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Out with a Bang!

Your guide to North Bay end-of-year festivities



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HELL YEAH Dany Click plays the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley.
  • HELL YEAH Dany Click plays the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley.

Dance and laugh into the new year with Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs and Jude Johnstone at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley at ($40–$70). Keep the fun going on New Year's Day with some of the funniest comedians around: Will Durst, Johnny Steele, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, Mari Magloni and Arthur Gaus at 8pm. $21–$25. 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

The New Year's Eve extravaganza at 19 Broadway in Fairfax is the ultimate funky dance party in Marin ($35–$40) with versatile band Vinyl, and featuring local soul diva Cathleen "Sweetie Pie" Ridley, starting at 9pm. 19 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax. 415.459.0293.

Laughs abound at the Fifth Annual New Year's Eve StandUp Comedy Celebration at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael. This year the event boasts five comedians in one night, including headliner Don Gavin. The night kicks off at 7:30pm with a no-host cocktail party and continues on to a NYE Champagne toast at midnight with the comedians. The event doubles as a canned food and coat drive for SF-Marin Food Bank and One Warm Coat, so bring along nonperishable foods and warm lightly used or new coats. $33–$37. 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

There are even more opportunities to laugh at the annual Best of the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition at the Marin Center in San Rafael. Featuring a variety of performances by the comedy competition alumni, the show starts at 9pm. $35. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.473.6400.

Brooklyn-based band Pimps of Joytime play at Sweetwater Music Hall in Corte Madera at the annual NYE celebration. Their sound is completely their own unique blend of including Afrobeat, rock, hip-hop and electronica. Tickets include a Champagne toast at midnight, and VIP tickets include a dinner of locally sourced, seasonally driven and organic foods sure to delight the palate with worldly flavors. $47–$102. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Get ready to rock with the Unauthorized Rolling Stones at George's Nightclub in San Rafael. This New Year's Eve bash not only has good tunes but a Champagne toast at midnight and a guaranteed good time with the club's two-drink minimum. (Does the Champagne count?) $35. Check out the reserved seating option. 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.226.0262.


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