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New Year's Eve Party Roundup
by Sean Phipps, Nooga. com
There may not be a whiskey barrel dropping in Chattanooga this year, but you still have plenty of options to ring in the new year.
Nooga.com takes a look at some of the parties, celebrations and extravagancy around town Dec. 31.
Your options are many. Choose wisely.
That '90s New Year's Bash at Rhythm & Brews
Ever popular and always exciting, That '90s Show featuring The Communicators will highlight grunge, pop, R&B and more. Chattanooga’s funky The Power Players will bring the class and keep you dancing well into 2014. Rhythm & Brews should be rocking this New Year’s Eve.
Click here for tickets.
When: 10 p.m.
Where: 221 Market St.
How much: $20
Strung Like a Horse, Glamouflage, etc. at The Honest Pint
High-fashion or hillbilly? Maybe a little of both? Chattanooga’s premier string band Strung Like a Horse will perform with guests Lacy Jo, Okinawa and Shark Week. Mammal Factory will show a film called "Psycho Santa," which is the best name for a film we’ve heard all year. Wear sequins, camouflage or whatever you want for this party at The Honest Pint. Click here for information. Click here for tickets.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: 35 Patten Parkway
How much: $15
Baby Baby, Behold the Brave, soCro etc. at JJ’s Bohemia
This one will be weird in the best possible definition of the word. Baby Baby, soCro and Behold the Brave will melt your faces into 2014 with rocking good tunes. Dress to impress and spend the evening with Chattanooga’s oddballs in what promises to be the best bang for your buck in terms of entertainment and revelry. Click here for info.
When: 10 p.m.
Where: 231 E. M.L. King Blvd.
How much: $10
New Year’s Eve Party on the Bluff
It was so much fun last year, organizers with the Bluff View Arts District have decided to do it again. A little class and a whole lot of fun can be expected, along with amazing food, an open bar and music by Sound Force Entertainment—all with a backdrop overlooking the beautiful Tennessee River. Click here for tickets. Hotel deals are also available.
When: 8:30 p.m.
Where: 10 Bluff View Ave.
How much: $100 on the day of, $95 in advance for nonmembers and $85 in advance for members
Kitchen at Union Square Roaring '20s New Year’s Eve Party
A completely FREE party with a roaring '20s theme (read: dress like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein) will take place at Kitchen at Union Square. You can’t beat the downtown location, and the drink menu is intense, to say the least, with a ton of specialty drinks and fine beverages. A Cat May Look at a King will also perform.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: 200 W. M.L. King Blvd.
How much: No cover (reservations suggested)
Knock the Blocks Off! at The Flying Squirrel
OK, so there are blocks at The Flying Squirrel, and part of this New Year’s celebration is about knocking them off. Details are still forthcoming, but we do know that DJ Flux 308 will be spinning tunes from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., and the bar will offer a special dinner in addition to the regular menu. Exclusive draft releases and specialty cocktails will also be available. This is the sleeper party of the night. Click here for tickets.
When: 10 p.m.
Where: 55 Johnson St.
How much: No cover
New Year’s Evening at The Social
If you prefer your New Year’s celebrations with pinkies-extended class and more swank than skank, New Year’s Evening at The Social is your ticket. Free midnight bubbly (champagne) and a buffet from Public House extend into an evening of dancing with DJs Cutlass Cult, Tone Harm and FreshBreadDailey. Click here for tickets.
When: 10 p.m.
Where: 1110 Market St.
How much: $10
New Year’s Eve at Moccasin Bend Brewing Company, potluck, party and moon landing
If low-key is your thing, you might want to consider hanging out with the folks at Moccasin Bend Brewing Company in St. Elmo. They offer a stress-free evening of quality beer, friendship and good food (potluck style). There’s also something about a "moon landing," which probably doesn’t have anything to do with NASA or astronauts. Or does it?
When: 6 p.m.
Where: 4015 Tennessee Ave.
How much: No cover, bring a dish
New Year’s Rocking Eve at the Choo-Choo
Arguably, the most extravagant of New Year’s celebrations, The Beaters will perform at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo with packages that include dinner, drinks and a cozy bed. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with a warm-up party (you read that right) at the Victorian Lounge, followed by a prime rib dinner at the Gardens Restaurant. Dancing begins post-dinner with the best hits from the '60s, '70s and '80s as you say goodbye to 2013. It’s pricey but all-inclusive, and you don’t have to worry about anything.
When: 4 p.m.
Where: 1400 Market St.
How much: Click here for package 1 and here for package 2
Updated @ 10:23 a.m. on 12/27/13 to correct a factual error: Ticket prices for the event at the Hunter Museum are $100 on the day of the event, not $85, as originally reported.
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BRAD PITT, ANGELINA JOLIE MARRY
NEW YORK (AP) -- First came love, then the baby carriages. And now, it's finally marriage for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The couple named "Brangelina" by members of the Hollywood news media has tied the knot. There had been talk for two years that Pitt would finally "put a ring on it" -- but when or where would it happen? We now know it was Saturday in Southern France -- but until The Associated Press nailed it down yesterday, there'd been no word on the celebrity nuptials. The AP source says Jolie and Pitt exchanged vows in a small chapel at the Chateau Miraval in the hamlet of Correns. The couple had lived at the home since 2008. Pitt and Jolie have been together nearly a decade-- and have six children. All the children took part in the wedding.
AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports the wedding was a long time coming.
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AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports neither party to this marriage is a newbie at walking down the aisle.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who have gone by one name -- Brangelina -- for a while, have made it legal. AP correspondent Warren Levinson reports.
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AP correspondent Jake Coyle reports all six of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's children took part in the wedding ceremony.
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AP correspondent Jake Coyle reports Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married in a small private ceremony Saturday in the south of France.
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PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN FRIEND STRIKES PLEA DEAL
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