Entertainment

New Year’s Eve Guide

Pat yourself on the back, because you just made it through yet another year filled with predictions of the end of days (See: Y2K, 2000; The Rapture, 2011). We’ve compiled a list of the best New Year’s Eve parties to usher in the triskaidekaphobe’s favorite year (and oh, are we ready for the mass hysteria). Good luck!

Atlantis Navatek Cruises Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a party at sea, including a complimentary welcome drink and festive New Year’s party favors. There will be yummy pupu, a DJ and a champagne toast at midnight as the ship lines up perfectly to see the fireworks. Pier 6, Aloha Tower. Mon., 12/31, (10:30pm–12:45am) $160–$185. 973-1311

Avenge 2013: Superheroes Ignite! Inspired by the Mayan Apocalypse, RumFire and The Edge of Waikiki will transform into a post-apocalyptic metropolis of destruction. Party with other survivors dressed as superheroes to music provided by Playboy Playmate DJ Blondie, DJ Betty and DJ SHO, followed by performances including Bacardi Cabaret Girls and Boys, Vegas Show Girls, and a multitude of entertainers. Special appearances by the Silver Surfer, BASE jumper Miles Daisher and graffiti body paint artists. Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, 2255 Kalakaua Ave.: Mon., 12/31, (8pm–2:30am) $20–$85. [rumfirewaikiki.com],922-4422

John Cruz Grammy and three-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner John Cruz performs in the intimate setting of The ARTS at Marks Garage for a mellow New Year’s Eve. The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave.: Mon., 12/31, (7:30 and 10pm) $20–$35. [artsatmarks.com], 521-2903

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Say goodbye to 2012 with hip hop mavericks Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at an all ages show (tickets are almost all gone!). The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd.: Mon., 12/31, (9pm) $35–$45 plus fees. [groovetickets.com], [bampproject.com]

Masquerade Redbull DJ Tina T, the resident DJ at the Marquee in Las Vegas (where she was voted the best female DJ three years in a row), joins M resident DJs Jami and Logoe for a wild night. M Nightclub, 500 Ala Moana Blvd.: Mon., 12/31, (8pm) $50–$100. [groovetickets.com], [mnlhnl.com], 529-0010

My Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades! England’s DJ Thomas gets down with thirtyninehotel’s party crowd. Ice luge shots, a balloon drop, free champagne at midnight, complimentary oysters on the half shell and deep fried oysters, party favors, decorations and a view of Aloha Tower’s fireworks, all for just 20 bucks. thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St.: Mon., 12/31, $20, $25 at the door. 599-2552

New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Elvis Legends in Concert Waikiki presents Elvis and an all-star cast of tribute artists performing with a rockin’ live band and fabulous dancers. There are dinner- and cocktail-only packages available. Royal Hawaiian Theater, Royal Hawaiian Center 4th floor, 2201 Kalakaua Ave.: Mon., 12/31, (dinner at 6:15pm, cocktails at 7:45pm and show at 8:15pm) $56.70 and up. [legendswaikiki.com], 629-7469

New Year’s Eve Aloha Tower Block Party With 11 areas of entertainment, fireworks by pyro company Grucci (”The Sky of Lighters” Firework Show) and 13,000 of your closest friends, this is one of the most-talked about NYE events this year. Stilt walkers, acrobatic performances and a mechanical bull? No wonder this is for 21+ only. Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Dr.: Mon., 12/31, (7pm–2am) $30–$100. [alohatowernye.com], [ticketmaster.com]

NYE Pineapple Drop Lance Rae and Esme Nii will help Mililani ring in the New Year with the deadbeats at midnight, east coast time, at the first annual Pineapple Drop. At precisely 7pm, a twelve-foot tall, six-foot round lighted pineapple will drop from a 40-foot flag pole to coincide with the ball drop in Times Square. Camile Velasco, TTYM and Crimson Apple will perform afterwards. There will be clowns, games and food booths in addition to a fire cracker and confetti cannon show. Town Center of Mililani, 95-1249 Meheula Pkwy.: Mon., 12/31, (5–9pm) Free. [towncenterofmililani.com], 625-0108

Party of the Year The New Year’s Eve Party of the Year has been voted Hawaii’s biggest and best for the last two years, but since moving to Kakaako, this year’s event will be even bigger. Eight areas of entertainment range from family friendly to mature audiences only, with food trucks, an LED Ferris wheel, fire dancers, live music (including Fiji’s 20th anniversary celebration), a foam pit, Red Bull skydivers and fireworks every hour starting from 9pm. Kakaako Waterfront Park, 102 Ohe Street: Mon., 12/31, (6pm) $0–$75. [nyehawaii.com], 729-0418

Star of Honolulu New Year’s Eve Cruises Celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard the Star of Honolulu to enjoy spectacular views of the fireworks along the Waikiki coastline, a champagne toast, party favors, dinner, live entertainment and dancing. Pier 8, Aloha Tower. Mon., 12/31, (10:15pm–12:30am) $141.75 and up. [starofhonolulu.com], 983-7827

The Modern Experience Flash and Blaise team up with Grey Goose to take over six areas of the Modern, including the Ballroom, The Study, Addiction Nightclub and the pool decks. Special guest DJs from around the country join Hawaii’s DJs Compose, Anit, Delve and XLand to keep it bumping well into the new year. There will be a VIP reception and check-in from 6–9pm featuring complimentary goodies and live music by Tahiti Rey & Jason Alan in The Study. VIP NYE guests will also receive admission to the exclusive Addiction Beach Club Pool Party on Tue, 1/1, 1–6pm, to recover. The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd.: Mon., 12/31, (6pm–4am) $50–$75. [Flavorus.com]