December 27, 2013 at 1:22 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Countdown to fun
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Town Danceboutique (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Several D.C. nightlife spots — some gay, some not — give you hot spots for your New Year’s Eve countdown.

Town (2009 8 St., N.W.) presents “New Year’s Eve” featuring music by Shea Van Horn and Ed Bailey and a 2013 music video countdown. Décor is by Kidd Madonny of 3DX and there will be a live performance by Team Peaches. Doors open at 9 p.m. Drag show is at 9:30 p.m. featuring Shi-Queeta Lee and more. Admission is limited to guests 21 and over. Advance tickets are $20.

The Dupont Circle Hotel (1500 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.) presents “White Wonderland Masquerade” with a live cello performance by Cyrus Reel, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and a premium open bar. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $125.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts a New Year’s Eve party with “American Idol’s” Blake Lewis and William and Detox Icunt from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” There will be a meet and greet with William and Detox Icunt from 10-11 p.m. The venue is open until 4 a.m. Tickets are $20.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) hosts “495 Bears New Years Eve Party” tonight from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Hats and streams, champagne at midnight and coffee and donuts at the end of the night will be provided. Free entry before 11 p.m. if you mention “495 Bears.” Admission is $10 after 11 p.m.

MOVA Lounge (2204 14th St., N.W.) hosts “Blastoff: A New Year’s Eve Space Oddity,” a trans-positive and all-gender-inclusive party, from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. There will be a photo booth, heated roofdeck, glow-in the-dark souvenirs and free champagne at midnight. Tickets are $10.

Brightest Young Things presents “Rumspringa: New Year’s Eve” at The Church of the Blind Whino (150 H St., N.W.) from 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. There will be an open bar all night. Admission is limited to guests 21 and over. Tickets are $99.

Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) presents “ New Year’s Eve Ball” with Peaches O’Dell and DJ Dredd and Grap Luva. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

All Things Go presents “NYE 2014,” with DJ sets from Ghost Beach and Lightwaves, at Napoleon Bistro and Lounge (1847 Columbia Rd., N.W.) from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. There is an open bar including beer, wine and cocktails. Tickets are $65 in advance and $85 at the door.

U Street Music Hall (1115 U St., N.W.) presents a New Year’s Eve party with DJs Nadastrom, Gent and Jawns and Jen Lasher at 9 p.m. Cover is $10 all night. No dress code. Admission limited to guests 21 and over.

Ristorante Piccolo (1068 31st St., N.W.) hosts “A Romantic New Year’s Eve” from 5 p.m.-midnight. There is a candlelit four-course Italian dinner with musician accompaniment. There will be a champagne toast at midnight. For details, visit

The Mansion on O Street (2020 O St., N.W.) hosts a New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Explore 100 rooms, 70 secret doors, 14 kitchens and two wine cellars. There will be a chocolate fountain, kissing booth, treasure hunt with prizes and a champagne midnight toast. Tickets are $75.

Doubletree Hotel Bethesda (8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md.) hosts a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball. There is a open bar with specialty drinks, multiple food stations, dance lessons, live band, movie theater and champagne toast at midnight. There will also be professional face mask painters to create masks at the party. Tickets are $99. Admission is limited to guests 21 and over. For details, visit

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