Ring In 2017 With Our New Year’s Eve Event Guide

May 2016 be forgot (as soon as possible, please). These festivities will help with that.


Bread and Butter Bread and Butter specializes in carefree ’70s stoner pop laced with addictive hooks. Their music channels Bowie in “Rebel Rebel,” sounds like pure sunshine, and their live shows are a blissed-out good time (peep their recent Band in Seattle episode online for a preview). On New Year’s Eve, catch them at the Sunset, where their happy-go-lucky vibes will pair perfectly with a frosty beer and maybe even melt away the bountiful residual stresses of the year. With Great Spiders and Head Band. The Sunset Tavern, sunsettavern.com. 9 p.m. $10. 21 and over.

Thunderpussy Ring in 2017 with the in-your-face sensual energy of Thunderpussy, whose band bio declares them “rock ’n’ roll’s new diamond in the muff.” With Porter Ray and J GRGRY. Neumos, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $17 adv. 21 and over.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2016 The theatrical prog-rock titans will perform holiday favorites from their 1999 made-for-TV movie, The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve, sure to be replete with lasers, pyrotechnics, and special effects galore. Key Arena, keyarena.com. 9 p.m. $41–$73. All ages.

Hell’s Belles Seattle’s premier all-female AC/DC cover band will serve up a sampling of classic hits. With Black Sabbitch. The Showbox, showboxpresents.com. 9 p.m. $25 DOS. 21 and over.

New Year’s Eve Classical Soul of Motown See Broadway stars Capathia Jenkins and Darius de Haas put their own spin on Motown classics with the Seattle Symphony, followed by champagne, live music, and dancing until midnight. Benaroya Hall, seattlesymphony.org. 9 p.m. $56–$102.

Black Umbrella NYE Catch perfomances by a few of the Seattle record label’s esteemed local rappers, like Sam Lachow and Raz Simone. The Neptune, stgpresents.org. 9 p.m. $23.50 adv./$28.50 DOS. All ages, bar with ID.

Poke Da Squid A lineup of bouncy, breakneck punk pop. With Burn Burn Burn, Silent Opposition, Everything Sux. The Kraken Bar & Lounge. 9 p.m. $5. 21 and over.

Source NYE Upper Left, a “group of unconventional creatives” dedicated to putting on offbeat events, is taking over two whole buildings and a Seattle street for an evening of music. In their words, “There will be no CO2 blasts, no lasers, and no VIP; just good music and good friends in a straightforward, uncomplicated space.” Don’t miss the special guests, electronic R&B trio the Flavr Blue, who will contribute a hybrid live/DJ set. Other artists include Shlohmo, J. Phlip, Jacques Greene, DJDS, and Sian. British Motor Coach, upperleftlive.com. 8 p.m. $70. 21 and over.

Beats Antique Embark on an epic hero’s journey with this electronic/world fusion trio as they take you through their two-act album and multimedia show, A Thousand Faces. With Thriftworks. Showbox Sodo, showboxpresents.com. 9 p.m. $40–$50. 21 and over.

Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme This 12-member outfit enlivens crowds with its infectious funk. With Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and DJ Paces Lift. Tractor Tavern, tractortavern.com. 9 p.m. $25. 21 and over.

Ayo Dot & the Uppercuts Catchy original hip-hop songs and covers, capped with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. With Power Laces and Northern Shakedown. Hard Rock Cafe, hardrock.com. 8 p.m. $20. 21 and over.


Kabir Singh This stand-up comedian pokes fun at his childhood experiences growing up in India and America. Comedy Underground, comedyunder ground.com. 10 p.m. $30–$75. 21 and over.

Dov Davidoff The comedian and actor, who has appeared on Chelsea Lately and starred in Invincible with Mark Wahlberg, provides late-night laughs. Parlor Live Bellevue, parlorlive.com. 7:30 p.m. $20–$30. 21 and over.


New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center Arrive early to nab a spot at Seattle’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, with fireworks above the Space Needle. Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com. 8 p.m. Free. All ages

The Room in 4D Soak up the profound weirdness of the cult Tommy Wiseau flick while you enjoy bites and beverages from Central Cinema. Attendees are encouraged to bring uninitiated friends, as well as their own plastic spoons to toss. Central Cinema, central-cinema.com. 8 p.m. $15. 21 and over.

Shameless A night of danceable guilty-pleasure pop from the ’90s and beyond. Barboza, thebarboza.com. 9 p.m. $10–$100. 21 and over.

New Year’s Eve at Chihuly Garden and Glass Admire fireworks through the glass ceiling while sampling appetizers and desserts and dancing to the musical stylings of the Craig Lawrence Band. Chihuly Garden and Glass, chihulygardenandglass.com. 8 p.m. $225. 21 and over.

Fireworks From Gas Works Park Settle in for an unrivaled view of the city and fireworks. Gas Works Park. 9 p.m. Free. All ages.

Indulgence New Year’s Eve Bash This bash bills itself as an exercise in excess, with booze, comedy, exhibits on display, three stages with live music, and a “Singles Mingle” area. MoPOP, mopop.org. 8 p.m. $79–$450. 21 and over.

Capitol Cider NYE Party Capitol Cider’s Ballast Bar transports guests to a speakeasy, with a 1920s costume contest and grooves from Nikki Dee Jazz Quartet and Holy Pistola. Capitol Cider, capitolcider.com. 8:30 p.m. $25. 21 and over.

’80s Invasion New Year’s Celebration An ’80s cover band awash in synths and nostalgia. High Dive, highdiveseattle.com. 8 p.m. $10 adv./$15 DOS/$150 VIP. 21 and over.

NYE SNAP! ’90s Dance Party Party like it’s 1999 with Trashy Trash’s roster of seasoned DJs. The Crocodile, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $18. 21 and over.

Emerald City Soul Club/DUG NYE A heady blend of rare Northern soul dance music provides the soundtrack for an enchanted evening. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, thelofi.net. 9 p.m. $20. 21 and over.

Shine NYE Come dressed to dazzle at this sparkly soirée celebrating all that glitters. Kremwerk, kremwerk.com. 9 p.m. $15–$350. 21 and over.

Neon New Year’s Eve Light up the night with ’80s covers from New Wave band NITE WAVE, boy-band jams from #All4Doras, and a Michael Jackson tribute by Mo J. Ent. Nectar Lounge, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. $30 adv./$40 DOS. 21 and over.

Sarah’s New Year’s Eve Pajama Party If the assorted anxieties of 2016 have you craving a little comfort, cozy up to this snug gathering featuring a pajama dress code, beers, Chex Mix, popcorn, and an all-night movie marathon. Toronado, toronadoseattle.com. 5 p.m. 21 and over.

One O’Clock Jump This swing-themed event includes a drop-in lesson for beginners, cocktails and refreshments, live music, a DJ, and a photobooth. Washington Hall, washingtonhall.org. 8 p.m. $35–$125. 21 and over.

McMenamins NYE Celebration Check out dance music from Atomic Pop and Americana-influenced alt-country from the W Lovers. McMenamins Anderson School, mcmenamins.com. 9 p.m. $20. 21 and over.

NYE Masquerade An elegant night of masks and mystique at luxe nightclub Aston Manor, astonmanorsea.com. 9 p.m. $40–$70. 21 and over.