Drunk Stuntmen at the World War II Club
Looking for something to do during the day? Never fear! Northampton’s First Night is here! The city’s annual 12 hour NYE’s party includes entertainment at 22 venues. I’ll be hitting up the Deuce (World War II Club) on my lunch break to check out the Valley’s infamous Drunk Stuntmen at 2 p.m. 50 Conz St, Northampton. Go to the First Night website for information about how to get your button for First Night.
— Jennifer Levesque
Berkshire Bach Society at Mahaiwe
This year, I’m looking forward to a restorative New Year’s Eve, one that celebrates love and creativity instead of getting smashed. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be imbibing with the best of them, but I’ll be doing it with Bach instead of a house band. Bach at New Year’s is presented by the Berkshire Bach Society at 6 p.m. at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.
— Kristin Palpini
Mirrorballs. Black lights. Glow-in-the-dark everything. Queers. Allies. Freaks. Geeks. Weirdos. Brillos. Criscos. Babes. Bears. Belles. Balls. Fairies. Lovers. Old souls. Young bloods. Loose cannons. Tight beats. Prom kweens. Mugs. Shrugs. Kiss-hugs. Glitterbugs. And DJ LeFox, of course, spinning hours of tribal, house, indie, and disco. Countdown at midnight and a communal HOWL to ring in the New Year. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Basement in Northampton. $5 cover. — Hunter Styles
I don’t know about you, but I like to see the clock strike midnight while I’m moving and grooving to sweet tunes — dance party style. What better way to do that than with the Brooklyn-based indie dance band Rubblebucket? And The Kids and Mal Devisa kick off the celebration at 9 p.m. Rubblebucket also plays the Gateway City Arts stage on New Year’s Day with Bella’s Bartok and The Sun Parade. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. Tickets are $25, available at (413) 650-2670 or at gatewaycityarts.com. — Amanda Drane