Cheap and Dirty New Year's Ball
With live music by Les Sans Coulottes, Batala NYC, and Morricone Youth. And your DJs Shakey, Ol' Stark, and friends. In the cabaret room: Terry Dame's Science Music Roadshow, Viva, and Mary-Go-Round. Plus G. Scopitronic's Non-Stop Film Fest, Modern Dance Awareness Society, Visionary Visuals by the Sperm Whale, Light Circus Extraordinaire by Norm Francoeur, and Midnight Champagne Bunny Toast. Dress cheap and/or dirty.
893 Bergen Street, between Franklin and Classon, Brooklyn
9p doors, 10p show; $20, $10 before 10p or way, way late
Gemini and Scorpio presents:
The Bootleggers' Ball
The contraband has been ordered, authorities paid off, and performers lined up for a New Year's Eve speakeasy ball in a 19th century church with soaring ceilings, stained glass windows, and a wraparound balcony. Expect the intimacy of a daring cabaret mixed with the intrigue of a vintage costumed ball, expansiveness of a warehouse dance party, excitement of live swing, a splash of fine cocktails, and just a dash of illicit adventure and unpredictable moments.
Dance till 1a to live big band swing by the 13-piece Hot Shim Sham Orchestra, followed by infectious electro-swing grooves by underground favorite DJ Barney Iller until late. Glamorous burlesque by Kat MonDieu and Apathy Angel, performed with the band. Daring aerial by Ivory Fox. Old-time strongman and sideshow stunts by Adam Realman. Hosted by dashing magician Nelson Lugo. Fabulous face and body painting by Painteresse Elysabeth. 2014 divinations by gifted psychics. Vintage photo booth. Absinthe and other mind-altering potions by The House of St Eve. Easy beginner swing dance class at 9:30p by Brooklyn Swings. Champagne flows free 9-10p. Dress code: depression glamour, evening ball on the Titanic, hobo formal, desperation derring-do. No casual attire.
85 South Oxford, Brooklyn
9p-5a; $40-60, $30 after midnight, $20 after 2a
21 and over
Bang On Presents New Year's Eve 2014: Time and Space
Our journey through Time and Space begins in a gargantuan 60,000 square-foot former steel factory with 45-foot high ceilings. We have a massive door and coat check team ready to expedite your entry. We recommend early arrival as there is generally a large rush from 10:30p-12:30a.
With two main stages of electronic music, custom lighting, and stage design. Featuring illuminated art installations, circus performers flying overhead, Burning Man Art Cars (including Thunder Gumbo), themed lounge areas, food trucks, funky clothing vendors, body painting by Kirxworx Dupuis and Bodyworx.me and much much more. Our midnight countdown will feature a rocket launch and aerial performance you won't want to miss.
Time stage: Pete Fraser, Rambo Springsteen, Sleepy and Boo, Damian Lazarus, Bob Moses, Behrouz, the Golden Pony, and Gino Santos. Space Stage: The Magick Report, Wildlight, Sean Glass, Deniz Koyu, Polish Ambassador, Space Jesus, and Kellam.
699 Scholes, at the corner of Onderonk, Brooklyn
Unicorn Meat NYC’s 2014 The Wander Event
A uniquely experiential event with cosmopolitan inspired art installations featuring heavyweight dubstep producer Rusko and world-class circus performance. Unicorn Meat NYC’s secret warehouse location will lend itself to a creative backdrop of aural and visual grandeur. Our clandestine venue features spacious area of music and art to explore with nine hours of nonstop music, high end sound and lighting production, and large-scale country/city-based art installations. Also supporting Rusko will be a number of West Coast style bass music producers David Starfire, KiloWatts, and Skytree.
77 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan station
New Years Eve's Masquerade Ball
Ladies and gentlemen, Midnight Disco Society cordially invites you to our New Years Eve's Masquerade Ball. Join us on the dance floor as we welcome 2014 in true Venetian fashion. Music by Midnight Disco Society. Masks and formal attire encouraged but not mandatory (we will have masks at the venue to distribute).
22 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn
9p; $10 doors
Le Chat Noir Masquerade Ball
For one night only, We'd like to invite you on a special journey. From the cobblestone streets of Montmartre at the turn of 20th century Paris through the back roads of old Europe in a little gypsy caravan, and out into the assorted corners of the world. The night will have it all - glorious vaudeville and world music DJs, a gypsy-cabaret live band and gorgeous burlesque dancers, dancing and merry times. Jubilant, whimsical and deranged, life is a cabaret, my friends -- celebrate it with us on New Year's Eve. Costumes strongly encouraged. With Amour Obscur live, DJ Spinach, DJ Earthian, and burlesque dancers.
85 Avenue A, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p show; $30-50
A LGBTQ New Year's Eve event. Let's start this year off cute: Dancing, cruising, and boozing. Your hosts: Topher Gross, Nicky Cutler, Jo Collura, and Rocco Katastrophe. Plus DJ Jo Collura, with special guest DJs J Lamar Wright and Abdullah Saeed. Photos all night by Grace Chu.
304 5th Avenue, at 2nd Street, Brooklyn
10p; $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door
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