2013's getting ready to be history, but not before you and yours have one more Auld Lang Syne sing-a-long and raise a glass of cheer. Here's what is what in the 'Stro this coming Tuesday.
(429 Castro St. : Wanna skip out on all the madness and ring in the New Year at home - but - still want to do 'something'? Join the Castro Theater crew long before midnight for a showing of the classic, 1952 musical 'Singing in the Rain' starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, and Donald O'Connor. This Golden Globe winning, Oscar nominated for score film is quite a spectacle, especially on the Castro's immense screen. $10 - 2PM, 4:15PM, 6:3oPM, all ages.
Castro Country Club
(4058 18th St.): For those who are skipping out on the booze fest Marathon Meetings from a variety of 12 step groups will be taking place all New Years Eve every hour to help keep you trudging down the sober road. Check it out. Coffee bar with munchies available. Free - all day/all ages.
Cafe Du Nord
(2170 Market St.) : The neighborhoods only live music venue presents Slapsie Maxie's Speakeasy New Years Eve. A classic SF celebration with the amazing musical talents of Slim Jenkins and openers Rumble Strippers, 29th St. Swingtet and the Hi-Ball Hotshots. Slim Jenkins is a swinging, shouting, jumping young gun act out of San Francisco. Dark swing, voodoo blues and the dirtiest R&B around, this band always keeps the dance floor packed. This Swing-fest will sell out. $40/$50 (w/limited dinner seating) 8PM, 21 and over.
All the neighborhood bars will be hopping. You can wander from end to end of the Village in search of the perfect mix of music and mayhem. It's business as usual only with a fantastic amount of your nearest and dearest plus most will have free champers at midnight.
Here's the full list with links of all the Gayborhood watering holes to choose from:
Badlands. Toad Hall, The Edge, Beaux, The Cafe, The Mix, Cafe Flore, Last Call Bar, Lookout, The Residence, Blackbird, 440 Castro, QBar, Lucky 13, Harveys, Hi Tops, Pilsner Inn, Churchill, Twin Peaks Tavern, Midnight Sun
and Moby Dick Bar
If you want to grab grub before the nights festivities please make reservations at your favorite eatery as most will be full. Frances on 17th has been booked for months. Starbelly, Anchor Oyster Bar, Pesce, Fable and Catch should all be equally packed so call ahead. Reminder that Sliders on Market will be open till 4AM. Orphan Andy's and Sparky's are open all night to serve your late night munchie needs.
If you're coming in or going out of the Castro for your festivities, remember that Muni will be running for free from 8PM New Years Eve till 5AM New Years Day. You can also get a free taxi ride home
or a free “tipsy tow” from AAA
if riding public transportation isn’t your thing.
Whatever you do have fun, stay safe, and very Happy New Year from all of us here at the Castro Biscuit.