It seems like two of the most popular New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day traditions are as follows: Going to a party and drinking champagne (and then starting the next 12 months with a bad hangover), and then making resolutions to lose weight (and then completely forgetting them by the time Sacramento Bacon Fest rolls around). In some ways it seems excessive that a party is thrown in honor of the simple turning of a page on a calendar; after all, it’s just another year. Nevertheless, Sacramento’s going all out with parties, celebrations and even yoga. Here’s a quick rundown of some New Year’s-related events happening this year:
Obviously, there’s a lot of New Year’s Eve clubbing. TBD Fest is throwing a huge, highly anticipated block party called TBDNYE (www.tbdnye.com) with performances by A-Trak, Gigamesh, Oliver, Sister Crayon and more. Venerable dance night Lipstick returns for a party at Old Ironsides featuring Sunmonks and deejays Shaun Slaughter, Roger Carpio and Adam Jay. And District 30 (www.district30sacramento.com) is hosting a party billed as “an evening of sensory fulfillment,” featuring a DJ from Reno who goes by the moniker Well Groomed.
In other annual happenings, the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau is putting on what its calling the 15th Annual New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular (http://nyesacramento.com) in the Old Sacramento area. It features kids stuff like face painting and games, live music from Superlicious and the Madison Hudson Band and fireworks shows at 9 p.m. and midnight.
Then there’s the stuff for those looking to get a jump on building a better body: New Year’s Eve yoga at Zuda Yoga (www.zudayoga.com) and Ahmbiance (www.graceyoga.com); and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day walks with the Sacramento Walking Sticks (www.SacramentoWalkingSticks.org).
There are also plenty of local cover bands playing at local hotels, so Google those if that’s your jam. And for more live music options, click here (or here).