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352. – 362. New Years Eve; Part Two

December 29, 2011

So many choices for things to do on New Years Eve it may be hard to choose what to do. Been getting so many request and suggestions for other NYE ideas I decide to a Part 2 of ideas.

352. Kalamazoo’s New Year’s Fest:

New Year’s Fest is an all ages showcase of performing arts that takes place New Year’s Eve in downtown Kalamazoo. There are a variety of activities that take place including music, magic, comedy, exhibitions, fireworks, and great food! New Year’s Fest’s vision is to be a premier event that introduces the greater Kalamazoo community to the performing arts by providing an array of quality, unique artists and activities. You do need to purchase a Button (ticket) for this event and are sold many locations.

For all the details visit:

353. Hearthstone Bistro:

Looking for a place for a NYE dinner with no dancing, no bands, no ballon drops, and just great food for you and close friends? Hearthstone is the place for you.

For more information visit:

354. Bull’s Head Tavern

Normal seating times will be 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; after 8:30, ticketed seating only. Tickets are $25-$30 and include a live DJ, wristband and cover charge. Cover charge is normally $10-$20

For more information visit:

355. Chicago Drive Pub & Grill

Call ahead and reserve a table for the New Year’s Eve party with drink specials, live DJ, dancing, party favors and no cover charge.

Chicago Drive Pub & Grill, 4050 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, MI 49418

356. CityFlats Hotel:

Ring in the new year with CityFlatsHotel Grand Rapids. Start the evening with Happy Hour at CitySen Lounge from 4pm to 7pm. Stay all night at CitySen Lounge and enjoy drink specials, live jazz, and a champagne toast at midnight. No cover charge. Make a night of it and stay at CityFlats Hotel. Guestrooms are available for a rate of $239 plus tax.

Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, CitySen Lounge offers inventive cocktails, a diverse selection of local brews and an extensive wine list. Indulge in our unique selection of small plates and appetizers before launching those well-intended resolutions.

Happy Hour Menu available from 4pm to 7pm

For more information visit:

357.  Derby Station:

Enjoy an English pub atmosphere in the heart of East Grand Rapids’ Gaslight Village, complete with dark wood paneling and daily drink specials written on the chalkboard wall behind the bar. The menu offers a mix of English and American favorites influenced by Michigan ingredients along with a hint of Indian flavor. Choose from the buttermilk and smoked bacon potato pancakes topped with salmon, the curry braised pork, the traditional fish-n-chips or the seasonal risotto with English cucumbers and Michigan heirloom tomatoes. Dozens of beers on draught are available and guests can find a new favorite brew by ordering one of the eight sampler selections.

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358. The Dirty Hippie:

Celebrate the New Year by going wild with all your friends here at The Dirty Hippie!!! They have summoned 12 of the regions most influential Dubstep, Electronica and House artists for a full night of dripping wet madness!

DRILL TEAM PRO, LADY REIGN & ANTONIO BLISS (Innovators/legends in the Detroit/Michigan electronic scene), UNCLE JESSE (Throbbing Dubstep native to Grand Rapids), CODY LEE (High Intensity Dubstep from Caldonia), SAEWERD (Abstract Beats and Hard Hitting Dance from California), D-MAJOR (Hiphop/Dubstep with live rapping), GYPSY MAGIC (Down Tempo Hypnotic TranceDub), MIKE TREVINO, DAMIAN HANSEN, MOSAIC , JIGGY JOSH, TYLER WEAVER

DOORS OPEN at 7:00

Tickets are available in advance at The Dirty Hippie or from any of the Dj’s for $10. Tickets will also be available on the day of the show for $15.

Ages 16+
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359. The Establishement:

The End Of The World Party: Tickets are going fast!! Just $25 each, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight! TWO DJs will be in the house supplying the entertainment; DJ Steve Swift and DJ Sonnrize. Doors open at 8pm and we will be rocking in the new year until 4am!!

For more information visit:

360. Gardella’s
Live DJ upstairs from 10 p.m. until close; $10 cover.

11 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

For more information visit:

361. Grand Rapids Art Museum:

Glitter at GRAM NYE Celebration; GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM HOSTS NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION: “GLITTER AT GRAM” Celebration features music from DJ Todd Ernst, games, galleries open late, featuring games, galleries open late, music by special guest DJ Todd Ernst, a cash bar, and more.

“This is a great opportunity to count down to 2012 in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids,” said Randy Van Antwerp, GRAM’s Deputy Director for Administration and CFO. “We’re looking forward to hosting another fun New Year’s Eve celebration!”

GRAM will reopen at 6:30 p.m. on December 31 for New Year’s Eve, and will remain open until 12:30 a.m. During Glitter at GRAM, admission is only $5 for non-members and FREE for GRAM Members. Guests will receive a wristband at the door for re-entry into the Art Museum during the New Year’s Eve celebration.

Cash bar available. Pre-packaged snacks and party favors will be available for sale in the lobby. Limited to first 1,000 guests.

Hours of Admission on Saturday, December 31:
-10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
-6:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
-Closed from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to prepare for festivities. Museum Store open until 12

Admission Price:
-$5 for non-members, free for Museum Members.

-Music by DJ Todd Ernst (8-12:30 a.m.) Todd is best known for his signature sound of lo-fi and luxury house music, where he fuses classics like a jazz-inspired version of “Tainted Love” with various styles of electronic music, creating a wide variety of music all ages will enjoy.
-Games (Jenga, checkers, chess, Twister, and more) in the auditorium
-Family gallery guides available at the Guest Services Desk
-Cash bar

For more information visit:

362. Tavern on the Square:

The Ionia Ave bar & restaurant is selling $15 tickets that include a late night buffet, live entertainment and more. Reservations recommended.

100 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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