New Year's Eve is a wonderful night to reflect on the last 365 days and to gear up for the 365 days ahead. It's also a great night to wear something sparkly, swill Champagne and dance the night away with loved ones. Luckily, the metro is offering plenty of opportunities to do both. Get your reservations in now!
BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar
(4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601-982-8111).
BRAVO! offers its annual New Year's Eve party featuring gypsy jazz and a six-course meal. The early seating is at 6 p.m., and tickets are $70 per person. The late seating—which includes Champagne, indoor fireworks and party favors at midnight—is at 9 p.m. and is $90 per person. Optional wine flights are available at an extra cost. Swing de Paris performs all night. Call 601-982-8111 for tickets.
(119 S. President St., 601-352-2322).
Jarekus Singleton will play at Underground 119 on New Year's Eve from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A limited number of tables are available for the evening. It is $100 per couple. For food, Underground 119's New Year's Eve meals include one appetizer, two small salads, a choice of two entrees of the regular menu, dessert and a bottle of Champagne.
Martin's Bar and Restaurant
(214 S. State St., 601-354-9712)
Parallax & The Tombigbee will play at Martin's Restaurant and Bar New Year's Eve at 9 p.m. Guests will be able to do a champagne toast at midnight.
(815 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601-956-8362)
McB's will have karaoke on New Year's Eve with no cover charge. Enjoy party favors, a Champagne toast and shuttle service. McB's is also open New Year's Day.
The Penguin Restaurant and Bar
(1100 John R. Lynch St.).
The Penguin's New Year's Eve Celebration features Terrell "TC" Moses. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All table guests must RSVP with a confirmation. Tickets are also available in groups of two, four, five, six and 10 with Champagne on eventbrite.com. Call 305-710-6478 for details.
(5050 Interstate 55 N., 601-899-8845)
Capitol Grill has Doug Franks and the Trio from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with no cover. Chef Lance has a special New Year's Eve menu, and reserved tables are available.
Ardenland will host its Blastin' the Blues New Years Eve party Dec. 31 at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave., 601-259-0971). Grady Champion, Southern Komfort Brass Band and Eddie Cotton will play. Advance tickets include food from Rooster's and a Champagne toast at midnight.
(One University Place, 1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 4, 601-960-9250)
Gallery1 is partnering with Women for Progress to host the Kwanzaa Celebration of Kuumba (Creativity) Dec. 31 from noon to 4 p.m. The third annual event includes hands-on activities, music and African food. Admission is free. Call 601-960-9250 for more information.
Kismet's Restaurant and Catering
(315 Crossgates Blvd., Brandon)
Kismet's will host an installment of The Detectives original dinner theater titled "Santa Clause Is Watching You" Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. The Detectives presents the four-act interactive "whodunnit" comedy about a wedding reception for Santa's new and much younger gold-digging wife. Seating for the event will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $39. Call 601-937-1752 or visit thedetectives.biz to reserve your spot.
Shucker's Oyster Bar
(116 Conestoga Road, Ridgeland, 601-853-0105).
Doors open on New Year's Eve at 6 p.m. Jenny Jenny performs on the mains stage from 8-10 p.m, and Doubleshotz is on the deck from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets are $15. Shucker's offers party favors, a Champagne toast at midnight and shuttle service to take partygoers home.
(Regency Hotel, 400 Greymont Ave.).
The Big Bang New Year's Eve Mega Event is at 7 p.m and the party includes music from Nostalgia, DJ Rozz, Malignate, Fl3x, Insomniac, Orin, Jo3l, DJ Dubz, Samalama and many more. The event will have a balloon drop at midnight. Guests must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink. Tickets are $18 ages 18 and up, which includes a CD and $150 for VIP tickets, which includes four tickets and booth seating, but you must be 21. Visit flavorus.com to purchase tickets and find Enough Said Events Mississippi on Facebook.
King Edward Hotel
(235 W. Capitol St.).
The New Year's Eve Gala is Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m and includes food, a Champagne toast and music from Tiger Rogers, Akami Graham, Pam Confer, Keeshea Pratt, Dexter Allen and many more. Proceeds go toward educational scholarship efforts of 100 Black Men and the Hinds County Sheriff's Office Reserve Unit. Admission is $50 and $85 couples. Call 601-940-3361 for
Lady Luck Casino
(1380 Warrenton Road, Vicksburg)
Lady Luck hosts the Fire & Ice New Year's Eve Celebration Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Lone Wolf. The event includes cash prize drawings, party favors and a live countdown at midnight. The VIP package for a table of nine includes food and drink specials, and music from Dr. Zarr. Admission is $10 for standing room only and $150 VIP. Call 800-503-3777 or visit ladyluckvicksburg.com for more information.
(120 N. Congress St., 601-345-8735).
La Finestra is accepting normal-hour reservations for its five-course NYE dinner. Call 601-345-8735.
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