Things To Do

The same auld lang syne: New Year's Day pool parties, bowl game boozing & National YoungArts Week

New Hydes

Hyde, 1701 Collins Ave., is heading into the new year with a few new diversions, including Live at Hyde, a live music event kicking off from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1 with a performance by Brendan O’ hara. Tickets are $15 and include a glass of champagne at the entrance. There are also dinner and champagne packages available from $250 and up. Hotel guests at SLS, Raleigh and The Redbury all get two free tickets. Stay tuned for updates on future Live at Hyde events. Starting at 10 p.m. the following day at Hyde Beach is Swim Club, a “nautical themed” party featuring special guest DJ Max Vangeli spinning until 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $40 for a “VIP Fast Pass” just like Disney World minus the animated rodents. Both are available at

Hanging Over

If you feel the need to spend your first day of the year doing something productive, skip this one, but if you want to lounge and boogie to the tunes of the legendary DJ Tracy Young, consider heading to the Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave.. Starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, the Genesis Re-Imagined party will spin you into a splashy frenzy as special musical guests including Karina Iglesias of “The Voice” and DJ Scotty Thompson will make sure you start the year off with a good beat. Tickets range from $75 to $1,000 and are available at

On Another Note

In celebration of National YoungArts Week, there are several opportunities to watch people who exude talent, which is a refreshing change of pace from watching people completely devoid of talent (Kardash-we’re looking at you). Among those opportunities is a classical, jazz and pop voice performance at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4 at the New World Center’s Main Hall, 17th St., featuring performers from all over the country. Tickets are $15. Same time, same place on Tuesday, Jan. 5, there’s a theater and jazz instrumental performance, also for $15, and same time, same place on Wednesday, Jan. 6 is a dance performance and cinematic arts screening. There’s a whole lot more going on, including a big gala Saturday, Jan. 9 on the YoungArts campus honoring Rosie Perez and a slew of seriously talented folk. For information on the YoungArts Week shows, go to For info on the gala, go to

Bowled Over

Whether or not you care about Oklahoma or Clemson, Monty’s Sunset, 300 Alton Road, is the “official” South Beach headquarters for the Orange Bowl and through Jan. 3, the place will be spilling over with diehard fans and the rest of you looking for games, after this Friday, a place to celebrate whichever team has won. Either way, with happy hour specials, “Miami-style pool parties,” stone crab, big TVs and, animated out-of-towners, you can’t really lose.