Time is short for New Year’s Eve plans, but here are a few options for last-minute gatherings to ring in the new year and celebrate 2016 this weekend.
• Town & Country Lanes, 3500 River Road N., is hosting a New Year’s Eve party starting at 9:30 p.m.Tickets are $25 and include music, three hours of moon-glow bowling, a New Year’s countdown and champagne or cider toast, a nacho buffet and raffle drawings.
• Capitol City Theatre is offering one all-ages show and one adults-only show New Year’s Eve. The all-ages show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and should wrap up about 9 p.m., 210 Liberty St. SE, Suite 150. Tickets are $12 and $9 for ages 12 and younger. The 21-and-older show begins at 10:30 p.m. and ends with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $20. Purchase tickets in advance at capitolcitytheater. com.
• New Year’s Eve Dance at Keizer Salem Area Senior Center, 930 Plymouth Drive N.E. Doors open at 7 p.m. Live music by Don and Pat Schuetz with Glen Walker & Lee and Evelyn Easter.Tickets $10.
• If you don’t mind a bit of travel, or would like a bit of traditional culture education with your revelry, check out the Native American Rehabilitation Association’s annual New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow at Portland’s Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. The dry event features drum groups and community dances and is free to the public. 1 p.m. to midnight.
• The festivities go on all night long at Spirit Mountain Casino. Activities include bingo at 7:30 p.m., a wandering magician from 7 to 11:30 p.m.; bucket drummer/dancers at 9, 10 and 11 p.m.; juggler/stiltwalker at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m.; Joe Stoddard Band at 9 p.m.; photo booth from 9 to 11:30 p.m.; Rock & Roll Cowboys at 9 p.m.; bead tosses at 9:45, 10:45 and 11:45 p.m.; and confetti cannons and balloon drop at midnight, 27100 Salmon River Highway, Grand Ronde.
• Salem’s Riverfront Carousel is offering free rides between noon and 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1. Canned food donations to support Marion- Polk Food Share are suggested.
• On Saturday, Jan. 2, C4, The Capitol City Comedy Challenge, takes the stage at 210 Liberty St. SE, Suite 150, in Salem. Six stand-up comedians. Three challenges. One stage. Who’s the winner? Audience decides. 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, 18 and older only.