Celebrations of all sizes and volumes are set for New Year's Eve.
Gios Building, corner of Fourth and C streets, Ashland: The 18th annual interfaith celebration, featuring easy-to-learn dances, songs and sacred phrases, will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to $10. Call 541-708-0681.
Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland: Jerry Attrick & The Pacemakers, featuring David and Gabe Young, Dennis Freese, Mike Fitch, Gary Wade, Peter Spring and Abby Young, will play contemporary and classic dance music at the sixth annual Multi-Generational Dance Party at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Advance tickets cost $13, or $28 per family, and are available at Music Coop in Ashland. Tickets will cost $15, or $32 per family, at the door. Call 541-488-7716.
Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St.: Indubious, SYNRGY and Outpost will perform reggae-driven rock, funk and dance-hall music at the all-ages "Beginning of the New World Party," set for 8 p.m. There also will be performances by Shakti Lila and Flow Arts of Inity, food vendors, a beer garden, art exhibits by Mystic Lion and Brian Paul Smith and group rituals, led by Shamanatrix Missy Galore. Ras Danny will emcee. Tickets cost $20 in advance and are available at Music Coop in Ashland, Magic Man in Medford and Listen Here in Grants Pass. Tickets will cost $25 at the door and are free for kids 11 and younger with an adult. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackson WellSprings, 2253 Highway 99 North, Ashland: Live "vivacious, peasant, folk music" by Ashland's Patchy Sanders and dance music by DJ Obadayo will be at 9 p.m. There also will be a midnight prayer for world peace. Admission is a $10 suggested donation. Organic food and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Call 541-482-3776.
The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, 51 N. Main St., Ashland: Flock to The Black Sheep for stylish party favors, a Champagne toast, a round of "Auld Lang Syne," and live music by the Southern Oregon Bagpipe Band. The party starts at 9 p.m. Cover is $5. Call 541-482-6414.
Alex's Plaza Restaurant and Bar, 35 N. Main St., Ashland: Guitarist Josh Fulero and keyboardist Dave Fleschner, on loan from Curtis Salgado, as well as Dave Melyan of The Insomniacs, will perform blues and dance music at 9 p.m. "Annoying" party favors will be available. Cover is $10. Call 541-482-8818.
The Wild Goose Cafe & Bar, 2365 Ashland St., Ashland: The Goose is bringing back favorite, former karaoke hosts Will Dogg, Steven Lindley and Sharon for a New Year's Eve karaoke party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be party favors and a Champagne toast. Call 541-488-4103.
Paddy Brannan's Irish Pub, 23 S. Second St., Ashland: Local musicians will jam in the new year at the pub's Irish open jam, hosted by Daniel Carr. Music starts at 9 p.m. There will be a Champagne toast at midnight. Call 541-488-7973.