The Sons of Italy’s annual New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. The evening features no-host cocktails and hors d’oeuvres,  a prime rib and tortellini dinner and dancing to Showcase with a continental breakfast at midnight. Cost is $60, and tickets are available in advance only. Call 588-2719.

Ring in the New Year classically at the fifth annual New Year’s Eve Gala at the Petaluma Museum. The holiday concert features Elizabeth Walter and six members of the San Francisco Symphony performing works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. The evening begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the museum, 20 Fourth St. Tickets are $35-$60. Call 778-4398.

A New York New Year’s Eve party with live music from Dirty Cello takes place starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 at Pub Republic, 3120 Lakeville Highway. There will be champagne for adults, sparkling cider for kids at 9 p.m., plus a balloon drop, beer and $6 Cosmopolitan cocktails. Reservations are recommended. Call 782-9090 or visit

The Pulsators play in the New Year at the Twin Oaks Tavern. Tickets are $20 and include appetizers, party favors and champagne. The music happens from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at 5745 Old Redwood Highway in Penngrove. Visit

Bid farewell to 2013 and say hello to 2014 cabaret-style at Cinnabar Theater with a special New Year’s evening performance of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris,” the noted cabaret production of Brel’s evocative music. The evening starts at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North. Tickets are $56-$66 and include desserts and wine before the show and party favors and champagne at midnight. Call 763-8920 or visit


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