Who says that 13 should be an unlucky number? Help ensure the coming year starts off on the right foot with these celebration suggestions, from comedy clubs to Prohibition-style speakeasys.
10. Queen Mary's New Years Eve Party
Set sail into 2013 aboard Long Beach's famous vessel, with a disco tribute band, dueling pianos, jazz performances and DJs spinning. Everything culminates with a fireworks spectacle over the ocean.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets from $109. Dinner reservations are also available. More information here: www.queenmary.com.
9. New Year's Eve with Idina Menzel
Have a Wicked evening at Walt Disney Concert Hall as Broadway star Idina Menzel performs her new live show. Champagne bottle service is also available.
Shows start at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets from $65 to $195. More information here: www.laphil.com.
8. The Groundlings' New Year's Eve Spectacular
Sketchy New Year's Eve plans? Instead, try the Groundling's annual improv and sketch comedy show. This year, it's emceed and directed by Karen Maruyama (The Campaign) and stars Liz Brown (The Liz Brown Show), Matt Cook, (2 Broke Girls) and other members of The Groundlings Main Company and Sunday Company. Tickets include an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and a Champagne toast.
Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets $100. More information here: www.groundlings.com.
7. Magicopolis' 2012 New Year's Eve Party
Make the New Year magical with this Santa Monica shop and theater's annual party. The kid-friendly event includes a magic class, pizza, popcorn and a gift bag.
9 p.m. Tickets $60. More information here: www.magicopolis.com.
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