 512 - Selena Tribute Band and more!

Universal Studios
$ Theme Park Admission

The New Year’s Eve event, the first ever for Universal Studios Hollywood, is included in the price of theme park admission and invites guests to spend the day and night enjoying its many popular rides and attractions with a special park-wide countdown party featuring multiple entertainment hubs with DJs and live music, starting at 9:00 p.m.

Universal Plaza, Simpsons Plaza located adjacent to “The Simpsons Ride” and an area near “Jurassic Park—The Ride” will transform into three uniquely-themed electrifying party hubs that will culminate simultaneously at midnight with a traditional New Year countdown and a spectacular fireworks display.

Food and beverages, including specialty desserts, champagne, beer and wine, as well as 2018 memorabilia will be available for purchase.

Game Night: New Year's Eve Variety Show
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NerdMelt Showroom
Tickets are $8 in advance / $10 at the door

Life is hard and we all need a release so here comes Game Night! A variety show featuring comedy, music, improv, sketch, and more! Ring in the New Year with a show inspired by the fun and community of playing games. Game Night: It’s a variety show AND a reason to put on pants and leave your home.

Some activities during the week

*Valley of the Dolls Special Screening
Dec 28, 7:30pm
Ahrya Fine Arts 8556 Wilshire Blvd.
50th anniversary screening of VALLEY OF THE DOLLS includes pre-screening trivia contest and special introduction about the background and legacy of the movie!

* Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
CGV Cinemas
After dying unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by three guardians, where only after passing seven trials and proving he lived a noble life will he be able to reincarnate. Based on the wildly popular webcomic,