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TUESDAY, DEC. 31 – New Year’s Eve

Guyton Maurice and pianist David Reeb help bring in 2014 at Cafe Vena at Vinings. Five course prixe menu and champagne toast afor $75. Seating begins at 7 p.m. www.cafevenaatvinings.com

Ruby Redd’s Light District NYE Dinner Cabaret featuring Atlanta’s newest “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Trinity K. Bonet. This is a seated 4-course dinner show complete with a champagne toast. The show will also feature the talents of Andre Reese Monroe, Celeste Holmes, Evah Destruction, Marcella Grrleen Redd, Extasy Grey, Myah Ross Monroe,River Song-Redd and Trashetta GaLore and, of course, will be hosted by the hilarious Ruby Redd. Tickets are $35. Seating is at 7:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. http://www.eventbrite.com/o/jungle-atlanta-3037248952?s=20798473

Spend New Year’s Eve with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin and tunes such as “I Got Rhythm,” vocalist Judy McLane and pianist Michael Chertock, as well as special guests vocalist Judy McLane and pianist Michael Chertock, 8 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, www.aso.org

Party Like a Rockstar 8.0 is the yearly New Year’s Eve collaboration featuring International DJ/producer Manny Lehman. Proceeds from this night will benefit Joining Hearts. Doors open at 8 p.m., with $25 for regular admission and $45 for the VIP experience, Jungle Atlanta, www.jungleatl.com

BJ Roosters hosts New Year’s Eve festivities at 8 p.m. with no cover, www.yelp.com/biz/bj-roosters-atlanta

Blake’s on the Park hosts its Pennies From Heaven party including a money balloon drop. 9 p.m. No cover. www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Attack of the New Year’s Eve Party Monster. Come tear it up at the “queerest bar in town” with “French kissin’ in the streets of East Atlanta with all the boys in town.” DJ Bendito and DJ Sam Rothstein will be in the booth to ring in 2014. Free for everyone 21 and up. 9 p.m., Mary’s, www.marysatlanta.com

DJ Eddie Baez and an opening set by Mike Pope highlight the Heretic’s New Year’s Eve Genesis bash. Angelica D’Paige does the New Year’s countdown. Admission is  $10 and white attire is requested.  Doors open at 9 p.m., Heretic Atlanta, www.hereticatlanta.com

Michelle Malone plays a special New Year’s Eve party at Eddie’s Attic tonight, 9:30 p.m., www.eddiesattic.com

Girls in the Night hosts a series of NYE parties for women in three separate ballrooms — Heaven, Paradise and The Garden — at the Westin Atlanta Airport, 9 p.m. www.girlsinthenight.com

The fourth annual Glitter and Fur New Year’s Party is one of the evening’s premiere events, with hosts such as Mariah Balenciaga, Kryean Kalley, Barry Brandon and DJ King Atlas from the Haus of Glitz. Season Two of “Sing For Your Life” will also be announced.  9 p.m. – 3 a.m., Takorea, www.mytakorea.com

Traxx Girls with Blue Diamond Entertainment, Echilds Night Life and Twee Presents hosts the Red Carpet Affair VIII. Hosted by Cadillac Redd and Jersey Moulin. Complimentary cocktail toast at midnight. Doors open at 10 p.m. at 595 North near the corner of Northside Drive and North Avenue. www.nyredcarpetaffair2013.eventbrite.com

The Masquerade Ball is tonight at My Sister’s Room, with the best mask winning a $50 bar tab. Featuring the Lee family at 10:30 p.m, as well as DJ Liz Owen, champagne toast and breakfast buffet, www.mysistersroom.com

Swinging Richards hosts a New Year’s party unlike any other in town. A $55 charge gets you free entrance, an open bar all night, free 15 minute VIP rooms, a free champagne toast at midnight, giveaways and the hottest men in the country, all literally before your eyes, Swinging Richards, www.swingingrichards.com

New Year’s Eve Bash at Amsterdam Atlanta with beats by DJ Mark Tee. Dance floor opens at 10 p.m. No cover. www.amsterdamatlanta.com

The Atlanta Eagle hosts a busy New Year’s Eve night, with DJ Pat Scott at 10 p.m., as well as karaoke with Mikey, Robby and Jack, and a traditional New Year’s event with champage at midnight, with no cover,  www.atlantaeagle.com

10th & Piedmont is the location of the Swank New Year’s party, with DJ Prism, lots of women and a champagne toast, $10 before 11 p.m. and $20 after, http://www.communitashospitality.com/10th-and-piedmont/

Shawna Brooks and Destiny Brooks hosts the Divas Cabaret show/New Year’s event with free champagne at midnight, LeBuzz, www.thenewlebuzz.com

Charlie Brown hosts the Masquerade Ball at Lips Atlanta, with drag performances, dancing, a three course dinner and a champagne toast, Lips Atlanta, from $35 to $75, www.lipsatl.com

WEDNEDAY, JAN. 1
New Year’s Day Morning Party starting at 6:30 a.m. at Heretic with DJ Twisted Dee. www.hereticatlanta.com

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