WHAT TO DO TONIGHT
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd.: New Year's Eve Bash with Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, along with Monty Byrom, Buddy Alan Owens and the Buckaroos, Steve Davis and Stampede, 7 p.m., $183 to $208 including dinner between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Web site www.vallitix.com or call 328-7560.
Fox Theater, 2001 H St.: Bob and Tom Comedy All Stars, with Tom Rhodes, David Crowe, Costaki Economopolis and Geoff Brown, alcohol and concessions available, 9 p.m., $36. Box office or Web site www.vallitix.com or call 328-7560.
Trout's & The Blackboard Stages, 805 N. Chester Ave.: Wade Hayes with Terry Hanson & The Westerners, buffet dinner 7 p.m., 8 p.m. show, $60 advance, $70 at door. 399-6700.
Fishlips, 1517 18th St.: Reggae rock Seed and alternative Back up Johnny. Music starts 8 p.m. Blast the champagne: Fishlips toasts midnight with Pabst Blue Ribbon, baby. Hot dog bar will be available. $8. 324-2557.
Replay Lounge & Grill, 4500 Buck Owens Blvd.: Live music, champagne toast at midnight, doors open 10 p.m., $65 dinner and drinks, $40 admission without dinner. 324-3300.
Ethel's Old Corral Cafe, 4310 Alfred Harrell Highway: Live music starts 8 p.m., dinner included, free appetizers and champagne at midnight, $25. 873-7613.
Sandrini's Restaurant and Bar, 1918 Eye St.: Velorio and friends with Iron Outlaws, all-you-can-eat prime rib buffet with drinks included, 7 p.m., $100 advance tickets. 322-8900.
The Dome, 2201 V St.: Feliz Navidad in the Dome, DJ and singers, free food and $2 draft beer, champagne at midnight, doors open 7 p.m., $10. 327 0190.
Amigos Restaurant & Cantina, 8020 District Blvd.: Amigos New Year's Eve Party with Elevation 406, champagne at midnight, 7:30 p.m., $15. 398-1300.
Bellvedere Cocktail Lounge, 3090 Brundage Lane: New Year's Eve, with Really Big Midgets, party favors, free champagne toast at midnight, begins at 9 p.m., $5. 325-2139.
Nile Theater, 1721 19th St.: Nile Theater New Year's Eve Bash, Vegas trip giveaways, midnight champagne toast, 21 and over only, dinner at 7 p.m., dancing 8 p.m., $40. Web site www.vallitix.com or call 322-5200.
El Cazador Mexican Grill, 3500 Truxtun Ave.: El Cazador New Year's Eve, presented by massvmixx.com, with DJ Noe G, Insane Mixaken, DJ Odeed, Oso Mighty, Ogre and others, party favors, full bar, champagne toast, $1,000 balloon drop, dressy attire only, 8 p.m. For VIP table and bottle service, 808-5669.
The Juarez Hall, 815 E. 18th St.: Sociedad Juarez New Year's Eve Party, dance to the sounds of Cruz Armendariz, doors open 6 p.m., party 8 p.m., $15, no reservations. 832-2613 or 343-6920, 323-3320.
Kern County Fairgrounds, Harvest Hall, 1142 P St.: Contreras New Year's Eve "Night of Stars" scholarship fundraiser, mariachis, The Beagles and DJ Joe Sanchez, steak dinner and no-host bar, menudo at midnight, doors open 6 p.m., dinner 7 to 9 p.m., $45 or $85 per couple. 324-4281, 397-4882 or 871-5669.
Muggs Pub & Eatery, 1306 Airport Drive: Karaoke, $5.95 buffet 6 to 9 p.m., party starts 8 p.m., no cover, free champagne toast at midnight. 393-2035.
AMF Southwest Lanes, 3610 Wible Rd.: "Family Bowling Bash," includes shoes, popcorn, soda, bottle of apple cider, three hours unlimited bowling, $50 per lane, 6 to 9 p.m. PLUS: "New Year's Eve Bowling Blast" for adults only, dinner catered by Mossman's, bottle of champagne and party favors, two games of Rainbow bowling, $40 per person, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 834-2695.
Here's who will be watching the big ball drop in New York City tonight...
What would New Year's Eve be without Dick Clark? Ryan Seacrest will join America's Oldest Teenager to host the 36th annual edition of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on A-B-C. Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts and the cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys will join them for performances in New York City's Times Square. Through a hook-up to a party in Hollywood, we'll see performances from Akon, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Kingston, OneRepublic, Plain White T's and Taylor Swift.
FOX rings in 2008 from Times Square with Cat Deeley of So You Think You Can Dance hosting a party that features performances from American Idol stars Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis, along with Lifehouse.
NBC also crowds into Times Square for New Year's Eve With Carson Daly, a special that features music from Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz.
MTV joins the gang of revelers with Tila Tequila's New Year's Eve Masquerade 2008. The all-star party hosted by the TV star has blogger Perez Hilton making predictions for 2008, and music by Mary J. Blige, Kid Rock, Fabolous, Paramore, Good Charlotte, Wyclef Jean, Boys Like Girls, Flo Rida and Cobra Starship.
And CNN reports from the New York City festivities with New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper. The anchor will be joined via satellite throughout the night by D-List comedian Kathy Griffin in Atlanta.