A Night of Cocktails, Murder and Dancing Murder mystery dinner and dancing to Calgary swing band The Bow Djangos. At Fort Calgary, 750 9th Ave. S.E. 7-10 p.m. $125. 403-290-1875, fortcalgary.com.
Around the World New Year’s Eve Charity Gala This charity gala (all proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Foundation includes a buffet dinner, live entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. At the Sheraton Cavalier, 2620 32nd Ave. N.E. 6 p.m. $95. tjevents.ca.
Brahma Kumaris Calgary New Year Celebration Saturday, Dec. 28. Featuring guest performer Tanya Rich. An evening of pagentry, conversation, music and reflection. At Scarboro Community Association, 1727 14th Ave. S.W. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. bkcalgary.org.
Calgary Petroleum Club New Year’s Eve Party With an all-inclusive package featuring a multi-course gourmet meal complemented by fine wines, cocktails, genuine champagne at midnight and party favours. With special entertainment by Metrobeat. 319 5th Ave. S.W. 7:30 p.m. $275. 403-269-7981, calpeteclub.com.
Comedy Cave NYE Gala Comics include Andy Forrester, Terry Hollas and Bengt Washburn. At The Comedy Cave, 9206 Macleod Tr. Dinner show, 5:30 p.m., $48; countdown show (no dinner), 10 p.m., $28. 403-287-1120, thecomedycave.com.
GirlsGroove New Year’s Party For females only. Ticket price includes appetizers, a drink ticket and dance. At Sandman Hotel ballroom, 888 7th Ave. S.W. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $60. 403-519-5998, girlsgroove.ca.
Glitter & Gold Music by Hardwell, Dyro, Moti, Titus 1 and Dom G. Wear your most sparkling, shiny or golden outfit and get ready to party. At BMO Centre, Stampede Park. 7 p.m. $90 – $150. Tickets at Ticketmaster.
Glitz & Glam With games, cocktails, an interactive DJ, dancing and more. At Four Points by Sheraton, 2875 Sunridge Way N.E. 7 p.m. $69. 403-648-3177, fourpointscalgaryairport.com.
Hogmanay 2013! Presented by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Featuring dancing, dinner and party favours. At Confederation Park +55 Activity Centre, 2212 13th St. N.W.
7 p.m. Members, $45; non-members, $50. Secretary@RSCDSCalgary.org, rscdscalgary.org.
The Laugh Shop New Year’s Eve Featuring comedy by Ian Bagg, a buffet, party favours and champagne at midnight. At The Laugh Shop, Hotel Blackfoot, 5940 Blackfoot Tr. S.E.
7 p.m. $89.95. 403-255-6900, thelaughshopcalgary.com.
Nature New Year’s Eve Ring in the New Year with the whole family through crafts, activities, fish feedings and a little big of magic. At Bow Habitat Station, 1440 17a St. S.E. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $8; youth, $6. 403-297-6561, facebook.com/BowHabitatStation.
New Year’s Eve at the Austrian Club Featuring a five-course gourmet dinner, dancing to the live music, a complimentary champagne reception and goulash soup at midnight. At Austrian-Canadian Cultural Centre, 3112 11th St. N.E. Doors at 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m. $90. 403-250-9126, austrianclub.ca.
New Year’s Eve at Yuk Yuk’s Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Damonde Tschritter, Lori Gibbs and Kerry Unger and a buffet dinner. Or skip the dinner and just catch a late comedy show. At Yuk Yuk’s in the Elbow River Casino, 218 18th Ave. S.E. Buffet and show, 5:30 p.m., $64; evening show, 10:30 p.m., $39. 403-258-2028, yukyuks.com.
New Year’s Eve Comedy Extravaganza Presented by FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival. Featuring comics Tommy Savvitt, Stu Hughes and Jamie Hutchinson, a prime-rib buffet dinner and live dance band. In support of the Salvation Army. At Marda Loop Community Centre, 3130 16th St. S.W. Shows at 4 (no dinner) and 7 p.m. Early show only, $49; main show with dinner, $99. 403-228-7888, funnyfest.com.
New Year’s Family Dance Party Games, crafts, living statues, fire dancers and more. Plus, Olympic Plaza will be open for skating. Dress in neon or white or anything that glows. At Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Tr. S.E. Free. Kids countdown, 9 p.m. calgary.ca.
New Year’s Family Pool Party Swim, jump, splash and slide 2013 out the door. There will be a DJ pumping out sounds as families enjoy the wave pool, nuclear balls, inflatable toys and more. At Village Square Leisure Centre, 2653 56th St. S.E. Family admission, $24.25. 4:30-6:30 p.m. calgary.ca.
