Holiday Guide

Resolution IV: A night of international food, music, and entertainment featuring Donald Glaude, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $100. Ruby Skye, 420 Mason (at Geary), 693-0777.

Lee Rocker: Have a bluesy kind of New Year this year, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $75. Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason (at Geary), 292-BLUE (2583).

Royal Crown Revue: With Tom Jonesing as opening act. Black-tie attire encouraged, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $55. Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus (at Chestnut), 474-0365.

Salsa New Year's Eve Gala: Salsa dance the old year away with Orquesta Avance and DJ Luis Medina. The night also includes a traditional balloon drop, champagne toast, prizes, and more, 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $30. Cafe Cocomo, 650 Indiana (at Mariposa), 824-6910.

Samovar Tea Party: A five-course meal with matched teas. Mushroom tartlettes and Silver Needle pu-erh, maple-chocolate glazed blini with a strong Russian black, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $48. Samovar Tea Lounge, 498 Sanchez (at 18th St.), 626-4700.

San Francisco Bowl: Ring in the new year with a football game between two of America's top conferences, Colorado State and Boston College, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $47.50-$65. Pacific Bell Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (at Third & King Sts.), 972-2000.

Sea of Dreams New Year's Eve: Burning Man--ish New Year's Eve event, featuring Sound Tribe Sector 9, Lost at Last, Mutaytor, DJ Freq Nasty, circus acts, cabaret, and much more. Visit for more information, 8:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $75. Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness (at Sutter), 864-1238.

Shit Outta Lock (S.O.L.) & Troy's Bucket: All-ages ska show, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $8. Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck (at Prince), Berkeley, 510-841-2082.

SinSation: Hip hop, '80s, funk, and rock music -- along with go-go dancers and free champagne -- ring in the new year at this perfect, intimate Mission club, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $10. Hush Hush, 496 14th St. (at Guerrero), 241-9944.

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum: With Dredg, Brian Kenney Fresno, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $20. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St. (at Missouri), 621-4455.

Stompy Jones: Jump and jive to the swinging sounds of the '30s, '40s, and '50s at the beautiful Berkeley City Club, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $45. Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant (at Ellsworth), Berkeley, 510-843-4822.

Sublounge New Year's Eve Blowout: Open bar, bottomless glasses of champagne, sushi, great local DJs -- a perfect way to ring in 2004, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $40-$50. Sublounge, 628 20th St. (at Illinois), 552-3603.

Texture: Third annual New Year's celebration with special R&B performance by Ken Wilson, 8 p.m.-3 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $35. Glas Kat, 520 Fourth St. (at Bryant), 495-6626.

The Top Hat Waltz Ball: Featuring waltzes, music from the Brassworks Band, dance performances, and a screening of Top Hat, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $20-$25. International House Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont (at Bancroft), Berkeley, 510-642-9490.

The Velvet Lounge's New Year's Eve: Come dance and drink, with the aid of an open bar, all night at this North Beach hot spot, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $90. The Velvet Lounge, 443 Broadway (at Kearny), 788-0228.

Andrew W.K.: A rockin" New Year's Eve, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $40-$45. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell (at Polk), 885-0750.

White Noise Radio Theater & Oui Be Negroes: Chortle in the new year with stand-up comics and comedy troupe, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $25-$40. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.

Wish: An event benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with DJs Miguel Migs, Solomon, Donovan, and Mauricio Aviles, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, $90. IMG Home Gallery, 1830 Harrison (at 15th St.), 431-6666.

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