New Year’s Eve events in Austin to help you celebrate 2017’s close


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Willie Nelson & Family New Year at ACL Live. This one’s too big for a single night. After Nelson began playing New Year’s Eve at this marquee downtown venue when it opened in 2011 (his statue presides out front), the event quickly grew into a two-night, and now three-night, affair. It began Friday. His sister Bobbie has always been in the band on piano, but this year it’s an even broader family affair: Willie’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson open all three shows with their Promise of the Real and Particle Kid bands, respectively. The focus is fitting given this fall’s release of “Willie Nelson and the Boys,” which featured Willie, Lukas and Micah joining voices on a dozen country classics. $99-$157. 8 p.m. Saturday; 9 p.m. Sunday. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live. — Peter Blackstock

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New Year’s Eve Brunch with Jeff Lofton Trio. Juliet’s regular KUTX Live Jazz Series has featured jazz musicians from all over Austin. But for this special brunch, the Italian restaurant is bringing in local trumpeter, composer and band lead Lofton, widely regarded as a veritable jazz virtuoso. He’ll play while diners enjoy a brunch menu that doesn’t just include Italian dishes. Juliet will also be hosting New Year’s Eve dinner. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. DSunday. Free. Juliet Italian Kitchen, 1500 Barton Springs Road. 512-479-1800, juliet-austin.com.

Silent Disglo at the Historic Scoot Inn. If you enjoyed the Silent Disco at ACL Fest this year, you’ll want to experience it again at the Historic Scoot Inn this New Year’s Eve. Ring in 2018 with hundreds of party-goers of all ages at the city’s largest and best silent disco. Three of Austin’s top DJs will be competing for your attention and each spinning a different genre of music so you never have to leave the dance floor. There will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. $30. 1308 W/ Fourth St. ticketweb.com/event/new-years-eve-silent-disglo-scoot-inn-tickets/7884325.

New Year’s Eve Party at Austin Taco Project. The taco-loving restaurant within the Hilton Austin is hosting its first annual New Year’s Eve bash with include a buffet, cash bar, party favors, a DJ and dance floor and a complimentary mini-bottle of champagne. The $79 tickets grant party-goers access to the buffet and the champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. 500 E. Fourth St. eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-party-austin-taco-project-tickets-41023989858.

Eberly’s James Bond-Themed New Year’s Eve Party. Get swanky while welcoming the new year. Eberly’s late-night celebration will feature DJ and burlesque entertainment, a full casino with prizes, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Guests will also receive drink coins valid for beverages of their choice, including James Bond-themed cocktails and a a Moët & Chandon champagne toast at midnight. The event will also feature a costume contest in which the best James Bond, Bond girl, or villain will be awarded prizes. Tickets sold out last year, although there will be a limited number at the door. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday. $150. 615 S. Lamar Blvd. eberly.ticketleap.com/nye2017/.



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