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South Bay/Peninsula

Caribbean New Year's Eve Top 40, reggae, soca, salsa and R&B by H.A. Productions. Sun, 7pm-2am. $80 advance/$100 door. Biltmore Hotel and Suites, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, 800.965.4827.

Countdown to 2001 With Rated R. Sun, 9pm-2am. Club Miami, 177 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose, 408.279.3387.

Countdown to 2001 With Alejandro D'Amour and DJ Remedy. Sun, 9pm-2am. Groove 2001, 47 Notre Dame Ave, San Jose, 408.279.3387.

Countdown to 2001 With Rated R. Sun, 9pm-2am. Extreme, 175 N. San Pedro St, San Jose, 408.279.3387.

The Fairmont's New Year's Eve Gala With Alfie Dreifuss and his MVP Orchestra performing a mix of soul, funk, swing, R&B, Latin and jazz music. Dec 31. $1,000 package for two includes a two-night stay, six-course gourmet dinner, French champagne basket and more. Fairmont Hotel, 170 S. Market St, San Jose, 408.998.3962.

Flogging Molly With Krenshaw, the Odd Numbers and Serrated. With midnight Guinness toast. Sun, doors 8pm. $25. The Usual, 400 S. First St, San Jose, 408.535.0330.

Fontaine's Muse and the Y-Fronts Sun. call for reservations. King's Head Pub, 201 Orchard City Dr, Campbell, 408.871.2499.

Fuel's New Year's Eve Bash With Quetzal and DJs Koko and Consuelo. Sun, doors 8:30pm; show 9:30pm. $15/$20. Fuel, 44 S. Almaden Ave, San Jose, 408.295.7374.

Joe Sharino Band's New Year's Eve Party Sun, 7pm-1:30am. choose from $499 package one or $299 package two. Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, 408.453.4000.

John Wedemeyer and W.H.A.T. Sun. Bathtub Gin and Blues, 1131 Lawrence Expwy, Sunnyvale, 408.734.2500.

Karaoke New Year's Party Sun. Britannia Arms Almaden, 5027 Almaden Expwy, San Jose, 408.266.0550.

KKUP New Age Visionary Music Marathon The emphasis will be on ambient and acoustic music. Live in-studio guest performers will include Jai Uttal, Angelicus and Freshly Grounded. Sat-Tue. KKUP Studios, 1241 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara, 408.253.6000.

Little John Chrisley Dec 31. Hats, horns and champagne at midnight. $12. JJ's Blues. 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose 408.243.6441.

Live Jazz Sun. no cover. Scruffy Murphy's, 187 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, 408.735.7394.

Mystery DInner Theater Fixed-price package includes four-course dinner, mystery theater performance, champagne toast and cards for video games. Dec 31, doors at 7pm. $130 per couple plus tax and tip. Reservations required. Dave & Buster's, 940 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas 408.957.9215.

New Year Eve's Odyssey Live music with the Switch and DJ Jazzy C. With champagne, hors d'oeuvres and party favors. Sun. $10-$20. Toon's, 52 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose, 408.292.7464.

New Year's Eve Live music and a special New Year's Eve. Sun, 9pm-2am. $150. Nevsky's, 1740 S. Winchester Blvd, Campbell, 408.379.1126.

New Year's Eve Four-course menu designed by Chef Rudy Granados. Music by JD and the Sliders. Sun, 6:30pm (first seating), 9pm (second seating). $65-$80. Stoddard's Brewhouse & Eatery, 111 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale, 408.733.7824.

New Year's Eve Features the largest balloon drop in Silicon Valley. Sun. Polly Esther's and Culture Club, 396 S. First St, San Jose, 408.280.1977.

New Year's Eve With DJ Reese. Sun. $69 per person/$25 without dinner. Agenda Lounge, 399 S. First St, San Jose, 408.287.4087.

New Year's Eve 2000 Sun. various packages available; call for details. Sheraton Milpitas, 1801 Barber Lane, Milpitas, 408.473.8162.

New Year's Eve at South First Billiards Sun. no cover. South First Billiards, 420 S. First St, San Jose, 408.294.7800.

New Year's Eve Concert End the year with this Vietnamese cultural concert. Sun, 3pm. $30-$150. Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose, Downtown, San Jose, 408.947.7517.

New Year's Eve Dinner and Gospel Showcase Hosted by Dr. Don of The KMEL World Hits Gospel Show. Featuring Pamela Bluford, Faith to Faith, Sedric Deon, New Vibe, and Charity Youngblood. Sun, 6-8pm (dinner), 8:30pm (showcase). $75. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 467 N. White Rd, San Jose, 209.833.4292.

