Looking for a great way to bid adieu to 2011, and make way for 2012? We’ve got you covered. Here are five great events to consider for New Year’s Eve, whether you’re a night owl or not.
A Night of Food, Drink and Music
Time: Saturday, 10 p.m. to Sunday, 1 a.m.
Location: The Gingerman (64 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich; 203-861-6400)
Details: This homey gastropub promises a night of food, drink, and music “sans pretense” for a low $6 cover charge. Guests will enjoy rockin’ tunes from local rock-and-blues band Mars Project. Festivities kick off at 10 p.m.: Special New Year’s Eve menu items include grilled Malpeque oysters, lobster risotto and pan-seared red snapper.
Time: Saturday, 9 p.m. to Sunday, 3 a.m.
Location: Episode Ultralounge (112 Washington St., Norwalk; 203-939-1800)
Details: Head to this New Year’s Eve dance party for two floors of deejays, aerialist performers, go-go dancers and body paint artists for just $40. Upgrade to the VIP package for three hours of open-bar service, hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight and complimentary party favors.
Time: Saturday, 10 p.m. to Sunday, 1 p.m.
Location: (220 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich; 203-637-0367)
Details: Shell out just $50 for three hours of open-bar service – plus free food for the first hour and a half – from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Time: Saturday, 9 p.m. to Sunday, 2 a.m.
Location: Stage One: Fairfield Theatre Company at StageOne (70 Sanford St., Fairfield; 203-259-1036)
Details: Get your funk on with this rockin’ jam band hailing from the heart of Fairfield County. For $75, you get three hours of groovy music, plus champagne and a complimentary first drink.
Time: Monday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: (378 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich; 203-325-1924)
Details: Looking for a cool daytime activity for the end of 2011? The photographic exhibit “Lego Wars” showcases the iconic plastic toys in a new way.