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New Year’s Eve 2006 Parties

As the countdown to year 2007 is approaching, you may ask where to party? We at Yowazzup.com have compiled a list of venues where you can party till the dawn of 2007, from New York to Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

NYE Mondo Carnival Countdown Party
Venue: Indie Scene Cafe @ Piccolo Galleria, Piccolo Galleria, Bukit Bintang (Between Lot 10 and KL Plaza)
Date / Time: 31 December 2006, 5.00pm
Pricing: RM50 incl 2 drinks before 10pm / RM65 incl 2 drinks after 10pm / RM328 bottle incl 4 entries
Description:Bring in the NEW YEAR MONDO-style! Doppelganger Open Mic and Indie Scene Cafe presents a stunning NYE party with an entire hullabaloo of a cast comprising of ex-Boom Boom Room Penang Diva, FREDA & SYARMILA and the gorgeous Sexy Divas. Spinning the night away is DJ FRESH and beside him, B’SIDE playing latin house, R&B and more house in carnaval flavour. The party starts from 5pm where you can dig into the INDIE SCENE feat. over 10 acts – bands, singer songwriters, dancers and comedians including Peter & Markisa (Soft Touch), Greenpaver, Maximus, Honey and Clover, Kuah Jenhan, The Amateurs, Egoistical, Peyton and dance troupe – Neo Classicism and more! All this happens on the 2nd floor of Piccolo Galleria, just above from Indie Scene Cafe. Feel the Bukit Bintang jive like never before! Bye bye 2006 and helllllooooooooo 2007!

Presto Count Down Party
Venue: Bangkok Jazz, Lot B1, Chulan Square, 92 Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur
Date / Time: 31 December 2006, 10.00pm – 2.00am
Description:As we come to the closing of year 2006, let’s have a great party! To Recap All the Wonderful Moments we had in 2006! To CELEBRATE Love and a Greater Life ahead of us all in 2007! More information:- Title: Presto CountDown Party feat. Brandy & Cindy Date: 31 Dec 2006 Time: 10 PM Onward til early morning Let’s Count Down @ Bangkok Jazz! and Kick Start the New Year with a bang! “eat, drink and be Merry!” May all your dreams come true.

Recharge Presents I Love NYE 2007
Venue: Zouk, 113 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Date / Time: 31 December 2006, 9.00pm
Pricing: Zouk Courtyard / Mainroom / The Loft RM 50 Ladies & Men (Before 10pm)
RM 60 Ladies / RM 65 Men (After 10pm)
Description:The Zouk complex goes all out to usher in the New Year. With a Carnivale theme featuring candy floss, animal balloons, clowns and a totally crazy Countdown show, all five Zouk areas will be abuzz with activity. The Courtyard hosts a Dance Nation party with the likes of Terence C, Altered Image, B4C Live and Fono to keep you occupied while Velvet Underground’s Leonard T spins some classic Mambo Jumbo. Zouk Mainroom goes gangland with Khalique, DJs Fuzz, Luqe and MC Fendi who are taking Ghetto Heaven to the next level. Meanwhile The Loft stays Up All Night as eclectic outfits Twillight Actiongirl vs. Faster Pussycat!Kill!Kill! Vs. KBnL battle it out. But it you’re looking for a more relaxing way to party on NYE then be one of the first few to chill at Zouk’s Rooftop, as the Recharge team pamper and spoil you amidst the bright lights of KL city.

The Roaring 20′s NYE Party at Souled Out
Venue: Souled Out, 20 Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
Date / Time: 31 December 2006, 7.00pm
Pricing: RM130++ for al fresco dining; RM100++ for first floor dining
Description:Take it back to the era of classy ladies and gentlemen criminals with Souled Out’s Roaring 20′s New Year’s Eve party. Come dressed as the stylish Mae West or don the suave hat of infamous mobster Al Capone. Countdown to ’07 as you dine al fresco ‘neath a blanket of stars or take in the classy ambience of the restaurant’s interior with friends and family.

The Lobby Party
Venue:Lobby Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Date / Time: 31 December 10.30pm
Pricing: RM88++
Description:The lobby of Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur will be transformed into a party space to make way for world renowned DJ Christof Van der Stichele, who will be spinning an interesting brand of house music, so make your way there for a night filled with fun.

