Gatsby Mansion Party Whether you’ve loved the book since high school or you’re just excited for the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio movie, channel your nouveau riche spirit as the Greatest Bar honors the Great Gatsby. 9 p.m. Tickets: $75 and up. Greatest Bar. 262 Friend St., Boston. 617-367-0544, www.thegreatest
Shannel at Machine A month after becoming a finalist on “RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race,” Shannel will spend her New Year’s Eve hosting a drag-filled night at Machine. After a meet-and-greet, the club will feature DJs, drag shows, and even a late-night continental breakfast buffet. 9 p.m. Tickets: $15 and up. Machine. 617-536-1950, www.machine-boston.com.
A Lil’ Louder New Year’s Eve DJ Who Nu?, DJ Durkin, and DJ Knife head a night of hip-hop, dancehall, Caribbean, trap, and more at Good Life. Advance tickets sold out quickly, but some eager partiers will be able to get in at the door. 8 p.m. Tickets: $50. Good Life. 28 Kingston St., Boston. 617-451-2622, www.goodlife
Release Utopia New Year’s Eve Bash All Asia hosts a farewell set from DJ Bruno of the long-running Utopia Sundays. DJ Savuth of Release will take to the tables when midnight hits, while special guest Joey Mazza will close the night. The winner of All Asia’s DJ Battle kicks things off. 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. All Asia. 334 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-497-1544, www.allasiabar.com.
Resolution It seems that Together Boston’s resolution was to pack as much entertainment as possible into its Noir-themed New Year’s Eve party. Mainstay DJ nights like Elements, Bassic, and CVLT will be represented, along with a new live music project from André Obin. 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $35 at the doors. Middle East Downstairs. 617-864-3278, www.mideastclub.com.
A “Heroes” New Year’s Eve Along with DJ Chris Ewen’s usual blend of the best 1980s new wave, electro, and punk, the “Heroes” crew will be offering party favors, hats, noisemakers, and its yearly “White Trash Buffet.” 9 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 day of show. T.T. the Bear’s Place. 10 Brookline St., Cambridge. 617-492-0082, www.ttthebears.com.
Audio Chemists at Precinct For those who can’t decide what music to groove to before the ball drops, Precinct boasts “two bars, two parties,” courtesy of the DJ team Audio Chemists. In the front, DJ Manila and DJ Wil will spin their favorites from the ’80s and ’90s, while DJ Golden Touch will play club hits and EDM in the back. $10. Precinct. 70 Union Square, Somerville. 617-623-9211. www.precinctbar.com.
Get the Funk Up Listen to the assorted sounds of the Whiskey Barons, peruse Flat Top Johnny’s special whiskey cocktail menu (a tribute to the night’s DJs), and enjoy free pool all night. You’ll even get a party favor. 9 p.m. Tickets: $20. Flat Top Johnny’s. 1 Kendall Square, Building 200, Cambridge. 617-494-9565, www.flattop
[Expletive] New Year’s For the curmudgeons out there, both Bukowski Tavern locations will be banishing any New Year’s Festivities — including exorbitant cover charges. Instead, anyone who comes to Bukowski Tavern on New Year’s Eve will get a dollar. There will, however, be toast at midnight (with Pabst Blue Ribbon, not champagne). 8 p.m. No cover. Bukowski Tavern. 1281 Cambridge St., Cambridge, and 50 Dalton St. Boston. www.bukowski
Andrew Doerfler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org