New Year's Eve Listings

Week of December 29, 2004

Extreme Pizza Bowl: Two hours of bowling on one lane, large one-topping pizza, pitcher of soda and shoe rental for up to six people; reservations recommended. Fri., Dec. 31, 6 p.m.-3 a.m., $40. AMF Strike & Spare Lanes, 1309 N Lindbergh, St. Louis, 314-432-5757.

First Night St. Louis: Celebrate 2004's arts-centered, non-alcoholic, family-friendly year-ending party is centered around the intersection of Grand and Lindell, and features live music, plays, projected art, neon gloves, a parade and dozens of other activities. Fri., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., free, call 314-2898121 for info,

Ron Furr: Ron Furr performs his famous "A Touch of Elvis" tribute show to the King, with a steak dinner and drinks included in the price. Fri., Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m., $40/person, $75/couple, call 618-337-8090 for info. Knights of Columbus Hall-Cahokia, 100 E Fifth, Cahokia, Illinois.

The Immediacy Theatre Project: In the 24 hours leading up to New Year's Eve, Kyle Kratky and Ian Randall will write, stage, produce and perform 6 rapid-fire new plays, all to be performed in one night; a New Year's Eve reception follows the performance. Fri., Dec. 31, 7:30-10:30 p.m., call for prices. Broadway Center of Arts, 124-126-128 E Main, Belleville, Illinois 618-233-0431,

Joey and Maria's Italian Wedding: Special New Year's Eve performance of the interactive theatrical comedy sensation, with midnight countdown, Champagne toast, live DJ and dancing after the show. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $75/person or $150/couple. Dave & Buster's, 13857 Riverport, Maryland Heights, 314-209-8015,

Lazer Core New Year's Eve Bash: Package deal for up to 120 people includes all-you-can-play Lazer Tag, two slices of pizza, fountain soda, noise maker and sparkling grape juice at midnight. Fri., Dec. 31, 11 p.m., $35/person. Lazer Core, 3032 K&N Plaza O'Fallon, St. Charles, 636-379-3883,

New Year's Day Big Games: More than 300 paintball warriors participate in this annual competition. Sat., Jan. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $15-$20. Wacky Warriors, 5023 Brook, Imperial, 636-296-8198,

New Year's Eve at Concord Lanes: Bowl up to six on a lane tilll 12:30 a.m., with snacks and soda included, or BYO snacks; Champagne at midnight. Fri., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m., $70/lane (shoe rental not included), call for reservations. Concord Lanes, 11801 Tesson Ferry, St. Louis, 314-843-9200.

New Year's Eve at Midtown Revue: Live performance of the Militant Propaganda Bingo Machine by the Non Prophets, with a Champagne toast at midnight. Fri., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $25/person. Midtown Revue, 119 W Main, Belleville, Illinois, 618-234-5998.

New Year's Eve Dance: Dinner catered by Panama Red's, DJ, Champagne at midnight. Fri., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., $30/person, $200/table of 8, call 314-781-3852 for info. St. James the Greater Church, 1360 Tamm, St. Louis, 314-645-0167.

New Year's Eve Dollar Bowl: Only $1 a game and $1 for shoe rental all day; bar opens in the evening. Fri., Dec. 31, noon-1 a.m. AMF Western Lanes, 4041 Bingham, St. Louis.

New Year's Eve with Bob Zany: 10 p.m. show includes party favors, Champagne toast at midnight and breakfast buffet. Fri., Dec. 31, 7:30 & 10 p.m., $20-$50. Funny Bone Comedy Club-Westport Plaza, I-270 & Page, St. Louis, 314-469-6692,

New Year's Eve with Ricky Gutierrez: 10:30 p.m. show includes party favors and Champagne toast at midnight. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 & 10 p.m., $15-$27. Funny Bone Comedy Club-Fairview Hts., Ramada Inn, 6900 N Illinois (I-64 & Hwy. 159), Fairview Heights, Illinois, 618-628-4242,

RailCruise America New Year's Eve Excursion: The New Year's Champagne Exclusive tour includes a four-hour trip in a tastefully restored train with hors d'oeuvres, beef or lobster dinner, live music by the Soulard Blues Band and Champagne. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $245-$1900, call 314-231-9500 for reservations, St. Louis Union Station, 20th & Market, St. Louis, 314-421-6655,

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra:

New Year's Eve Celebration: David Robertson wields the baton for the last show of 2004. Fri., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., $20-$150. Powell Symphony Hall, 718 N Grand, St. Louis, 314-534-1700,

Westport Plaza New Year's Eve: Fireworks display at 6 p.m., with free carriage rides from 6-9pm. Fri., Dec. 31. West Port Plaza, I-270 & Page, St. Louis, 314-576-2727.

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