FIVE STAR ENTERTAINMENT’S NEW YEAR’S PARTIES-Four DJ’s, three themed parties and one all-access pass, this maybe one of the largest New Year’s Eve party Alaska’s ever seen! Thebeautiful 3rd floor of the Dena’ina Center will be transformed intothree different themed parties, the Starz Ultra Black & Whiteparty, the Diamonds and Denim Jamboree and the Studio 54 RetroExperience. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Dena’ina Center. More info andtickets through fivestaralaska.com. ROCK THE COUNTDOWN- Rock in the new year withfour bands including Vertical Horizon, Alien Ant Farm, HawthorneHeights and Static Cycle. World class rock ‘n’ roll. fire jugglers,balloon drop and so much more. All-ages event with beer garden for21+. Tickets $49. 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. start. At the Egan Center,tickets on TicketMaster. NEW YEARS EVE WITH REBEL BLUES- The party is atthe Tap Root this New Years Eve with Rebel Blues and Shy Bones! Getyour tickets in advance at the Tap Root. This event is sure to sellout, so don’t wait until the last minute! 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at theTap Root in Spenard. More info and tickets attaprootalaska.com.NEW YEAR’S EVE TORCHLIGHT PARADE & FIREWORKSDISPLAY- Skiers and snowboarders traverse the slopes ofMt. Alyeska with torches attached to bamboo poles, lighting up themountain with a red glow. One of the biggest firework displays inAlaska will be shown immediately following this spectacular parade.8 p.m. at Alyeska Resort, Girdwood. More information atalyeskaresort.com.NEW YEARS MASQUERADE- New Years Eve 2012 beginswith the party of the year! Let the Masquerade begin! Join PlatinumJaxx December 31st for what is sure to be the sexiest New Years Eveever. 9 p.m. at Platinum Jaxx (901 W. 6th Ave.)BLACK AND WHITE BALL: NEW YEARS EVE DANCE-Dance into the year 2012 at the Black and White Ball Food andfriends will be there to help you bring in the New Year. Tickets onsale now and at the door $15 Midnight Toast and party favors. 9:30p.m. at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (1300 E. 68th Ave.)NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE- The Tebughna Foundationand the Athabascan Fiddler’s Association host this holiday dance, anon-alcohol event. 7 p.m. at Al Aska Shrine Center (1930 E.Northern Lights Blvd.)NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER AT MUSE- Ring in 2012with an unforgettable dinner at Muse restaurant in the AnchorageMuseum. Savor a five course, prix fixe menu that includes a glassof champagne, crab and caviar pasta, seared lamb chops with a tawnyport demi glace and chocolate torte with berry compote. Seatingavailable from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Call 929-9210 for reservations.Anchorage Museum (625 C St.)NEW YEAR’S EVE FIRE & ICE CELEBRATION-NECA/IBEW New Year’s Eve Fire & Ice Celebration in Town Square.5 p.m. Children’s Ice Skate Party, 6-8 p.m. Fire and Ice 8 p.m.Fireworks Celebrate New Year’s in Hollywood Style. Michael JacksonTribute with MJX, live music by Pypes & the Motown Sounds,Disney themed Children’s Ice Gallery, fire performers, magic, foodand ice skating under the lights. Free event. 5 to 8:30 p.m. atTown Square Park (E St. & 5th Ave.)SUSHI & SUSHI HOLIDAY HALF OFF AFFAIR 2-Celebrate New Years Eve with friends, family and Sushi & Sushiat the Half Off Holiday Affair 2! An encore event with anoverwhelming first response, Sushi & Sushi is inviting you backto enjoy a special half price menu. Bubbly, music, fun and sushirolls, entreés, and desserts at 1/2 off. Be sure to try the Sakejello shots and the popular tempura oreos, green tea ice cream. Endthe night with an elegant champagne toast at midnight. For moreinfo go to sushiandsushialaska.com. 7 p.m. at Sushi & Sushi(3337 Fairbanks St.)NYE WITH NERVIS REX- Humpy’s NYE Extravaganzawith Nervis Rex. 8 p.m. 21 and over at Humpy’s Alehouse (6thAve.)NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: SILVER TRAIN- Welcome thenew year at Bernie’s Bungalow with the Silver Train Band, playingthe best in blues, classic rock, jazz, etc. Party favors andchampagne toast included. 9 p.m., $10 cover, 21 and up at Bernie’sBungalow Lounge (626 D St.)NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION: ALL AGES- Have a Funand safe non-alcoholic New Year’s Celebration this year at ElimCafe. Perfect for the under 21 crowd and non-drinkers. Join us fora night of live music from local band Vintage Astronauts. VintageAstronauts in an alternative rock band made of up Daniel Roberts onlead guitar, Felipe Godoy on bass guitar, Aturo Oberto on rhythmguitar, and Thomas Moore on drums and percussion. All four bandmembers sing vocals. This is a non-alcoholic, all ages event. Noalcohol will be served during the celebration. Tickets for thisevent are $10.00. Space is limited. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Elim Cafe (561W. Dimond Blvd.)FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOW- Free show New Year’sEve with Alaska Thunder Funk, Shy Bones and Nikki Fingers and theBingo Swingers. 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., 21 and up. Carousel Lounge(3301 Spenard Rd.)HOLLYWOOD VIP NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION- TopShelf Entertainment and KLEF 98.1 presents a “Hollywood” VIP StyledNew Years Eve party Saturday, December 31st at 8 p.m. in the HotelCaptain Cook Ballroom. DJ Reymi plays the hottest Top 40, R&B,Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and more. There will be hosted games andlive entertainment as well. Be ready for heavy hors’ d’oeuvres, redcarpet, paparazzi photos, party favors, and a champagne toast as wering in 2012! Don’t forget to dress to impress, Hollywood Style.Who knows, you might be the star of the night! Get your tickets atbrownpapertickets.com.CARIBBEAN DANCE PARTY- New Year’s Eve CaribbeanDance Party with a variety of Caribbean, Central and South AmericanMusic by a live band and DJ Magic. Featuring food, champagne, anddoor prizes. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Club Soraya (Corner of 11thand D St.)MORE NEW YEAR’S EVE MUSIC EVENTSAlso see music writer Jeri Kopet’s list of shows worth ringing in the new year to. © 2011 Anchorage Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.