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The Countdown

Craving old-timey style this New Year’s Eve? Here, three throwback options

Classic Hollywood
Hollywood Roosevelt
Each year the historic hotel hosts a glamorous affair (with a hint of hedonism) that includes world-class DJs, dancing, and cocktails—all at a volume that allows you to hear the person next to you speaking. What a relief.Go to

Cleopatra’s Ball
Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre
Home to the first-ever Hollywood film premiere in 1922, the Egyptian is steeped in L.A. history. The venue’s outdoor area will be decked out for an elegant happening, with multiple bars and a dance floor. Go to

Moulin Rouge
Barre Vermont
Cabaret meets dinner theater at this Los Feliz show, which is based on the Parisian burlesque film directed by Baz Luhrmann. Go to