Psst: Looking for New Year's plans? For a more comprehensive rundown of ringing in 2014, check out our handy-dandy, all-things-NYE guide right here. Don't drop the ball.
Monday, December 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Admission Day at the High
High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. (Midtown)
Resolving to soak up more culture in the new year? No better excuse to get a jump-start on that mission than with the High's gracious offer of free admission all day on Monday. Indulging your intellectual curiosity + saving your cash = head start on 2014. All that's missing is a juice cleanse.
Deal nearby: Señor Patron
Tuesday, December 31, 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.
New Year's Eve Shizzazzle
7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. (Little Five Points)
Really, if there's a better way to wake up in 2014 than with a hangover and abdominals rendered sore from a night of belly laughs, we don't know what it is. Catch this annual parade of ridiculousness at Dad's, either earlier in the evening before your real NYE plans or later if you want to toast with those Dad's hooligans.
Tuesday, December 31, 9 p.m.
NYE 2013 with Cousin Dan
529, 529 Flat Shoals Rd. (East Atlanta Village)
Leave your best suit at home for this one, folks. Spangled, glittery electro-spaceman Cousin Dan is performing at 529 just in time for the new year, and he probably even shined up his disco codpiece just for the occasion.
Tuesday, December 31, 8 p.m.
New Year's Eve in Paradise
Trader Vic's, 255 Courtland St. (Downtown)
Pack your bags, Atlanta: we're heading to the beautiful, tropical, exotic, sun-soaked isle of… Downtown? Indeed, the cultural institution that is Trader Vic's is bringing a little tropical flair to our new year's plans, complete with mai tais aplenty, live music from Andrew and the Disapyramids, and the kind of post-party hangover that can only come from slurping down the cocktail equivalent of a Pixie Stick all night long. Embrace it.
Wednesday, January 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New Year's Day Brunch
Bantam & Biddy, 1544 Piedmont Rd. (Midtown)
Let's face it: come New Year's Day, most of us are probably going to be feeling a little, er, fatigued. Rather than writhing around on the couch with a box of pizza rolls, we recommend shaking it off at Bantam & Biddy, where a special New Year's Day brunch menu will bring you sustenance, relief, and maybe even good fortune in 2014, thanks to those collard greens.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Free Show with Abby Gogo
Star Bar, 437 Moreland Ave. (Little Five Points)
Why not go 'head and stretch this holiday week into the weekend? Star Bar's the place to do it. Especially since the psych-rock crew of Abby Gogo are taking the stage, and admission to join the audience costs exactly zero dollars.
Deal nearby: Shujaa's BBQ