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A Furry Family New Year's Eve (Cleveland Metroparks North Chagrin Nature Center) Park staffers will lead a one-mile hike to Buttermilk Falls followed by hot cocoa around a campfire. Free; for more information or to register, call 440-473-3370. The park is at 3037 SOM Center Rd. in Willoughby Hills.

Fantastic Hike and a Movie (Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation) Snuggle up and watch The Fantastic Mr. Fox, followed by a campfire and s'mores. The free fun begins at 6:30 p.m.; reservations required (440-247-7075). The park is at 35069 Cannon Rd. in Bentleyville.

First Night AkronNow in its fifteenth year, First Night Akron is a family-friendly celebration of the city's arts and culture, taking place at venues throughout downtown from 5 p.m. to midnight. Admission buttons cost $10 for adults, and are free for children under 10. Learn more at 330-374-7690 or firstnightakron.org.

Hike Around the Lake (Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation) Take a moderate 3.2-mile hike around Hinckley Lake with a naturalist and learn about New Year's celebrations in other cultures. The free hike begins at the boathouse, off Bellus Road, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 440-526-1012.

Noon Year's Eve (Cleveland Metroparks Zoo) Find crafts, music, dancing, snacks, and a mid-day ball drop during this family celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special activities are free with regular zoo admission: $7 for adults, $5 for children two to 11, and free for children under two. For more information, call 216-661-6500 or visit clemetzoo.com. The zoo is at 3900 Wildlife Way in Cleveland.

Three, Two, One...Happy New Year!

(Cleveland Children's Museum) It's games, cake, crafts, and a dance party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with New Year's count downs at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. Activities are included in the museum's $7 admission. For more info, call 216-791-7114 or visit clevelandchildrensmuseum.org. The museum is at 10730 Euclid Ave. in University Circle.

Funny Stuff

Aries Spears (The Cleveland Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant) A principal cast member on Fox's Mad TV, Spears excels in parody, impersonations, and edgy humor. Shows at 7:30 p.m. ($30) and 10:30 p.m. ($55); 21 and over. Dinner packages available. For info, visit clevelandimprov.com. The Improv is at 2000 Sycamore Street in Cleveland.

Greg Behrendt (Hilarities) Co- author of He's Just Not That into You, comedian Behrendt brings his routine to East Fourth Street for two shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Various dinner packages available. Tickets start at $25. For more info and tickets, call 216-241-7425 or visit pickwickandfrolic.com. Hilarities is at 2035 East Fourth St. in Cleveland.

Jeff Dunham (The CSU Wolstein Center) The comedian and ventriloquist brings his routine to town as part of his "Identity Crisis" tour. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $46.50. To order, visit wolsteincenter.com. The Wolstein Center is at 2000 Prospect Ave. in Cleveland.


Decades of Divas (Chagrin Valley Little Theatre) Enjoy a cabaret-style performance celebrating divas from Billie Holiday to Lady Gaga. The curtain opens at 8 p.m. Adult tickets are $25, and youth tix are $10. To order, visit cvlt.org or call 440-247-8955. The Little Theatre is at 40 River St. in Chagrin Falls.

New Century New Year's Eve Bash (Dobama Theatre) See the play, then enjoy hors d'oeurvres, drinks, and a drag contest. The event starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 for singles and $115 for couples with $10 off for subscribers. For info and tickets, visit dobama.org or call 216-932-3396. Dobama Theatre is at 2430 Lee Rd. in Cleveland Heights.


Bars & Clubs

Around the Corner Casino night comes with great prizes, live music from Echo Forte, a DJ dance party, and a champagne toast at midnight. No cover. The fun begins at 8 p.m. Call 216-521-4413 for details or go to atccafe.com. Around the Corner is at 18616 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood.

Bar Cento Choose a three-course dinner for $40 from 6 to 8 p.m.; or a five-course, candlelight dinner for $75 from 9 p.m. to midnight. For information and reservations, call 216-274-1010 or go to barcento.com. The restaurant is at 1948 West 25th St. in Cleveland.

Beachclub Bistro Enjoy a five-course dinner and entertainment by "Piano Man" Dan Ecker for $60 per person beginning at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 216-731-7499 or visit bcbistro.com. The Beachclub is at 21939 Lakeshore Blvd. in Euclid.

