THEME PARTIES

‘Naughty N.Y.E.’ featuring tickle torture

For all-out Dionysian debauchery, look no further than this party headlined by dance-pop act Tickle Torture. Expect gold-painted, scantily clad backup dancers, confetti canyons, a stripper pole and sex-toy giveaways from Smitten Kitten. DJ duo Tawst (Shannon Blowtorch and Sophia Eris) opens and Lizzo hosts. (9 p.m. Dec. 31. $20. 18-plus. 7th Street Entry, 701 1st Av., N., Mpls. www.first-avenue.com.)

Carnaval: NYE 2015

Muse channels Rio and entertains with Dragon’s Fire Theater’s stilt walkers, fire performers and aerialists, plus DJs Mad Mardigan, D Mil and more. Nibble Crave hors d’oeuvres and late-night Erbert and Gerbert’s snacks. (9 p.m. [8 p.m. VIP] Dec. 31. $40-$100. Muse Event Center, 107 3rd Av. N., Mpls. www.nyempls.com.)

Inferno: Heaven & Hell

All three levels of Union will be tricked out, with basement nightclub Rev transformed into hell, the main restaurant level into purgatory and the rooftop as heaven, with DJs, live entertainment and dinner packages including a never-ending prime rib option dubbed “Gluttony.” (9 p.m. Dec. 31. $30-$80. 731 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. www.infernonye.com.)

The Crystal Ball

International Market Square brings in various DJs and eloquent rapper/singer Dessa. Shuttle there and back from several Minneapolis locations for $20. (8 p.m. Dec. 31. $40-$1,060. 275 Market St., Mpls., www.crystalballmn.com.)

NYE at Psycho Suzi’s

Can’t afford a tropical getaway? Head to Polynesian-by-way-of-Northeast paradise Psycho Suzi’s. A ticket gets you four cocktails, Champagne toast, complimentary bites, photo booth and live entertainment. (8 p.m. $60-$68. 1900 NE. Marshall St., Mpls., www.psychosuzis.com.)

Party Like a Rock Bass Masquerade Ball

Stella’s Fish Cafe’s party includes open bar on draft beer, house wine and calls, a midnight balloon drop, party favors, masks and a DJ. Take advantage of the heated rooftop patio and food buffet at 11 p.m. (10 p.m. Dec. 31. $60-$100. 1400 W. Lake St., Mpls. www.vitalculture.com.)

New Year’s Eve Cabaret

It’s a feast of the senses at the Pourhouse. The cabaret-themed night includes live music from Some Shitty Cover Band, DJ Ben Quam, pyrotechnics, burlesque and aerialists. Open bar all night. (9 p.m. Dec. 31. $85-$150. The Pourhouse, 10 S. 5th St., Mpls. www.vitalculture.com.)

Chateau Marmont

Swanky North Loop club the Tangiers hosts a night inspired by vintage Hollywood, with themed rooms and complimentary Champagne toast. Vintage Hollywood dress code is encouraged. (9 p.m. Dec. 31. $20. The Tangiers, 116 1st Av. N., Mpls. www.vitalculture.com.)

 

DANCE PARTIES

Infrasound NYE

Twin Cities Dubstep throws a two-night blowout with more than 60 acts gracing the four-stage parties. Denver-based dubstep master VibeSquaD and L.A.-by-way-of-Minneapolis psychedelic glitch artist Mumukshu headline on New Year’s Eve. (9 p.m. Dec. 30-31. $15-$25. Skyway Theatre & the Loft, 711 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. www.skywaytheater.com.)

First Avenue’s New Year’s Eve

First Ave and Get Cryphy bang in the new year with a ball drop and booming hip-hop beats, plus other disparate DJs and host Ian Rans in the Mainroom. In the Record Room, DJ Espada joins forces with hip-hop dance night Turnt Up! for “Turntada,” hosted by Franz Diego. (8 p.m. Dec. 31. $5. 18-plus. First Avenue Record Room, 701 1st Av. N., Mpls. www.first-avenue.com.)

