This Week: Ring in 2011 in Style - Whatever Your Style May Be
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Kids & Fam: New Year's Banner

Kids & Fam: New Year's Banner
Discovery Museum
Dec 27-Dec 30
Mon-Thurs 12:30pm-4pm
Make the end of 2010 memorable by exploring exhibits, taking a nature walk, and enjoying the craft room. Kids 12 and under color and assemble a New Year Banner to take home. Remember, this is the last week of our Bone Zone exhibit, where you can learn about skulls, skeletons, and bone health. Bring your camera to capture the fun!

 Theatre: Northport Cottage: A Comedy for the HolidaysTheatre: Northport Cottage:
A Comedy for the Holidays

B Street Theatre
Ongoing-Jan 2
Tues 6:30pm; Wed 2pm & 6:30pm; Thurs & Fri 8pm;
Sat 5pm & 9pm; Sun 2pm
Northport Cottage is a comedic play for the holidays by Buck Busfield. When a desperate young woman climbs into QD's car and demands a ride, little does he know her destination is 384 miles north...and 20 years in the past.
 Visual Arts: Dog and Cat Show - Including a Horse!Visual Arts: Dog & Cat Show -
Including a Horse!

Skinner Howard Gallery
Ongoing-Dec 30
Wed & Thurs Noon-5pm *And by appointment
This year the 11th annual Dog & Cat show fundraiser is expanding and adding a Horse to the mix, as The Grace Foundation of Northern California is the chosen charity. Over 30 artists participated and created a dog, cat, or horse in their medium. 20% of the retail price goes to the Grace Foundation.
 Theatre & Dance: The Rocky Horror ShowTheatre & Dance: The Rocky Horror Show
Guild Theater
Dec 30-Jan 1
Thurs 7pm; Fri 7pm & 11pm; Sat 11pm
E:motion Dance Ensemble brings you a full-length dance concert work as well as its first full musical theatre production, The Rocky Horror Show, live on stage! With live music, hot dancing, cool multimedia elements, and sweet lighting, E:motion takes on this musical phenomenon with a fierce and fearless approach.
 Comedy: Willie Barcena & Al Madrigal featuring Chris GarciaComedy: Willie Barcena & Al Madrigal
with Chris Garcia

Punch Line Comedy Club
Dec 30-Jan 1
Thurs-Sat 8pm *Additional 10pm show on Fri
Comedian Willie Barcena's people skills and street-smart wit enable him to connect with a wide array of cultures, yet his performances are able to maintain pride and cultural awareness without perpetuating any Latino stereotypes. Celebrate New Year's Eve with Willie, Al, and Chris during both Friday shows.
 Holiday Events: New Year's Eve Out and AboutNew Year's Eve: Out & About:
-NYE Sky Spectacular: Waterfront Park,
A full schedule of Sacramento outdoor activities include live music, food and drink vendors, & a variety of street entertainment.
-NYE Cruises: Empress Hornblower,
7pm-10pm & 11pm-1am
Enjoy the NYE Buffet Dinner Gala Fireworks Cruise or come aboard later for a Midnight Fireworks Cruise.
-NYE Wine Fest: Masonic Temple, 9pm-2am
Enjoy an evening of great wine, food, music, and dancing. DJ Rock Bottom spins classics from the '70s, '80s, & current hits.
 Holiday Events: New Year's Eve Music

New Year's Eve: Music:
-Art Opening Musical Extravaganza:
Beatnik Studios, 6pm
The theme is '20s speakeasy so throw on your favorite retro threads and enjoy music by several performers and art by ESK.
-Utz & The Shuttlecocks: Harlow's, 9pm
Sacramento's newest drunken cover band is a Harlow's favorite.
New Year's Jammin' Eve: Radisson Hotel, 9:30pm
Enjoy performances by the Bar-Kays, Dazz Band, and Slave for an evening of funk, soul, and R&B.

 Holiday Events: New Year's Eve Clubs & DancingNew Year's Eve: Clubs & Dancing:
-NYE at The Hyatt: Hyatt Regency, 8pm-1am
Celebrate in the acoustic lounge with Ryan Hernandez, rooftop nightclub with DJ Rated R, and the main room with Take 2.
-Booty Bass Explosion: TownHouse, 9pm-1:30am
Lipstick & F*ck Fridays present a very special New Year's Eve filled with glitz, glamour, and booty.
-Roaring '20s NYE: Crescent Club, 9pm-2am
Take a trip back in time to the glorious Prohibition Era and celebrate the New Year with gangsters, glamour, and gambling.
 Special Events: Black and White PurrballSpecial Events: Black & White Purrball
Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
Jan 1-Jan 2
Sat & Sun Noon-6pm
Ring in the New Year with a new furry family member! The Black & White Purrball strives to bring attention to the many black and black & white felines who are often overlooked at the center. The adoption fee for black and black & white cats will be waived with a donation of cat food. These wonderful adult kitties will be "dressed for the ball" in their best black & white furry formal attire!
 Sports & Rec: My First 5K & Kids' Winter Fun RunSports & Rec: My First 5K &
Kids' Winter Fun Run

California State Capitol - West Steps
Jan 2
Sun 7am-11am
Whether it's your first 5K ever, or your first of 2011, please join us for a run/walk to start the New Year off on the right foot! Registration includes a free 5K training plan, t-shirt, swag, sparkling cider toast, raffle entry, and a medal for first-timers and kids. The race culminates with a New Year's toast and an opportunity to write down your personal health resolution for the New Year. News

Want More New Year's Events?
-If the New Year's events listed above aren't your style, never fear! There's a whole lot happening in Sacramento Nightlife this week. Check out Sac365's holiday event listings for even more ways to greet the new year. As always, you can refine your search by date and category to cater to your particular specifications.

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