Noon Year’s Eve Ring in New Year’s early with your little ones. Perfect for parents and children eight years old and younger. At Telus Spark, 220 St. George’s Dr. N.E. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free with general admission. 403-817-6800, sparkscience.ca.
Reveillon 2014 Hosted by the Brazilian Community Association of Alberta. Dinner and live music. At Calgary Scandinavian Centre, 739 20th Ave. N.W. 7 p.m. $10 – $30. 403-614-7003,
Singles Masquerade New Year’s Eve Gala: Eyes Wide Shut A night filled with intrigue, interactive games and masked mischief. At Epcor Centre’s Jack Singer Lobby, 205 8th Ave. S.E. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $50 – $80. 403-294-9494, epcorcentre.org.
Zoo Year’s Eve With entertainment, Zoolights and an animal-friendly fireworks display. At the Calgary Zoo. 6-9 p.m. $11 – $15. 403-232-9300, calgaryzoo.org.
- Atlantic Trap & Gill Live entertainment by Fraid Knot. Tickets include champagne at midnight, appetizer buffet and party favours. 3828 Macleod Tr. $20 advance; $25 at door. 403-287-8811, atlantictrapandgill.com.
The Blues Can New Year’s Eve party featuring JK & the Relays. Call for reservations. 1429 9th Ave. S.E. 403-262-2666, thebluescan.com.
Bookers BBQ and Crab Shack With live music. 316 3rd St. S.E. 403-264-6419, bookersbbq.com.
Bust Loose NYE Club Crawl VIP admission to four parties, bus transportation, games and prizes. $45. 403-243-3372, bustloose.com.
Commonwealth Bar & Stage Prohibition New Year’s Eve with DJ Pump , Teddy Celebration and Juice. Ticket includes one Tubby Dog and champagne at midnight. 731 10th Ave. S.W. Doors, 7 p.m. $40. cwbnye.zoobis.com.
Cowboys Dance Hall The Not So Black & White Ball NYE Party. 421 12th Ave. S.E. 8 p.m. $15. cowboysnightclub.ticketleap.com.
Drum & Monkey/Bamboo Tiki Lounge Glasgow Rangers Supporters Club presents British New Year’s. Count down into the new year UK style, on UK time at 3:30 p.m. Later in the evening, Dub at the Pub. $10. 1201 1st St. S.W. drumandmonkey.ca.
Hexters Entertainment by Gary Martin and The Heavenly Blues. 6404 Bowness Rd. N.W. $25 advance; $30 at door. 403-288-4403, hexterspub.com.
The HiFi Club A Vinyl New Year with Vinyl Ritchie and guests. 219 10th Ave. S.W. 9 p.m. $20. vinylritchie.zoobis.com.
The Ironwood Entertainment by Tom Phillips & The Men of Constant Sorrow. 1229 9th Ave. S.E. 403-269-5581, ironwoodstage.ca.
Mikey’s Juke Joint & Eatery NYE with Cowpuncher. 1901 10th Ave. S.W. 9 p.m. $50. 403-245-8833, mikeysjukejoint.com.
National on 10th New Year’s Eve House Party. Featuring a screening of the hockey game (7 p.m.), snacks, midnight toast, party favours, live music and more. 341 10th Ave. S.W. 6 p.m. $25.
The Oak Room New Year’s Eve countdown with the Ellen Doty trio. At The Fairmont Palliser Hotel, 133 9th Ave. S.W. 403-260-1219, fairmont.com/palliser.
The Palomino Eamon McGrath with Spencer Jo & The River Jacks, Bleachers, Lorrie Matheson, Olde Ghosts, Mike Tod & Robbie Banks, Deadpan Alley and Sykamore. 109 7th Ave. S.W. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10. Tickets available at bigtickets.ca.
Raw Bar Enjoy a welcome cocktail upon entry, live entertainment by Amy Thiessen and Curtis Glas and complimetrary Champagne at midnight. Hotel Arts, 119 12th Ave. S.W. 7:30 p.m. $50. 403-266-4611, hotelarts.ca.
Regal Beagle Macleod Live bands featuring Shona Rae and the Voodoo Hand starting at 9 p.m. No cover. Four-course champagne dinner, $20. 180 94th Ave. S.E.
The Republik Supreme NYE with Evol Intent, PK Sound and more. 219 17th Ave. S.W. 8 p.m. 403-541-1100, therepublik.ca.
