NYE Roundup: From babes to twerkin’ to rock ’n’ roll, we’ve got you covered

By Abernathy Miller
From the December 26, 2013 edition

Now that the in-laws are gone and Santa is no longer watching you like the NSA, it’s time to get weird and welcome in the New Year. Whether you want to spend the night dancing in a heap of sequin-clad party-goers or rock out to some next-level local music we’ve got all your NYE party problems solved.

DANCE OR DIE

(Welcome 2014 with a twerk session)

Newport Music Hall — Featuring The Werks, RoeVy, ATTAK/CARMA. You know this is where I’m spending the remainder of 2013. RoeVy always makes for an insane party. Why not celebrate the future with Jawas?!

1722 N. High St., Campus

8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Cost: $25

promowestlive.com

Skully’s Music-Diner — Featuring DJs, ’80s and ’90s music. I imagine this is going to be like Ladies 80s on steroids … which has “epic” written all over it.

1151 N. High St., Short North

8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Cost: $8

skullys.org

Circus — My Best Friend’s party and also, the official after-party for The Werks. Features Heady Ruxpin, Thunder St. Clair, Network EDM, Ohio All Stars Late Night Super Jam (featuring members of the Werks), Sassafraz, Broccoli Samurai, Puzzled Pieces, Manitoa and Monty Carlos. In addition to that insane amount of music, Circus promises to unveil a new art installation within the venue.

1227 N. High St., Short North

8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Cost: $10

facebook.com/circuscolumbus

FABULOUS FETES

(Because standard-issue NYE parties can be a drag )

Union Café — Dine while you check out the Vegas Style Diva show featuring celebrity impersonations by RuPaul's Drag Race's Delta Work, Nina West, Virginia West, Coti Collins and Cool Ethan. Seating is at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Dinner purchase required with each reservation. $10 added seat fee. In all likelihood, whatever you wear to this, no matter how over the top, you won’t be out of place. Added bonus: With your reservation you get free entry to Axis.

782 N. High St., Short North

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

unioncafe.com

Axis Night Club After you nosh at Union, head over to Axis to dance until 4 a.m. with DJ Rob Engel. Nina West and Virginia West host an all-star lineup featuring the Pistol Pete Underwear fashion show and a male revue. I bet nowhere else in the city is having an underwear fashion show.

775 N. High St., Short North

9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 day of.

axisonhigh.com

Wall St. Nightclub — Party with Nikki Stone of The Glamazons and members of The Royal Renegades drag king troupe while DJ Michele Cheney plays the best of 2013. Times Square will be projected live, and a complimentary champagne toast will be offered.

144 N. Wall St., Downtown

9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Cost: $10

wallstreetnightclub.com

BANDS AND BABES

(Live music and hot ladies. It sells itself.)

Bossy Grrls Pin Up Joint — Burlesque, Devil Doves and Soundtrack ’96. You had me at burlesque … but you really had me at $2 whiskey shots at midnight and no cover.

2598 N. High St., Campus

9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Cost: Free

bossygrrlspinupjoint.com

Kobo — The early, all-ages show features Real Friends, Light Years, Knuckle Puck, Meet Me At Oakland. The late show is with Cadaver Dogs, Vis-à-vis and Matter of Planets. Since the 6 p.m. show is all ages, you can take your little brother! Then pawn him off on your parents and rage out with Cadaver Dogs and Vis-à-Vis!

2590 N. High St., Campus

6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Cost: $10 advanced, $12 day of.

kobolive.com

Park St. Patio — Featuring The Floorwalkers, Forest & Evergreens and DJ Corrupt. If you are brave enough to hit up the Arena District, The Floorwalkers are definitely worth the headache.

533 Park St., Arena District

8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Cost: $20, $100 VIP packages

patio.thecgsgroup.com