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.

Sea of Dreams NYE
Every year-changing eve, the burners, nu-hippies and party lovers come out for this enormous hoe-down in the cavernous Concourse Center. Spectacle is the name of the game: take in dancers, artwork and mini-environments for both chilling and carousing. This year’s 10th anniversary lineup is a biggie, too, encompassing SoCal groove gangstas Ozomatli, local DJ superstar Bassnectar, Austin maniacs Ghostland Observatory and Bay gypsy-circus crew Yard Dogs Road Show. 8 p.m., $75-$135. Concourse Center, 635 Eighth St., SF. www.seaofdreamsnye.com

NYE Ball 2010
Paint the town and get down at City Hall? Call it a New Year’s Eve ball of the most stately variety. Andy Caldwell takes over the North Light Court with progressive and soulful house, while DJ Spider blends the latest bangers with R&B classics ala “Sexual Healing” in the Rotunda. And did we mention the open bar? 9 p.m., $90-$160. SF City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlet Place, SF. (866) 824-8212, www.clubzone.com

Afrika Bambaataa and Zion I
“Planet Rock” it into the new decade alongside the hip-hop innovator (and who didn’t dig the NYC master’s late-night turn at the last Black and White Ball). This time it’s gonna be epic with the Bay Area beat heads of Zion I. 9 p.m., $25-$40. Club Six, 60 Sixth St., SF. (415) 863-1221, www.clubsix1.com

He’s got the funk, spinning along with resident DJ the Whooligan -- lean into the hip-hop, Latin, funk, electro and house sounds. Eve Lounge, 575 Howard St., SF. (415) 543-5874, www.eveloungesf.com

Opel NYE
The bass gets in your face at this yearly bump-it-up: look for Stanton Warriors, Syd Gris, Dex Stakker and Melyss. 10 p.m., $20–$50. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. (415) 626-7001, www.mighty119.com

Bootie Bootleg NYE Ball
Decades schmecades: the Bay’s big ole mash-up club sends out the noughties with exquisitely clashing seques, courtesy of Adrian and Mysterious D, Smash Up Derby and Freddy King of Pants. 8 p.m., $40 advance. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., SF. (415) 626-1409, www.dnalounge.com

Above and Beyond
Dance, trance baby, dance -- at this massive NYE throwdown with Above and Beyond, Super8 & Tab and DJ Taj. And don’t forget the house, minimal prog and hip-hop mash zones. 10 p.m., $50–$100. 1015 Folsom, SF. (415) 431-7444, www.1015.com

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