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New Year's Eve Events Guide


Geva Comedy Improv's New Year's Eve Comedy Spectacular! Live music, actors, comedy, champagne toast at midnight, and dance party after the 10:30 p.m. performance. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Shows at 7:30 & 10:30 p.m. $25. 232-4382.

Guy Torry. The Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd. Shows at 7:30 & 10 p.m. $15-$20. Late show includes champagne toast at midnight. 671-9080.

The Capitol Steps present "Politics Takes a Holiday." Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. Shows at 6:30 & 10 p.m. $60-$75. 389-2170.

Village Idiots Comedy Improv New Year's Eve Explosion. Village Idiots Pillar Theater, 274 N. Goodman St. Ring in the new year by exploding Diet Cooke bottles with Mentos candy at midnight. Shows at 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m., & 10:30 p.m. $10. 797-9086.


Village Squares' Ruby Anniversary and New Year's Eve Square Dance with the Hip Boot Boyz. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave. 8 p.m. $12.50-$15. 381-5049.

Essence of Rhythm Latin Dance Co. presents New Year's Eve Bash. DJ Bobby Base, DJ Sal Sero and champagne toast at midnight. Boulder Coffee Co., 960 Genesee St. 11 p.m. - 2 a.m. $5-$10. 697-0236.


New Year's Eve at Dryden Theatre. Featuring "Strictly Ballroom." Dinner and screening. 900 East Ave. Shows begin at 7 p.m. $25. 271-3361.


Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad with The Cabin Killers, Axis Armada, Extended Family, and more. Live dancers, beer tastings, no closing time. German House, 315 Gregory St. 8 p.m. $20-$30. 563-6241.

Stardust and Butterflies, Linda Foster and Friends in Concert. 1200 Edgewood Ave. $20-$29 7 p.m. 461-2000,

Joe Beard with Steve Grills & The Roadmasters on New Year's Eve at Dinosaur BBQ. Mississippi blues at 10 p.m., then stay for free champagne and red beans and rice at midnight. 99 Court St. 325-9127.

Live Jazz on New Year's Eve at Bistro 135. Alphonso Williams and the Mighty High & Dry ft. Madeline Cain. Champagne toast at midnight. Debut A la carta menu. 135 W. Commercial St. 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 662-5555.

Special Events

New Year's Cocktails & hors d'Oeuvres. Start a new tradition preparing a New Year's Eve feast with chef instructors, family and friends. 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua. 10 p.m. $55. 394-7070.

Winter Wonderland New Year's Eve Party. Local DJs playing EDM, Electronic, Bass and more, champagne toast at midnight. VIP packages available. $20-$25. 9 p.m.- 4 a.m. 45 Euclid St.

Belgian New Year Celebration at Victoire. Set menu with beer pairing specials. Celebration starts at 5 p.m. 120 East Ave. Call 325-3663 for menu and price details.

Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack's New Year's Eve Celebration. Hot seats 11 a.m.-11 p.m., fireworks at midnight, and more. State Route 96, Farmington. 924-3232.

Golden Ponds' New Year's Eve Buffet. Music by DJ Jimmy C, dinner buffet, five hours of premium open bar, party favors, hors d'oeuvres at 10 p.m., champagne toast at midnight, and continental breakfast. 500 Long Pond Road. 6 p.m. $59.95. Reservations required. 723-1344.

Lux Lounge's New Year's Eve Party. Tell 2014 to "Beat it!" with fancy hats and noisy things at Lux Lounge, 666 South Ave. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. 232-9030.

New Year's Celebration at One Nightclub and Ultra Lounge. Watch the Times Square ball drop live from the 40-foot screen. 1 Ryan Alley. $20 cover. Alcohol will be served until 2 a.m. VIP reservations available. 546-1010.

New Year's Eve 2014 at The Diplomat Banquet Center featuring Josie Waverly. Hors d'oeuvres, deluxe buffet, beverages, hats and noisemakers, champagne toast at midnight, and continental breakfast. 1 Diplomat Way. 8 p.m. $54.85 plus tax. 647-1566.

New Year's Eve at Blu. Ring in the New Year with party hats, champagne toast at midnight, complimentary appetizers, live music from DJ Oltra, starting at 10 p.m. 250 Pixley Road. 247-0079,

New Year's Eve at the Rabbit Room. Bring in the New Year with dinner and live music. 5:30-9 p.m. Make reservations by calling 582-1830.

New Year's Eve at The Revelry. A la carte dinner specials served 5 p.m. until 12 p.m. Celebratory toast at midnight. 1290 University Ave. 340-6454.

New Year's Eve Party with 98PXY. Drag performances: DeeDee Dubois, Samantha Vega, and Miss Deelicious, music by DJ Mighty Mic. Champagne toast at midnight, Confetti cannons will launch $1000 in cash and prizes. Party favors for first 200 guests. 10 p.m.- 4 a.m. $10-$20.

New Year's Eve Bash at the Lovin' Cup featuring Upward Groove. 300 Park Point Drive. Pint of beer with admission, three-course dinner specials and champagne toast at midnight. Doors at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m., party until 4 a.m. $10. 292-9940.

