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Holiday Party Guide

Christmas Party Guide

At Artvoice, we know a thing or two about the swift onset of an overwhelming holi-daze. You can’t seem to shake visions of sugarplums, all you can hear are jingle bells, and your fascination with ribbons has distracted you from gift shopping and party planning. We feel your pain. In order to improve your barren social calendar we have compiled a list of lighthearted festivities that are sure to inject some fun into a busy season.

14th Annual Movement Dance Holiday Party

DJ Battle featuring Milk vs. Cochise and music by DJ Cutler & DJ LoPro. A fundraiser for the Partnership for the Public Good, Buffalo’s premier network of progressive nonprofits. Friday, Dec 23, 9:30pm. Ujima Theater Company. 545 Elmwood Ave. 21+ $10. (pictured top)

Mohawk Place Xmas Bonanza

Music by Aye Karou, Failures’ Union, London VS New York, Patrons of Sweet, & Wooden Waves. Stupid holiday sweaters encouraged. Thursday, Dec 22, 7pm. Mohawk Place, 47 West Mohawk St. Free.

A Dolci Christmas Party

Music by Cory James Gallagher, food samples, beer and wine cash bar, and more.

Thursday, Dec 22, 9pm. Dolci Bakery, 802 Elmwood Ave. $10

Snoopy Business

Music by Scott Down. Santa suits & elf costumes encourages. Presented by Spooky Business. Friday, Dec 23, 10pm. Acropolis, 708 Elmwood Ave. 21+ Free.

Caitlin and the Jamie Moses Band with The Evil Things

Rock by Caitlin and the Jamie Moses Band and electric Americana from The Evil Things. Friday, Dec 23, 10pm. DBGB, 253 Allen St.

Peanut Brittle Satellite

Rock by Peanut Brittle Satellite with Wonder Crayon & Danimal Cannon. Friday, Dec 23, 9pm. Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St. $6

QCC & DBGB’s Christmas Eve Party

Saturday, Dec 24, 10pm. DBGB (253 Allen St.) 21+ Electronic music by Miosi, Tee Pee, Projex, & Trakbenders. Presented by the Queen City Cartel and Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar.


New Year’s Party Guide

Say hello to 2012 at the 24th annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks right in front of the Electric Tower in the heart of Buffalo. This year Caitlin & the Jamie Moses Band will provide a healthy dose of rock to ring in the new year.

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks

Featuring Caitlin & the Jamie Moses Band. 10pm to Midnight, Saturday Dec. 31. The Electric Tower, 535 Washington St.

The Bunny The Bear New Years Eve Party

With special guests Come Honor, Final Conspiracy, The Silence Broken, and All To End. 7pm. Friday, Dec 30. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. $10 advance, $12 day of show

NYE Gathering: The Albrights, Andrew J Reimers, Erie Lackawanna Railroad, and Megan Callahan

8pm. Saturday, Dec 31. Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St.

QCC and DBGB Present Duke’s Second Annual New Years Eve Party

Anubus, Charlie the Butcher and Shuteyes, Arehouse, Bearskinrug, Beta, Medison. 9pm. Saturday Dec 31. Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, 253 Allen St.

Rhubarb, Lazlo Hollyfeld, Eric Crittenden, Joe Urge

10pm. Saturday Dec 31. Cole’s 3rd Floor, 1104 Elmwood Avenue. $15

Transmission Dance Party

10pm. Saturday Dec 31. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. $5.

The Return of Lance Diamond to the Elmwood Lounge New Year’s Eve Party.

11pm. Saturday, Dec 31. 522 Elmwood Avenue.

Statler New Year’s Eve Gala

featuring Jim Tudini, The Strictly Hip, and more. 9pm. Saturday, Dec 31. Statler City, 107 Delaware Avenue. $150.

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