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Boardwalk Empire obsessed? Don't be shy; you know you're developing a strange crush on Steve Buscemi. At Blue Martini this NYE, indulge in all your flapper fantasies and imagine that liquor is still illegal and sexy and that doing the Charleston can get you laid. When the ball drops, you'll be smooching the Jay Gatsby of your dreams. Bonus: For all those designated drivers out there, you'll get a discounted admission price just for staying sober. We know it sounds boring, but starting off the new year with a DUI is not aces.
New Year's Eve doesn't have to be only about poppin' bottles in da club or maxing out your credit card on VIP tables. We know it sounds fun, but is that really the best way to start a new year? So while your friends go broke and fight the masses on the dance floor, you can kick back and take in the cracks of comedian Pablo Francisco. Known for his spot-on impressions and high-energy sets, he will have you pissing your pants at midnight. Hey, we don't judge.
City of Fort Lauderdale Downtown Countdown. 4:30 p.m. at SW Second Street and SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale; call 954-828-5363, or visit fortlauderdale.gov. No cover. All ages welcome.
Having the kids might seem like a bummer at first, but we promise you won't have to stay in to watch Ryan Seacrest do the Times Square countdown. Instead, spend NYE with the entire City of Fort Lauderdale! With fireworks, live music, and stuff to wear out the kids, you can bet all of you will be ready to pass out by the end of the night.
Kissing everyone around you in only one time zone is so last year. The hot new 2013 trend is doing it in four different ones, specifically New York City, Cairo, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. But forget a private jet; America's Backyard is doing the time-zone-hopping for you, figuratively. We're not totally sure how it's going down, but you won't even notice where you are once you've started indulging in the open bar.