What to do For New Year

Finding something to do, making plans, and getting out can be ridiculous and arduous sometimes, so Nowplayingaustin is here to make it easy for you!

Eight of some of the best things to do this New Year’s Eve in Austin for your perusing pleasure.

So make plans, get out, have fun, be safe, and ring in the New Year in Austin.

1. Austin New Year Celebration

Austin’s New Year (ANY) Celebration, with the theme “Any one, Any dream, Anything’s possible” will be on December 31 at Auditorium Shores from 5 to 10:30 pm. and will include food vendors, live music, film, art and a concluding fireworks finale starting at 10:15 pm. Bands will include The Biscuit Brothers, Mother Falcon, Lannya West African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Tje Ausin and Charanga Cakewalk.

2. Bob Schneider New Year’s Eve 2010

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Bob Schneider! The incomparable Bob Schneider and his band return to the Paramount Theatre and it’s guaranteed to be the best New Year’s Eve Party in town! Ring in the New Year while Bob performs all of his hits from “Tarantula” to “40 Dogs” to “Capn Kirk!” Lots of surprises and fun to help welcome in 2011! Suzanna Choffel opens.

3. New Year’s Eve Celebration, Esquina Style

No reservations needed…Just show up and come ready to celebrate with us!!!
Milonga with DJ Fill & Bryan till close to midnight (with a couple of Latin Tandas in there). Midnight on…it will be a mix of Latin, Brazilian, Tango and Alternative music as we welcome the new year dancing till we drop! Non dancers and friends welcome! Bring your own beverage. Potluck Style. Set Up and Party favors provided.

4. A New Year’s Eve Spectacular ft. Cake

Ring in the new year with Cake at the Austin Music Hall, and we’re not talking about the dessert, here. Accompanied by performances from White Ghost Shivers and Agent Ribbons.

The cake is not a lie this New Year’s.

5. Austin Uptown Dance New Year’s Eve Celebration

Dec 31st 9:00pm-1:00am

You will enjoy:

* Champagne on ice when you arrive
* Party favors for everyone
* Performances
* Guaranteed table seating
* DJ Kristy playing a variety of
dance music into the new year!
Wear something that makes you feel fabulous and Dance in 2011 with us!

It will be a time to remember!

6. The Electric Company Presents: New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve at Seaholm Power Plant
N.A.S.A. -(Los Angeles)
Ladytron (DJ Set) Featuring Reuben WU (UK)
& More TBA
Opening: Markus With a K

7. New Year’s Eve Comedy w/ Coldtowne

ColdTowne Theater (in conjuction with Gnap! Theater Productions) is hosting an evening of comedy, dancing and carrying on this New Year’s Eve at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre. Two comedic plays, originally performed by L.A.’s Dasariski, are being cast with performers from the Austin comedy community (including members of ColdTowne, the Frank Mills, Midnight Society, Dusk, and more) and mounted on New Year’s Eve.

The plays, Dead Uncle Ted (8pm) and Loose Fish (10pm), are character driven pieces whose plots ebb and flow along absurd tangents. People’s lives intersect with one another as their comedic flaws are unearthed. Ultimately, no one learns anything too important, and their behaviors remain predictable to the point of being goofy. The inevitability of the whole thing could boarder on tragedy, if it weren’t so damn funny (see below for play descriptions). Each performance will be opened by a short set from sketch workshops taught by visiting instructor, performer and Dasariski member Rich Talarico (SNL and Mad TV). Talarico is making his second New Year’s Eve appearance in Austin on the heels of last year’s successful Eye for an iPhone revue. At 11:30pm, after the shows, the SVT stage will open for a ’60s dance party!

8. New Year’s Eve Improv Extravaganza

The Hideout Theatre rings in the New Year with an enchanted evening of improv games, scenes and a champagne toast at midnight. Join us as we reflect on the year that’s passed, speculate about the year to come and celebrate that magical moment of transition between the two.

Start your New Year’s Eve off with our delightful early show featuring five of Austin’s finest professional improvisers. Or join us at 10:30 and careen full speed into the new year with a special champagne toast as the ball drops at midnight.

And due to our convenient downtown location, you can roll out of the Hideout right into the middle of the biggest New Year’s celebration in Austin.

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