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  • Where to be this New Year's Eve

  • Send 2013 out with a bang, a ball or a band. Here's a list of parties planned for Tuesday, Dec. 31, in the Rogue Valley.
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  • Send 2013 out with a bang, a ball or a band. Here's a list of parties planned for Tuesday, Dec. 31, in the Rogue Valley.
    Medford
    The Rocky-Tonk Saloon & Grill, 333 E. Main St., Medford. A shindig, complete with line dancing, live music by Flipside, spins by DJ Poppa, a balloon drop with more than $1,000 in cash and prizes and a champagne toast at midnight, begins at 8 p.m. The party will be preceded by a four-course, whiskey-and-beer pairing dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets to the dinner cost $40, which includes admission to the party. Dinner reservations are required. The cover to the party is $15. Call 541-973-2887.
    4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. A dance party with party favors galore begins at 9 p.m. with music by Three and DJ Jose. At midnight, there will be a champagne toast and a drawing for two, three-day trips to Las Vegas, a seven-day trip to Hawaii, and a 10-day trip to Mexico — each package includes companion airfare. There is no cover charge. Call 541-779-4455.
    Havana Republic, 123 W. Main St., Medford. The PDF Dancers will present an aerial silk performance, and DJ Chuck will provide his electronic beats from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Twice during the evening, balloons filled with cash prizes and gift certificates will spill from the ceiling, and at midnight there will be a complimentary champagne toast. The cover is $7. There also are VIP lounge packages starting at $100, which includes a bottle of Prosecco. Call 541-973-2218.
    Howiee's on Front, 16 N. Front St., Medford. "New Year's Eve Uncovered" will feature a multimedia music experience with DJ Gemini at 9 p.m., complimentary champagne at midnight and no cover charge. Call 541-773-5767.
    Chadwick's Pub & Sports, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford. Dance to the beats of DJ Gene Holiday and toast to the New Year. The party begins at 9 p.m. The cover is $10 and includes complimentary noisemakers and champagne at midnight. Call 541-770-1234.
    Ashland
    ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The museum will host a Noon Year's Eve celebration — to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — for kiddies who might not be awake at midnight. Kids can make their own party hats and noisemakers and participate in an egg-drop contest. A youth quartet from the Rum Tum School of Music will perform at 11 a.m., and — at the stroke of noon — there will be a sparkling cider toast and a balloon drop. Admission is $10; $30 per family. Call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
    Ashland Elks Lodge, 255 E. Main St., Ashland. A dinner of roast lamb or chicken Marsala will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. — followed by dancing to live music by The East Main Street Band. A champagne toast will be held at midnight. Tickets cost $35; $60 per couple. Tickets cost $5 after 8:30 p.m. Call 541-482-3911.
    Gios Building, corner of Fourth and C streets, Ashland. The 19th annual Global Peace Dance, an interfaith celebration featuring songs, sacred phrases and easy-to-learn dances of universal peace, will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 541-708-0681.
    The Wild Goose Cafe & Bar, 2365 Ashland St., Ashland. Guitarist Jeff Stanley, along with drummer Sandy Lowry and bassist Joey Capezza, will play original music and cover songs by Bob Marley, Robin Ford and Chuck Berry from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Party hats and complimentary champagne will be available at midnight. There is no cover charge. Call 541-488-4103.
    Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. High-energy jazz and swing, along with burlesque and aerial performances, a full casino and prizes are on the bill for the 21-and-over "Bootleggers Ball," set for 8 p.m. The Bathtub Gin Serenaders will open the show for Portland-based swing band Johnny Boyd and the Insatiable Swing Lover Band. DJ Cyril Noir and performing artists Russell Bruner, Edie En Gard, Pink Lady and Dandra Dore also will perform. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets cost $30 in advance and are available at Music Coop in Ashland and online www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets will cost $35 at the door. VIP seating is available for $60 or $350 for a table of six. Call 541-708-1113 or see www.curiousconspiracy.com.
    Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain St., Ashland. The ninth annual Multigenerational Dance Party will kick off at 8:30 p.m. and feature live music — including klezmer and '60s, '70s and contemporary dance tunes — by Jerry Attrick and the Pacemakers. The band is Dave Young, Gabe Young, Peter Spring, Dennis Freese, Jeff Addicott, Steve Sutfin and Abby Young. Refreshments will be available. Advance tickets cost $15 or $33 per family and are available at Music Coop in Ashland. Tickets will cost $17 at the door, $36 for a family. Call 541-488-7716.
    The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Flock to the pub for party favors and live music by The Southern Oregon Bagpipe Band. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there will be a champagne toast at midnight. The cover is $5. Call 541-482-6414.
    Alex's Plaza Restaurant, 35 N. Main St., Ashland. Members of Muddy Award-winning Portland blues band Suburban Slim will present its soulful originals — which range from Chicago- and Texas-style blues to rock and R&B — at 9 p.m. The cover is $10 and includes party favors. Call 541-482-8818.
    Talent
    Avalon Bar & Grill, 105 W. Valley View Road, Talent. Portland blues artist Karen Lovely will present Prohibition-era and contemporary blues, as well as gypsy jazz, funk and swing, at 9 p.m. Lovely will be accompanied by guitarist Robbie Laws, saxophonist Michael Vannice, pianist David Scoggins, drummer Kevin McKern, bassist Bruce McKern, and trombonist Gary Nelson. Guests are invited to come dressed in 1920s attire. Tickets cost $30 in advance, $40 at the door and include party favors, an amuse-bouche and a glass of champagne at midnight. Call 541-535-6677.
    Jacksonville
    Bella Union, 170 W. California St., Jacksonville. LEFT — guitarist Bret Levick, bassist Greg Frederick, slide guitarist Bob Evoniuk, keyboardist Don Harriss and drummer Matthew Kriemelman — will present originals by Levick and covers from the American rock catalog from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a short break for party favors and champagne at midnight. The show is free. Call 541-899-1770.
    Boomtown Saloon, 105 W. California St., Jacksonville. The Evening Shades will present its original material, described as "Coldplay meets The Strokes meets The Black Keys meets the Muse," at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge. Call 541-702-2252.
    Central Point
    Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Family-friendly colonial and ballroom dancing session, hosted by Liberty Tree Dancers, will be from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Colonial dance instruction will be available. Semiformal attire is encouraged. Bring a finger food to share. Admission is $5 per person or $12 per family in advance, or $8 per person or $20 per family at the door. For information on how to register early, email bythesword@embarqmail.com. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.
    See Page 9 for more live music.
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