So, for the thrifty folks hunting for a party, here's a list of five New Year's Eve events that won't leave you penniless on the first day of 2013.
Propaganda's First Annual New Year's Eve J Street Block Party. With Lavola, Everymen, Bonnie Riot, Howling Winds, and more. 11 a.m., 6 S. J Street, Lake Worth. Tickets cost $10. Children under 12 are free. All ages welcome.
There's so many bands playing this event, it's absolute insanity. It's almost a little ridiculous to call it a party when it's in fact an entire New Year's Eve festival. For those on the hunt for a family friendly event, this is for you. During the day there will be face painting, bounce houses, a magic show, and lots more. Throughout the day there will be all sorts of live music. Kicking off at 11 in the morning, (yes, it'll run for over 12 hours) we won't be surprised if more than a few people don't make it until midnight.
Millionyoung, Boxwood, and the Riot Act. With DJs Andie Sweetswirl, Esoteric, and Damask of JAMS. 9 p.m. at the Green Room, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $5 or $25 for open bar from 9p.m. to midnight. Ages 21 and up.
Our friends at the Green Room really know how to throw a cheap effin' New Year's Eve party. For a mere five bucks, you get to see some great live music, take in some art, and play a few rounds of video games. And obviously, dance your ass off. Just in case you feel like coughing up an extra 20 bones (which is basically nothing on NYE) you'll be able to partake in a three-hour open bar. Can't go wrong with that.
Oh, and you might want to bring a helmet because apparently at the stroke of midnight, 1000 bouncy balls will be dropping from the ceiling.
New Year's Eve Block Party on Clematis Street. With Jacuzzi Boys, New Coke, the Resolvers, Casey Hopkins Duo, Astrea Corp, Killmama, Parallels, and more. 8 p.m. in the 500 block of Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. General admission tickets cost $10. Visit nye500block.com. Ages 21 and up.
Two words: Jacuzzi Boys. One of our favorite Miami bands is making the trek up to Palm Beach County to help ring in the New Year at a killer block party. Joined by a slew of other local acts like Astrea Corporation, Casey Hopkins Duo, and New Coke, we are betting this event will be totally unforgettable.
This year's theme is war of the worlds so be prepared for a serious alien invasion -- i.e. waking up with a drunken stranger who's invaded your bed.
Karaoke Party. With Freddy the Karaoke Guy. 9 p.m. at the Dive Bar, 3233 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. No cover.
Do you really love karaoke? Well, now's your chance to sing your way into the 2013 with your closest friends or a bunch of tipsy strangers all for the low price of zero dollars.
We know, it's crazy. A NYE party that is completely free! We couldn't believe our eyes and ears either. So, get those vocal chords ready! Bonus: There's going to be free jell-o shots all night long.
Planet Disco NYE Block Party on A1A. 9 p.m. along A1A on Fort Lauderdale Beach. No cover.
Block parties are all the rage for celebrating this New Year's Eve. So much so that Fort Lauderdale is having not one, but two of them. Just steps away from the sand, the A1A strip is turning back to the clocks to the 1970s for a serious Saturday Night Fever-esque extravaganza. And if you feel so inclined to take if off the streets, Exit 66, Dirty Blondes, and a handful of other bars are having disco theme parties. While those events will require tickets, spending the night under the stars won't cost you a dime. So, break out those platform shoes and do the hustle into 2013.
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