The Bier Haus Priced at $89 per couple, an all-inclusive package includes dinner, drink tickets, music, and party favors from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations are required at 440-238-2112. For more information, visit thebierhausbistro.com. The Bier Haus is at 17692 Pearl Rd. in Strongsville.

The Blonde Enjoy a buffet, three drinks, and sparkling wine for $60 per person. For reservations and info, call 216-328-8780. The Blonde is at 6901 Rockside Rd. in Independence.

Brothers Lounge Ring in the New Year with an appetizer buffet, champagne toast, and a performance by Chosen Few. Cover is $10. Call 216-226-2767 or visit brotherslounge.com to learn more. Brothers is at 11609 Detroit Ave. in Cleveland.

Chinato In addition to the regular menu, there will be a five-course option with a glass of champagne and an after-dinner drink for $70. Enjoy live music from 7 p.m. to midnight. Call 216-298-9080 for information and reservations or go to chinatocleveland.com. The restaurant is at 2079 East Fourth St. in Cleveland.

Crop Bistro & Bar Celebrate with a five-course prix fixe dinner, including a complimentary midnight champagne toast. Dinner is $85 per person; for reservations, call 216-696-2767 or visit cropbistro.com. Crop is at 1400 West Sixth St. in Cleveland.

Dragonfly Lounge Enjoy a full buffet with sushi, prime rib, and more for $40 per person or $70 per couple; party favors and a split of champagne are included. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dinner begins at 8 p.m. Make reservations at info@dragonflycleveland.com, call 216-696-7774, or visit dragonflycleveland.com. The lounge is at 1865 West 25th St. in Cleveland.

Fahrenheit Enjoy a four-course prix fixe dinner with champagne and live entertainment. First seating (before 7 p.m.) is $65 per person; after 7: 45 p.m. is $100 per person. Call 216-781-8858 or visit fahrenheittremont.com. Fahrenheit is at 2417 Professor Ave. in Cleveland.

Fat Fish Blue Mardi Gras Masquerade Party Join in a Mardi Gras celebration with a five-course dinner and live band. Seating starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $54.99 per person. To order, visit fatfishblue.com or call 216-875-6000. Fat Fish Blue is at 21 Prospect Ave. in Cleveland.

Fire Food & Drink A five-course dinner with wine and champagne is $110 per person, beginning at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 216-921-3473 or go to firefoodanddrink.com. The restaurant is at 13220 Shaker Square in Cleveland.

Fracas Order from the full menu at this newly opened gastro-pub from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more info, call 216-321-6000 or visit fracascleveland.com. Fracas is at 2781 Euclid Hts. Blvd. in Cleveland Heights.

The Garage It's an old-school dance party tonight with DJ Ursula, and a cash bar. No cover. For more info, call 216-696-7772 or visit thegaragebar.net. The Garage is at 1859 West 25th St. in Cleveland.

Glitz & Glamor's New Year's Eve Ball Enjoy a formal ball with open bar, party favors, dessert buffet, and live jazz, 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets are $75 each; call 216-645-1663 or go to glitzandglamourentertainment.com. The Mediterranean Party Center is at 25021 Rockside Rd. in Bedford Heights.

Greenhouse Tavern Prix fixe dinners are $80 for carnivores and $65 for herbivores; add a wine pairing for $50, plus tax and tip. Call 216-443-0551 or go to thegreenhousetavern.com. The restaurant is at 2038 East Fourth St. in Cleveland.

Grovewood Tavern & Wine Bar Enjoy a choice of flexible prix fixe dinners or dine off the regular menu. For more information, call 216-531-4900 or visit grovewoodtavern.com. The Grovewood is at 17105 Grovewood Ave. in Cleveland.

The Harp Beginnng at 9:30 p.m. enjoy live music from the Boys From County Hell, along with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. For more information, call 216-939-0200 or visit the-harp.com. The Harp is at 4408 Detroit Ave. in Cleveland.

Heck's Café Four-course dinner includes a split of champagne per couple, and costs $49 per person. For reservations, call 216-861-5464 or go to heckscafe.com. The restaurant is at 2927 Bridge St. in Cleveland.

