SUPER EGO Dear Baby New Year, can you cut up a lot more lines of that fantastic 2010 stuff? Local nightlife and dance music was off the hot hooker. And if the phalanx of shindigs piled up for New Year's Eve is any indication, there's a glitter-canon's worth of glee to come. Below are my favorites, check 'em out. Thxy! Love, Marke B. (P.S. Er, one more thing ... you've got a little VCR on your leftie. Kids these days!)
The long-running (as in almost 20 years!) retro '80s party is playing host to a free flashback at Mighty, in appreciation of, well, everything '80s. DJs Dangerous Dan and Skip play all the faves and waves.
9 p.m.–2 a.m., free. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
The outrageous mashup club teams up with Mezzanine to present this bonkers night, with DJs Adrian and Mysterious D, live band Smash-Up Derby, French rapper Grandpamini, upstairs room by Brass Tax, pirate balloon drop, and much more.
9 p.m.–late, $20–$40. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com
Get down with a rockin' reggaeton, hip-hop, and reggae new year fiesta at Club Six, with the awesome Los Rakas live (seriously, those guys are dope), Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, the Coo-Yah Ladeez, Mr. E, and more to fill all three dance floors.
8 p.m.–4 a.m., $10. Club Six, 66 Sixth St., SF. www.clubsix1.com
15TH ANNUAL COMEDY COUNTDOWN
Yuck up your new year with super-hip (and mostly cute!) comedians Charlyne Yi, the Sklar Brothers, Shane Mauss, Nick Thune, Christina Paszitsky, and a ton more. Hilarious balloon drop!
9:30 p.m., $60–$120. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon, SF. www.ticketmaster.com
ICEE HOT NYE
Get down and wobbly as the city's best showcase for grimy-funky new musical styles brings in the new year with London's Bok Bok and Ramadanman, DJs Disco Shawn, Ghosts on Tape, and Rollie Fingers.
9 p.m., $15–$20. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. www.elbo.com
The incredibly gifted and hot-to-trot jazz chanteuse will "Let the Good Times Roll" with two smokin' shows on New Year's Eve at the wondrous Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko. Just watch Ms. Nalley go!
7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $35. Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason, SF. www.therrazzroom.com
LEXINGTON CLUB NYE
Spend the eve getting down with the coolest dykes on the planet (and the ladies who love them). DJs DURT and Pony Boy rock the tables, Aimee and Chandra host. Free glass of champers from 8 p.m.-9 p.m.!
8 p.m., free. Lexington Club, 3464 19th St., SF. www.lexingtonclub.com
LOOSE JOINTS NYE
The awesome funky Friday weekly party with DJs Tom Thump, Damon Bell, and Centipede is a top choice for those looking to get down.
9 p.m., $10. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., SF. www.makeoutroom.com
MARGA GOMEZ NYE SPECTACULAR
The queer queen of comedy ramps up her annual yuk-a-thon -- she's really, really funny, folks and her shows are a total treat.
7 and 9 p.m., $30–$35, $10. Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St, SF. www.therhino.org