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All the New Year's Eve parties you need to get your ring-a-ding-ding on in style

Krylon Superstar hosts the Big Queer New Year party


SUPER EGO Hey, hey, hey — it's that time again — New Year's Eve comes hard upon us. Avoid the amateur hour on the streets and duck (sauce) into these warm ragers. All parties below take place Tue/31. Find more rockin' NYE shindigs here and general fun events here. Clink!




Damn, I love this performer, who makes live hip-hop and '90s big-room beats at lightning speed — and knows how to get a crowd up. He's with DJ Apollo and St. John at Temple's grand three-room NYE.

9pm-4am, $50–$60. Temple, 540 Howard, SF. www.templesf.com




Hundreds of hot fat, furry, friendly gay guys dancing 2013 right out the door — how 'bout it? With DJs Paul Goodyear and Matt Stands.

9pm-late, $20 advance. Beatbox, 314 11th St, SF. www.bearracuda.com




"Pop the Pork" with drag goddess Juanita More and Sidekick on the decks, plus hostess with the mostest chicharrones Walter, at fashionable gay sex dungeon the Powerhouse. Lots of flesh and pretty mess.

9pm-2am, $5–$10. Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom, SF. www.powerhouse-sf.com




The gorgeous House of Babes presents this pink hip-hop blowout, hosted by Kelly Lovemonster and Krylon Superstar, with tunes by DJs Pink Lightning, Rapidfire, Boyfriend, Jenna Riot, davO, and more. Get on it!

9pm-late, $10 advance. f8, 1192 Folsom, SF. bigqueernye.eventbrite.com




Let's mash all that 2013 ish up and fire only positive vibes — and kooky costumes! — into next year. DJ Adrian and Mysterious D's inimitable mashup party pulls out all the stops. The theme of this four-room banger? Sh!t show, of course.

9pm-late, $30–$40. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St, SF. www.dnalounge.com




Lezzies! Queers! Friends! Lend me your New Years: This party at too-cute dyke bar the Lexington will cause you enough fun trouble for the rest of 2014. With DJs Footy and Janine Da Feen.

9pm-2am, free. Lexington Club, 3464 19th St, SF. www.lexingtonclub.com




My favorite rapper of the moment brings his goofball cheer and anarchic antics to Mezzanine — who knows what's gonna happen? With Traxamillion and Flatbush Zombies.

9pm-late, $45–$85. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com


'80S NYE


The name of this party is far less creative than the wonderful music that will be playing — and that everyone will sing along to. Special guest: Kurt Harland from Information Society! Any guesses as to what they'll play at midnight? (My money's on the Human League's "Fascination" — but you know Kurt will probably have to play "Pure Energy.")

9pm-4am, $20. Cat Club, 1190 Folsom, SF. www.sfcatclub.com




Aw, who can resist the sweet, disco-haunted catchiness of this live NYC duo, who met cute in seventh grade. Fun, dancey times.

9pm, $30. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. www.theindependentsf.com


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