Now that you’ve survived another holiday season, the official countdown to 2015 has begun! Alas I work, but fortunately for you, I found the best things going on in the bay for your New Years celebrations! From a sinful tantra party, a NYE event celebrating womanhood, a New Years day run to jumpstart your resolutions, to more traditional fanfare at your favorite nightclub, or enjoy a romantic 4 course dinner at Oakland’s best restaurant, Wear Your Voice has you covered for all your New Years eve plans. We scoured the web-below are the best 14 spots to ring in the New Year! All events are 21+ unless otherwise noted.
Happy New Year!
1. Motown on Mondays
2. New Years Day 5k
3:00pm – Registration/Sign-In
3:00pm – Vendors Open Up
3:00pm – Live Entertainment
3:00pm – Refreshment Stand Opens
4:00pm – 5K run / walk starts
4:45pm – Finishers start to come in
5:00pm – Awards for Top Overall Finishers
5:30pm – Mix & Mingle/Live Entertainment
6:00pm – Closeup
Pole dancing class Information:
7:30pm-After Party Starts
7:45pm-Pool Dancing Class Starts
8:00pm-Take A Spin On It
8:00pm-Enjoy, Music, Vendors & Refreshments
Where: Terra’s Temple, 3051 Adeline Street (@ Essex Street) Oakland/Berkeley border, 94703
4. Destino Nuevo Boat Party
Oakland, CA | 21 & Over | Limited Capacity
Price: $70 (Purchase tickets here)
SKIN World Wide & Bay Celebrations Present:
New Year’s Eve 2015
Destino: Nuevo” Boat Party
4.5 Hours of Music | Two Floors Of Music | Cruise of the Beautiful Bay Area | NYE Fireworks | Complimentary Champagne Toast + Hors D’oeuvres
Boarding Begins at 8:30pm
Boat Departs at 9:30pm | Returns at 1am
For More Information: 510.629.1855
5. Wormhole NYE at The New Parish
Where: The New Parish 579 18th St, Oakland
When: Wednesday Dec 31, 9pm-4am
Price: $27.00 Advance $35.00 Day of Show ( Purchase tickets here)
Enjoy three rooms of music, live performances (circus, dance and live magic, anyone?) Be mesmerized by the psychedelic projection visuals as bass emits from multiple speakers. Be surrounded in bubbles as the clock strikes 12!
6. POP NYE
Where: Oracle Arena 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland
When: Wednesday Dec 31, 6pm – 2am (gates will open at 3pm)
Price: $75-176.00 (Purchase tickets here)
7. The Da’athique Masquerade Ball
Where: Oakland Metro Opera House 630 3rd Street, Oakland
When: Wednesday, December 31, 8:00 PM- 3 AM
Price: $50-60.00 ( Purchase tickets here)
The Da’athique Masquerade Ball is a ritualistic celebration with performances by Jill Tracy , a throat singing ritual performance by S O R I A H musical performance by Paul Mercer, tarot readings by Sean Anomie and many more. If you want to enter the New Year aligning your chakras, this is definitely the spot for you!
8. Club Museum of Exotica’s NYE Bash
Where: Club Exotica (secret location, Oakland (location given only to those who are accepted to event; click here to RSVP your invitation)
For the more sex positive individuals, head to Club exotica to enjoy musicians, exotic performers, magical troubadours, and more. Dance on beautiful hardwood floors, take a journey up twisted stairways, leading you to hidden coves and rooms, equipped with Balinese beds, soft pillows and blankets and ring in the New Year exploring tantra with your special date. Attendees are screened, so you don’t have to worry about being surrounded by creepers.
9-11. Bar hop at Ozumu, Lungomare and Parliament* (OAK NYE15)
*Oakland party promoters came together to provide you with a unique experience at three different venues ( OAK NYE ’15) to ring in the New Year. Head here to purchase a $50.oo ticket which allows you the freedom of experiencing each NYE venue.
Where: OZUMO 2251 Broadway Oakland
When: Wednesday, Dec 31, 9:00 PM
Price: $20.oo single tickets, $3o for parties of two (purchase tickets here)
Enjoy music by DJs Hey Love and SAKE One in multiple rooms and enjoy a four course dinner.
first course *pick one / fuyu salad – watercress, persimmon, chicory, tamari roasted pumpkin seed, red onion, honey yuzu su // kabocha soup – Japanese pumpkin, roasted pumpkin seed, coconut cream, togarashi oil
second course *pick one / mixed tempura – seasonal vegetables and a large prawn with housemade tentsusyu sauce // sashimi omakase – 4 pc chef selection // ozumo roll – 4 pc roll with unagi, cucumber, topped with snow crab, tuna, avocado, and sweet soy
third course *pick one / mapo tofu – kinoko, chili paste, negi confit, roasted garlic oil // gyu kakuni – braised short rib, shimeiji, daikon, baby carrot, savory aka miso sauce // grilled miso marinated walu – potato horseradish hash, spinach, and wild mushrooms
fourth course / xnew year’s tea cake – matcha cake, kuromitsu and orange mousse, macadamia nut brittle, satsuma sherbert
Where: Lungomare 1 Broadway, Oakland
When: Dec 31, 7:30 PM
Price: $40-86.00 (purchase tickets here)
Sushi not your thing? That’s aight, Lungomare’s got you covered, have your pick from smoked salmon tartar, eggplant caponata, lemon bars and more! Music provided by DJ Hector, Kola of Trends Manny Black of freshloveINK, Nina Sol of Elements and Oakland Faders’ own DJ Platurn!
passedhors d’ oeuvres / dungeness crab cakes / smoked salmon tartar, fennel cracker / blini, crème fraiche, osetra caviar / basil psto arancini / pork sliders / tempura sweet potatoes / salt cod potato cakes / bacon brittle, burrata / lamb meatballs, romesco / flat iron skewers / eggplant caponata / fried chicken & proscuitto ravioli / seared pepper crusted tuna
stations / artisanal cheese display / charcuterie & proscuitto, jardinière, olives / fregula sarda, octopus, radish, tessa oven dried tomoato vinaigrette / oysters, mignonette sauce / poached shrimp, cocktail sauce / wild mushroom risotto, truffle oil / chicories, persimmons, almonds, feta cheese / smoked ham,white beans & rapini / lentils & cotechino sausage
dessert / chocolate brownies / cannoli, hazelnut, chocolate, orabge, ricotta / lemon bars / tiramisu
When: Wednesday Dec 31, 8 PM
Price: $20-400.00 (purchase tickets here)
12. ‘Family Affair’
When: Dec 31, 9 PM
Price: $10.oo at the door
13. Official KMEL New Year’s Eve Bash
Where: New Karibbean City, 1408 Webster St, Oakland
When: Dec 31, 9 PM
Price: $30-850.00 ( purchase tickets here)
This is the official KMEL party, so if you’re a huge KMEL fan, this is your joint. The infamous Sauna G will be spinning the best in Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, Soca & Top 40.
14. New Year’s Eve Gala at USS Hornet
Where: USS Hornet Museum 707 W. Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda
When: Wed, December 31, 7:30pm – 1:00am (Doors open at 7:15)
Price: $35-85.00 (proceeds go to USS Hornet Museum; purchase tickets here)
Party on board the USS Hornet in Alamdea! While the ship won’t be going anywhere (it will be permanently tied to the pier,) going here is still worthwhile since you’ll be invited to learn to free dance lessons on three separate dance floors, a dance performance by dance troupe The Tartlettes and a silent auction. Eat beforehand, this is not a dinner affair. Food will be on deck, but cash only. This event is welcome to those 12 years +.