New Year's Eve blowouts (and New Year's Day backups) to get you properly toasted
The show stars 14-piece Michael Jackson tribute band Foreverland, but there also will be the frisky Kitty Kitty Bang Bang Burlesque, an appearance by "the girl in the fishbowl" (a vintage Bimbo's tradition), complimentary bubbly, party favors, and a traditional balloon drop at countdown. With Slim Jenkins, the Cottontails.
8 p.m., $65. Bimbo's, 1025 Columbus, SF. www.bimbos365club.com
This awesome, mixed-crowd monthly disco party has zero attitude but all the glamour. It's like a Studio 54 you can actually get into. Atlanta's DJ Osmose will bring his scratching turntable technique to bear on some rare disco tracks this NYE, along with Doc Sleep, Eddie House, and hosts Sergio and Steve Fabus. Good times!
9 p.m.-late, $10. Deco Lounge, 510 Larkin, SF. wwwdecosf.com
The colorful boys behind two of the Bay's most vital party machines — Honey Soundsystem and Pacific Sound (Sunset) — join forces to bring in hot and heavy Bulgarian techno hero KiNK. He'll be playing live, with a few melted minds sure to follow. Eight other DJs on two floors will help it all out.
9 p.m.-5 a.m., $15-$30. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
Yep. The controversial, anti-Gucci mini-rapper in thick black frames is back, playing her biggest SF venue to date. The show is all ages and the event is titled "Never Coming Down." With Wallpaper, Roach Gigz, Starting Six, DJ Amen.
9pm, $38. , Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness, SF. www.theregencyballroom.com
The much-lauded Broadway star, swingin' jazz musician, and fabulously blue comedian is back in the town to ring in the new year with peals of laughter. Latest show "Last Butch Standing" promises to be a full-on entertaining eve, topped with some outrageous New Year's surprises, of course.
7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $30–$35, Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., SF. www.therhino.org
LEXINGTON NYE BLACKOUT
If you can't remember who you kissed at midnight, does it really count? Find out at SF's favorite lesbian bar, when rockin' DJs Andre and Jenna Riot and host Sara Goodman turn out your lights — and turn on the craziness. Oblivion awaits!
9 p.m., free. Lexington Club, 3464 19th St., SF. www.lexingtonclub.com
Presented by Seaweed Sway, Loving Cup Presents, and Song Bird, the show boasts a glut of crunchy local freak-folk and a singular midnight champagne toast. Should be a delightfully analog evening. With Little Wings, Range of Light Wilderness, Au Dunes.
9 p.m., $15–$20. Amnesia, 853 Valencia, SF. www.amnesiathebar.com
MIDNIGHT NYE 2012
Get ready for a blast of warm tropicalia and clouds of fun, as Club Six rocks steady to reggae, dancehall, and global bass sounds, courtesy of the Daddy Rolo, Spicey, Dee Cee Shakedown crews. With DJs Shawn Reynaldo, Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, Pam the Funkstress, and many more on two floors.
8 p.m.-4 a.m., $20–$30. Club Six, 66 Sixth St., SF. www.clubsix1.com