New Year’s Eve Happenings
The Yenta asked her friends where the best places to be are this New Year’s Eve. Many, such as Linda Finkelberg of Huntington Woods, will be home celebrating with friends. But for those who like to paint the town, Mindy Krigel of West Bloomfield recommends St. Andrew’s Hall in Downtown Detroit for the Ball at the Hall sponsored by ComePlayDetroit. (Tickets: $25-$75, available at LiveNation.com). You can also celebrate New Year’s Eve Motor City style at “The Drop” in Downtown Detroit at Compuware and Hard Rock Cafe (Tickets $100 and up; info http://motorcitynye.com). Also Downtown, join the Detroit Princess Riverboat for a “Rock The Boat” New Year’s Eve cruise ($65; board at 8 p.m., cruise at 10). The Fillmore Theatre in Downtown is offering the Resolution Ball. Entertainment includes high-wire acrobats and roving illusionists, a midnight buffet with pizza and Coney dogs, and a champagne toast as well as six big screens tuned to Times Square (Tickets: $30 for late-night pass to VIP tickets for $100). The Magic Bag in Ferndale is having a “Mega ’80s New Year’s Eve Bash” ($25 starting at 8 p.m.). Have fun and be safe!