Singapore

Ministry of Sound MoS: Adam Freeland (UK)
Venue: Ministry of Sound
Date / Time: 31 December 2006
Pricing: Before 10.30pm – $25 for both males and females (both covers include 1 drink) (limited to first 300 customers)
After 10.30pm – $38 for both males and females (both covers include 1 drink)
Description:When Adam Freeland released his pioneering COASTAL BREAKS mix album three years ago, it signalled a new era in dance music, putting the breakbeat sound center stage. What had been a relatively small scene suddenly found itself at the heart of the media spotlight, hailed as the future of dance music with club nights such as Friction and Air leading the way. Fast forward three years: Breakbeat has clearly infiltrated dance music in all areas, through landmark recordings like Tsunami One’s “Hip Hop Phenomenon” (featured on TECTONICS) and more recently trance supremo Paul Van Dyk’s breakbeat excursions on his forthcoming album. Meanwhile heavyweight DJs Sasha and Carl Cox hold Freeland personally responsible for influencing their love of breakbeat and have publicly hailed him as the major driving force behind one of the UK’s most exciting sounds.

NYE @ Expo: Zouk’S Mambo Jambo Meets Phuture’S Holla!
Venue: Expo, Hall 6
Date / Time: 31 December 2006, From 9.00pm till late
Pricing: S$35.00 at the door, S$30.00 pre-sales
Description:Mambo Jambo and Holla fans… this is the biggest yearend party that you shouldn’t miss! Following the smashing success of the inaugural edition of NYE MamboJambo@Expo, we shall keep our promise of making this year’s countdown party even bigger and better! So this New Year’s Eve, the ever popular Mambo Jambo and the irresistible Holla will take the party up a notch and celebrates in massive style! Join thousands at Singapore Expo Hall 6 as we bid farewell to an eventful year, and usher in 2007 with a bang!

London, UK

50s – 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll New Year’s Eve
Venue: Centennial Hall, 550 Wellington Street, London, N6G 2P4, United Kingdom
Date / Time: 31 December 2006, 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Pricing: $30 per person
Note: Prices are per person unless otherwise noted. Prices subject to change.
For VIP tables, bottle-service gratuity is not included in the ticket price unless otherwise noted. For General Admission, the only gratuity is what you would typically tip your bartender or cocktail waitress.

Description:50s – 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll New Year’s Eve.
Dancing starts at 7:30 pm.
Twist Contest at 8:30 and Hula Hoop contest at 8:45pm.
Vintage – Dance and Tribute Show band with Vegas type all live tributes to Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Tom Jones, Sonny & Cher, The Blues Bros, Bobby Curtola, Ricky Nelson perform 9:00 – 11:00 and 11:30 – 12:30.

New York City, U.S.A.

Pressure
Venue: Pressure, 110 University Pl, New York, NY 10001
Date / Time: 31 December 2006, 10:00 pm – 4:00 am
Pricing:
Prices are per person unless otherwise noted. Prices subject to change.
For VIP tables, bottle-service gratuity is not included in the ticket price unless otherwise noted. For General Admission, the only gratuity is what you would typically tip your bartender or cocktail waitress.

General Admission:

Four hour premium open bar 10pm-2am
Access to all bars
Champagne toast at midnight
State of the art sound system featuring a world renown DJ
Elegant menu of passed hors d’oeuvres 9pm-midnight
Party favors
Ball dropping count down
Finally an efficient coat check available
Quick check-in

VIP ticket:

All of the General Admission benefits plus:

Each VIP table shall have it’s own platter of food on the table, replenished as needed
VIP tables are now only available for 6-10 people – each person at table must be a VIP ticket holder.

Enjoy plush seating on comfortable banquets while others stand.
Tables of 6-7 people receive one bottle of premium vodka, one bottle of champagne, mixers and strawberries and chocolate. Bottle gratuity is mandatory and not included.
Tables of 8 and up receive one bottle of premium Vodka, one bottle of champagne, mixers and strawberries and chocolate. Bottle gratuity is mandatory and not included.
There are numerous options for parties of 10 or more, including two bottles of premium Vodka, two bottles of champagne and private section rooms.
Gratuity is $40 – $50 per bottle.