Hipshaker’s 12th annual Funky Soul Throwdown

Hipshaker has been the place to boogie down to the best rare, vintage soul and funk vinyl cuts for a dozen years. Its New Year’s edition co-stars DJs from fellow soul nights Hotpants and Worldwide Discotheque. (9 p.m. Dec. 31. $15. Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Av. SE., Mpls. 612-331-9800.)

Clubhouse Jäger

Turn-of-the-century North Loop watering hole Club Jäger is always a hot spot on New Year’s. The party includes sets from DJs King Otto and Mike 2600, and a Champagne toast at midnight. (9 p.m. Dec. 31. $10-$12. Clubhouse Jäger, 923 Washington Av. N., Mpls.)

Fantasia

Burlesque maven Sweetpea hosts an LGBT dance party packed with performers, including Stiletto Men, Cirque du Pole, the Vigilantease Collective and more. DJ Quantum and the Butch Dandy Duo provide the soundtrack. (9 p.m. Dec. 31. $22-$142. Mill City Nights, 111 N. 5th St., Mpls. www.millcitynights.com.)

 

THEATER & COMEDY

Scrimshaw and Custer’s Comedy Countdown

Joshua Scrimshaw joins forces with comic actor Shanan Custer, along with Eric Webster and Josh Carson, for a night of comedy, songs and “at least one interpretive dance.” (9 & 11 p.m. Dec. 31. $15-$20. Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Mpls. www.bryantlakebowl.com.)

Happy Craziest New Year

A choose-your-own-adventure performance set in space, complete with comedy, games, dancing, puppetry and audience participation. (8 p.m. Dec. 30-31. $16. Bedlam Theatre, 213 E. 4th St., St. Paul. www.bedlamtheatre.org.) Stick around afterward on Dec. 31 for live music from the Brass Messengers, DJs, prizes, a midnight ball drop and Champagne toast. (10 p.m. Dec. 31, $5-$15.)

East Coast-Style New Year’s Eve Comedy Show

This intimate show stars popular comics Maggie Faris (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”), Kristin Andersen-Anderson, Jakey Emmert (Acme’s 2012 Funniest Person in the Twin Cities winner) and Rana May. The show is followed by door prizes and a Champagne toast at 11 p.m. (hence the show’s title). (8 p.m. Dec. 31. $22. The Fox Egg Gallery, 3730 Chicago Av. S., Mpls.)

Flying Poodle’s Big Sexy Three-Ring Circus for Sinners

Chanteuse Mistress Victoria DeVille and burlesque starlet Musette host a campy tribute to the ’80s and ’90s, with performances from burlesque favorites Mona Montague, Luna Rouge, Ulla Umlaut and Smokey Throbinson and aerialist Shadowcat Sophie. (10 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. $12-$120. Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul. www.ticketfly.com.)

Lizz Winstead in Lizz 2014: Plan B From Outer Space

Comic Lizz Winstead, “The Daily Show” co-creator and Minnesota native, does two nights of her annual year-in-review shot at Cedar Cultural Center, along with “Mystery Science Theater 3000” star Frank Conniff. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 27 & 31. $40-$65. 416 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. www.the­cedar.org.)

 

DINNER & DRINKS

Travail & the Rookery

Robbinsdale’s culinary creatives offer a ticketed 10-course bonanza with unlimited beer and bubbly. Move quickly on tickets. (Dec. 31. $125, plus $37.50 tax and gratuity. 4124 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale. www.tempotickets.com/travail.)

Pig Ate My Pizza

Meanwhile, Travail’s pie-slinging counterparts celebrate Fat Boys-style with an all-you-can-eat buffet, passed apps, small plates and unlimited beer and wine. The late seating ($70 plus fees) promises more of a party vibe, hinting at tippy cup and a raffle. (6:30 & 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31, $40-$70. 4154 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale. www.tempotickets.com/travail.)

Heartland Restaurant

St. Paul staple Heartland hosts dinner parties with a special four-course prix fixe menu. (Dec. 31. $75. 289 E. 5th St., St. Paul.www.heartlandrestaurant.com.)

Coup d’État

Uptowners! Coup d’État has you covered with five courses, plus Champagne cocktails and wine pairings. (Dec. 31. $75; $25 wine pairing. 2923 Girard Av. S., Mpls. www.coupdetatmpls.com.)