Where to ring in 2011

Staff Reports

88 Cups

Ring in the New Year with Russel Ketenjian and guests, beginning at 6 p.m. New Year's Eve, at 88 Cups Coffee & Tea, 1663 Lucerne St., Unit B, in Minden Village. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Information, 783-0688.


New Year's Eve party with music by Big Bad Wolf, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. tonight. Free party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Buckaroos is at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-9693.

Buona Sera

Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar hosts the Venetian Masquerade and dinner dance benefit for the Family Support Council and Carson Valley Community Food Closet on New Year's Eve. Jazz, bossa nova, rock 'n' roll and blues music by Greenwood & Steele.

Cost includes nine courses of light fare, party favors, champagne. Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar is at 1799 Ironwood Dr., Unit B, in Minden Village. Reservations, 783-3211.

Carson Valley Inn

Free champagne toast at midnight, and live entertainment by the Vegas Road Show, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Carson Valley Inn's Cabaret Lounge. The Vegas Road Show features Cody Stevens and Barbara Christy-Stevens who play classic rock, country, smooth jazz and pop.

New Year's Eve dining specials are served in Katie's 24-hour restaurant and CV Steak steakhouse. The Carson Valley Inn is on Highway 395 in Minden. Information, 782-9711.

Creekside Lodge

Creekside Lodge, 14830 Highway 89 in Markleeville, hosts a New Year's Eve Party with dinner and live classic rock music. Reservations, (530) 694-2150.


The New Year's Eve party at Doppelgangers includes music by the Bootleggers at 9:30 p.m. Balloon drop and free champagne at midnight. Doppelgangers Bar & Grill is at 2244 Meridian Blvd., off Airport Road in Minden. Information, 782-6633.


Celebrate New Year's Eve with dinner, party favors and music by the Break Even band at Indigo Restaurant & Bar, 1665 Lucerne St. in Minden Village. Reservations, 782-4300.


Mile High Jazz Band Association presents Lucky Diamond and the Gents o' Jive, 8 p.m. tonight at Sharkey's Casino in Gardnerville. The Roaring '20s celebration includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres at 10 p.m. and balloon drop at midnight.

The Gents o' Jive are Dan Lancaster on sax, clarinet, and flute; John Dijkstra on trumpet and flugelhorn; Jimmy Vermillion on keyboard; Joe La Chew on guitar; and Mark Ashworth, aka Lucky Diamond, on drums.

Information, 782-3133.

Tahoe Ridge Winery

Tahoe Ridge Winery, Marketplace & Bistro, 1644 Highway 395, Minden, hosts three parties to celebrate New Year's Eve. The first party is at 9 p.m. for Eastern Time, the second party at 10 p.m. for Central Time and at midnight. Champagne served at midnight, with party favors and dancing all night.

Buffet dinner served 8-10:30 p.m. Make required reservations at 783-1566, ext. 104.

Topaz Lodge

The Unusual Suspects band plays hits from the '70s to today at the Topaz Lodge, 1979 Highway 395 South, Gardnerville. New Year's Eve banquet, 5-10 p.m. Information, (800) 962-0732 or topazlodge.com

Genoa Bar

The Genoa Bar, Nevada's Oldest Thirst Parlor, hosts its annual Unplugged New Year's Eve Party. The power is turned off, and the old chandeliers and candles are lit for an old-fashioned party to ring in the new year. Complimentary champage toast at midnight and party favors. Information, 782-3870.

St. Gall dance gala

The Gardnerville Council of the Knights of Columbus New Year's Eve Dance Gala is tonight at the St. Gall Pastoral Center. The event features the 16-piece Sierra Swing Band of Reno. Doors open at 8 p.m. with music at 9 p.m. Table snacks and a no-host bar available. Hors d'oeuvres served at 10 p.m. and champagne at midnight. Tickets are $30 per person, available at the church office, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 782-2852.


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