On New Year’s Eve, instead of singing the wrong lyrics of “Auld Lang Syne” to yourself, on the couch, in your sweatpants, with a flute of champagne propped on your newly rotund, post-holiday belly, venture into the night and spend the last few hours of 2016 with live, local music and entertainment. Here’s a roundup of events for Thursday, Dec. 31.
SpringFilm gets an early start with a 6:30 pm screening of everyone’s favorite campy musical starring Meatloaf, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, at the Wildish Community Center in Springfield, 630 Main St.: free.
Celebrate with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi and more video game hooligans at a NYE party at Shoryuken League — the barcade at 881 Willamette St. Party starts at 8 pm; wear formal attire or a Shoryuken League shirt and get in free.
Mac’s at the Vet’s Club is hosting two concerts on two floors starting at 8 pm: Blues star Karen Lovely performs in Mac’s Restaurant and Nightclub ($15 adv., $18 door) and Kelly Thibodeaux & The Etoufee Band play their brand of blues and swamp rock in the Vet’s Ballroom ($12 adv., $15 door).
Ring in the New Year au natural: Local saxman Paul Biondi plays 8:30 pm at the Willamettans Family Nudist Resort’s Masquerade Ball, 37000 Parsons Creek Rd. in Springfield; free. Dress up and wear a mask … or don’t?
If you’re more into, ahem, black-tie attire, head to the annual Satin Love Orchestra 007 Diamonds Are Forever New Year’s Eve Ball at the Valley River Inn. The James Bond-themed ball, complete with red carpet, dance competition and a “Casino Royale” lounge kicks off at 8:30 pm, and Satin Love Orchestra hits the stage at 9:30 pm; $40.
Over in the Whit, Old Nick’s Pub (211 Washington St.) is hosting a 21-plus wild rumpus of a shindig at 9 pm with local bands The Sawyer Family, Gran Rojo and Snow White; $5. And Sam Bond’s Garage closes out 2016 with house music from Andrew Mataus and Dave Deluxx starting at 10 pm; $10. The force awakens with DJ Jon “Supa J” Smith at Blair Alley Vintage Arcade’s Star Wars-themed party; prizes for best costume.
Downtown Inclusion Zone: The Wayward Lamb hosts its first-ever New Year’s Eve party — “Hollyweird” — from 9 pm to close; $8 early bird special includes champagne and party favors. Nahko and Medicine for the People play McDonald Theatre (9 pm, $40), local reggae stalwarts Reeble Jar and Sol Seed play Hi-Fi Music Hall (9 pm, $12-$15) and Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing performs at WOW Hall (9 pm, $14-$17).
Meanwhile, Luckey’s hosts a Beats & Burlesque night with local rap crew — The Architex — and other guests at 10 pm, with a champagne toast at midnight; $5. Black Forest hosts a night of local gypsy punk — The Koozies — and local psychedelic funk — Fortune’s Folly — at 10 pm.
Further afield, hip-hop artist Elena Leona hosts the Axe & Fiddle (Cottage Grove) NYE party at 9:30 pm; free.
Drive safe and dance responsibly.