Waiting ’til the last minute to do your holiday shopping may be costly, but procrastinating when it comes to your New Year’s Eve plans can be even more detrimental to your wallet (prices go up as the big night gets closer). See last week’s NYE Supplement for all the biggies, if that’s your bag, or mark the last box on your calendar early for these alternatives: Good Hard Times (not to be confused with the techno “HARD” parties), from Blowup LA, Automatico and Hear Gallery will mesh art and music (8 Bit, Holy Grail, Aaron Castle and Dirty Dave to name a few) for a hive of hip-kid hedonism. Loft 265, 265 S. Main St., dwntwn.; over 18; $15-$25. To RSVP and for more info see blowupla.com/nye2010. The sequined-waif set will be out in full force for the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s cork-popping hump-fest, featuring The Pharcyde (live), DJ Grandmaster Flash, The EC Twins, water ballet in the pool and more. Rent a room now, boozers. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; over 21; $100 includes open bar ’til 11 p.m., homemadela.com. And gay boys gotta get their heat on for NYE, Tigerheat that is, which moves to a bigger location for the occasion. Vote for your favorite songs of ’09 (to be played that night) and get more info at clubtigerheat.com. Expect lots of Gaga. Henry Fonda Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; over 18; $20.

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