You don't have to be a Republican to enjoy this New Year's event, but it might help. Ring in 2011 in grand style at the Ronald Reagan Library New Year's Eve Celebration. While those bleeding-heart liberals are whining and wondering why the election of a Democratic president didn't make a whit of difference in how things are played out, you can sip Champagne with those who aren't hurting financially under the protective wings of Air Force One. It's the perfect place to celebrate the end of a horrific year (which, by no coincidence, was the result of ruthless overspending by the Bush administration) with hors d'oeuvres, a multitude of dinner stations, a decadent dessert spread, a chocolate buffet and a Champagne toast at midnight. You'll samba to the strains of the Pat Longo Orchestra and be provided with silly hats, streamers and horns. 21 & over.

Fri., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m., 2010

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