The Roadhouse Roaring Twenties NYE party featuring live music, champagne specials and dancing. 840 9th Ave. S.W. $20 – $25. 403-398-7623, roadhousecalgary.com.
Rush New Years Eve with Scooter Fooks and Den Davies. 100, 207 9th Ave. S.W. 403-271-7874.
Ship & Anchor British New Year’s with music by DJ Wah. Later in the evening, music by Blades of Steel and Blist. 534 17th Ave. S.W. Doors open at 11 a.m. 403-245-3333, shipandanchor.com.
Ten Nightclub A Really Good New Year’s Eve with Mat the Alien, The Librarian, Wakcutt, Slim Pickins and Boh Nanza. 1140 10th Ave. S.W. Doors open at 9 p.m. $30. Tickets available at boodang.com.
Twisted Element Gay New Year’s Gatsby Party. Doors, 9 p.m. $10. 1006 11th Ave. S.W. 403-802-0230, twistedelement.ca.
- Bar C Start your evening with a three-course dinner. 340 17th Ave. S.W. $50. Wine pairings available for an additional $35. 403-984-3667, bar-c.ca.
Bears Den Restaurant A special New Year’s menu with a dessert buffet. 254028 Bearspaw Rd. N.W. 8:30 p.m. Dinner, $125; dinner with optional wine pairings, $160. Reservations at 403-241-7611, bears-den.ca.
Borgo Trattoria New Year’s Eve celebration with live music by the Deanna Matley Trio and a four-course dinner. 818 16th Ave. S.W. 8:30 p.m. $85. 403-245-2202, borgo.ca.
Boxwood Cafe Indulge in a progressive menu of creative dishes. Also, curated wine selection, local craft beer and house-craft cocktails will be available. Dinner, $60. 403-265-4006, boxwoodcafe.ca.
Craft Beer Market New Year’s Eve Brewmaster’s Dinner hosted by Horizon Beers. Enjoy a four-course dinner and beer pairing, Champagne and party favours. At Craft Beer Market, 345 10th Ave. S.W. 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $90. 403-514-2337, calgary.craftbeermarket.ca.
Farm A special four-course dinner menu with bubbles and bites to start. At Farm, 1006 17th Ave. S.W. $75. 403-245-2276, farm-restaurant.com.
River Café A multi-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings. At River Café, Prince’s Island Park. Dinner, $110; optional wine pairings, $65. 403-261-7670, river-cafe.com.
Selkirk Grille Enjoy a seven-course New Year’s Eve dinner in an intimate setting. At Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Seating times from 5-9 p.m. $89.95. 403-268-8607, heritagepark.ca.
Tubby Dog New Year’s Eve Taco Party. $2 tacos and $3 tacos with Mexican beer specials until they sell out. 1022 17th Ave. S.W. 6 p.m. tubbydog.com.
Yellow Door Bistro With a five-course tasting menu and optional wine pairings. Reservations recommended. Two seatings. $75. Hotel Arts, 119 12th Ave. S.W. 403-206-9585, yellowdoorbistro.ca.
Vintage Chophouse With live music and a New Year’s Eve chef’s tasting menu. 322 11th Ave. S.W. Seatings begin at 4 p.m. 403-262-7262, vintagechophouse.com.
out of town
- The Aurora Nightclub Party favours, Champagne and live DJs in two rooms. 110 Banff Ave., Banff. $99. 403-760-5300, auroranye.zoobis.com.
Communitea Cafe Parisian House and world-influenced electronica blended with live, improvised African/Latin American percussion Krᴓun and percussion by Rob Maciak. 117, 1001 6th Ave., Canmore, Alta. $15 – $20. Tickets available at thecommunitea.com.
Diamond Valley Starlight Celebration A family-friendly event with horse-drawn wagon rides, children’s entertainment, skating on the outdoor rink and complimentary hot dogs and hot chocolate. At 131 Main St., Turner Valley, Alta. 5-8 p.m. 403-933-4944, turnervalley.ca.
The Drake Inn New Year’s Eve with entertainment by the Hot Tamales. 909 Railway Ave., Canmore. 403-678-5131.
Hoodoo Lounge Tickets include entry, party favours, a live DJ and personal bottles of Champagne. 137 Banff Ave., Banff. 9 p.m. $99. 403-760-8636, hoodoolounge.com.
Rose & Crown Banff A 1950’s Pin-Up Girl New Year’s Eve Ball. 202 Banff Ave., Banff. Party, $60; dinner and party, $110. 403-762-2121, roseandcrown.ca.
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