New Year's Eve Feast Sun. $12.95; call for reservations. The Echo Restaurant and Lounge, 1579 Miramonte Ave, Los Altos, 650.967.0969.

New Year's Eve Gala With party favors, door prizes, a balloon drop and two headliners. Sun, 8pm, 10:30pm. $40 8pm show/$45 10:30pm show. Rooster T. Feathers, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 408.736.0921.

New Year's Eve Meditation and Fire Ceremony Includes chanting, meditation, affirmation and a fire ceremony. Sun, 7:30-9:30pm (meditation), 10pm-midnight (service). Ananda Church of Self-Realization, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650.323.3363.

New Year's Eve Millennial Ball With Paul Price's Society Orchestra. Sun, 8:30pm-12:30am. $25/$20 with food or champagne. Masonic Temple, 461 Florence Ave, Palo Alto, 650.654.6944.

New Year's Eve Party With DJ Dave Abbott. Sun. $30 per person/$50 couple. Sports Page, 1431 Plymouth Ave, Mountain View, 650.961.1992.

New Year's Eve Party Featuring a buffet dinner, a midnight balloon drop with prizes and a champagne toast. Sun, 9pm-2am. $40-$120. The Lime Light, 228 Castro St, Mountain View, 650.903.4830.

New Year's Eve Party With the Gents. Sun. Mountain Charley's, 15 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, 408.395.8880.

New Year's Eve Party Sun. $8. Boswell's, 1875 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell, 408.371.4404.

New Year's Eve Party Sun. Los Altos Bar and Grill, 169 Main St, Los Altos, 650.948.4332.

New Year's Eve Party with the Gypsy Moth Band Sun. Foxes, 171 W. Tennyson Rd, Hayward, 510.887.5866.

New Year's Eve with Little John Chrisley Sun. JJ's Blues, 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, 408.243.6441.

New Year's Eve With Wally's Swing World Sun, 9pm-1am. Hedley Club, Hotel De Anza, 233 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose, 408.286.1000.

New Year's With the Megatones Sun. $10. British Bankers Club, 1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, 650.327.8769.

NYE2001 A New Year's event that includes buffets and music by resident DJ Rick Gascon and guest DJs. Sun, 5pm-5am. Backbeat Nightclub, 777 Lawrence Expwy, San Jose, 408.241.0777.

Quetzal With DJ Carlos and special guests. Dec 31. Doors at 8:30pm. $20 doors/$15 adv. Fuel, 44 Almaden Ave, San Jose 408.295.7374.

Radio Disney Noon Year's Eve Party Extravaganza This event will include music, games and prizes from Radio Disney KMKY-AM 1310. Sun, 10am-noon (ticketed event), noon-6pm (free event). call for ticket prices. San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St, San Jose, 408.277.3177.

The Real Millennium Bash Gourmet seafood by Chef Matthew F. Gordon and live jazz and groove with Horchata featuring vocalist Tara Smoot. Sun, 8:30pm-12:30am. no cover; make dinner reservations early. Scott's Seafood, 185 Park Ave, San Jose, 408.971.1700.

Road Dogs Sun. Almaden Feed and Fuel, 18950 Almaden Rd, San Jose, 408.268.8950.

Skinlab Sun. $13. Cactus Club, 417 S. First St, San Jose, 408.491.9300.

The Sliders With John Davis and Doug Mancini. Dec 31, 10pm. Stoddard's Brewhouse & Eatery, 111 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale, 408.733.7824.

Wave's New Year's Eve An alternative to the Post St. New Year's bash (that's not being held this year). House and hiphop DJs. Sun. $10. Waves Smokehouse & Saloon, 65 Post St, San Jose, 408.885.9283.

SF/East Bay

Club Happenings A list of local parties.

107.7 The Bone's Zoolights The Oakland Zoo will be decorated with an elaborate array of 100,000 lights. Thu-Sat, 5:30-9pm. Thru Dec 30. $6.50 for ages 15 and older/$4 for ages 14 and younger. Oakland Zoo, Oakland, 510.632.9525.

16th Annual Japanese New Year's Bell Ringing Visitors are invited to participate in the Japanese New Year's bell ringing ceremony by striking a 2,100-pound 16th-century bronze bell, originally from a temple in Tajima Province in Japan. Sun, 11am. free with museum admission. Asian Art Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 415.379.8801.

