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Forum staff reports, Published December 27 2009

New Year's Eve events

Christmas has come and gone, so now it’s time to make plans for New Year’s Eve. Chances are your favorite bar has live music and your favorite restaurant has some specials, but here’s a look at a handful of places offering something different.:

Basie’s in the Ramada Plaza Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. Dinner with bottle of wine or champagne for $99 a couple from 5 to 10 p.m., with jazz with Kathie Brekke from 7 to 9 p.m.: John Pederson plays jazz in the lounge at 10. (701) 277-9000.

Courtney’s Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Stand-up comedy from Jason James, Fred Bevil, Jamey Stone, Benny Quash, Darren Meyer and Dave Ing. Shows at 7 and 10 p.m. $22.50 and $42.50 for VIP treatment. (218) 287-7100.

Courtyard by Marriot, 1080 28th Avenue South, Moorhead. New Year's Eve party with the band Past Due. Heavy hors d'oeuvre spread with champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. 218-284-1000.

Gio’s Grill & Bar, 123 21st St. S., Moorhead. Buffet dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., $39.95 per person: After 8, appetizers and dance with country group Avalanche for $24.95. (218) 233-2883.

Hilton Garden Inn, 4351 17th Ave. S., Fargo. Event starts at 7 p.m., and includes dinner buffet, champagne toast at midnight, pre-dinner jazz from Chris Mahan group and dancing to Sapphire; $65 per person. (701) 499-6000.

Silver Moon, 309 Roberts St., Fargo. Nine-course dinner with wine pairing, piano music by Amy Klein during dinner, dance to Dave Ferreira Trio and midnight champagne toast to balloon drop. Starts at 7 p.m. $175 per person. (701) 356-9097.

Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Dinner buffet, free drinks, champagne toast, portraits of couples and music by Betty Does and Boomtown. Starts at 7 p.m. $179 per couple. (701) 282-2700.

Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway, Fargo. Five-course dinner $65 per person, $25 wine pairings. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Moody River Band plays free show in the HoDo Lounge at 9. www.hoteldonaldson.com. (701) 478-1000.

Radisson Hotel, 201 5th St. N., Fargo. Five-course a la carte meal with music by pianist Scott Brandenburg and Cousin B. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. (701) 232-7363.

The Venue at The Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. $59 for single, $99 for couples includes drinks and food and ’80s tribute act Hairball, starting at 9:30 p.m. www.thehubfargo.com. (701) 232-6767.

Wasabi, 623 NP Ave., Fargo. Three-course sushi menu with champagne toast at midnight and music by DJ Joyride and KNDS radio. $40 per person. Starts at 10 p.m. (701) 232-3380.

WF Maxwells, 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo. Six-course meal and champagne toast with music by The Blue Wailers. $75 per person. Starts at 6:30 p.m. (701) 277-9463.

Red River Singles New Year’s Eve Dance, Dilworth Community Center, 709 1st Ave. N.W. Bring your own beverages, soda and water will be sold as a fundraiser; music by Lone Wolf. Starts at 8:30 p.m. www.red-river-singles.org. (701) 541-1183.