Hermes Sport and Social Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner, a glass of champagne, and admission to a dance party for $45 per person. Or just come for the dancing — along with party favors, an hors d'oeuvre buffet, and champagne toast — for $20. The event will be held at the Market, 1137 Linda St. in Rocky River. For more information and tickets, visit hermescleveland.com.

Howl at the Moon Enjoy complimentary champagne, munchies, music, and party favors for a $10 cover from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free parking. The club is at 2000 Sycamore St. in the Nautica entertainment complex on the west bank of the Flats. For more info, call 216-771-4695 or visit howlatthemooncleveland.com.

Lux Nightclub Enjoy party favors, champagne, and dancing at Akron's premier club. Tix are $15 to $20. For info, call 330-253-7777 or visit luxakron.com. Lux Nightclub is at 1 West Exchange St. in Akron.

McNulty's Bier Markt Enjoy a DJ and a complimentary glass of bubbly at midnight. The party begins at 8 p.m. with no cover charge. Learn more at bier-markt.com. The Markt is at 1948 West 25th St. in Cleveland.

New Year's Eve: Paladar Style Celebrate the New Year with a Latin menu and DJ. The party goes from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. For reservations, visit paladarlatinkitchen.com or call 216-896-9020. Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is at 28601 Chagrin Blvd. in Woodmere.

Nautica Queen Dinner Cruise The onboard celebration includes a buffet dinner, champagne, entertainment, and party favors. Boarding begins at 8 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. For reservations, call 216-696-8888 or go to nauticaqueen.com. The Nautica Queen boards at 1153 Main Ave. on the west bank of the Flats.

Now That's Class Enjoy live entertainment from a lineup of local bands, along with Mexican food, and an open bar. The party starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $30. Call 216-221-8576 for more info or visit nowthatsclass.net. Now That's Class is at 11213 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood.

Powerhouse Pub Enjoy DJs, dancing, munchies, party favors, and free parking for $35 per person. Purchase advance tickets at NewYearsEveAtThePowerhousePub.com. The Powerhouse is at 2000 Sycamore St. in the Nautica entertainment complex on the west bank of the Flats.

Roseangel From 4 to 9 p.m., order from the à la carte menu with no cover; from 9 p.m. to midnight, a $20 cover gets you the full buffet, salsa dancing, and a midnight champagne toast. No reservations required; for more info, call 216-961-5800. Roseangel is at 5800 Detroit Ave. in Cleveland.

Sergio's Sarava Samba Party Enjoy a three-course, Brazilian-style dinner and dancing for $75 per person, or come after 10 p.m. for the Samba Party for $20 per person. Visit sergioscleveland.com or call 216-295-1200. Sarava is at 13225 Shaker Square in Cleveland.

Sergio's in University Circle Enjoy a three-course dinner for $55; then spent the night in next door's historic Glidden House for an additional $99. For information and reservations, call 216-231-1234 or visit sergioscleveland.com. Sergio's is at 1903 Ford Dr. in University Circle.

Snow Year's Eve at the Terrace Club at Progressive Field Chose from two all-inclusive options including a $99 per person party package that includes dinner buffet, dancing, fireworks, champagne toast, and a breakfast buffet from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Or pick the party-only package for $49 per person, with dancing, fireworks, champagne toast, and breakfast buffet from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Add ice skating for an additional $5. Visit indians.com/snowyearseve for more information.

Sushi Rock Beginning at 9 p.m., enjoy a masquerade ball hosted by a live DJ, followed by a balloon drop at midnight. Diners will receive a complimentary champagne toast, masquerade masks, party favors, and cocktail specials. Call 216-623-1212 for more information or go to sushirockohio.com. Sushi Rock is at 1276 West Sixth St. in Cleveland.

Taverne of Richfield From 8 p.m. to midnight, enjoy a prime rib buffet, dessert buffet, Las Vegas-style gaming, cash bar, champagne toast, and party favors for $95 per person. Call 330-659-0610 for reservations. Find more information at taverneofrichfield.com. The Taverne is at 3960 Broadview Rd. in Richfield.

Touch Supper Club It's five courses for $50 at 7 p.m.; add a wine pairing for an additional $20. Reservations are required at 216-631-5200 or at touchohiocity.com. Touch is at 2710 Lorain Ave. in Cleveland.

