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.
The costumes were amazing and added to the brilliant production.
The striking colors and textures are reminiscent of Southern Colorado and New Mexico. Lovely work.