Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.
Capital City Kwanzaa Festival The Elegba Folklore Society presents The Capital City Kwanzaa Festival, with performances, children's activities and The African Market, 6 p.m.-midnight at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Admission is $5-$6. 644-3900.
Sam Miller's Oyster Bar The Yokels, weekly, 10 p.m.-midnight, free. 644-5465.
Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.
Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.
Shenanigans The Bruce Olsen Band, 8:30 p.m., $5. 264-5010.
Sin é US, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company Rachel Leyco Band, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.
new year's eve
Art6 The polyphonic antics of Hotel X and Rattlemouth return to the gallery for another night of New Year's Eve hi-jinks, guest-starring food, drink and dancing, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. 0 E. Broad St. 343-1406
Bogart's Back Room Beware Brazilians bearing party favors especially Brazilian jazz bands like Sambaiosis, giving hips one last chance to shake in 2005, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. 203 N. Lombardy St. 353-9280.
Canal Club The year comes to a messy end with a performance by GWAR and probably a monstrous New Year's baby, starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582.
Cary Street Café King Solomon's Marbles channels the Grateful Dead for a night of magic buses and midnight toasts, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets are $15. 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445.
Children's Museum of Richmond The museum celebrates 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. with a performance by the Ululating Mummies, 1-3 p.m., and Seymour the Dinosaur. Admission is $7. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-2667.
ComedySportz The ComedySportz team just makes stuff up right through the New Year with three shows and a Twinkie Toast, 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are $7, $16 and $22. 7115 Staples Mill Road. 266-9377.
Eagle Cruises Leave the shore behind with a river cruise featuring a full dinner buffet and dance music. Tickets are $75. 222-0223.
Emilio's Doc Branch and the Keynotes play live jazz over a four-course dinner with party favors, starting at 5:30 p.m. with the band kicking off at 9:30 p.m. Cost is $45. 1847 W. Broad St. Call 359-1224 for details.
Grafiti Grille George Melvin's Group Sound is joined by jazz songstress Carol Covell and a four-course meal with champagne starting at 8 p.m. Cost is $60. 403 N. Ridge Road. 288-0633.
Gray Bear Grille The Goochland restaurant offers a five-course meal, champagne toast and old-time and bluegrass music by Engine 143, 8 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $50. 1390-A Broad St. Call 784-4922 or visit www.graybeargrille.com.
Midlo-Midnight-Mile Run Hold off on the champagne until after the mile run at James River High School at midnight, hosted by Runner Bill's. Admission is $5-$10. 378-8080.
Poe's Pub Comedian and singer Marke Bush performs. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., the show starts at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $6. 2706 E. Main St. 648-2120.
Ravenchase Adventures Ravenchase organizes a New Year's Eve Treasure Hunt around the city, ending in a champagne toast at a mystery bar, starting at 8 p.m. Cost is $40. Call 218-0551 or visit www.ravenchase.com.
Tobacco Company Black tie and blackjack with music by Marna Bales Band at the Tobacco Company's two-floor party, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. eat upstairs, dance down (after digesting). Inclusive tickets for the club are $95 for singles and $175 for couples, and admission to the first floor is $20. 1201 E. Cary St. 782-9555.
Alley Katz New Year's Eve Party with Rock 'n' Roll Buffet, Balloon Drop, 18 and older, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $10-$15. 643-2816.
Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.
Bogart's Back Room Sambaiosis (Brazilian jazz), 9 p.m., $25. 353-9280.
Café Diem DJ Williams Projekt New Year's party, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.
Canal Club GWAR, 18 and older, 8:30 p.m., $20-$25. 643-2582.
Cary Street Café King Solomon's Marbles (Dead tribute New Year's party), 10 p.m., $15. 353-7445.
Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.
ComedySportz ComedySportz High School League (improv), 4 p.m., $7. ComedySportz (interactive improv New Year's show), weekly, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $16-$22. 266-9377.
Cotton Club Lyric Ave (spoken word, comedy, hip-hop variety show), weekly, 8 p.m., $10. 752-0179.
Europa DJ Omar (deep house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.
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