All the New Year's Eve parties you need to get your ring-a-ding-ding on in style
MAMMOTH MASQUERADE NYE
Burner royalty the Pink Mammoth crew takes over Mighty, with energetic UK duo Blond:ish headlining a "night of sexiness" (LOL why is it never a "night of sexiness" when there's a good-looking male headliner?). It'll be a rampager.
9pm-late, $40. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
The classic soulful ladies' party is back, as El Rio celebrates a queer New Year. "Hot hip-hop and spicy Latin beats" from Olga T, Marcella, and more (plus yummy gumbo and burgers!) and an even hotter and spicier crowd.
8pm-2am, $15. El Rio, 3158 Mission, SF. www.tinyurl.com/mangonye2014
The leather-jacketed, pompadoured pretty boy's own music has an exquisite dark techno sound descended from Depeche Mode — when he DJs, as he will here, he expands that with an incredibly deep knowledge of house and techno (he's from Detroit, duh). This Honey Soundsystem + Sunset + Public Works collaboration will bring out an amazing crowd of party freaks.
9pm-4am, $20–$40. Public Works, 131 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
The annual Streets of SF party is visually stunning and draws great headliners (although the crowd is a little broad). This year, everyone's favorite vegan techno-punk Moby graces us with his exacting presence on the turntables.
9pm-2am, $160. Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, SF. streetsofsfnye-fb.eventbrite.com
MOM + WILL MAGID NYE
Motown on Mondays, one of SF's best things, is teaming up with supercute global-funk trumpeter Will Magid and his crew (including vocalist Aima the Dreamer) for a very night of worldly sounds and classy cheer.
8pm-2am, $40. Local Edition, 691 Market, SF. www.momfam.com
If you add classic '90s electronic act Crystal Method to the Kink Armory (transformed from giant porn studio into a "kaleidoscopic wonderland" for the occasion), and pour on the high-flyin' Vau de Vire Society troupe and Opel rave crew — you will definitely get a party, a new Bohemia, even.
9pm-4am, $50 and up. Kink Armory, 1800 Mission, SF. www.newbohemianye.com
NEW GEAR MASQUERADE BALL
Don your gay fetish apparel — oh wait, that was the last holiday. OK, hit the reset and don your gay fetish apparel again, as Casey Spooner and Ministat host (and DJ DAMnation DJs) this kinky-boots ring-in, the Eagle's first.
9pm-2am, $15 in gear, $20 without. SF Eagle, 398 12th St, SF. www.sf-eagle.com
"Let love bloom" is the theme of this massive EDM-fest at Oracle Arena. Headiners include Nero, New World Punx, and Bingo Players.
6pm-2am, $100–$140, 18+. Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakl. www.popnye.com
Yes! One of my favorite ever DJ duos — their specialty is rare disco and funk edits mixed with sunny, psychedelic house vibes — comes to Monarch for what it's calling the Extravaganza Ball (no vogueing, confusingly, but OK). Sleight of Hand, Greer, Shiny Objects, and more round off this deliciously breezy outtake on the past year.
9pm-late, $40–$100. Monarch, 101 Sixth St, SF. www.monarchsf.com
RISE & HARMONIZE