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Ringing in the New Year

You have plenty of options this New Year's Eve

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NYC/NYE at Hotel Congress. The venerable hotel (311 E. Congress St.) is transformed into New York City for the night, complete with a NY-style hot dog truck, a Talking Heads cover band, a CBGB-like rock club on the Club Congress stage, appearances by Rockettes dancers and a Frank Sinatra impersonator, as well as a gigantic disco bowl drop at midnight. Begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 ($125 for VIP admission that includes a buffet and access to a "Harlem Jazz Club" private lounge). Info: hotelcongress.com or 622-8848.

Lucha Libre Año Nuevo. A night of mambo music and lucha libre wrestling at the Rialto Theatre (310 E. Congress St.) begins at 8 p.m. It's an all-night concert featuring Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Salvador Duran and Vox Urbana, along with ringside seats to a live wrestling match, party favors and a champagne toast. Tickets are $25-50. Info: rialtotheatre.com or 740-1000.

NYE in AZ. Plush (340 E. Sixth St.) might be hosting the biggest bargain of your end-of-year options. For $5, prepare to be entertained by a parade of (most) of Tucson's most talented DJs, including DJ Herm, Dewtron (also known as Tucson Weekly contributor Casey Dewey), electro-indie-goth-etc. DJ Plastic Disease, as well as hosts E_Rupt from La Cocina's NUNU and the Opti Club's Dan Hernandez. Begins at 9 p.m. Info: plushtucson.com or 798-1298.

Rick Braun's New Year's Eve 2013. The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort (3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.) is the place for jazz lovers, with performances by trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Mindi Abair, guitarist Norman Brown, singer Elliot Yamin of American Idol fame and the Tucson Jazz Institute's Ellington Big Band. Begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a five-course meal, champagne toast, dancing and a charity silent auction benefiting the Autism Society and the Tucson Jazz Institute. Tickets are $203-$273. Info: tucsonnewyearseve.com or 230-8910.

New Year's Eve Murder Mystery. The Tucson Dinner Theater (4855 E. Broadway Blvd.) is performing Murder at the Vampire's Wedding. The show includes a candlelit three-course meal while a comedy-laced murder mystery unfolds before your eyes. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Also featured are a "fang-dango" dance contest, post-show variety performances from cast members and a champagne toast. Tickets are $75 (plus fees), with an optional overnight hotel package available. Info: tucsondinnertheater.com or 624-0172.

Rock and Roll New Year's Eve with KLPX 96.1 FM. Held at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Tucson Airport (7056 S. Tucson Blvd.), this features a special dinner menu, live music from Rock Molly, a DJ, dancing, the usual midnight festivities, as well as a room for two. Starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $189 for two people, which also includes a full breakfast buffet and an extra-late 2 p.m. checkout. Info: www.doubletree3.hilton.com or 225-0800.

Casino del Sol Resort's New Year's Eve Celebration. The casino (5655 W. Valencia Road) has a 7 p.m. dinner show with music from Face to Face, a Billy Joel/Elton John tribute act. Following dinner is an '80s/'90s dance party that includes party favors and a champagne toast. Cost is $75 for the evening, or $25 for just the dance party. Info: casinodelsol.com or 855-765-7829.

New Year's Eve Dining and Dancing at Westward Look. Enjoy a four-course dinner at Gold, the restaurant inside the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa (245 E. Ina Road), followed by live music from East2West in the Catalina Ballroom. Tickets are $90, with dinner seating between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Additional room packages available. Info: westwardlook.com or 297-1151.

Resolution 2014: A Glamour & Glitz New Year's Eve. Hosted by Tucson Young Professionals, this event is being held at the Aloft Tucson University Hotel (1900 E. Speedway Blvd.) and features a light and multimedia show as well as hors d'oeuvres, party favors and a champagne toast. Begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $75 in advance or $85 at the door. Info: typ2014.eventbrite.com or 275-4408.

New Year's Eve Glo Ball Dance Party. Maker House (283 N. Stone Ave.) is hosting a massive Electronic Dance Music party, with three rooms and nine DJs spinning from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Tickets are $12 for all-access, which includes LED party favors, a champagne toast and a "flaming glo ball" drop at midnight. Info: squareup.com/market/maker-house-llc.

Rhythm Industry New Year's Ball. For the dance lovers looking for something different, the Rhythm Industry Performance Factory (1013 S. Tyndall Ave.) has a live percussion performance at 9 p.m. For $15 you get house beats styled for dance hall, moombahton, cumbia, kuduro and Afro beat dancing. Costumes are encouraged. Info: rhythmindustry.org.

NYE Burlesque Bash. Playground Tucson (278 E. Congress St.) is the place for some hot burlesque performances featuring local acts and headliner Kitty Victorian, who is described as the "headmistress of Burlesque University." Tickets range from $20 for general admission to $175 for a VIP table for four. Starts at 8 p.m. Info: pisacake.net or 396-3691.

New Year's Eve Black & White Affair. Club XS (5851 E. Speedway Blvd.) is hosting a "mature and sexy" New Year's celebration, complete with red-carpet entrance, dinner, live music from the Metros, comedy from Big Rob, dancing and the usual midnight traditions. Starts at 9 p.m., and black and white attire is required. Tickets are $35 per person, $60 per couple, with a $150 VIP booth available from groups of five. Info: clubxstucson.com or 477-7143.

New Year's Eve Party & Dinner Show. Kon Tiki (4625 E. Broadway Blvd.) has a special dinner and show at 6 p.m. hosted by local musician Ernie Menehune, known as the "Suntanned Irishman." Cost is $45, which includes the meal and a champagne toast, followed by music from DJ Century starting at 9 p.m. Info: kontikitucson.com or 323-7193.

Monty Python New Year's Eve Party. The Loft Cinema (3233 E. Speedway Blvd.) is showing the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail at midnight, though the festivities begin at 11 p.m. Tickets are $8, or $6 for Loft members. Info: loftcinema.org or 322-5638.

Lainie Kazan in Concert. Actress and singer Lainie Kazan is putting on a show at the Green Valley Recreation West Center (1111 S. Via Arcoiris, Green Valley) at 7 p.m., with wine and appetizers starting at 6:15. Tickets are $46 in advance; $47 at the door. Info: gvrec.org or 625-3440.

Staying home is an option, too, but just remember: Dick Clark ain't popping up on your TV this year.

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