New Year's Eve Celebration at the Old Toad. Three-course beer and food pairing. Dinner 6-9 p.m. Reservations required. Champagne toast at 7 p.m. for the British New Year, and at midnight for the American New Year. 277 Alexander St. 6:30 p.m. $50-$60. 232-2626.

New Year's Eve Celebration at the Pultneyville Grill. Special menu; live music from The Symphonic Blues Review. Champagne toast at midnight and complimentary hor d'oeuvres at 12:30 p.m. Specials for designated drivers. 4135 Mill St., Pultneyville. 315-589-4512.

New Year's Eve Downtown Celebration. Free family open skate at Manhattan Square Park Ice Rink 6-8 p.m.; free adult open skate 9-11 p.m. At 7 p.m. free DJ dance party with Jimmy C's Music Machine, giant bounce houses, obstacle course, airbrush tattoos, photo booths, magician, clowns at Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St. 10 p.m. fireworks finale. Free parking at South Avenue, Court Street, Sister Cities, and Washington Square garages. 428-5990.

New Year's Eve Overnight at YMCA-Bay View. Overnight event with swimming, late-night movie, snacks, and breakfast. YMCA-Bay View, 1209 Bay Road. 6 p.m.-9 a.m. $25-$45, $18-$33 for half night (6 p.m.-12:30 a.m.). 671-8414.

New Year's Eve Party 2014 at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside. Live performance from Cherry Bomb and DJs spinning all night. Hors d'oeuvres start at 8 p.m. followed by dinner buffet and desserts. Five-hour open bar, party hats, and noisemakers, and midnight champagne toast. 120 E. Main St. Party-only packages $105-$205, overnight packages $165-$275. 546-6400.

New Year's MMXV at Vinyl Nightclub. All-inclusive VIP package includes five-hour open bar, champagne toast, and full hors d'oeuvres. 291 Alexander St. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $50. 310-2214.

New Year's Party at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes. Five two-hour bowling sessions available at 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Pizza, pop, prizes, and surprises. 1560 Jefferson Road. $9-$32. Reservations/deposits required.

New Year's Party at Skylark Lounge. DJ Ian the Wolf throughout the night; free champagne toast at midnight. 40 S. Union St. DJs start at 9 p.m. 270-8106.

New Year's Party. $5 cocktail menu, complimentary appetizers, champagne toast at midnight. The Daily Refresher, 293 Alexander St., The Ox and Stone, 282 Alexander St., Dorado, 690 Park Ave., and Café CiBon, 688 Park Ave. $25. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 360-4627.

Noon Year's Eve Party with Amazing Magic Joe at Central Library. Magic Joe will amaze you with his magical trickeries. After the show we will count down as our glimmering ball descends on the stage. Free for all ages. Kate Gleason Auditorium. 11 a.m. 115 South Avenue, 428-8150.

New Year's Eve at Amore. Four-course meal with wine pairings available. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., call for reservations. $49. 1750 East Ave. 452-8780.

Rocking New Year's Eve Beer Social and Countdown Bash with Fox Sisters. Beer social begins at 9 p.m., free music at 10:30 p.m. Tap & Mallet, 381 Gregory St. $14 for beer social. 473-0503.

Tandoor of India's Special New Year's Eve Buffet. Belly dancing 6-9 p.m. 376 Jefferson Road. $27.79/person, children 10 and under half price. 427-7080.

Tapas 177 New Year's Eve Party. Four-course menu with seating times 5:30-7:30 p.m. or 9-9:30 p.m. $70 per person plus tax and tip (excludes drinks). DJ dance party until 4 a.m. with DJ Flex. Reservations required. 177 St. Paul St. 262-2090.

Woodcliff Hotel and Spa's New Year's Eve. Champagne toast, live music from Gap Mangione & the New Blues Band and The Swooner, dinner in Horizons Restaurant, and more. 199 Woodcliff Drive. Varying couples packages ranging from $299- $479. 381-4000.


Hockey: Rochester Americans vs. Syracuse Crunch. Blue Cross Arena, 1 Memorial Square. 3:05 p.m. $19-$31.


"Big Wigs" Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune. A Las Vegas-style show complete with impressions of Cher, Tina Turner, Joan Rivers, and more. Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 9 p.m. $20-$29. 461-2000.

New Year's Eve at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre "Baby Boom Baby." An innovative rock comedy concert at 7:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. at the Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Later shows include desserts, prize drawings, toasts, etc. 325-4370.

New Year's Eve "Mistakes Were Made" by Craig Wright. A hilarious character study of a man seeking redemption, but inescapably creating chaos and destruction. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Later performance includes music and champagne. $8-$14.

"Holiday In Vegas." Well known vocal impersonator Frank Torchio stars in this new comedic musical with Frank's Rat Pack featuring Ol' Blue Eyes, Durante, Dino, Satchmo and other surprises. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St. 8 p.m. $33.50-$36.50. 454-1260.