Other than comparing faux hairstyles, we'll also be providing other entertainment in the form of music by El Dante, Mosley Wotta and Empty Space Orchestra. Not to toot our own horn (OK, maybe just a little tootage is permissible) in terms of party bands, this triple threat lineup is pretty much the cat's pajamas. You'll get all funked up on El Dante (who may or may not issue their cover of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough"), raise your beers and your IQs to the cerebral hip-hop of Mosley Wotta, and then groove 2008 right out of your system with the much buzzed about Empty Space Orchestra.
There's beer from Ten Barrel Brewing Co. (formerly Wildfire Brewing) and all sorts of other concoctions from the party purveyors from the Grove. Seriously, you don't want to miss this.
8pm doors, music starts at 9pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave. $25/advance.
New Year's Eve at the Moon
8pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
McMenamins New Year's Eve Celebration
The main draw of this party is a free performance by Bend favorites Moon Mountain Ramblers, who are likely to give a sample of their soon-to-be-released album Let it All Be Good. MMR is playing their high-energy take on bluegrass in the somewhat snug Father Luke Room (we predict it'll get pretty crowded in there), but if you want to throw down some cash, you can see a set by Sonny Hess & The Power Band in the movie theater...that is if you buy a dinner or overnight package. Space is limited, but check out mcmenamins.com or call 382-5174 for details.
9pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.
New Year's Eve Bash: Three Creeks Brewing Co.
Sisters' newest watering hole, and only brewery, is bringing some excitement on New Year's to the cowboy town with this all-out bash. Providing the tunes is the new local reggae and funk outfit Second Hand Soldiers. This band might look familiar, considering some of the members were previously in the now-defunct local act Rhyme and Reason.
Buck 'N' Ball
6pm doors. Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond.
There's still more going on for New Year's Eve. For a complete schedule, flip to the Clubs and Live Music calendar.