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NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS

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Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 01:36 PM

Dance into 2012: "Caliente," a Bay-area band, will play ballroom, tango, swing, salsa and rock; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; $22; Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport; (727) 893-1070

First Night St. Pete 2012: A family-friendly celebration with fireworks, live music, entertainment, dancing, games and art; 5 p.m. Saturday; free to $12; multiple venues in downtown St. Petersburg; (727) 823-8906

New Year's Extravaganza: Fritzy Bros. One Man Circus will perform throughout the day, from 2 to 10 p.m.; face and body painting from 1 to 9 p.m.; main stage band Shotgun Justice will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. and midnight Saturday; St. Pete Pier, 800 Second Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg; (727) 821-6443

New Year's Eve Gala: John Timpanelli Supper Club will pay tribute to songwriters. Dinner and show with party favors, champagne toast and dancing; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; $50; The Quality Inn, 5316 U.S. Highway 19, New Port Richey; (727) 379-6557 or (727) 326-2374

New Year's Eve at the Sandbar: Celebrate 2012 with Halcyon, Naughty " nice go-go dancers, Hula Girl light show and Fire Show by Kim Magic.; 9 p.m. Saturday; $10; Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa; (813) 446-1372

Swingin' the New Year: Swing Time and Swing Gang will host a celebration with music, dancing, midnight countdown and balloon drop; 7 p.m. Saturday; $18.99 to $23; St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg; (813) 579-4645

New Year's Dinner: Carmel Café & Wine Bar will offer a select menu of Mod Med dishes and wine pairings to welcome the new year; 9 p.m. Saturday; $35 to $75; Carmel Café & Wine Bar, 14306 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; (813) 265-1415; or 2548 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater; (727) 724-4228

Laugh in 2012 with Michael Palascak: Palascak is the winner of HBO's "Lucky 21" competition and Comedy Central's "Open Mic Fight: Chicago." Party favors, champagne toast, music and dancing after the show, and a complimentary continental breakfast; shows at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday; $60-$65; Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; (813) 960-1197

New Year's Eve Disco: Featuring Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge and Maxine Nightingale singing their hits "I Will Survive" and "We Are Family." Champagne toast at midnight and pre- and post-party in the atrium; 8 p.m. Saturday; $75 to $150; Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg; (727) 892-5720

New Year's Eve: The TradeWinds is "Rockin' in the Midnight Hour" with festivities, food and performances by the Greg Billings Band; 9 p.m. Saturday; $99; TradeWinds Island Grand, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach; (727) 367-6461

New Year's Eve with Pat Travers Band: Ring in the new year with the classic rock artist Pat Travers and special guests Sean Chambers and The Jimmy Griswold Band; 8 p.m. Saturday; $35 to $40; Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo; (727) 587-6793

New Year's Eve at Busch Gardens: Countdown to 2012 with rides, musical entertainment and fireworks; 9 a.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday; $71.99 to $79.99; Busch Gardens, 10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa; (888) 800-5447

New Year's Eve Party and Fireworks Boat Cruise: Ring in the new year at the Florida Aquarium by celebrating Aqua-Eve. The celebration includes live music and complimentary food and wine. At midnight there will be a fireworks display and Champagne toast. Attire is downtown chic or black tie; 9 p.m. Saturday; $90 to $100; The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa; (813) 273-4000

Noon Year's Eve: Ring in the new year family-style at the annual Noon Year's Eve daytime celebration with Radio Disney AM 1380, games, arts and crafts. Noisemakers, hats and a juice toast with countdown at noon; 9:30 a.m. Saturday; cost is zoo admission; Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa; (813) 935-8552

Rooftop Eve: Celebrate in an outdoor ballroom overlooking the Tampa Bay skyline; entertainment by The Flats and DJ Papi. Proceeds from the event benefit Heartbeat International; 9 p.m. Saturday; $100 to $250; Hyde Park Village Rooftop, 1610 W. Swann Ave., Tampa; (813) 299-0636

Isley Brothers New Year's Eve Concert: The Pentatonix from NBC's "The Sing-Off," and Stormbringer will open for the Isley Brothers in concert; 8 p.m. Saturday; $131.50; The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island; (727) 367-4511

The Cowhead Show: Celebrate the new year with "The Cowhead Show" hosted by comedian Gary Cannon and performances by Pitbull Toddler and Paper Stanleys; 9 p.m. Saturday; $25; The Ritz Ybor, 503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa; (813) 247-2555

New Year at The Pier: Activities start at 5 p.m. with face painters and mask making, Fritz the Clown; Dance Head performs at 8:30 p.m; St. Pete Pier, 800 Second Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg; (727) 821-6164

Jessica Balanza

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