Fairs, Festivals, & Fiestas


When: Thu., Dec. 31, 7:30 & 10 p.m. 2015

Once again, the folks at Top Ten Social are offering a buffet of East Bay events for the classy New Year’s Eve partier. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., there will be a dinner party at Ozumo Japanese restaurant (2251 Broadway, Oakland) that features a sushi bar, ramen bar, kushi, dessert, and passed hors d’oeuvres such as tempura shiitake, spicy tuna tartare, sake cups (candy glazed salmon with shiso cream cheese in an endive leaf), and tsukune (housemade chicken and pork meatballs with spicy karashi mustard and green onion). Afterward, Sinkane will provide his smooth blend of jazz, funk, and Sudanese pop as a soundtrack, along with Proof and Wazir. Then, starting at 10 p.m., there will be a party at the new high-end Mexican restaurant Calavera (2337 Broadway, Oakland) featuring Joe Quixx and Wonway spinning a cocktail of Latin, funk, reggae, hip-hop, and house music. And at Lungomare (1 Broadway, Oakland), both inside and on the heated, waterfront patio, the party will focus on spectacular turntable techniques with the Triple Threat DJs Apollo, Shortkut, and Vinroc, alongside host Fran Boogie. If you can’t decide which party you’d like to go to, it doesn’t matter. General admission tickets, which are between $24 and $46 depending on when you purchase, get you into all of the parties — so you can decide last minute or even pop between all three throughout the night. For $65 (or $75 if you lag), you’ll be treated to the Ozumo dinner party as well. — Sarah Burke

Price: $24-$75

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