-- New Year's Eve contra dance, 8 p.m. to midnight at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., upstairs. Features dancing to reels, jigs and ragtime in lines, squares and up and down the hall. Live music by Wild Sage; caller is Tom Thoreau. Cost is $12 at the door for adults, $5 kids ages 6-16. Call Darla at 883-9351.
-- Old-Fashioned New Year's Eve Sock Hop with the Rockin' Rev, 8 p.m. at First Christian Church, 326 E. John St. Call 883-4836.
-- Stew Stewart rings in New Year's Eve at Pi-on Plaza, 2111 Highway 50 E., in the Lizard Lounge, beginning at 8 p.m., free. Call 885-9000.
-- New Year's Eve celebration at the Carson Nugget main ballroom. Nonsmoking event, must be age 21 or older. For tickets, call 882-1626, ext. 221.
-- Carson Station Hotel/Casino New Year's Eve party, 900 S. Carson St., with live music by Steppen Stonz. Call 883-0900.
-- St. Gall Knights of Columbus Council "Swing the Knight Away" party, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Pastoral Community Center, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Features the 18-piece swing band Sierra Swing, hors d'oeurves, no-host bar and after midnight raffle. Tickets $25 in advance only. Call 782-2852.
-- The Pointers perform at 10:30 p.m. at the Reno Hilton Pavilion. Tickets $75, $55. Call 789-2285.
-- The Miracles' New Year's Eve Celebration, 8 p.m. dinner, 10 p.m. show at the Reno Hilton Theater. Cost $80 adult, $50 children. Call 789-2285.
-- David Proud performs through Sunday at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge, 501 N. Carson St. Call 882-1626.