To help you find the right place to be at midnight, here's a look at New Year's Eve concerts and more:
13 Celsius: Downtown bar celebrates its sixth anniversary with a 1920s-inspired "Midnight in Paris" celebration. When: 9 p.m. Where: 3000 Caroline; Tickets: $20-$25; 713-529-8466 or www.13celsius.com.
Anderson Fair: Beloved singer-songwriter Shake Russell has written songs for Waylon Jennings and Clint Black. He'll front his trio, along with special guests Ken Gaines and Wayne Wilkerson. When: 8 p.m.; Where: 2007 Grant; Tickets: $35; 832-767-2785 or www.andersonfair.com.
Arena Theater: New Jack R&B ensemble Tony! Toni! Tone! carries on without Raphael Saadiq. They're joined by Jon B (not the sloop). When: 8 p.m.; Where: 7326 Southwest Freeway; Tickets: $39.50; 713-772-5900 or www.arenahouston.com.
Big Easy: Powerful bluesy rock provided by the Mighty Orq. When: 8 p.m.; Where: 5731 Kirby; Tickets: $10; 713-523-9999.
Boondocks: House music on the tables from James Reed, Josh Dupont, Miscka, Spettro and Skeezer. When: 9 p.m.; Where: 1417 Westheimer; Tickets: $5; 713-522-8500.
Club Pride: Masquerade ball, featuring a balloon drop and champagne. When: 8 p.m. Where: 229 E. NASA Parkway, Webster; Tickets: $5; 281-557-4800 or www.clubpridehouston.com.
Continental Club: Mike Stinson will serve up hard-edged honky-tonk, and the Allen Oldies band will keep the sounds of the '50s and early '60s alive. When: 7 p.m.; Where: 3700 Main; Tickets: Free; 713-529-9899.
Discovery Green: See KC and Sunshine Band and fireworks. Interview with KC and Sunshine Band.
Dosey Doe: Austin band the Derailers brings old-school honky-tonk with some rockabilly edge. When: 8 p.m.; Where: 25911 Interstate 45 N., The Woodlands; Tickets: $78-$118; 281-367-3774 or www.doseydoe.com.
Eagle Houston: Popular gay bar rings in 2013 at its newish location. No cover in leather or without a shirt. Legendary DJ JD Arnold on the tables, and the doors don't close until the last person leaves. When: 9 p.m.; Where: 213 Milam; call for price; 713-236-8777 or www.eaglehouston.com.
F Bar: Award-winning drag show and other fabulous party favors. When: 9 p.m.; Where: 202 Tuam; Tickets: Free; 713-661-7600 or www.fbarhouston.com.
Fitzgerald's: A monster bill of homegrown talent including listenlisten's B.E. Godfrey, Buxton, Robert Ellis, B L A C K I E, Deep Cuts, Infinite Apaches and Bombon. When: 8 p.m.; Where: 2706 White Oak; Tickets: $5 older than 21, $10 younger than 21; 713-862-3838.
Guava Lamp: Live music, DJ and more. When: 8 p.m.; Where: 570 Waugh; Tickets: $15; 713-524-3359 or www.guavalamphouston.com.
House of Blues: Austin's Reckless Kelly makes red-line roots rock. When: 9:30 p.m.; Where: House of Blues, 1204 Caroline; Tickets: $25-$55; 832-667-7733 or www.hob.com.
JR's Bar & Grill: Countdown of the top 10 videos of the year. Plus a champagne fountain. When: 9 p.m. Where: 808 Pacific; Tickets: Free; 713-521-2519 or www.jrsbarandgrill.com.
Lumiere Nouveau: A New Year's Masquerade: Pride Houston's first New Year's Eve celebration, featuring DJ Joe Ross and singer Nina Lombardo. Wear a mask and dress fabulous. When: 9 p.m.; Where: 5226 Elm; Tickets: $75; $100 at the door; www.pridehouston.org.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck: Singer-songwriter-sideman Jack Saunders plays tunes from the new "A Real Good Place to Start" as well as old favorites. When: 7 p.m.; Where: 2425 Norfolk; Tickets: $90-$100 (includes dinner); 713-528-5999 or www.mcgonigels.com.
MKT Bar: DJ Melodic spins as you enjoy "gourmet international hors d'oeuvres, delectable desserts" and a champagne toast at midnight. When: 8 p.m.; Where: 1001 Austin; Tickets: $25; 832-360-2222 or www.mktbar.com.
Monnalisa: Local veteran Norma Zenteno combines rock, jazz and Latin rhythms. When: 8 p.m.; Where: Hotel Sorella, 800 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Building 9; Call for prices; 713-973-1600.
Montrose Mining Company: Blackout party, male go-go dancers and a free LED light once the lights go out. When: 9 p.m.; Where: 805 Pacific; Tickets: Free; 713-529-7488 or www.theminehouston.com.
Numbers: The legendary club promises its yearly "huge" cash balloon drop at midnight and other goodies. When: 9 p.m.; Where: 300 Westheimer; call for price; 713-521-1121 or www.numbersnightclub.com.
Nutty Jerry's: Raul Malo has reunited with the smooth country band the Mavericks. When: 7 p.m.; Where: 18291 Englin, Winnie; Tickets: $30-$40; 877-643-7508 or www.nuttyjerrys.com.
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Owner Wrecks Bell suggests this show will be the last of his Townes Van Zandt wakes. Richard Dobson will be among the players doing all Van Zandt songs. When: 8 p.m.; Where: 413 20th, Galveston; Call for price; 409-762-9199.
Party Monster NYE: DJs and big, fat bass. With Moonstruck Red, Bart Black, SentiFlect, K9 and more. When: 9 p.m.; Where: Fun Plex, 13700 Beechnut; Tickets: Free; 281-530-7777 or www.houstonfunplex.com.
Reliant Arena: Contempo R&B singer Trey Songz released "Chapter V" earlier this year. Opener Miguel is having a big, breakout year. When: 9 p.m.; Where: One Reliant Plaza; Tickets: $49.50; 800-745-3000.
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South Beach: DJ/VJ Wess plays the year's biggest hits for the dance floor. Cash and lottery-ticket balloon drop at midnight. When: 9 p.m.; Where: 810 Pacific; Tickets: $15; 713-529-7623 or www.southbeachthenightclub.com.
Stereo Live: Its fifth annual NYE bash will feature Aly & Fila and DJ Shogun. When: 8 p.m.; Where: 6400 Richmond; Tickets: $20-$30; 832-251-9600.
Super Happy Fun Land: A truly alternative New Year's Eve with the Fuzzlers, the Annoysters, the Illegal Wiretap and Solar Temple. When: 8 p.m.; Where: 3801 Polk; call for price; 713-880-2100.
Warehouse Live: Live music by Adrenaline and Alter Ego, and DJs will provide the sound for the BLT (black tie, lingerie, toga ... in case you didn't know) event. When: 8 p.m.; Where: 813 St. Emanuel; Call for price; 713-225-5483.