This Friday marks the end of 2010 and also brings promises of new beginnings, drunken debauchery, broken resolutions, and countless NYE parties.

You’re determined not to go the way of Martha Plimpton in 200 Cigarettes by making your first New Year’s resolution finding a fabulous party to attend.

If you’re not sure where to start or what parties to go to, take a look at our NYE fail-free party picks in the district.

WHAT: ReadysetDC presents: New Years EVOLUTION 2011


DEETS: New Years EVOLUTION will be hosted at the NY Trapeze School, a beautiful large space right by Nationals Stadium, and includes:

– OPEN BAR ALL NIGHT

– Dance performance brought to you by Holly Bass
– Sounds by ADRIAN LOVING
– Aerial Ribbon Dancing performances throughout the night!
– Chelsey Green & The Green Project
– AWR B-boy performance!
– MASSIVE live painting by Brandon Hill of No Kings  Collective!
– Huge lighting installations
– Visual projections

COST: $95 | BUY TICKETS


WHAT: New Year’s Eve at W Washington D.C.


DEETS: Ring in the New Year at W Washington D.C.’s exclusive rooftop soiree overlooking the nation’s capital!

Live performance by hip-hop superstar, Doug E. Fresh, 3 star DJ’s, 5 violin percussionists, premium open-bar from 8-10pm, Jean-Georges’ creative twist on your favorite bar bites, W WOW surprises and more!

10-3am Cash Bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres (last call at 2:30am)

COST: $140 | BUY TICKETS

WHAT: NYE 2011! BYT Presents: DJs & Beer


DEETS: It’s a BYT Greatest Hits with:

Burst/Artisphere DJ Chris Burns (DC Dot Com) + DJ Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) + Crazy Balloon Lady Katie Balloons Doing Something (1st Floor / Hominy)
BYT 2007 Relaunch Party-style band showcase with a dozenish local bands (see below) playing guilty pleasure cover songs + DJ Cale doing the most retarded set ever (2nd Floor / LIV Nightclub)

Homo Erectus DJs Matt Bailer (Mixtape/Peach Pit) & Natty Boom (The Anthology of Boothttp://bytnye2011.eventbrite.com/y) & Aaron Riggins (Homo Hotel Happy Hour/Siren) in the Gay Jamboree Opium Den With Stalactights (Basement / Bohemian Caverns)

Bands:

– INXX (feat. Mick & Kevin of The Dance Party)
– Loose Lips
– The State Department
– Modern Man
– Long Walks On The Beach
– The Dusties
– Dirty Banners (Alex Gruenberg’s new band)
– Sherelle Row
– Andrew Moreton
– Laughing Man
– Vita Ruins

COST: $60 | BUY TICKETS