Step It Up Studios. Kristy Higgins has a gala affair planned for members complete with a masquerade ball and full sit-down dinner. Of course it wouldn’t be a Step It Up affair without dancing so there will also be a group class and social dance party. The good news is that the studio is offering a holiday special you can sign up for now which will give you member rights to join the party!
The special includes six lessons – two private, two group and two practice social—for only $70. So if learning how to step up your dance moves has been on your to-do list, this could be the time to check it off.
The party will run from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the studio before members depart to another location to bring in the New Year. Cost is $98/person. 449 3rd Street. 503.744.0105.
The Lake Theater and Café. Keep your night interesting with all the Lake Theater team has planned for you. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. and once inside you can choose from the jazz/blues/swing/boogie-woogie sounds of the DK Stewart Sextet in the event space or the Latin American guitar style of Jason Okamoto in the lower lobby. Chef Scott will be putting out menu favorites as well as some of his revered off-menu hors d’oeuvres. There will also be something up on the screen for viewing as well as a few other surprises. Plan on a midnight toast, party favors and more.
Tickets are $60 for admission; $75 for admission and two drink tickets before tomorrow, December 15. Then prices increase by $10. 106 N. State Street. 503.683.2092.
To sweeten the deal, remember that the Lakeshore Inn is located just a few steps from the Theater. Book a room there and you can walk home after the celebration! 210 N. State Street. 503.636.9679.
Maher’s Irish Pub. If you want to get started early on your toasting, head over to Maher’s for a free champagne toast at 4:00 p.m. to bring in the Irish New Year. The offer is good at midnight too. In between you can enjoy live music from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. with Tyler Carson and Peter Duff; Open Mike from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. hosted by Peter Duff and offering free Feckin beer and a food item to performers; and wrapping it up with a live reggae band, the Shanky Yankees at 9:00 p.m. Located at 352 B Avenue. 503.305.8087.
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