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New Year's Eve parties galore

Disco Eve with Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge and Maxine Nightingale: Ring in the new year with Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive), Sister Sledge (We Are Family) and Maxine Nightingale (Right Back Where We Started From). 7 p.m. $75-$150. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5798. mahaffey

Dance into 2012: Dancing to live music by Caliente, snacks, party favors, dance lessons, cash bar and a champagne toast. 7:30 p.m. $22. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. (727) 893-1070.

Party with the Isley Brothers: The Isley Brothers and Stormbringer will rock the pool pavilion at the Club at Treasure Island. The pool will be covered with a custom-built, see-through dance floor, allowing partygoers to literally dance on the water by Boca Ciega Bay. There will also be ice sculptures, a temporary tattoo parlor, free-flowing champagne and multicolored light shows. Part of the proceeds benefit All Children's Hospital. 8 p.m. $150. The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. Toll-free 1-888-695-0888.

New Year's Eve German style: Enjoy dancing to live German music, party favors, snacks and a full bar. The kitchen is closed, so outside snacks are welcome. 8 p.m. $28. German American Society of Pinellas County, 8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 548-5234.

Fun at Ferg's: From classical pieces by Bach to rock 'n' roll of Zappa, Bogus Pomp and the Hubbtones, the party includes a buffet dinner and party favors. 8 p.m. $10 general, $25 VIP with food. Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-4562.

New Year's Eve at Postcard Inn: Either causal or formal attire, you choose. It's a relaxed night to party with music by Anchor Atlantic, a champagne toast, dessert bar, dancing and drink specials. 8 p.m. No cover, cash bar. Postcard Inn, 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 367-2711.

Swingin' the New Year: Dress to impress for this all-ages dance with music, a countdown to midnight and balloon drop, party favors, noisemakers, chocolates and prizes. There's also a vintage fashion photo shoot and contest. New year's or vintage attire encouraged. 9 p.m. $18.99 advance, $23 day of (reserved); $18 advance, $22 day of (general). Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 669-7830.

The Venue's Masquerade Ball: Wear your own mask or grab one at the door for this masquerade ball with dancing to music by the Entourage and DJ Gemini and party favors. Formal masquerade ball attire suggested but not required. 9 p.m. $35 advance, $40 at the door; $75 per person dinner and bottle of champagne. The Venue, 2675 Ulmerton Road, St. Petersburg. (727) 571-2222.

Get shaken, stirred at Daiquiri Deck: This party includes music by Big Brother, drink specials, party favors, door prizes, champagne toast and a balloon drop for prizes. 9 p.m. till 3 a.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door general; $40, $70 per couple for all-you-can-drink VIP. Daiquiri Deck & Oceanside Grll, 14995 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. (727) 393-2706.

Chortle into a new year: Show features comedians Danny Bevins, Darryl Lenox, Mike Rivera, Chris Matson and Kevin Knows. All tickets include the show, party favors and champagne toast. 9:30 p.m. $35 show only, $70 show and food buffet, $90 show and sit-down dinner. Coconuts Comedy Club Tradewinds Sandpiper Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

Party at Push Ultra Lounge: View the fireworks from the roof deck and dance 2011 away to music by DJs Rev Kev, Coz, Kristijan and Lyndon. Hot 101.5 will hold a live remote broadcast. 10 p.m. $20, $25 day of. Push Ultra Lounge, 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-7874.

Pat Travers Band rocks it: Ring in the new year with the classic rock guitarist and special guest the Jimmy Griswold Band. Hailing from Canada, Travers gained popularity in the '70s and '80s as an innovator in rock and blues. 8 p.m. $35 advance, $40 day of. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6793.

Cheap Trick at Jannus: The new wave/punk rock group that formed in the '70s will host a New Year's Eve performance of the album Dream Police. They're joined by the Rhythmic Noise Philharmonic Orchestra & Mind Choir in 4D, featuring an 18-piece orchestra. Courtyard tickets include admission to the event, and early bird tickets include all-you-can-drink access inside the courtyard. 8 p.m. $100-$150. Concert-only ticket $65. Jannus Live!, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0551.

First Night St. Petersburg: American Idol's Michael Lynche, country cutie Suite Caroline and the St. Petersburg Opera Company will be among the entertainment options as St. Petersburg rings in the new year with this annual alcohol-free event. There will be music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, a bonfire and much more. It's free to wander around, but you need a button to play in the bounce houses or see the concerts at various venues. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. and midnight. 5 p.m. $12, $6 children. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-8906.

Rockin' in the Midnight Hour: The TradeWinds Island Grand invites revelers to don their best duds for an evening of food and fun on the dance floor with the Greg Billings Band. An open bar, champagne and noisemakers will celebrate the balloon drop at midnight. An extensive gourmet hors d'oeuvres buffet is the centerpiece. Price: $99 for New Year's Eve package guests, $125 for nonguests at the TradeWinds, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-2258

New Year's Eve parties galore 12/27/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 3:29pm]
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