courtesy photoThe California Honeydrops

courtesy photoThe California Honeydrops

Ring in 2014!

For those who haven’t yet decided how to usher in the new year, here are a few festive suggestions:


Business New Year’s Eve Stand-Up Spectacular

The weekly stand-up comedy night showcases Caitlin Gill, Nato Green, Sean Keane, Anna Seregina, Bucky Sinister and Chris Thayer in four special year-end performances.

7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, $15-$25. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission St., S.F., (415) 401-7987,

Greg Proops

The comedian best known for his performances on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” records his podcast “The Smartest Man in the World” tonight and does stand-up on New Year’s Eve.

8 p.m. Monday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, $25-$55. Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F., (800) 745-3000,


American Tripps

The Berlin-style, ping pong party-throwers host the jam, featuring headlining entertainment by a Talking Heads cover band, multiple DJs, dancing, ping pong and skeeball in a vast industrial space.

8 p.m., $15-$30. Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom St., S.F., (415) 795-3644,

Asian Art Museum New Year

The public is invited to ring a 2,100-pound, 16th-century Japanese bell 108 times in a New Year’s ceremony led by Buddhist priest Gengo Akiba Roshi.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $8-$12. 200 Larkin St., S.F., (415) 581-3560,

Bay Cruises

Hornblower Cruises offers various ways to ring in 2014: a four-course dinner with an open bar on a four-hour cruise ($247.50), or a buffet dinner on a four-hour cruise aboard the San Francisco Belle, a sternwheeler river boat ($191.40).

8:30 p.m. boarding time, Pier 40, S.F., (888) 467-6256,

Beach Blanket Babylon

The beloved San Francisco revue’s special year-end roundup shows offer a pastiche of the best and worst of 2013’s celebrity and pop culture news — as Snow White continues on her never-ending search for Prince Charming.

7 and 10:15 p.m., $65-$190. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd., S.F., (415) 421-4222,

Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta

Marga Gomez, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and Micia Mosely perform at the benefit for the Brava Theater Center, followed by a countdown dance party and Champagne toast.

8 p.m., $30-$50. Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F., (415)-641-7657,

California Honeydrops

The local band known for boisterous live sets (whose latest album, “Like You Mean It,” combines Americana, jazz, soul and funk influences) plays two shows.

8 and 10:30 p.m., $36-$59. Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F., (415) 655-5600,

Comedy Countdown

Bert Kreischer, Doug Benson, Rory Scovel, Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher compete in a comic showcase hosted by Pete Holmes and Jessimae Peluso.

9 p.m., $20-$94.50. Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California St., S.F., (800) 745-3000,

Eve 14

The swanky hotel party co-presented by KISS (98.1 FM) has three rooms of music and dancing, with live music and standards performed by Entourage Band and DJ Maniac Mike.

8 p.m., $90-$475. Sofitel San Francisco Bay, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, (650) 508-7126,


The indie pop band — sometimes reminiscent of Phoenix — plays from its new album “Heza.” The Frail and Nova Albion open.

8:30 p.m., $22-$25. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F., (415) 626-4455,

Matthew Dear

The minimal techno producer plays a DJ set and is special guest at Public Works’ annual party, featuring additional sets by Solar, Galen, Jason Kendig, P-Play, Robot Hustle and Josh Cheon, a confetti countdown and drink specials.

9 p.m.-4 a.m., $20-$40. 161 Erie St., S.F., (415) 779-6757,

Mighty Mammoth Masquerade

DJ duo BLOND:ISH headlines, with additional spinning from Pink Mammoth DJs. Entry includes snacks and a Champagne toast at midnight.

9 p.m.-2:30 a.m., $35-$100. Mighty, 119 Utah St., S.F., (888) 810-2063,


The electronica pioneer and producer performs a DJ set for the fifth annual Streets of San Francisco New Year’s Eve party on the waterfront. An open bar is among the festivities.

9 p.m.-2 a.m., $135-$200. Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, S.F., (888) 810-2063,

NOFX New Year’s Heave

The punk-pop group headlines a massive pogo-friendly show featuring performances by Dillinger Four, Teenage Bottlerocket and Implants.

9 p.m., $40-$52. Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F., (415) 345-0900,

NYE International Ball

Daft Punk tribute band One More Time headlines the swanky event, which includes several floors of DJs and dancing, a bikini fashion show, balloon drops and premium open bar.

9 p.m., $134-$480. Palace Hotel, 2 Montgomery St., S.F., (415) 573-0780,

Pacific Pinball Museum

The establishment celebrates its 10th anniversary at its annual New Year’s Eve party, which includes DJs and dancing, finger foods, a Champagne toast and pinball.

7:30 p.m., $20-$35. 1510 Webster St., Alameda, (510) 205-6959,

Peña Pachamama New Year’s Eve

Bolivian composer and musician Eddy Navia, a Grammy Award nominee, joins the Pachamama band of Cuban and Latin musicians and the Roupa Samba dancers. The show is accompanied by a three-course dinner. VIP tickets include parking, Champagne and preferred seating.

8 p.m., $110-$250. Pachamama, 1630 Powell St., S.F., (415) 646-0018,

Petty Theft

The popular Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band appears on a bill with Fleetwood Mask — a Fleetwood Mac cover band.

9 p.m., $40-$55. Mill Valley Community Center, 80 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, (415) 389-5072,


Original drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander rejoins the group for a special performance in “Primus and the Chocolate Factory,” a show that revisits songs from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” with the Frog Brigade Ensemble.

9:30 p.m., $49.50-$65. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, (510) 302-2250,

Rise & Harmonize

Popular Oakland-based club night the People hosts the bash, featuring guest DJs Jayvi Velasco, Patrick Wilson, Valerie Troutt and more.

9 p.m., $10-$20. New Parish, 579 18th St., Oakland, (510) 444-7474,

S.F. Symphony Masquerade Ball

Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and tenor Kelly Markgraf accompany the San Francisco Symphony at the annual holiday concert and black-tie costume ball, complete with bubbly, desserts, live bands, dancing and a balloon drop.

8 p.m., $85-$195. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F., (415) 864-6000,

Sea of Dreams

Trip-hop electronica duo Thievery Corporation, pictured, headlines the massive event, featuring performances by Little Dragon, A-Trak, Dillon Francis, Richard Hartnell, dancers, circus artists and more.

8 p.m. to 3 a.m., $90-$170. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F., (800) 653-8000,

Slapsie Maxie’s Speakeasy New Year’s

<p> Slim Jenkins, The Rumble Strippers, 29th Street Swingtet and the Hi-Ball Hotshots play swing and rockabilly at the retro-themed bash.

8 p.m., $30-$50. Café Du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F., (415) 861-5016,

Sparkle Ball

Salsa with Juan presents A Black and White and Shiny New Year’s Eve, a party with a sweet and savory food bar, Champagne toast, professional salsa performers and three rooms of dance music with Latin grooves, R&B, house, top 40 and more.

8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $25-$80. Linden Street Dance Studio, 130 Linden St., Oakland, (510) 444-3404,

Soulful New Year’s Eve

Bimbo’s 365 Club’s stylish party serves up soul, blues, jazz, Motown and rock classics played live by Gold Star Soul Revue, a Champagne toast, balloon drop and vintage decor.

8 p.m. $60-$65. 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F., (415) 474-0365,

USS Hornet New Year’s

The 1940s-themed party on a World War II aircraft carrier offers live swing music, dancing and a fantastic view of the San Francisco skyline and midnight fireworks.

7:30 p.m., $45-$85. USS Hornet, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda, (510) 521-8448, www.uss-hornet.org2014artseventsNew Year’s Eve

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