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"New Year's Eve Carnaval": w/ Fogo Na Roupa, Fito Reinoso, Eddy & Gabrial Navia, Sukay, more, 6 p.m., $99-$125. Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell (at Union), 646-0018.
500 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Region: South of Market
San Francisco, CA 94102
Region: Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin
Palace on Wheels: Electric Vardo New Year's Eve: Evening features tribal belly dance and Bollywood fusion dance by Fat Chance Belly Dance, Calamity Sam, and more; DJ Amar and DJ Lady Ra (Beats without Borders) showcase music from Bollywood to Andalucia with stops in the Balkans; Chef Ranjan Dey offers dinner featuring traditional regional Indian cuisine with additional international flavors. Fri., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $20-$80. New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis (at Cyril Magnin), 397-8470, www.newdelhirestaurant.com.
"Pura NYE 2011": w/ Oro Solido, plus DJs Frisko Eddy, Fab Fred, Bling1, Oso, J.R., Bosco, & Mas, 9 p.m., $40+ advance, www.puraclub.com. 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom (at Sixth St.), 431-1200.
"The Countdown: Reggae Gold NYE": w/ Los Rakas, Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, Coo-Yah! Ladeez, Mr. E, DJ Henroc, DJ Serg, Sake One, DJ Veyn, Daddy Rolo, DJ Leydis, 8 p.m., $10-$15 advance, clubsixnye2011.eventbrite.com. Club Six, 60 Sixth St. (at Jessie), 863-1221.
"Island Style New Year's Eve": w/ Natural Vibrations, Native Elements, DJs Arrow & Vinny Ras, 8 p.m., $25-$30 advance, islandstylenye-zvents.eventbrite.com. Rockit Room, 406 Clement (at Sixth Ave.), 387-6343.
The Slackers: w/ Boss 501, Lord Loves a Working Man, 9 p.m., $35, all ages. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell (at Polk), 885-0750.
Maxx Cabello: 9 p.m. Lou's Pier 47, 300 Jefferson (at Jones), 771-5687.
Ron Hacker: 9:30 p.m. The Saloon, 1232 Grant (at Vallejo), 989-7666.
John Lee Hooker Jr.: 8 & 11 p.m., $60. Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason (at Geary), 292-2583.
"Divas NYE 2011": w/ special midnight show & complimentary champagne toast, 9 p.m., $20. Divas, 1081 Post (at Polk), 474-3482.
"Some Thing New": w/ Juanita More, Glamamore, VivvyAnne Forevermore, Stanley Frank Sensation, Miss Rahni, Macklin, Jorge, Sweet Cheeks, DJ Down-E, 10 p.m., www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=292951964912. The Stud, 399 Ninth St. (at Harrison), 252-7883.
"Trannyshack: New Year's Eve": w/ Putanesca, Cousin Wonderlette, Fauxnique, Lil' Miss Hot Mess, Holy McGrail, Suppositori Spelling, Turleen, Fruitbomb, Gina Cide, Heklina, Ejector, DJ Omar, DJs Errol & Casey, Manicure Versace, Robert Jeffrey, Joey Jinks, more., 9 p.m., $20 advance, www.trannyshack.com. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. (at Folsom), 626-1409.
"S.F. Symphony New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball": 9 p.m., $80-$195. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness (at Grove), 864-6000.
"15th Annual Comedy Countdown New Year's Eve": With the Sklar Brothers, Charlyne Yi, Nick Thune, Laurie Kilmartin, Shane Mauss, Christina Pazsitzky, Joe Klocek, and Lee Vilensky Trio., 9:30 p.m., $46.50-$96.50. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon (at Bay), 567-6642.
"Mr. Nifty's New Year's Eve Vaudeville Extravaganza & Film Festival": With Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre, Dr. Science, Randee of the Redwoods, Two-Headed Dog, Trainwreck Riders, Mr. Nifty, comedy film clips, and more., 9 p.m., $25, www.kollegetv.com. USF Presentation Theater, 2350 Turk (at Masonic), 422-2434.
New Queers Eve: An LGBT Comedy Countdown: With David Hawkins, Morgan, Tony Koester, Ils Goldbarg, Ricky Luna, Pippi Lovestocking, and DJ Dank., 10 p.m., $7. Club 93, 93 Ninth St. (at Mission), 621-6333.
"Not Your Normal New Year's Eve": Comedy with Brent Weinbach, Moshe Kasher, Drennon Davis, Lynn Ruth Miller, and Jill Bourque., 8 p.m., $25-$59, www.nynnye.com. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness (at Grove), 392-4400.
White Cloud, Andrew Benson, LAG Ensemble: 9:30 p.m., $15, all ages. The Lab, 2948 16th St. (at Capp), 864-8855.
"Funky NYE": w/ Funk-Shun, Level Up featuring Good Reasons, DJ Bigg Catt, 8 p.m., $35-$50, https://www.snagtickets.com/product/view/53491. Anú, 43 Sixth St. (at Mission), 543-3505.
"Loose Joints NYE": w/ DJ Tom Thump, 9 p.m., $10. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St. (at Mission), 647-2888.
The Mo'fessionals, Limbomaniacs, Butterscotch, Adam Lasher Band: 9 p.m., $40-$45, all ages. Slim's, 333 11th St. (at Folsom), 255-0333.
Monophonics, DJ K-Os: 9 p.m., $50 advance. Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore (at Geary), 673-8000.
"New Year S.F. 2011": w/ The George Lacson Project, DJ Malcolm Marshall, 9 p.m., $15-$20. The Union Room, 401 Mason (at Geary) (at Biscuits & Blues), 931-6012.
Rebirth Brass Band, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars: 9 p.m., $85 (includes open bar). The Independent, 628 Divisadero (at Hayes), 771-1421.
Fred Ross Project with Kent Strand: 10 p.m., $100. Harry Denton's Starlight Room, 450 Powell (at Sutter), 395-8595.
"Black Gold NYE": w/ DJ Senator Soul, 9 p.m., free. KoKo Cocktails, 1060 Geary (at Van Ness), 885-4788.
The Rayband, 8 Legged Monster, Mike Olmos Organ Trio: 6 p.m., $25-$75. Coda, 1710 Mission (at Duboce), 551-2632.
Japanese New Year Bell Ringing Ceremony: Art activities and traditional ringing of a 2,100-pound 16th-century Japanese bronze temple bell. 9 a.m., free with museum admission. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin (at McAllister), 581-3500, www.asianart.org.
New Year's Eve at the Lab: Art and music to usher in 2011. 9:30 p.m., $15. The Lab, 2948 16th St. (at Capp), 864-8855, www.thelab.org.
Health & Fitness
Friday Night Yoga and Music Package: Yoga and music. 6 p.m., $40-$69. Urban Flow Yoga, 1543 Mission (at South Van Ness), 355-9642, www.urbanflowyoga.com.
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