If you haven't seen it already, we included pretty much everything going on in town on our Picks page this week.
But here are a few of my picks for tonight's festivities in no particular order:
New Year's Eve at Old St. Francis School
We’ve said it several times, but McMenamins has long been the go-to spot for most celebratory holidays, including New Year’s Eve. You can go big and purchase a lodging package, which will get you in to see Moon Mountain Ramblers, but everyone can join in on Jukebot’s rock and roll dance party in the Father Luke’s room for free. 9pm. 21 and over. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.
Larry And His Flask New Year’s Eve Bash
It’s Larry and His Flask – again! But this time the much loved self-described “hillbilly jamboree” is providing a rare intimate show for its loyal local fans at the newly named Old Mill Music Lounge above Level 2. Opening the show is Nashville’s Barefoot Surrender, as well as Portland’s Ether Circus and McDougall. 21 and up. $7/door and bendticket.com. 8pm. Old Mill Music Lounge, 360 SW Powerhouse Dr.
Messages Through Music: Slipmat Science NYE Party
When we say this is probably the biggest NYE party in Central Oregon, we mean it. This eclectic gathering of musicians allows revelers into three different venues in the Midtown complex for hip-hop, electronica, dub, drum and bass – in addition to a room with four live bands. The list of DJs and other musicians appearing at this party includes Top Shelf, Mindscape, Eternal (with DJ Harlo), Brad Jones, Defect, Rada, and plenty of other artists. Midtown, Domino Room, Annex, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $10/before 10pm, $15/after 10pm.