2001: A Taste Odyssey Exotic Erotic Productions presents a fetish for the senses "New Year's Eve on Broadway." With Exotic acts, erotic dancers, "Lick the Lollipop Gals" and "Cotton Candy Boys," DJ dancing, naughty party favors, a costume contest and international fetish star DITA and Catherine D-Lish. Sun, 8pm-6am. $75/$150 VIP. Boys Toys, 412 Broadway at Montgomery, San Francisco, 415.391.2800.

Barbara Cook Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 10pm. $14-$50 Dec. 29-30/$20-$65 Dec. 31. Geary Theater, 415 Geary St, San Francisco, 415.749.2228.

Black Comedy Explosion With D.L. Hughley. Sun, 7:30pm. $55.50 reserved/$47.50 general. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, 408.998.TIXS.

Comedy Countdown With Sue Murphy, Scott Capurro and Matt Weinhold. Sun, 9:30pm. $50. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St, San Francisco, 408.998.TIXS.

EndUp's New Year's Marathon 40 hours of nonstop dance music with DJs Jason Lee Hayes, Larry Reed, Jorge Martinez, Ruben Mancias, David Harness, Blackstone, Charlotte the Baroness, Nobel, W. Jeremy, Adrian, Vince & Christine, Tracy, Jim Hopkins, Ellen Ferrato and David Harnes. With guest hosts, food, champagne toasts and a performance by Ethelina Cann. Sun, Sunday 6am-Monday 9pm. EndUp, corner of Sixth and Harrison streets, San Francisco, 415.357.0827.

Galactic With Robert Walters 20th Congress. Sat-Sun, 8pm. $75/$50 balcony. The Warfield, 982 Market St, San Francisco, 415.421.TIXS.

Good Morning 2001 Executive chef Dubray and Terrace chef Tim Horrock will prepare a festive New Year's Day Jazz Brunch in the Terrace. Mon, 9am-3pm. $75 adults/$35 children. Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton at California St, San Francisco, 415.296.7465.

Greyboy All-Stars Sidecar Project With Robert Walters 20th Congress. Sun, 10pm. $15. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, 415.552.7788.

The Kinetics With Mover and Call and Response. Sun. call for cover. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St, San Francisco, 415.861.5016.

Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade Sat, doors 8pm; show 9pm, Sun, 9pm. $45. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary at Fillmore, San Francisco, 415.421.TIXS.

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly. Sun, 11pm. $85/$55. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, 408.998.TIXS.

Midlife Gay Men's New Year's Eve Party Bring your own champagne for midnight. Sun, 9pm-12:30am. $10 donation. Ellard Hall, 100 Diamond St at 18th St, San Francisco, 415.430.2162 x1385.

New Year's Eve New Year's festivities at the Ritz-Carlton will consist of a cocktail reception, a five-course champagne dinner and dancing. Sun, 7-9pm (dinner), 9pm-1am (dancing). $450 champagne dinner/$475 dinner and dance celebration. Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton at California St, San Francisco, 415.296.7465.

New Year's Eve 2000 With the Mad Hannans. Sun. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancherio Road, Nicasio, 415.662.2219.

New Year's Eve at Bimbo's With Casino Royale, the Jimmy Bond Orchestra and DJ California Kid. Champagne, hats, party favors, balloon drop, etc. included. Cocktail attire (black tie optional). Sun, doors 8pm; show 9pm. $50. Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, 415.474.0365.

New Year's Eve at the Paradise With Blue Period, Human Life Index and Deadweight. Sun. Paradise Lounge, 308 11th Street at Folsom, San Francisco, 415.621.1911.

New Year's Eve Ball Featuring a slave auction, wrestling and the Luscious Betty Big Tittie contest. Sun, 9pm-6am. Power Exchange, 74 Otis, San Francisco, 415.487.9944.

New Year's Eve Dance Party Sun. Blake's on Telegraph, Berkeley.

New Year's Eve on the USS Hornet A tribute to Jimmy Dorsey by the Legends of Swing Orchestra and swing dance troupe Dance Flight. Sun, 7pm-1am. $75/$125 reserved. U.S.S. Hornet Museum, Pier 3, Alameda Point, Alameda, 510.521.8448, x225.

The Other Ones With George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic and the Steve Kimock Band. Sun, 7pm. $66. Oakland Arena, Oakland, 408.998.2277.

Phil Lesh & Friends With Warren Haynes and Matt Abts of Gov't Mule. Sun, 7pm. $40. Henry J. Kaiser Arena, Tenth and Fallon streets, Oakland, 408.998.2277.

