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'Rocky Horror' Rings in New Year with Midnight Show at the Clay Theatre

Rather than wandering from one overcrowded bar to the next this New Year's Eve, risking obnoxious run-ins with lightweight boozers and wasting your cash on inflated cover charges, head to the Clay Theatre this Saturday for a special midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show to ring in 2012.

New Year's Eve 2012: Swanky Dinners + More Places to Dance

Whether you're on a budget or ready to make it rain this New Year's Eve, we've got a slew of amazing events to hit up on the big night. Now, it's up to you to get yourself a New Year's kiss and some resolutions to keep.

Blackbird Bar's New Year's Eve Free For All, 2124 Market Street at Church, 415-503-0630

Join forces with fellow revelers for a night of expertly handcrafted drinks and merriment at this Church Street corridor staple. There will be a free champagne toast at midnight, free party hats, noisemakers, confetti blasters and "other deliciously crude devices" to help welcome 2012 into existence. All that and no cover charge!

New Year's Eve 2012: Music, Dancing, & Comedy

Whether you're on a budget or ready to make it rain this New Year's Eve, we've got a slew of amazing events to hit up on the big night. Now, it's up to you to get yourself a New Year's kiss and some resolutions to keep.

How to Drink on New Year's to Avoid a Hangover

Ah New Year's Day, a time for resolutions, bowl games and... hangovers. For those who want to feel on top of the world on 1/1/11, try these drink recipes from the Trader Vic's Bartenders Guide to keep a slow buzz going all night.

 

The San Francisco
Adapted from Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide, Revised

.75 oz The Bitter Truth Sloeberry Gin
.75 oz Italian vermouth
.75 oz French vermouth
1 dash The Bitter Truth Old Time Aromatic Bitters
1 dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Shake ingredients with ice cubes. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

New Years Eve: The Best Parties, Music and Food Events

You're going to need somewhere to go to celebrate the new decade, right? Our picks for the best ways to throw down.

Best Bets for NYE-Worthy Party Dresses

Only two days to go before the decade’s officially done-zo, and you’ve got a whole lot of nada to wear for the occasion? Pause, breathe. Then try one of these local shops for the perfect New Year's Eve party dress.

Spinning Into 2010: NYE Parties At City Hall, Concourse And More

Whoa, as usual there’s far too much is going down on New Year’s Eve in the hard-partying SF. The major and simply awesome DJ nights to snatch? Consider this just the first of many dispatches on the eve’s bashes and mash-ups.

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10 New Year’s Eve Gigs to Jumpstart the New Decade

Skip the hoards of tourists and families trying to stake out a spot for fireworks along the Embarcadero and opt to ring in the new year at one of this year’s hip events instead. From all-out dance party to mellow beer pairing dinner, here’s our list of Top 10 NYE to-dos.

A Hip Hop Happening Affair

The Roots: The Philly-based rap group known for their trailblazing hip hop will headline a show at the Warfield with Orgone and DJ Harry D. Expect high-octane energy and band members parading through the audience.

20 Ways to Spend New Year's (The Eat + Drink List)

Chef Hoss Zaré hosts a five-course dinner at Zaré at Fly Trap on New Year’s Eve, featuring Persian-inspired dishes paired with wines from around the world (along with a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight, of course). Festivities take place from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dinner costs $105 for the first seating and $125 for the second seating; wine pairings are an additional $42 per person. 606 Folsom St., 415-243-0580 or visit zareflytrap.com

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