Bevy of New Year’s Eve options available
Looking for a party on New Year’s Eve? Here are a few shows and places that are sending 2012 out in good fashion:
Special Agent Galactica returns with her show at the Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave., NW) to ring in the New Year Monday night at 10. Galactica’s show is very appropriate for the holiday since the performer’s birth on New Year’s Eve 2003. She will be performing with her live jazz band with special guests Barbara Papendorp, DonMike Mondoza, Regie Cabico and Russwin Francisco. Party favors and a countdown are included with the show. There is no cover for this event. For more information, visit blackfoxlounge.com.
Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) hosts its New Year’s Eve party Monday night at 9 p.m. with DJ Madscience and recording artist Debby Holiday. There is a $15 cover or $75 all-inclusive with open bar and pre-sale tickets. For more information, visit cobaltdc.com.
The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) has its New Years Eve Ball with Peaches O’Dell and her orchestra Monday night at 8 p.m. Peaches offers a blend of swing dance music, romantic fare from the 1930s and 1940s, Latin style music including rumbas and tangos and Hollywood’s greatest hits. DJs will also be throwing down on their backstage. Cover is $25.
Jackson rings in new year at Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center (2700 F St., NW) spends New Year’s Eve night in style with Cheyenne Jackson and Music of the Mad Men Era tonight at 8:30 pm.
Jackson, a Broadway, film and television star, is joined by vocalist Nina Arianda and members of the National Symphony Orchestra as they perform sounds of the 1950s and 1960s.
After the show patrons are welcome to celebrate the New Year with dancing and music by D.C. jazz band Chaise Lounge in the Grand Foyer.
Tickets are $50 to $150. For more information, visit kennedy-center.org.
Jewish Film Festival features gay content
The Washington Jewish Film Festival kicks off Jan. 3 and features a gay-themed romantic comedy set in France called “Let My People Go!” that will be screened on Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at La Maison Francaise at the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road, NW) and Jan. 12 at 8:30 at the D.C. Jewish Community Center (1529 16th Street, NW).
This French film with English subtitles tells the story of lovelorn Reuben, a French-Jewish mailman living in Finland with his gorgeous Nordic boyfriend. Just before Passover, a lovers’ quarrel exiles Reuben back to Paris and his zany family—including Almodovar goddess Carmen Maura as his ditzy mom, and Jean-François Stévenin as his lothario father.
Visit wjff.org for ticket prices and more information.