Here’s a sampling of the fun that awaits as we ring in 2019.
THE FAMOUS MOCKINGBIRD, 1064 Seventh Ave., Marion. Heatbox: A New Year Celebration, 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday (12/30); $15 advance, $18 door, Thefamousmockingbird.com/live-performances/
THE MILL, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. Irish New Year Party with Wylde Nept, 4 to 7 p.m.; $10. New Year’s Eve Benefit with Psalm One, Angel Davanport and James Cam’ron, 10 p.m. Monday (12/31); $12 advance, $15 show day, Icmill.com/?page_id=5
WILD HOGS SALOON & EATERY, 350 Commercial Dr., Walford. Two events Monday (12/31). County Linemen Band, 3 to 7 p.m.; The Boys, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with party favors and midnight toast. Wildhogssaloon.com/
BIG GROVE BREWERY & TAPROOM, 1225 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City. SOLD OUT: New Year’s Eve Party & Fireworks, 9 p.m. Monday (12/1) to 1 a.m. Facebook.com/events/262787221262804/
CAUCHO, 1202 Third St. SE, Suite 102, Cedar Rapids. New Year’s Eve: #Letsparty, 4:30 p.m. Monday (12/31) to 1 a.m. Free admission. Also, $30 three course prix fixe menu; sparkling wine toast at midnight; DJ Slim Pickins’; door prizes; tacos and more. Hooplanow.com/things-to-do/101371-new-year-s-eve-letsparty-caucho
CEDAR RIDGE DISTILLERY & WINERY, 1441 Marak Rd. NW, Swisher. New Year’s Eve Pre-Party, Saturday (12/29); $20. Complimentary cocktail upon arriving; appetizers 6 to 7 p.m.; winery & distillery tour before the show; Funk Daddies, 7 to 10 p.m. Crwine.com/product-category/events/
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON CEDAR RAPIDS CONVENTION COMPLEX, 350 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. Classic Rock New Year’s Eve Party, 8 p.m. Monday (12/31); $70. Project X, 8 p.m., Electric Shock follows. Facebook.com/events/518964588583853/
FILMSCENE, 118 E. College St., Suite 101, Iowa City. “The Artist”: A Parisian New Year, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday (12/31), $20 to $25, with French music and pastries, toast at 5 p.m. (midnight Paris time), livestream of the Eiffel Tower, followed by screening of “The Artist.” Icfilmscene.org/series-special-events/
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LONGBRANCH, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. New Year’s Eve Celebration, Monday (12/31) Dinner and dance, $30 per person. Dances: Dogs on Skis, 9 p.m. to 1 p.m., main lounge; Flock of Funk, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., grand ballroom; party favors in both sites. Reservations: (319) 377-6386. Thelongbranch.com/restaurants/events/
THE TYCOON, 427 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. New Year’s Eve Party, beginning at 8 p.m. Monday (12/31); ages 21 and over. DJ playing hits from the ’80s to today. No cover charge.
VUE ROOFTOP, 328 S. Clinton St., Suite A, Iowa City. New Year’s Eve ’80s Party, 7 p.m. Monday (12/31) to 2 a.m.; $125. Steak & seafood dinner; ’80s music by Plastic Relations; party favors; balloon drop at midnight; ’80s attire encouraged. Ticket-only event; no walk-ins. Tickets: Vuerooftop-ic.com/nye
CEDAR RIDGE DISTILLERY & WINERY, 1441 Marak Rd. NW, Swisher. NYE Pairing Dinner, seatings at 5 and 8 p.m. Monday (12/31), $65 per person. Signature cocktail upon arriving, four gourmet dinner courses paired with Iowa varietal wines. Crwine.com/product-category/events/
RAPID CREEK CIDERY, 4823 Dingleberry Rd. NE, Iowa City. Seatings at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Monday (12/31); five courses served family style for the table; $70 per person; optional drink pairing $35 per person. Rapidcreekcidery.com/event/new-years-eve-dinner/
MISSISSIPPI MOON BAR, Diamond Jo Casino, 301 Bell St., Dubuque. Dueling Pianos from Chicago, 8 p.m. Monday (12/31), with balloon drop, party favors, midnight toast; $10 to $20, box office, (563) 690-4800 or Moonbarrocks.com
Q2 CASINO, 1855 greyhound park Rd., Dubuque. Boy Band Review, 9 p.m. Monday (12/31); $10, standing room only, at Guest Services or QCasinoAndHotel.com
RIVERSIDE CASINO, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve, with free music, party favors, midnight Champagne toast Monday (12/31). Event Center: Synergy, 9 p.m. Show Lounge: The Moods, 5:30 p.m., Final Mix Band, 9:30 p.m. Buffet: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday (12/31), Robert’s Buffet, $23.99. Riversidecasinoandresort.com
AIRFX TRAMPOLINE PARK, 1100 N. 18th Ave., Hiawatha. New Year’s Eve Party, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Monday (12/31). Cost: $25, includes jump time, grip socks, Lazer Frenzy tokens, large fountain drink, party favors (while supplies last) and giveaways throughout the night. Details: Facebook.com/AirFXTrampolinePark/
BIG GROVE BREWERY & TAPROOM, 1225 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City. Kids’ New Year’s Eve at the Grove, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday (12/31). Kids’ playlist of music, disco ball dance floor, party hats and favors, balloon drop at 6 p.m.; free. Also: pancake buffet, 4 to 6 p.m., $6.50 kids, $10 adults. Facebook.com/pg/BigGroveBreweryIC/events/
CEDAR RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY, 450 Fifth Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, 10 a.m. to noon Monday (12/31). Balloon drop and entertainment by Chad Elliott and his Wilderman’s Treetop. Admission: Free. Details: Crlibrary.org
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ELY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 1595 Dows St., Ely. Noon Year’s Eve Party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday (12/31). Lunch served 11 to 11:30 a.m., followed by games. Free, but registration required at (319) 848-7616 or Ely.lib.ia.us
HY-VEE COLLINS ROAD, 279 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. Kids’ free Noon Year’s Eve party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday (12/31). Hot chocolate bar, face painting, balloon animals, cookie decorating, photo backdrop with props, balloon drop; first 100 kids during this event will receive a party hat, beads and noise maker. Hooplanow.com/things-to-do/101643-kids-noon-years-eve-party-hy-vee-collins-rd
IOWA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, inside Coral Ridge Mall, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville. Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday (12/31). Included in daily admission; hats, noisemakers and noon balloon drop. Details: Theicm.org/event/noon-years-eve-celebration/
IOWA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. Sunday Funday: New Year’s Eve Crafts, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday (12/30). Make hats, noisemakers, and resolution booklets. Free; Calendar.icpl.org/events/15801/sunday-fun-day-new-years-eve-crafts
IOWA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. Noon Year’s Eve Party, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday (12/31). Crafts, games, dancing, balloons. Admission: Free. Details: Calendar.icpl.org/events/15790/noon-years-eve-party
PLAY STATION, 200 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. Kids New Year’s Eve Party, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday (12/31). Goody bags for kids, live DJ, face painting, balloon artist, giveaways. Cost: $12 ages 1 to 15, free for adults. Details: Facebook.com/events/2205664943088146/
WESTDALE BOWLING, 2020 Scotty Dr. SW, Cedar Rapids. Noon Year’s Eve, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday (12/31). Two hours of all-you-can-bowl either 1 to 3 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m., with free shoe rental, prizes, punch toast. Cost: $10. Details: Hooplanow.com/things-to-do/101509-noon-years-eve-westdale-bowling-center-lazer-tag