New Years Eve in LA, OC

Should one forget the acquaintance and never recall it again? Well, should it? While you think about it, check out our New Years Eve picklist, which ranges from family-friendly to adults-only, to end the old year and usher in the new year – plus a bonus concert on New Years Day. Before you go, be sure to call or check online for reservation requirements and other COVID-19 logs.

‘New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini’
The sleek and eclectic Portland, Oregon ensemble known for its retro songs resumes its annual NYE shows. With pianist band leader Thomas Lauderdale and the singers Storm Large and China Forbes. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA 7 and 10:30 p.m. December 31. $ 76- $ 171.

NYELA. in the Grand Park
This year’s edition of the annual DTLA block party, co-hosted by Grand Park and the Music Center, will be an invitational affair that welcomes the frontline and key workers – meaning the general public will have to sit them out. But those who want the fun from the privacy of their own home can live stream the event, which includes a performance by legendary Mexican rockers Kinky, as well as the traditional countdown to midnight projected onto the face of Los Angeles City Hall. 11 p.m. Dec. 31 Free.,

Ban New Years Eve
Just like in 1929, celebrate at this oversized event with burlesque artists, live jazz combos and a headlining DJ set from Australian turntablists Cut / Copy. Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., Downtown LA 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. December 31, 195 $; from 21 years.

‘A very fine New Year’s Eve!’
Michael Feinstein – singer, pianist, conductor and champion of the Great American Songbook – hosts two intimate, melodic celebrations in a supper club style. Feinstein’s at Vitello’s, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. 6:30 PM and 10:15 PM Dec. 31, $ 195 to $ 395 plus $ 20 minimum food and drink.

EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood
Get a groove on with not one, not two, but three separate dance zones devoted to EDM, Latin music, and pop hits. And yes, there will be fireworks. Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Dec. 31, $ 139 and up.

“Rita Rudner’s happy, vaccinated New Year’s Eve”
The veteran comic holds court on their annual NYE early evening show. With special guests, the local music duo Age Gap. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 7:00 p.m. Dec. 31, $ 105-131. (949) 497-2787.

‘One night in Studio 54’
Just like in 1979, celebrate with this disco-themed shindig with DJ sets and live performers to be announced. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Tropicana Pool & Cafe, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., LA 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. December 31. $ 65 (pre-purchase required).

‘The annual unique New Year’s Eve musical revue’
Silliness reigns in this family-friendly variety show in its 50th year! Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 31 $ 24.50- $ 49.50.

“Killer Klowns Cosplay Dance Party”
The wild sci-fi / horror comedy from 1988 serves as inspiration for this all ages offering, which includes DJ sets by film composer John Massari, plus costume competitions, air guitar and air drum showdowns, and more. Zombie Joes Underground Theater Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 8 a.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. December 31. $ 20 upfront, $ 25 at the box office.

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