Ringing and bringing in 2016

The year 2015 is almost in the rear-view mirror but we all have a week or less to wring those last few drops of fun out of this year. Yes, for some of us, the idea of getting dressed up and succumbing to the pressure (and the expense) to have a blast for New Year’s Eve is daunting. But sitting home watching the ball drop on television is no storm of confetti and fireworks either.

 

Trust us, you want to put some effort into New Year’s Eve. It’s worth it. If you already have plans set up, mazel tov! We’ll see you staggering to brunch for some hair of the dog Jan. 1. If you haven’t made plans yet, here’s a list of events and happenings that are tempting us to leave the house for the last moments of 2015.

 

Music

Dr. K’s Motown Revue gets the retro-soul vibe happening for New Year’s 7 and 10:30 p.m. at Sellersville Theatre, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville. For more information or tickets, call 215-257-5808.

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs a New Year’s Eve concert 7:30 p.m. at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

If you want to welcome 2016 in psychedelic style, catch Dark Star Orchestra when the Grateful Dead tribute band performs 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. For more information or tickets, call 800-745-3000.

Start Making Sense, the Talking Heads tribute band, takes over both floors of World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., at 9 p.m. For more information or tickets, call 215-222-1400.

The Pointer Sisters get so excited in Atlantic City 9:30 p.m. at the Tropicana Casino & Resort, 2831 Boardwalk. For more information, call 800-843-8767.

Alt-rock band Third Eye Blind performs in King of Prussia 10 p.m. at Valley Forge Casino Resort Event Center, 1160 First Ave. For more information or tickets, call 610-354-8118.

Philly R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan rings in the New Year on her home turf 9 p.m. at TLA, 334 South St. For more information or tickets, call 215-922-1011.

 

Food

Marigold Kitchen is offering an 18-course menu with its own take on traditional New Year’s Eve favorites like oysters, lobster, caviar, filet and truffles for $110 person, 5-9 p.m., 501 S. 45th St. For more information, call 215-222-3699.

Bourbon house juke joint The Twisted Tail, 509 S. Second St., throws a Roaring Twenties theme party with throwback cocktails from that era, jazz-age music and special price fixe menus. For reservations, call 215-558-2471 or visit www.thetwistedtail.com.

If you’re out in the ’burbs, Azie on Main (789 E. Lancaster Ave.; 610-527-5700) and Azie in Media (217 W. State St.; 610-566-4750) are serving up holiday-inspired menus and cocktail specials to usher in the New Year. For more information, visit www.azieonmain.com or www.azie-restaurant.com.

 

Parties

Liberty City Kings Drag and Burlesque turn up for the Third Annual NYE Glitter Gayla 7 p.m.-2 a.m. at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St. For more information, call 215-964-9675.

Another burlesque New Year’s blowout is Josh Schonewolf Presents 2016: New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, starring Victoria Page, Chali, Shannon Turner, La Dolce Spina, Aurora Whorealis, Jay CoXXX, Isa Ardiente, Cheshire Kitty, The Pistachio Girl and Abowla Dix, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Victoria Freehouse, 10 S. Front St. For more information, call 215-543-6089.

ICandy, 254 S. 12th St., throws a Masquerade Ball at 9 p.m. hosted by Brooklyn Ford. For more information, call 267-324-3500.