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AllNight: New Year's Eve Edition

A quick guide to what's happening around town on New Year's Eve.

In a humpty-slump, chump?

So you got dumped. So what? As they say, the only thing you'll get from sitting on the pitty-pot is a ring around your ass. New Year's Eve is your chance to get in some humpty-humpin,' then, when '80s hip-hoppers Digital Underground invade the swanky Georgian Terrace hotel. Or you could stay home and watch Best of the Best again. Whatever. The Georgian Terrace, 659 Peachtree St., 404-897-1991. www.thegeorgianterrace.com.

Top off my mead-cup, Grendel, the ladies await ...

If you understood that loose Beowulf reference, perhaps some of these new year's festivities are a little socially advanced for you. That's why Match.com is teaming up with The Mark for a night where cyber-geeks can leave their mini-fridges and ergonomic chairs behind and get intimate with somebody of the same, umm, persuasion. And just in case you get the sweats, there'll be plenty of social lubrication in the form of games, prizes and champagne. The Mark, 79 Poplar St., 678-904-0050. www.themarkatlanta.com.

So there is Room For Squares after all!

If you've got fancy plans and the pants to match, you may want to check out the Square Hat Supper and Social Club's New Year's throw-down at the Biltmore. There will be an open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a DJ and a band called Complete Desire. And remember: It's a formal event, so don't be showin' up in those Payless pumps and glitter pants. The Biltmore Hotel, 817 W. Peachtree St., 404-815-1234.

Don't Get Bounced

Apparently, back in the '70s there was this ultra-happening, ultra-exclusive club called Studio 54 in New York City. They only let the rich, famous and beautiful in. Shoot, I'm too ugly to get in a strip club, and you don't see me sweatin' it, do ya? Cause this year is our chance to experience the seemingly unattainable, when Club Vision recreates the joint for their "Studio 54 New Year's Ball." Champagne and freakiness will abound. Vision, 1068 Peachtree St., 404-874-4460. www.visionatlanta.com.

This is more like a carnival than the movie Carnival!

The folks at Eleven50 have outdone themselves again. In fact, with acrobats, drag queens, DJs (including Kevin O and Michael Scott), and cheerleaders, their new year's party promises to be so over-the-top, it'll be like scenes from Prospero's Books combined with a typical day at Neverland Ranch. Except at Eleven50, presumably no one will pee in a fountain for 10 straight minutes, and hopefully no minors will allege molestation — you gotta be 21 to get in. Ain't nothin' statutory 'bout that. Eleven50, 1150b Peachtree St., 404-874-0428. www.eleven50.com.

The Masque and the rave's death

At last, a party where dancing is the focus: The Tabernacle will play host to a New Year's Eve masquerade ball, with famous Miami-based DJ George Acosta on the decks, and lots of laser-lights and glo-sticks. Wait a sec, this sounds suspiciously like a rave! Shenanigans! I thought raves had been relegated to spaces formerly occupied by backroom casinos and speakeasies. Damn, a rave masquerading as a masquerade party — that's crafty. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., 404-659-9022. www.atlantaconcerts.com/tabernacle.asp.