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What’s Up for New Years Eve
A couple of parties about Kitsap for both the savage and the sophisticate.
WORLD WAR II-ERA THROWBACK at Moondogs, Too, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard
Moondogs is doing it up a little different then they ever have, and a little different than anywhere else in the county, this New Year’s Eve.
The entire bar will be retro-fitted to the days of the U.S. soldiers’/sailors’ return from WWII, complete with all the 40’s-era pomp and circumstance, a swing-style big band combo, optional period dress and USO dance cards for the ladies.
(For those whippersnappers who might not know what a dance card is, it’s a docket for a woman to record with whom she dances on the evening.)
In Moondogs’ philanthropic style, each dance will cost fellows $1 with total proceeds from all dances on the evening being donated to the local Retsil Veteran’s Center Recreation Program.
The party starts with dinner at 6 p.m. on through the midnight toast and dancing until 2 a.m. No cover.
Port Orchard pianist Dick Coolen will lead the swing combo.
Info: www.moondogstoo.com, myspace.com/moondogs_too, www.coolen.com
ALSO CHECK OUT: Party-rock cover songs and “something special” from Tacoma band OSDO, starting around 9 p.m., no cover at Slip 45, 715 Bay St.
MOS GENERATOR, THE SWINOS, THE ENEMIES OF... at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton
Last year at this time, Port Orchard cow-punks The Swinos were calling it quits on the last day of 2007 after more than a decade of rockin in Kitsap. And here it is, the eve of 2009, and The Swinos are back from the swamps, out of retirement.
Perhaps this year they’ll make a new resolution — to come out of retirement for good.
They return to rock Winterland with two more of Port Orchard’s finest — the mighty Mos Generator and drunken party punks The Enemies Of... .
The party starts around 9 p.m., $10 cover for all of that rock.
Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks, myspace.com/theenemies, myspace.com/theswinos, mosgenerator.com.
ALSO CHECK OUT: New Year’s Eve Punk Rock Bash at 7 p.m., all ages, $3 cover at the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave.; Rocky Point All Stars and Tres Hombres at 9 p.m., 21+, $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St.; Northwest country band Nathan Chance with dinner at 6 p.m., 21+, $10 cover/$30 w/ dinner at McClouds, 2901 Perry Ave.; Kitsap’s first Big Gay Glamorous New Year’s Eve Party — Red Star at the Eagles, 8 p.m., 21+, $15 adv/$20 at the door at Sixth and Washington; Best of Seattle Comedy Underground and dancing at The Admiral, 515 Pacific Ave., 21+, $40-$25 cover.
A SEX AND THE CITY-STYLE NEW YEAR’S EVE at 8 p.m., 21+, $10 cover/$99 dinner, dessert, champagne for two at the Old Town Bistro, 3388 NW Byron St.; A Dance Party w/ DJ Paul Wall at Gandhis Lounge, 9621 Mickelberry Road in Mariner Square.
DINNER AND THE NEW YEAR at Mor Mor Bistro, 18820 Front St., Poulsbo
Mor Mor Bistro is working up a special, four-course New Year’s Eve menu and taking reservations for the evening.
At $50 a person, the four-course meal includes a harvest salad, apple and parsnip bisque, Alaskan sockeye salmon and chocolate lavender mousse cake and more, along with live jazz from Jeff Cauter and Jordan Gilman and specials at the bar.
They’ll be taking reservations for 6-10 p.m. that night.
Info: www.mormorbistro.com, (360) 697-3449.
ALSO CHECK OUT: New Years Eve for kids, a Night at the Museum 6 p.m., all ages, $100 per family at KiDiMu, 305 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge; A free admission New Year’s Eve party at the Clearwater Casino with classic rock from Randy Linder and dance music from Jimmy Vegas live in the Beach Rock Lounge, starting at 7 p.m. at the Clearwater near the Agate Pass Bridge in Suquamish.