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By Katie Chicklinski-Cahill
Herald Arts & Entertainment editor
With New Year’s Eve just about a week away, it’s not too early to start making plans. Here are some of the parties happening around Durango:
New Year’s Eve Party with Hello DollfaceHenry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.
Step into the future at the Henry Strater Theatre as Hello Dollface presents an Interstellar New Year’s Eve Party. Step into an elegant, yet otherworldly, multi-dimensional, evening. Lineup includes an opening set spinning vintage vinyl records, followed by a 12-piece live band sharing the stage with robotics engineering technology and performance artists, dance, luminary technology and projection mapping artists. Each ticket holder will be given 3-D spectacles if you so wish to participate in 3-D.
Price: $20 advance/$25 day of show. $30 VIP* advance/$35 day of show (*includes champagne toast and desert + VIP seating). Tickets are on sale now at www.henrystratertheatre.com or at the Henry Strater Theatre Box Office, 375-7160.
Multicultural Interfaith New Year’s Eve danceSt. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave.
Dances of Universal Peace, Kirtan, Ecstatic Dance
Donation suggested: $10-$15
Live music at Purgatory Resort Purgy’s Slopeside, 1 Skier Place
2:30 p.m., Live blues at Purgy’s for New Year’s Eve. A four-piece band for two sets – 2:30-5:30 p.m. and then late night 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing to The High RollersSky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 State Highway 172 North, Ignacio.
7 p.m.: Prime rib dinner; 7-9 p.m.: The High Rollers; 9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, buffet, dancing, party favors and champagne toast.
Price: $30-$50: $30/person or $50/couple
Tickets online at skyutecasino.com, by calling (888) 842.4180, at the Sky Ute Casino Gift Shop or at the door.
Must be 21 and older.
New Year’s Eve w/Elder GrownBalcony Backstage 600 Main Ave., Suite 205
Price: $5 at the Door.
Nappy Roots w/special guestsAnimas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive
Presented by Animas City Theatre and Cervantes
Doors: 8:30 p.m./show: 9 p.m. (show ends at 2 a.m.)
$35 advance/$40 day of show
21 and older
The Rusty Shovel Saloon 2017 New Year’s Eve Party18044 County Road 501, Bayfield
Begins at 7 p.m.; live music and dancing at 9 p.m. with The Million Dollar Highway Band; Dinner 7-11 p.m. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
$20 per person
Cerda 7 Cantina y Comida639 Main Ave
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
It’s a New Years Eve you’ll never forget. Ring in the New Year @ Cerda 7. It’s a Masquerade Ball featuring an open bar, champaign toast, party favors, balloon drop.
$50 per person
The MoetonesRiverfront Bar and Grill, 1319 Railroad Ave., Dolores
The Moetones are a high-energy three-piece from Cortez. Rock ’n’ roll and country from the ’50s and ’60s and lots of originals written by Moe Coole.
New Year’s Eve at the Lake HouseThe Lake House Bar & Grill, 17460 County Road 501, Bayfield
Prime rib dinner and crab legs special, live music by Old Dog Tre starting at 9 p.m., party favors and a champagne toast.
Blues Streak hosting “Blue Year’s Eve” celebration at The Columbine Bar123 W Grand Ave., Mancos
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Bring your instrument/voice and join in with the fun!
Live music with Black VelvetDiamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
Live music with Greg RyderThe Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
Wild Horse Saloon Stars & Stripes ... Red, White, & BlueWild Horse Saloon, 601 East Second Ave.
6 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Drink specials and giveaways all night. Live music by MD 20/20, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
$15 cover charge
New Year’s Eve Celebration, Prohibition Style! Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave.
3 p.m.-2 a.m.
Dress as a gangster, or a silent screen star. Come as a flapper or come as you are. There will be era-style party favors, balloon drop, $100 gift card drawing and live music by Rob Webster. VIP tickets available. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets now. Call (847) 852-0920 to guarantee your table.
Minimum age: 21