Tremont Tap House Enjoy a five-course dinner featuring Dogfish Head craft-brewed beers. To learn more, call 216-338-7906 or visit tremontaphouse.com. The Tap House is at 2572 Scranton Rd. in Cleveland.

Velvet Dog Tonight's VIP package includes an open bar, catered sushi buffet, and access to the VIP lounge and heated rooftop patio for $125 per person. General admission includes hats, party favors, DJs, and a champagne toast at midnight for $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Tickets are available online at velvetdogcleveland.com or call 216-664-1116. The Velvet Dog is at 1280 West Sixth St. in Cleveland.

Waterstreet Grill Enjoy music, an entrée of your choice, open bar, and a champagne toast at midnight for $50 per person beginning at 9:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at 216-619-1600 or visit waterstreetgrill.net. The Waterstreet Grill is at 1265 West Ninth St. in Cleveland.

Zdara Mediterranean Grille A four-course dinner includes a split of champagne per couple, and costs $49 per person. For reservations, call 216-535-0001. Zdara is at 1382 West Ninth St. in Cleveland.


Cleveland Pops New Year's Eve Concert & Dance (Severance Hall) Ring in the New Year with a concert featuring Wicked stars Erin Mackay and Stephanie J. Block, followed by dancing. The concert begins at 9 p.m. For info and tickets, call 216-231-1111 or go to clevelandpops.com. Severance Hall is at 11001 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland.

Dominick Farinacci Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci returns to his hometown with two Nighttown performances at 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $20. For reservations and information, call 216-795-0550 or visit nighttowncleveland.com. Dinner packages are available. Nighttown is at 12387 Cedar Rd. in Cleveland Heights.

Hotel Happenings

Cappelli's@Comfort Inn & Suites Dinner includes surf & turf, open bar, party favors, dancing, and a DJ for $80 per person. Or stay overnight with dinner and a continental breakfast for $230 per couple. For information and reservations, call 440-585-8815. Find them at 7701 Reynolds Rd. in Mentor.

Cleveland Pops Orchestra/InterContinental Enjoy a deluxe guest room, complimentary parking, transportation to and from Severance Hall, and breakfast for two the next day, beginning at $125 per couple. Price does not include tickets to the concert. Call 216-707-4100 for information and reservations. The InterContinental is at 9801 Carnegie Ave. in Cleveland.

Hard Rock Cafe/Renaissance Hotel Party at the Hard Rock from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., with music by The Curve, an appetizer buffet, open bar, champagne toast, and deluxe accommodations at the Renaissance Hotel. Shuttle service is provided to and from the hotel. Price is $349 per couple. The Renaissance is at 24 Public Square; call 216-696-5600 or visit marriott.com/clebr for more information.

House of Blues/Hyatt Regency Enjoy dinner, a 9 p.m. concert with Journey tribute band Frontiers, and overnight accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, beginning at $287 per couple. For information and tickets, call 216-523-2583 or visit houseofblues/cleveland.com.

Quail Hollow Resort Enjoy dinner for two in the Grand Ballroom, along with dancing, an open bar, overnight accommodations, and breakfast for two for $299 per package. For more information, call 440-497-1100 or visit quailhollowresort.com. Quail Hollow is at 11080 Concord-Hambden Rd. in Painesville.

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Dance to live music in the Lobby Lounge from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., while enjoying a menu of light fair and a vast selection of spirits. Cost is à la carte; reservations not required. The Ritz-Carlton is at 1515 East Third St. Call 216-623-1900 for details.

Sans Souci/Renaissance Hotel Your evening includes a three-course meal for two, live entertainment in the Lobby Court Lounge, deluxe accommodations at the Renaissance Hotel, in-room champagne, and a breakfast buffet for two, starting at $329 per couple. The Renaissance is at 24 Public Square; call 216-696-5600 or visit marriott.com/clebr for more information.

Windows on the River/DoubleTree Hotel Enjoy dancing, an open bar, hors d'oeuvres buffet, champagne toast, and party favors for $80 per person. Or extend the fun with an overnight stay at the downtown DoubleTree Hotel, where the package includes breakfast for two, parking, and late check out starting at $164. For more info, call 216-861-4080 or visit nauticaflats.com/nye. Windows on the River is in the Powerhouse at 2000 Sycamore St. on the west bank of the Flats.


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