It takes all kinds, Mom used to say, and that's reflected in the assortment of parties planned locally for the new year. There's a fetish ball for your experimental friend, a sock-hop-themed nostalgia-fest for mom and dad, a theater bash for the drama bugs and nonprofit pushers, and a concert with a flamenco dancer for your well-traveled grandparents.
• New Year's Eve Dance, an evening of dancing with live music by the Chuck Spurlock Band, plus appetizers and champagne or sparkling cider. 8 p.m. $17, must be paid by Dec. 26. International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. 633-0195, internationaldanceclub.org.
• Glitter and Gold: A New Year's Eve Extravaganza, a party and fundraiser hosted by local fair-trade boutique Yobel Market, with live music, dancing, cocktails, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, photo booth and parlor games. "Think Gatsby, not Gangnam, and skip the generic dive bar." 8 p.m. $50, limited, but potentially available through Dec. 28. The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St. yobelmarket.com.
• New Year's Bash 2013, a country-music-club soiree with giveaways, a free champagne toast and cash prizes. Dinner also available. Doors open at 4 p.m. $15-$20. Cowboys, 25 N. Tejon St., cowboyscs.com/concerts-and-events.
• Sterling and Sapphire New Year's Eve Gala, a Christmas Unlimited fundraiser with a silent auction, dinner, live music by Phat Daddy & the Phat Horn Doctors, champagne toast and confetti drop. 7:30 p.m. $85 per person, reservations required. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 527-4128, 527-4629.
• Cosmic Yoga New Year's Eve 2013 Slumber Party, an overnight party that starts at 5:30 p.m. with yoga, Thai massage, meditation and acupuncture ($10-$20 donation for the latter) and greets 2013 with a 4:30 a.m. kundalini sadhana yoga practice and chant. Snacks, breakfast and coffee provided (no alcohol here). $25-$45 donation. Marmalade at Smokebrush, 219 W. Colorado Ave., #210, smokebrush.org.
• Resurrection — A New Era of Fetish, a kinkster's bash with fetish performances and demos (small- and large-scale) throughout the club, "tasting booths" where you can try kinks like electrical play and bondage, as well as a cigar lounge with complimentary tea and a balloon drop at midnight. For 18 and older. 9 p.m. $10. The Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave., undergroundbars.com/special.html.
• Springs Ensemble Theatre's New Year's Eve Spectacular Spectacular, a benefit for the local theater company through the Indy Give! campaign. Dress in your finest masquerade attire for cocktails, champagne and appetizers — you could win the mask competition. 8 p.m. $20 donation. Springs Ensemble Theatre, 1903 E. Cache la Poudre St., springsensembletheatre.org.
• New Year's Eve Gala Ball, a traditional NYE party — usually run by the charmingly kooky Major Mandolin, who's taking the year off — based on '50s and '60s sockhops with live music, dinner, dancing, party favors and door prizes. Half of all proceeds go to Grace Be Unto You food pantry. 7 p.m. $60 per person. Marriott Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive, magicalproductionsllc.myevent.com/3/events.htm.
• Cruising with Love, a destination-themed party with "ports" like Miami, New York City and Buenos Aires. Expect dancing, karaoke, performances, dance lessons, buffet fare from Food Designers, singles mingles and, of course, fine art. 7 p.m. $69-$119 per person, dinner or entertainment-only. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., csfineartscenter.org.
• New Year's Eve: ¡En Fuego!, a "Spanish-style" New Year's Eve concert by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, conducted by Josep Caballé-Domenech, with mezzo-soprano Karin Mushegain and flamenco dancer Julia Chacon. 8 p.m. $19-$59. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., csphilharmonic.org.
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