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New Year's Eve Events

Alley Katz The 10th anniversary party features giveaways from Plan 9, Taboo and more, a balloon drop, rock 'n' roll buffet and, of course, live music by Supercomp, The Rising Sons, Jason and the Vacations and more, 9 p.m-3 a.m., 18 and older. Tickets are $10. 643-2816.

AMF Lanes The Rock n' Bowl New Year's features Xtreme bowling, food and champagne toast, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. at various locations. $49 a couple. Call the bowling center for more information.

Art 6 Afro-groove band Hotel X performs with opener Rattlemouth, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 at Plan 9 or at the door. 343-1406.

Bella-Arte Restaurant The Bella-Arte Trio performs with vocalist Jim Branch, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The restaurant features a New Year's Eve menu and admission is free. 909-0364.

Bogart's Back Room Singer-songwriter Moossa performs with openers the Plum Street Ramblers. There is also a fire-spinning display by the River City Burners, a champagne toast and rumors of live bear wrestling. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. 353-9280.

Buckhead's Restaurant Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the music of Dave Pollard and Barry Charlton starts at 10 p.m. For reservation information, call 750-2000.

Cabo's Corner Bistro The Janet Martin Band performs, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 355-1144.

Canal Club Toast in the New Year with buckets of blood as GWAR performs at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Cary Street Café Jam band King Solomon's Marbles perform amid party favors and champagne, starting at 10 p.m. Admission is $12. 353-7445.

Children's Museum of Richmond The Ululating Mummies perform at the New Year's Eve Bash, 1-3 p.m. Visitors can also make their own noisemakers for a parade and the New Year's countdown. 474-7000.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz performs improvisational comedy at 7 and 10 p.m., with a milk and Twinkie toast at 9 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. The first show costs $12. The second show costs $20-$22. 266-9377.

Funny Bone Comedian Mark Curry performs two shows for New Year's Eve, one at 7:30 p.m. with a dinner and the second at 10 p.m. with a snack tray and champagne toast. Tickets for both shows are $60. 521-8900.

Fusion This new restaurant offers a few different music and dining options for New Year's Eve, including a performance by Stone's Stew with a four-course meal starting at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $75; other options cost $55 and late-night admission to the club costs $20. 222-2200.

Holiday Inn Crossroads Breakfast for two, overnight accommodations, gifts and an hourly shuttle to Shockoe Bottom, $129. 359-6061.

Hyperlink Café The oxygen bar rings in the New Year with a cabaret performance featuring Latin jazz and salsa band Bio Ritmo, a champagne toast and full buffet, 8 p.m. -2 a.m. Admission is $50-$70. 254-1942.

India K' Raja Shake in the New Year with belly-dancing and a special menu or buffet, including champagne or wine. Cost is $25. 965-6345.

John Marshall Hotel and Bubble Bar The Bubble Bar presents the George Melvin Experience with Carol Covell on the bar's last night before closing for renovations. Admission is $20. 783-2660.

Maggiano's Little Italy The Mark Lomanno Quintet performs with John Winn, starting at 9 p.m. Music, champagne and dessert buffet cost $25. 253-0900.

Mystery Dinner Playhouse The dinner theater hosts a special New Year's Eve performance of "The Case of the Countryside Killer" at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $52.50 and include the show, a four-course dinner, champagne toast and party favors. For more information, call 649-2583 or visit

Poe's Pub The Wall-O-Matics perform at the celebration featuring party favors and a champagne toast. The band goes on at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10. 648-2120.

Potter's Pub and Grille Cheenon performs classic rock, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., with party favors and a midnight toast. Cost is $5. 282-9999.

Richbrau Brewing Company The restaurant celebrates the New Year with a "New York, New York" theme, music by Tommy and Paul in the TapHouse Grill and dancing at ClubRichbrau, $20. 644-3018.

Sin é The Irish restaurant rings in the New Year twice, with a toast at 7 p.m. to celebrate Ireland's New Year and one at midnight. Special Edition performs. Admission is free. 649-7767.

The Tobacco Company The English Channel performs at this party, featuring a catered buffet and hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a champagne toast. For the all-access black-tie dinner party, admission is $95 per person. Admission to see the English Channel is $20. The dinner party runs 8 p.m.-2 a.m., while the upstairs show starts at 9:30 p.m. 782-9555.

Upper East Side Lounge Samson Lounge Union performs a New Year's Eve show starting at 9 p.m. Admission is $5. 515-8099.

VIP Restaurant and Lounge The Beacon Street Band performs. Admission is $15. 282-6518.

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