Holiday

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1984: Welcome 2003 by partying in the '80s, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $15. Cat Club, 1190 Folsom (at Eighth St.), 431-3332.

2003: The Party: Bay Area Community of Women hosts a New Year's Eve dance, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $40-$50, 865-5630 (information), Ceremonial Room. SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market (at Octavia), 865-5555.

Asian Art Museum's 17th Annual New Year's Bell Ringing Ceremony: Bay Area residents are invited to participate in the ancient Japanese tradition of striking a temple bell 108 times to ring in the new year, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, free, 581-3500 (information), Atrium. Main Library, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4277.

Backflip NYE 2003 "The Grand Finale": This legendary party place is closing for good. Join DJs Didje Kelli, Dimitrius Mykonos, Re Pete, Raoul Kahn, Almir, Big Bad Bruce, BB Hayes, Danny Brown, Sol, and more to say goodbye three dance areas, champagne bar, heated tents, go-go dancers, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $30, room packages still available, 776-1380. Backflip, 601 Eddy (at Larkin), 771-FLIP.

Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's ongoing musical revue welcomes the holiday season with special performances featuring a chorus line of tap-dancing Christmas trees, carols, and a gigantic Yuletide hat, 7 and 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31; call 421-4222 for New Year's Eve ticket prices. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.

The Big-Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show X: An evening of stand-up comedy, improv, and semi-written sketches featuring Will Durst, Johnny Steele, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, and Steven Kravitz, 7 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $25-$40. Cowell Theater, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina & Buchanan, 345-7575.

Birth of a New Year: DJ Armin Van Buuren No. 5 DJ in the world is joined by Christopher Lawrence, Donald Glaude, Jonathon Ojeda, Ellen Ferrato, Jeno, Garth, Markie, and more, 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $40-$60. Ten 15 Folsom, 1015 Folsom (at Seventh St.), 431-1200.

Black Comedy Explosion: Featuring Tommy Davidson, 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $42.50-$55.50. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway (at 20th St.), Oakland, 510-465-6400.

Bobby Slayton: Stand-up comedy on New Year's Eve; also featuring Kevin McPeek and Dan Gabriel, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $40-$60. The Punch Line, 444 Battery (at Clay), 397-4337.

Comedy Countdown 2002: Mitch Hedberg performs stand-up comedy with music by the Lee Vilensky Trio, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $55. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon (at Lundeen), 865-2000.

Construction NYE 2003: Join 92.7 The Party Station for a NYE to remember with DJs Miguel Migs, Ellen Ferrato, Jay-J, Torque, Terry Mullen, Spettro, Ben Davis, David Savior, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $45, tickets available at www.groovetickets.com. Bas, 383 Bay (at Mason), 441-3885.

Countdown: New Year's Eve celebration with open bar, DJs, champagne toast, and more, 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $100, www.maximumproductions.com/ newyears.htm. Cloud 9 Motel, 34 Seventh St. (near Market), 355-9991.

Dance Party 2002: Featuring multiple stages of live entertainment, midnight balloon drop, live music, and comedians, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $99, 675-6230 (tickets), www.hyattsf.com. Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center (at Market), 675-6230.

Erect in San Francisco: Scott Capurro's New Year's Eve comedy show, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $30-$35, 863-0741 ext. 2 (tickets). Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight (at Fillmore), 621-9850.

The Fantasia Ball: Black tie or over-the-top formal attire required; open bar, guest portraits, midnight champagne toast, and performances by the Mystics and the Velocity Circus Troupe, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $125 plus credit card fees; no tickets sold at the door, 567-3165 (information), The Rotunda. City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl., 554-5184.

Fauxgirls! New Year's Eve Show: Ring in the New Year with drag cabaret featuring special guest star Toby, 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, free. Marlena's, 488 Hayes (at Octavia), 864-6672.

Flavor: Party on the bay with DJs Craze and Miguel Migs price includes open bar, fire dancers, fireworks, live bands, and more, 9 p.m.-8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. Studio Z, 314 11th St. (at Folsom), 252-7666.

For Whom the Bridge Tolls: Marin's long-running musical comedy revue features a satirical mix of comic sketches and original songs, 7 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $45 early show; $75 late show, 499-4488 (reservations), late show includes a champagne toast and dancing. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton (at Madrona), Mill Valley.

Roy Gaines: The blues legend with the Bluesman for Life Band plus champagne, party favors, and dancing, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $40. Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore (at Geary), 673-8000.

Galactic: Show includes party favors, balloon drop, countdown, surprises, and Mardi Gras treats, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $60-$100, 421-TIXS. Warfield, 982 Market (at Sixth St.), 775-7722.

Holiday Week at Lawrence Hall of Science: Ring in the holidays with special events every day and children's activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Tuesday, Dec. 31, free-$8. Lawrence Hall of Science, Centennial & Grizzly Peak, Berkeley, 510-642-5132.

In Bed With Fairy Butch: New Year's Extravaganza: Women, trannies, and their pals are invited to bare all at this sexy strip show with dancing and a sex-toy raffle, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $15-$20, FEZ-8000 (information), www.fairybutch.com. El Rio, 3158 Mission (at Cesar Chavez), 282-3325.

International New Year's Eve Party: With DJs Aykut, Bardia, Gokhan price includes a glass of champagne, belly dancing, and party favors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, $25-$75, Higher price includes dinner. Piyassa, 1686 Market (at Gough), 864-3700.

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