Those interested in ending the year with a celebration in town have plenty of options.
On New Year’s Eve, events range from casual to classy, giving attendees the chance to toast the New Year.
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theater and Dream Theater Company offer attendees the opportunity to solve murders and actively participate in investigations.
Written by Irene Mouchey, My Fatal Valentine tells the story of hit romance novelist Nora Chance. Her latest book has been made into a movie, her publisher wants a sequel, and she’s about to get married.
The audience gets a chance to solve the case. The evening also includes hors d’oeuvres and a late-night non-alcoholic toast. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $30. Details: 417-358-9665.
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The 80’s Vinyl Party will be held at the Indian Springs Brewing Company at 109 East Main Street in Neosho. Attendees are encouraged to wear their totally radical 80’s best and bring their favorite records. Details: 417-454-9498.
80’s tribute band Members Only are featured performers at the Kansas Crossing Casino at 1275 S. Highway 69 in Pittsburgh, Kansas. Details: 620-240-4400.
The Bonnie Situation presents a show featuring ’90s rock music at TJ Leland’s at 108 W Sixth St. in Pittsburgh. Music starts at 10pm. Details: 620-404-8065.
The Masquerade Ball will be held at the Beard Engine Brewing Co. at 208 N. Main St., Aruba. Alyssa Galvan is the lead performer — she may be wearing a mask, but that’s her. Other features include hors d’oeuvres, champagne and special cask releases. Details: 417-483-0709.
Guitars Rock N Country Bar, 1800 W. Seventh St. hosts a New Year’s Eve party featuring DJ Mattie V dancing. Tickets: $10, tables can be reserved in advance. Details: 417-317-1234.
Murphy’s Law at 418 Grant St. in Carthage will host a New Year’s Eve party from 8pm. Details: 417-310-6113.
Happy Jacks Tavern, 1448 Iris Road in Seneca will be hosted by the band Interim and the Blues Doctors. Music starts at 6pm. Details: 417-776-2337.
Singer Randall Shreve will be featured at 1208 South Main Street, downtown JB. Event starts at 7pm. Details will be announced on the Facebook page of the venue. Learn more: jbsdowntownjoplin.com.
Mayday by Midnight is a Featured Performer at Downstream Casino, Quappaw, Oklahoma (69300 E. Nee Road). Details: 918-919-6000.
Dino D and DTrain Band are featured performers at the Indigo Sky Casino (70220 E. Highway 60). Details: 888-992-7591.