The Reverend Horton Heat With the New Morty Show, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Nick Gravenites and Friends and Grey Elmore. Sun, doors 8pm. $50. Maritime Hall, 450 Harrison St, San Francisco, 415.974.0634.

SFNYE Superior Bash 2000 With Macy Gray, Basement Jaxx, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Vivendo de Pao, the Cheeseballs, Tainted Love and Bay Area DJs. Themed rooms, laser shows, exotic dancers, balloon drops and a midnight surprise are included in the celebration. Sun, 9pm. $70. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 747 Howard, San Francisco, 408.998.2277.

Spundae's Birth of a New Year With Paul Van Dyk and Adam Freeland. Also DJs Kaos, Method One, Abstract, Foxxee, Maytag, Jerry Bonham, Dave Coleman and Sen-Sei, Ellen Ferrato, Michael Anthony, Spesh, Scott Carrelli, Gil, Hyper D, Biojeff, Melvin'J, Jonathan Ojeda and more. With a midnight balloon drop, champagne toasting and five dance areas. Sun, 8pm-8am. $40 before 8:30pm. Ten 15 Folsom, San Francisco, 415.974.9389.

Starry Plough New Year's Eve With 86, Nickel Beer Riot and the 10 Foot 5. Sun. $7. Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 510.841.2082.

Wonderbread 5 Sun, 9:30pm. Mystic Theater, 2123 Petaluma Blvd., North Petaluma, 707.546.2277.

Santa Cruz/Monterey

First Night More than 25 venues participate in art events and performances throughout downtown Santa Cruz. Dec 31. $6-$12 adv/$6-$17 doors. http://www.firstnightsc.com or 831.425.7277.

Candye Kane A New Year's Eve bash with the blues diva. Dec. 31, 9:30pm. $15. Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz; 831.479.1854.

Dance 2001: A Queer Youth Odyssey A smoke-, alcohol- and drug-free gala for local queer youth between the ages of 14 and 20 (and their guests under 23) boasting a live DJ, free refreshments and free rides to and from the event. Dec. 31, 8pm-1am; Equinox, 755 Cedar St., Santa Cruz; $0-$5 donation; 831.335.5861.

Fiesta Disco Sandy Shore Productions throws a Latin-theme party featuring flamenco with Cerro Negro, Disco Inferno 3, a Mexican buffet and late-night taco bar. Dec. 31, 8pm-1am. $95. El Palomar, 724 Abrego St, Monterey; 831.649.1223.

The Firebirds Lobster dinner and all the fixin's followed by rock & roll at 9pm. Dec 31, 7pm. $40. Henfling's Tavern, 9450 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond; 831.335.1642.

First Night Monterey Monterey's annual celebration features dozens of musical, dance, art and theater performances downtown. Dec 31, 2pm-midnight. $8-$15. Downtown Monterey; 831.373.4778.

Mutha Ship A lively, funky dance party. Dec. 31, 9:30pm. $10. Crow's Nest, Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, Santa Cruz; 831.476.4560.

New Year's Eve The year's dinner/dance gala, "Ports of the USA," features music by '50s band Sha-Boom and Caribbean dance band Broken English. A gourmet buffet, midnight countdown and balloon-drop round out the festivities. Dec 31, 7:30pm-1:30am. $79-$129. Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz; 831.423.2053.

New Year's Eve With Something Else. Sun, 9pm. $5. The Trout Farm, 7701 East Zayante Rd., Felton, 831.421.9848.

Quicksilver Messenger Service New Year's celebration options include an overnighter ($260/couple), a dinner/dance party ($120/couple) or just the dancing ($18-$29). Dec 31, 9pm. Brookdale Lodge, 11570 Hwy 9, Brookdale; 831.338.7633.

The Real Millennium This New Year's evening for two comes in two different packages and includes complimentary cocktails and hors d'oevres and a complimentary full breakfast buffet. Sun-Mon. $259-$449. The Inn at Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Dr, Scotts Valley, 831.440.1000.

Superbooty Sun, doors 8pm; show 9pm. $35/$40. The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.1336.

Trout Farm Inn A private table for the evening includes a three-course meal, dancing to Something Else, and a champagne toast to the New Year. Dec. 31. $39.95 per person. Trout Farm, 7701 E. Zayante Rd, Felton; 831.335.4317.

Youth Dance Venue A special First Night event for the young and the restless, with DJ Dao, Sneaky Creekans, Lonely Kings, Alysha and Sweet Heat Motion-Pacific Hip-Hop Dancers. Dec. 31, 7-11pm. $6. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium; 831.425.7277.

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From the December 29, 2000-January 3, 2001 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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