FOR FANCY-PANTS TYPES
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is hosting EVE, a party featuring performances by Govinda, Victor and Penny, Dave Stephens Band and DJ Earworm. Tickets range from $95 to $225, depending on how much access you want. More info here.
FOR THE MASSES
The Uptown Theater is hosting its annual party, which includes a six-hour open bar spread out across five rooms, laser light shows, and five DJs. Tickets cost $60. More here.
At KC Live at the Power and Light District, there's live music from the Patrick Lentz Band, a ball drop at midnight, fireworks, some complimentary food, access to 14 participating bars, open bar for four hours, $99. More here.
Countdown at the Corner is down a venue this year due to Velvet Dog's closing a few months back, but Tower Tavern, Sol Cantina, Haus, Empire Room and the Drop are still participating, $75 including booze. More here.
Midnight Kiss, a dance party from Team Bear Club, at the Eighth Street Taproom. More here.
Approach and some burlesque dancing at Liberty Hall, $13. More here.
Assjamz at the Granada, $5. More here.
At RecordBar, Afrobeat-funk from Hearts of Darkness and garage-punk from Lazy, $20. More here.
Last Dance, a party at the Riot Room featuring DJ sets from Sheppa, Norrit, Lotions and Trance E Books, $10.
Pussy Monster at Harling's. (Full disclosure: Pussy Monster is me and possibly one other guy playing R&B songs on a computer.) No cover.
An evening of blues with the Flood Brothers, Billy Beale, Coyote Bill Boogie Band, and the Kentucky Gentleman, at Westport Saloon, $7. More here.
Other ideas? Throw 'em in the comments.