If you're going to be celebrating the New Year in or around Los Angeles, you may want to stop by The Actors' Gang Theatre in Hollywood and check out their 3rd Annual "Masked Ball" fundraising benefit. The theatre, on the corner of Vine and El Centro, will supposedly be transformed into a psychedelic carnevale, where masked creatures and guests can dance, play a hand of blackjack, get cozy in the Opium Den, or release their spirit by riding the Incredible Re-Birthing Machine. Don't ask.
The party begins at 9 PM, and reservations aren't necessary. Just show up, well hidden. Entry is $10 at the door.
--By Blair Glaser