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Party like it's 2008

Music and nightlife New Year's Eve events

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ATLANTA CIVIC CENTER Maze, Frankie Beverly, Chaka Khan and Bruce Bruce. $81-$101. 9 p.m. 395 Piedmont Ave. 404-523-6275. www.atlantaciviccenter.com.

ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL ASO New Year's Eve. A tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with a champagne toast. $30-$65. 8 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org.

BLIND WILLIE'S Francine Reed, Houserocker Johnson and the Shadows. $50. 8 p.m. 828 N. Highland Ave. 404-873-2583. www.blindwilliesblues.com.

COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE New Year's Eve Celebration With Dave Koz. Special guests Nick Colionne, Paul Taylor and Joey Sommerville. $85-$107.50. 8:30 p.m. John A. Williams Theatre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. 770-916-2800. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

THE DRUNKEN UNICORN The Black Lips. If you don't know them by now... . Price and time TBA. 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. www.drunkenunicorn.net.

EDDIE'S ATTIC Michelle Malone, Andrew Hyra and Ashley Wilson. 551-B N. McDonough St. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com.

FOX THEATRE Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival. Husband-and-wife team ring in the new year with a blues/rock mix. $35-$45. 9 p.m. 660 Peachtree St. 404-817-8700. www.foxtheatre.org.

PHILIPS ARENA Widespread Panic. Legendary jam-banders continue their NYE performance tradition. $49.50. 9 p.m. 1 Philips Drive. 404-878-3000. www.philipsarena.com.

ROXY THEATRE Drivin N Cryin and Hollyfaith. Local Southern-rock all-stars. $25. 9:30 p.m. 3110 Roswell Road. 404-233-7699. www.ticketmaster.com.

SMITH'S OLDE BAR Modern Skirts. A local-music night, including Warm in the Wake and Rantings of Eva. Packaway Handle Band plays in the Atlanta Room. Bring two canned goods for discounted admission. $10-$15. 8 p.m. 1578 Piedmont Ave. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com.

TABERNACLE Sound Tribe Sector 9. Tonight's show concludes the band's four-night stint. $65. 9 p.m. 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022. www.livenation.com.

WILD BILL'S New Year's Eve Bash with Eric Church. Also includes a free champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. $35-$100. 7 p.m. 2075 Market St., Duluth. 678-473-1000. www.wildbillsatlanta.com.

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THE DOWNTOWN COUNTDOWN Legendary hip-hoppers the Sugarhill Gang headline the party, which includes DJs, stand-up comedy and more bands. $75-$225. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. 800-422-7295. www.downtowncountdown.net.

FESTE 2008 A Brazilian dance party, midnight champagne toast, Latin DJ and a performance from the house band Rua 6. Free-$30. 9 p.m. Loca Luna, 114 Sixth St. 404-875-4494. www.loca-luna.com.

GROWN FOLKS NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY KISS 104.1 (WALR-FM)'s Youngblood and Mix Master Mitch host the event with featured guest Mel Waiters. $50-$100. 8 p.m. Georgia Freight Depot, 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. 678-318-1449. kiss1041fm.com/ads/grownfolks_nye2007.html.

INTERNATIONAL JETSETTERS BALL A Polynesian celebration with Tongo Hiti, the Dames Aflame dancers, DJ Swivel and mai tais. $20-$25. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Trader Vic's, 255 Courtland St. 404-221-6339. www.tradervicsatlanta.com.

JEZOLUTION Boasts 40 bars, two live bands, two DJs, full dinner and breakfast buffets and other surprises. Sponsored by Jezebel magazine. $149-$199. 8 p.m. Grand Hyatt Atlanta, 3300 Peachtree Road. 404-237-1234. www.jezebelmagazine.com.

LIQUIFIED: COUNTDOWN TO 2K8 DJs Christian Michael, Rick Sierra and Roland Darragh spin old-school sets from the last two decades. $20-$25. 8 p.m. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St. 404-885-1365. www.vinylatlanta.com.

MJQ .007 NEW YEAR'S James Bond-themed dance party. Price and time TBA. MJQ Concourse, 736 Ponce de Leon Place. 404-870-0575. www.myspace.com/mjqconcourse.

NAKED NEW YEAR'S! No worries about dressing to impress, the Art Mondays year-end finale features live models, DJs and a performance from SKY HY. $10. 7 p.m.-12:50 a.m. Apache Cafe, 64 Third St. 404-876-5436. www.apachecafe.info.

NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION — INTERNATIONAL STYLE DJ Francisco D and DJ Eddie M cover two floors with Latin/house beats and '70s, '80s and '90s hits. $40. 8 p.m. Sweet Lowdown, 942 Peachtree St. 404-207-1324. www.exclusivenye.com.

NEW YEAR'S COSMOLAVA STYLE A ball drop, multiple DJs, champagne fountains and ice sculptures. Cover includes entry to both the Cosmopolitan and Lava lounges. $35-$45. 8:30 p.m. Cosmolava, 45 13th St. 404-873-6189. www.cosmolava.com.

NEW YEAR'S EVE 2008 A champagne toast, chocolate bar and DJ Mike Zaren. $20-$25. 9 p.m. Halo Lounge, 817 W. Peachtree St., Suite E-100. 404-962-7333. www.halolounge.com.

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY The Breakfast Club performs upstairs while DJ Danny M spins in the courtyard. $99-$125. East Andrew's Café and Bar, 56 E. Andrews Drive, Suite 13. 404-467-1600. www.andrewsupstairs.com.

NYE IN THE ATL Toast the New Year with multiple DJs, party rooms and an open bar. "Supa-fly" dress code. $50-$185. 6 p.m.-3 a.m. Sheraton Buckhead, 3405 Lenox Road. 404-775-4118. www.nye2008.eventbrite.com.

PEACH DROP 2008 Draws upward of 200,000 revelers to watch the descent of a giant peach. This year's event features a concert from country sensation Miranda Lambert. Free. Noon-4 a.m. Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St. 404-523-2311. www.peachdrop.com.

PEACHTREE SOCIAL CLUB NEW YEAR'S EVE 2008 Eighties cover band the ADD All-Stars, DJ Jeremiah, an open bar, and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. $115-$165. 9 p.m. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. 404-249-0001. www.peachtreesocialclub.com/rsvp/2007/nye/.

SPIRAL ENTERTAINMENT'S NEW YEAR'S 2008 DJs, a live performance from the Zac Brown Band, multiple open bars, and a buffet. $120. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Biltmore Ballrooms, 817 W. Peachtree St. 404-962-8700. spiralentertainment.com.

URBAN SOUL UPSCALE NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY Old-school rap, reggae, neo-soul music and more, along with three martini bars, a live band and two dance floors. Covered parking included, but no jeans, athletic gear or Timberland boots. $30. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Crowne Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road. 770-395-7700. www.urban-soul.com.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DRINKING CLUB NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL The seventh year for Atlanta's largest cocktail-enthusiast club's NYE party. With '80s tunes from Girlz, Girlz, Girlz. $125-$175. 9 p.m. InterContinental Hotel Buckhead, 3315 Peachtree Road. 404-946-9100. www.wednesdaynightdrinkingclub.com.



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