Seated VIP:
All amenities of General Admission plus:
Reserved table for the evening (does not include bottles)
Enjoy plush seating on comfortable banquets while others stand

Description:
Above Bowlmor Lanes, lies this amazing venue, a pleasure bubble that will make this night the most unforgettable night of the year. Contained in a magnificent bubble like dome filled with 16’ and 21’ video screens, the venue is mesmerizing. Pressure offers two main rooms the Living Room and Lucid Lounge. It is truly a party setting on a grand scale and has hosted the best NY events for Gotham Magazine and even Mayor Bloomberg.

The NY Times calls it “an adult amusement park.” Time out “best décor.” Jane magazine, “surreal.” You can get up and get loud in Lucid, which is Pressure’s 3,500 sq. ft. soundproof club. The tastiest martinis in town blend together perfectly to make this hotspot the perfect place to kick off a new year.

Stereo
Venue: Stereo, 512 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001
Date / Time: 31 December 2006, 9:00 pm – 3:00 am
Pricing:
Prices are per person unless otherwise noted. Prices subject to change.
For VIP tables, bottle-service gratuity is not included in the ticket price unless otherwise noted. For General Admission, the only gratuity is what you would typically tip your bartender or cocktail waitress.

General Admission:
6 hour top shelf open bar from 9pm – 3am
Passed specialty cocktails
Gourmet buffet stations

Champagne toast at midnight

Live coverage of Times Square and the ball drop

Special entertainment

Ultra VIP Table Access:
Includes all the benefits of General Admission
Banquette seating for the entire evening
Must have 6, 8, or 12 people per VIP table
1 bottle of premium champagne per 6 or 8 people; 2 bottles for 12 people

2 bottles of premium vodka per 6 or 8 people; 4 bottles for 12 people
Complimentary gourmet food platter

Description:
David Rodolitz & Adam Elzer, the co-founders of Impulse, invite you to our special New Year’s Eve 2007 Celebration at Stereo with celebrity host.
Just two blocks from Bottle Service Boulevard (Marquee, Home, Cain, Bungalow 8, Spirit, Guest House, BED, Groovedeck), Stereo boasts a theme of, well, stereos, with 70s- and 80s-era graffiti splashed on each wall. But this is no cheesy Culture Club. Instead of tacky 80s paraphernalia, Stereo uses subtle, amber lighting to accent the understated graffiti, designed by Ces. (Believe it or not, “understated graffiti” is possible. And it works.) Like Bungalow 8 and Home, Stereo continues the trend away from “mega-clubs” and toward more upscale, intimate lounges. A little smaller than a tennis court, Stereo has room for dancing without an official dance floor, with black VIP sofas dotting the walls.

New Years Eve 2007 at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club
Venue: 40/40 Club, The – New York, 6 W 25th St, New York, NY 10010
Date / Time: 31 December 2007, 7:30 pm – 4:00 am
Pricing:
Prices are per person unless otherwise noted. Prices subject to change.
For VIP tables, bottle-service gratuity is not included in the ticket price unless otherwise noted. For General Admission, the only gratuity is what you would typically tip your bartender or cocktail waitress.

Advance Tickets:
Entry into the club
Champagne toast at midnight
Party Favors

General Admission:
Open Bar from 7:30pm – midnight
Entry into the club
Champagne toast at midnight
Party Favors

VIP Table For 2: (SOLD OUT)
Prices are per table (great value)
Includes admission to the party (When you purchase a VIP table, you do not also need to purchase General Admission tickets)
Complimentary bottle of champagne
Area of VIP booth for 2 people
Complimentary platter of appetizers

VIP Table For 3: (SOLD OUT)
Prices are per table (great value)

Includes admission to the party (When you purchase a VIP table, you do not also need to purchase General Admission tickets)
Complimentary bottle of champagne
Area of VIP booth for 3 people
Complimentary platter of appetizers

VIP Table For 4: (SOLD OUT)
Prices are per table (great value)
Includes admission to the party (When you purchase a VIP table, you do not also need to purchase General Admission tickets)
Complimentary bottle of champagne
Area of VIP booth for 4 people
Complimentary platter of appetizers

VIP Table For 5: (SOLD OUT)
Prices are per table (great value)

