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A complete rundown of everything there is to do in Central Oregon on New Year's Eve. Peace out, 2010!

A Guide to 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.

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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.

Rock the Ox New Year's Eve Party

On this page we've given you some options - rock shows, dance parties and more - and here's one that falls somewhere in there, too, but probably on the classier side of things. The Oxford is opening its doors for food, drinks, a champagne toast and, of course, the requisite DJ and dancing. $35/adv at bendticket.com. 21 and up. 8:30pm, The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave.

The River Pigs And The Prairie Rockets

The Silver Moon is getting rootsy this year for its NYE party by bringing in longtime Bend act The River Pigs along with the all-female old-timey bluegrass of The Prairie Rockets. $10. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.

Red Carpet Party

Did you think New Year's Eve would come and go without Boondock's throwing some sort of shindig? They're calling this throw down the "Red Carpet Party," which will feature the sounds of DJ Nature and other entertainment... including the opportunity to win some cash prizes while the club stays open super late until 3am. Featuring DJ Nature. Cash prizes. Party late until 3am. 10pm. Boondock's Bar and Grill, 70 NW Newport Ave.

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.

Sagebrush Rock

If you want to rock in the New Year like in the old days, the veteran rockers of Sagebrush Rock will be on hand at Kayo's to make that happen. 9pm-1am. Kayo's Dinner House, 415 NE 3rd Street.

New Year's Eve Dinner And Music

Not looking to rage this year, but want to celebrate? Common Table looks like they can hook you up with a special fixed-price menu for $35 that you can enjoy along with some music. 8:30pm, Common Table, 150 NW Oregon Ave.

NYE Hair-Band, Glam-Rock Party

Over at Velvet, things are not exactly that fancy, but it should be fantastic with something the popular watering hole is calling its "First Annual Butt-Rock, Hair-Band, Glam-Rock Party." DJ Byrne will be on hand to spin some tunes and if you want to rock out like it's 1989, you're free to do so while getting in on the free champagne toast. No cover. 10pm. Velvet, 805 NW Wall Street.

And plenty of other places to hit up:

Bend Airport Red Hangar New Year's Dance


Bond Street Grill Bend Jazz Trio New Year's Eve 7pm.

Brand 33 Restaurant at Aspen Lakes New Year's Eve Crab Feed 5:30pm.

Buckboard Mysteries The Mafioso Murders

New Year's Eve Bash 6:30pm

Grovers Pub & Pizza Nice Privates and Open Fate 8pm.

High Desert Community Grange The Burning Bowl Ceremony 7pm

JC's Bar and Grill DJ Lexi -New Year's Eve Party 9pm.

Juniper Elementary School The 4th Annual Bend's First 1000 Lights Community Walk 4:15-5:45pm.

M&J Tavern Blackflowers Blacksun 9pm.

Madhappy Lounge Madhappy New Year's Eve Party 10pm.

Northside Bar & Grill Hangar 52 8:30pm.

Parrilla Grill Kylan Johnson New Year's Eve Show 7pm.

Riverhouse New Year's Eve Party at Crossings 5pm-2am.

Rumors Restaurant Ruckus 8:30pm.

Seven Nightclub 007 Themed Event: Shaken not Stirred 6pm-2:30am.

Summit High School New Year's Eve, 2010-2011 for children in grade 1-5

The Owl's Nest New Year's Eve Celebration 7pm.

The Summit Saloon & Stage New Year's Eve Bash

Three Creeks Brewing Co. 104.1 The Peak Listener Appreciation Party 9pm.

Timbers East Pine Lane and DJ Ntense 9pm.

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