New Year’s Eve is the one night a year that you shouldn’t be home eating ice cream in footy pajamas. So take your pick from our list of the best events happening around town, and feel good knowing that you will be sending off 2014 (and welcoming 2015) in style.
New Year’s Eve with Intendence and Blissfest: Ring in the New Year by trying to solve a classic case of “who done it?”. After cracking the gangster-era, double-murder mystery, partake in dancing, live music, and screenings of two short films. 8 p.m.; Aztlan Theatre Bar, 974 Santa Fe Dr., 303-573-0188; $12 to $22
Time After Time: New Year’s Eve Throwback Ball: Pick your favorite throwback craze from the 70s and 80s and rock it at this colorful celebration of the New Year. Let your dance moves take control as DJs and live bands recreate the music of the times, while MTV-era music videos play in the background. 7 p.m.; City Hall, 1144 Broadway, 303-832-2383; $20 to $500
NYE at the Speakeasy: The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual fundraiser has never looked so dapper. Live jazz, craft cocktails, tarot card readings, mug-shot photography, and a late-night burlesque show will keep you entertained, so you can check your boredom at the door. 9:30 p.m.; BMoCA, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-2122; $30 to $40
Bootlegger’s Ball: The very first Bootlegger’s Ball will fill Union Station’s Grand Hall and Terminal Bar for a 1920s-themed soiree. Attendees will be treated with appetizers, desserts, three drink tickets and a champagne toast for a stylish night. 8 p.m.; Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St.; $150
Coohills: Welcome 2015 with a belly full of lobster ravioli, wagyu bavette steak, and more French-inspired cuisine prepared for Coohills’ multi-course NYE menu. Party favors, bubbly, and the Neil Diamond Tribute Band: Forever in Blue Jeans makes for an unforgettable night. 5 p.m.; Coohills, 1400 Wewatta St., 303-623-5700; $40 to $135
Keith Alberstadt and Ryan Hamilton: You’ll have the last laugh before the clock hits midnight if you’re at either Comedy Works location on New Year’s Eve. Keith Alberstadt and Ryan Hamilton deliver the humor, Comedy Works delivers the party favors and champagne, and a comedic countdown delivers the memorable moment. Multiple times; Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., and South at the Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village; $25 to $55
On the Spot New Year’s Celebration: Perfect for people who are over bars and booze-filled parties, On the Spot on New Year’s Eve brings laughter to your end-of-the-year celebration. There are four shows to choose from, each timed so audiences can still watch the 13th Annual 16th Street Mall Fireworks Show. Multiple times; Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa St., 303-758-4722; $8 to $16