Includes admission to the party (When you purchase a VIP table, you do not also need to purchase General Admission tickets)
Complimentary bottle of champagne
Area of VIP booth for 5 people
Complimentary platter of appetizers

VIP Table For 10: (SOLD OUT)
Prices are per table (great value)

Includes admission to the party (When you purchase a VIP table, you do not also need to purchase General Admission tickets)
Complimentary bottle of champagne
Area of VIP booth for 4 people
Complimentary platter of appetizers

VIP Cognac Room: (SOLD OUT)
Includes admission to the party (When you purchase a VIP table, you do not also need to purchase General Admission tickets)
Private room for the whole night
Server in room
Complimentary bottle of champagne
Room accomodates up to 30 guests
Complimentary platter of appetizers

Party favors

VIP Jay-Z Room: (SOLD OUT)
Includes admission to the party (When you purchase a VIP table, you do not also need to purchase General Admission tickets)
Private room for the whole night
Server in room
Complimentary bottle of champagne
Room accomodates up to 70 guests
Complimentary platter of appetizers
Party favors

VIP Remy Lounge: (SOLD OUT)
Includes admission to the party (When you purchase a VIP table, you do not also need to purchase General Admission tickets)
Private room for the whole night
Server in room
Complimentary bottle of champagne
Room accomodates up to 70 guests
Complimentary platter of appetizers

Party favors

VIP ESPN Hall of Fame Lounge: (SOLD OUT)

Includes admission to the party (When you purchase a VIP table, you do not also need to purchase General Admission tickets)
Private room for the whole night
Server in room
2 complimentary bottles of champagne
Room accomodates up to 150 guests
Complimentary platter of appetizers

Party favors

VIP New Club Space: (SOLD OUT)

Includes admission to the party (When you purchase a VIP table, you do not also need to purchase General Admission tickets)
Private room for the whole night
Server in room
Complimentary bottle of champagne
Room accomodates up to 250 guests
Complimentary platter of appetizers
Party favors

Description:
Come celebrate New Year’s at The 40/40 CLUB, an all American sports bar and lounge owned by hip-hop mogul Jay Z and partners Desiree Gonzalez and Juan Perez.
Created by the three longtime friends, 40/40 is 12,000 square feet of pure sports and entertainment in an opulent lounge setting, providing a unique experience not found elsewhere in New York City.
“I love sports and wanted to create an environment that is conducive to match my lifestyle, while watching the games at the same time,” said Jay Z.
The $4 million multi-level space includes a 24’ x 8’ slate bar, a 16 foot wide staircase furnished with sleek seating on the steps, 15 LCD TV’s,8 plasmas (three of which are 60”), four 12’ X 12’ two-sided big screen TV’s, a premium cigar room and three private VIP rooms.
Two of the VIP rooms, the “Rémy Lounge,” appropriately named after Rémy Martin, Jay’s cognac of choice, and “Jay’s Room”, are fully equipped with their own personal entertainment centers, 60” plasma TV’s, Italian leather wrap-around couches, all controlled by their own touch-screen remotes.

Dress Code
No sneakers
No jerseys
No baseball caps
No doo-rags
No workboots or Timberlands
Neat jeans are acceptable

Evening Roundup

Howdy pardner! As we move towards year 2007, many things have happened in year 2006, including the death of Saddam Hussein.

Iraqi leader says Saddam execution to proceed

Saddam will be hanged within 30 days even though he is still at an American military prison.

Read the rest of the story

The Gender Genie

The Gender Genie uses a simplified version an algorithm to predict the gender of an author. You can write a line of blog, fiction or non-fiction and it will tell you your gender!

Ironically though, it wasn’t able to identify the first couple of sentence I typed. Maybe they were too short. Somehow, if you type something normal like you usually do in your blog, then it has a very high percentage of guessing your gender. But, if you try to type something else on purpose – perhaps it will think you’re the opposite gender.

Click here for The Gender Genie

Children of Men

Children of Men, a movie starring Clive Owen and Julliane Moore, is about a futuristic but chaotic world where a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child’s birth may help scientists save the future of humankind. The movie has gotten rave reviews from many movie critics at RottenTomatoes.com.

With such rave reviews, it’s definitely a movie worth watching. It was released in the U.S. on December 25, 2006.

Watch the trailer here