Ring in 2017 in style in Petaluma, with a bevy of local festivities planned for Dec. 31 to welcome the new year.
New Year’s Eve Gala
Sky Hill Cultural Alliance and the Petaluma Museum Association will present the eighth annual New Year’s Eve Gala from 6-8 p.m. at the museum, located at 20 Fourth St. The concert will feature music from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet performed by musicians from the San Francisco Symphony.
Tickets for downstairs seats are $50 and balcony seats are $70. Visit petalumamuseum.com for tickets or more information.
First annual Rivertown Ball
The inaugural Rivertown Ball is set for 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, at 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South. The fundraiser for the Friends of the Petaluma River will feature San Francisco’s psychedelic soul band Monophonics, Point Reyes Station’s genre-defying pop group El Radio Fantastique and Sonoma County’s own Oddjob Ensemble. Tobias the Mystic Man will also perform magic and circus acts.
Tickets are $70 at ticketfly.com/event/1319929.
New Year’s Eve in Vienna
Head to Hermann Sons Hall at 860 Western Ave. to be transported to a magical New Year’s Eve in Vienna at 8:30 p.m. A buffet-style gourmet dinner with traditional Viennese dishes and desserts will be served, and guests can listen and dance to the Strauss Waltzes with live orchestra until midnight, when there will be wines and a champagne toast to ring in 2017.
The $150 tickets benefit Sky Hill Cultural Alliance, which helps bring classical music to the community. Visit skyhill.org for tickets or more details.
New Year’s Eve toasts
Pub Republic will host a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration at 7 p.m. with complimentary champagne for adults, and sparkling cider for the little ones, as well as a balloon drop. A second champagne toast for adults will be held at 9 p.m. with a balloon drop, along with a showing of the Time’s Square Ball Drop. Pub Republic is located at 3120 Lakeville Highway. Visit pubrepublicusa.com or call 782-9090 to make a reservation for any time between 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. to participate in the 7 p.m. toast, or from 7:30-8:30 p.m. for the 9 p.m. toast.
Bowl the night away
Roll to AMF Boulevard Lanes to snag a “Ball Drop Package,” which features unlimited bowling from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., a gourmet buffet and a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. Visit https://events.bowlmoramf.com/nye or call 762-4581. The venue is located at 1100 Petaluma Blvd. South.
‘Red Hot Mama’
Catch a show at Cinnabar Theater, which will host a New Year’s Eve performance of the musical “Red Hot Mama: The Sophie Tucker Story.” The show chronicles the story of the first lady of show business, the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” whose career spanned 60 years. The performance contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway, and Las Vegas in a critically acclaimed one-woman musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Sharon McNight.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in ’20s garb for the performance, which will also feature drinks at a no-host bar, dessert and a post-show Q&A. Tickets to the 9:30 p.m. show are $70 for adults and $65 for those 18 and under. Visit cinnabartheater.org for details or to buy tickets to the show at 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North.
Big Easy bash
Sebastopol reggae act Sol Horizon will perform at The Big Easy’s New Year’s Eve bash along with Willow and Hound. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the show at 128 American Alley are $25. Visit bigeasypetaluma.com or call 776-8461 for more information.Music at Jamison’s Roaring Donkey
Petaluma’s The Grain, Saffell and Mike Salini Band will perform at Jamison’s Roaring Donkey starting at 9 p.m. The bar is located at 146 Kentucky St., see roaring-donkey.com for details.
Twin Oaks Roadhouse concert
Soul-funk outfit The Marshall House Project will take the stage at Twin Oaks Roadhouse for a 9 p.m. show. Petaluma’s own Highway Poets is also on the bill. Tickets are $25 and the bar is located at 5745 Old Redwood Highway. Visit twinoaksroadhouse.com for details.
Mystic Theatre’s New Year’s Eve Bash
Foreverland, billed as an “electrifying 14-piece tribute to Michela Jackson” will hit the Mystic Theatre for a New Year’s Eve show beginning at 9:30 p.m. Tickets to the show at 23 Petaluma Blvd. North are $50. Call 765-2121 or visit mystictheatre.com for details.
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