Three Sheets to the Wind at the Broadberry
When only yacht rock will do — after all, love will keep us together — head to the Broadberry for Anchor Drop, a New Year's evening with cover band extraordinaire, Three Sheets to the Wind, for all the Billy Joel, Kenny Loggins and Toto a person can handle. 9 p.m. $35-$50. 2729 W. Broad St., thebroadberry.com.
Bigfoot Brailey and the P-Funk All Stars plus Black Masala at the Hofheimer Building
Get down with legendary drummer Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey and the P-Funk All Stars and experience Richmond's traditional ball rise at the Hof. With four open bars and the party going on in four spaces on three floors, there will be enough action to keep you from scrolling through your phone until 2019 arrives. See our Bigfoot interview in the arts and culture section. $50 to $145. 2818 W. Broad St., hofheimerbuilding.com.
Manifest NYE with Piranha Rama, Chance Fischer, Dr. Millionaire, Ghost Piss and Dazeases at Gallery5
This is a diverse bill of local talent featuring a mix of hip-hop, "lo-fi electronic sadpop" and "party rock with a bite" that also includes the necessary glitter, ever-required photo booth and champagne toast with every ticket. 9 p.m. $10 to $15. 200 W. Marshall St. galleryfive.org.
The King Is Dead at Cary St. Cafe
If it wouldn't be New Year's Eve without patchouli, you need to party at Cary Street Café with the King Is Dead, a band that blends the drug-fueled antics of Elvis with the drug-fueled music of the Grateful Dead, commingling the best of late '60s and '70s acid rock with late '50s rockabilly chops. Chances are good you won't even notice that 2019 has arrived. $12 at the door. Music starts at 10 p.m. 2631 W. Cary St., carystreetcafe.com.
Scott Wichmann: a Very Good Year at Richmond Triangle Players
Consider a civilized evening of cabaret with one of the best song and dance men in town. Richmond Triangle Players and Scott Wichmann provide an evening of timeless classics sung by one of Richmond's premiere triple-threat talents. 8 p.m. show is sold out and 10:30 p.m. show costs $65. 1300 Altamont Ave., rtriangle.org.
The group again transforms Diversity's massive indoor event space and outdoor areas into multiple immersive environments for Decemberween 13, a New Year's Eve costume ball. Experience fire performers, more than a dozen DJs, two bands, interactive art installations, circus arts, stage performances, outdoor pyro-sculptures, live painting, libations and eats. $30 to $40. 8 p.m. 1407 Sherwood Ave., https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plf-presents-decemberween-13-a-new-years-eve-costume-ball-tickets-51234542897
Fuel the Love disco party at Quirk Hotel
Follow the call of the disco ball and hustle the night away to DJ Alex at Quirk Hotel's Fuel the Love disco party. To get in the proper spirit of things, '60s, '70s and '80s disco attire is encouraged and we all know that means polyester and porn 'staches. 10 p.m. $25. 201 W. Broad St., destinationhotels.com/quirk-hotel/hotel.
Skyball NYE at Belle and James
Because you only live twice, a Bond-themed evening, right down to the signature 007-themed cocktail menu. Party downtown — and with a hotel conveniently located overhead — with a DJ and live video feed of the ball drop. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Singles and couples tickets. $25 to $65. 700 E. Main St., bellerva.com.
Cirque du NYE at the Hippodrome Theater
In the style of Cirque du Soleil, Cirque du NYE at the Hippodrome Theater promises five hours of nonstop partying with performances by aerial dancers, stilt walkers, hula dancers, jugglers and shadow dancers, plus a DJ, buffet and red carpet-style photos. $20 to $350 for VIP. 9 p.m. 528 N. Second St., hippodromerichmond.com.
RVA Bachata New Year's Eve at Champion Brewing
Latin dance lovers can head to Champion Brewing for RVA Bachata New Year's Eve for an evening of music, dance lessons with a professional, a dance contest with a $200 grand prize and secondary prizes from Champion, food and libations. Bachata, for the uninitiated, is a genre of Latin American music originating in the Dominican Republic that pulls from African, European and indigenous musical elements. 401 E. Grace St., championbrewingcompany.com.