New Year’s Eve…..hang with friends or pull out all the stops….if you want to spend some cash!!!

Wokcano Santa Monica invites you to ring in the New Year with their 2nd Annual Black and White Masquerade Ball. The evening’s festivities will feature music by DJ Frankie (Top 40, Hip-Hop, House), complimentary hors d’oeuvres 9:00 pm -10:30 pm, champagne toast and live countdown at midnight. Masks and cocktail attire are required.  Admission includes party favors, hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast. Parade this multi-level outdoor patio “nightclub” in a classy disguise this New Years Eve!  
WoWolkanokcano will offer tray passed delights including Spicy Crabmeat Tempura Roll, Fresh Tuna with Truffle Oil on Flatbread, Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice, Glazed Walnut Shrimp, Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings and Yakitori Chicken Meatballs.
TICKETS: General admission tickets are $40.00 in advance and $50.00 day of. VIP tickets are $50.00 in advance and $60 day of  and include front of line entry and access to the 3rd level VIP Lounge. Tickets are available now, click here

SNYEvesSantinosSMantino’s Santa Monica will host a small soiree in their tiny but adorable restaurant for New Years. Make sure to call for reservations. (310) 452-7898.

Dinner price is $69.00, but includes a 4 course dinner and champagne toast…plus DJ. Dinner available from 6:00 pm till 2:00 am.

Santino’s Santa Monica is located at 3021 Lincoln Blvd., in Santa Monica, 90405.

Back byPinkMartini popular demand! Pink Martini returns with their unforgettable fusion of Brazilian samba, ’30s Cuban dance and Parisian café to ring in the New Year. Special guest Ari Shapiro.

This band is AMAZING….Should be a fun New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini. You’ve got a choice of two shows.. one at 7:00 pm & the 2nd at 10:30 pm at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., LA 90012.

Go to the first one with plenty of time to get to another hoppin’ party before the ball drops. Or celebrate the new year with Pink Martini.

Be sure to check the website. Presented by LA Phil. Ticket prices run from $69.00 to $180. 00. However the later show (for New Year’s eve) is $78.00 up to $200.00. For information and tickets, call 323.850.2000 or visit


ToGroundFloornight at the Ground Floor Gallery, Bunker Hill Magazine presents 1920’s Glitz and Glamour NYE 2012 Party! 21 and over.


Gotta pay early on this one, to get a big discount. Ladies $25.00 and Men $50.00.  For tix, Click here.  Admission at door (the night of) jumps to $50.00 for women and $75.00 for men.

The Ground Floor Gallery is located at 433 S Spring St. Downtown LA. Street Parking and valet also available.


AnoNYEvesSantinosSMther fun club to stop off in downtown LA is the Crocker Club. Very  cool club, used to be a bank. It features a bar in a bank vault. 

They are also doing a New Year’s event for $50.00 per person. Be sure to check their website for more details.

The Crocker Club is located at 453. S. Spring St., in Downtown LA.

JanisMannAlso in Los Feliz, Vocalist, Janis Mann performs with the Mark Z. Stevens Trio from 9:00 pm until 1:00 am at the Desert Rose.

Ticket price is $75.00 which comes with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Dinner is available at an additional charge, before 9:00 pm.

Janis Mann is an exceptional performer and this will be a wonderful show. Desert Rose is located at 1700 N Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles (Los Feliz), CA 90027;  (323) 666-1166;


Or hBigBangead to Hollywood for the Big Bang New Year’s Eve Event which takes place at the Hollywood & Highlands Center.

Hosted by the very sexy Mario Lopez (yum), the show will feature performances by COBRA STARSHIP and LUPE FIASCO.

Hollywood & Highlands Center is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd 90028. Tickets start at $75.00. For all event and ticket information call 323.461.9800. or visit

Or stay in Venice and pop into the Talking Stick. Venice Mozaic hosts their own community based New Year’s Eve bash. Local talent set to perform. Nickie Black will host.

The Talking Stick is located at 1411 Lincoln Blvd., off of California, in Venice CA

Also in Venice, for a romantic New Year’s, Hal’s Bar and Grill on Abbot Kinney always does it up wonderfully. I have fond memories of New Year’s eve’s past.  A brilliant restaurant and charming ambiance to welcome the new year.

 Hal’s is located at 1349 Abbot Kinney.