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New Year's Eve 2017 Guide



New Year's Eve Spectacular

Featuring live music, live actors, a champagne toast at Midnight, followed by after-show dance party. 7:30 & 10 p.m. $25-$30. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 232-4382;

New Year's Eve with Tony Baker

7:30 & 10 p.m. $20-$25. Comedy @ the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd. 426-6339;

The Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps return to the Arts Center for Rochester's favorite New Year's Eve tradition of politically based satire ripped from current headlines. 2 p.n. & 6:30 p.m. Live jazz prior to both performances and during intermission. $60-$75. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. 389-2170;

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It Happened One Night

7:30 p.m. $8. The New Year's Eve dinner is sold out, however, tickets are still available for the film screening. 900 East Ave. 327-4800;



NYE with Mikaela Davis & Friends

An evening of music and some surprises. Other performances include Pleistocene and Anamon. 7 p.m. $13. Radio Social, 20 Carlson Rd. 244-1484;

Sexy Teenagers present New Year's Bash

Live music from Sexy Teenagers, Wyatt Coin, Quickside, and more. Free champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. $5. Firehouse Saloon, 814 S Clinton Ave. 319-3832;

Floated Magazine Presents: NYE at Bug Jar

Featuring The Weight We Carry, REPS, KODIVK, and BONE MASK. 8 p.m. 21 and over. $7. Bug Jar, 219, Monroe Ave. 454-2966;

British Invasion Bash

A "British Invasion" themed New Year's Bash featuring live music from Wild Horses, champagne toast at midnight, and more. 6 p.m. $10. 292-9940;

Dirty Blanket and Root & Shock

8 p.m. $10-$15. Funk 'n Waffles, 204 N Water St. 448-0354;

Joe Beard, Steve Grills & The Roadmasters

10 p.m. Free. Dinosaur BBQ, 99 Court St. 386-0127;

Rusted Root

8 p.m. $10. ROC Dome Arena, 2695 East Henrietta Rd. 334-4000;



New Year's Phantom Ball

Jaunty music, fun food, live performances, tarot readings, and creepy good times. Free. 8 p.m. The Spirit Room, 139 State St. 397-7595;

New Year's Eve Dance Party

Kick 2017 in the ass. Classic dance jams, free noisy things, drink specials, and more. Free. 4 p.m. 232-9030;

Every Adventure Requires a First Step

Alice in Wonderland-themed party. No costumes required, but are welcomed. There'll be snacks, and a champagne toast. Free. 8 p.m. Nox: Craft Cocktails & Comfort Food, 302 N. Goodman St. E101. 471-8803;

New Year's Eve Dance Party

Music, dancing, exclusive donuts, donut wall, food & cocktail specials, and more. Free. 8 p.m. Boxcar, 127 Railroad St. 270-5942;


Family NYE's Party

DJ dance party with Tones Entertainment, bounce houses, obstacle course, photo booths, magicians, and more. Free. 7-10 p.m. Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St. 232-7200;

Rags to Riches New Year's Eve Bash

A two-part party you can choose-your-own-adventure: Luxuriate upstairs clinking glasses of gin and champagne, or take a trip downstairs to a hardy tavern flowing with whiskey and beer. 7 p.m. $50. The Daily Refresher, 293 Alexander St. 360-4627;

Wall Street Bar & Grill Celebration

Six hours of open bar, champagne toast at midnight, full hors d'oeuvres, and special guest DJ. $75. 8 p.m. Wall Street Bar & Grill, 330 East Ave. 319-5696;

Mullers Cider House Celebration

Admission includes a bottle of champagne style corked cider to open at midnight. Unlimited hors d'oeuvres, music by DJ Greg Best, cash bar & more. 8 p.m. $50-$75. Mullers Cider House, 1344 University Ave. 287-5875;

NYE at Vinyl

Five hours of premium open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and special DJ to be announced. 9 p.m. $65. Vinyl, 291 Alexander St. 325-7998;


Kiss Off 2017 NYE Party

8 p.m. $50. Bar Louie, 935 Jefferson Rd. 417-3610;

First Night Rochester

Featuring ice rinks, party zone, bounce houses, games, and more. 6-10 p.m. $4-$185. Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex, 2700 Brighton Henrietta, Town Line Road.

New Year's Eve Dinner at the Old Toad

A Monte Carlo themed event. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. till 9 p.m. Includes complimentary glass of champagne 7 p.m. to in the New Year in England. $55-$65. 232-2626;

Rockin 'n the Garden 2018

Five hours of open bar, champagne toast, elegant dinner buffet, live entertainment, photo booth, and more. 8 p.m. $119. Hilton Garden Inn, 155 E. Main St. 232-5000;

NYE Baller Brunch

Special menu with an additional list of Baller specials, as well as champagne. 11 a.m. ORBS Restaurant and Bar, 758 South Ave. 471-8569;

New Year's Eve at Branca Midtown

Limited á la carte menu, fancy holiday specials, and complimentary champagne. 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m. By reservation. Branca Midtown, 280 E Broad St, Suite 100. 434-5243;


Skyball NYE 2018

Premium open bar for three hours, passed appetizers, pizza, dessert, and a champagne toast. Live entertainment by DJ Adriana. Party swag included. 9 p.m. $99. City Grill, 384 East Ave. 222-2489;

Party Like Gatsby

Six course tasting dinner, champagne at midnight, live Gatsby era music, dancing, photo booth, party favors, and more. 9 p.m. $89. The Cub Room, 739 S. Clinton Ave. 363-5694;

Big Wigs

A Las Vegas-style show complete with impressions of Cher, Tina Turner, Joan Rivers, and more. 9 p.m. $27-$29. Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 461-2000;

The Jersey Tenors

A Opera/Rock Mash-up of some of the most iconic Opera classic alongside Rock N' Roll hits by Queen, Journey, Elton John, and more. New Year's Eve tickets include prize drawings. 8 p.m. $35. The Downstairs Cabaret, 3450 Winton Place. 325-4370;

Marc Salem's Mind Over Rochester

A comedic display of mind reading and more. New Year's Eve tickets include prize drawings. 9 p.m. $30. The Downstairs Cabaret, 20 Windsor St. 325-4370;