Five Last-Minute New Year's Eve Picks

Make the last moments of 2014 count without tons of planning.

Here are five events we love that still have tickets available that won't break the bank.

1. Studio Palm Door

The recently remodeled venue celebrates its first anniversary with a Studio 54 themed New Year's Eve party. Brooklyn band Escort and Austin favorites Holiday Mountain will perform while you dance on a light-up dance floor. Seriously, just like Saturday Night Fever. After-midnight bites and a Champagne toast included with tickets. Pre-order your tickets here.

2. OZtin: A Technicolor New Year

Re-imagine the Land of Oz in a colorfully designed and fashioned world, and watch Austin transform "somewhere over the rainbow" for one night only! Celebrate with Ronnie Spector and special guests Shannon & the Clams, Christian Bland & the Revelators, Cosmonauts, and the Pesos.

3. NYE 1968

Most of the block at East 6th & Onion will time warp on New Year's Eve with music from that year performed by Austin bands such as Holy Wave, Sweet Spirit, the Moonwalks, the Bad Lovers, Dikes of Holland, BLXPLTN, Quin Galavis, and even more spread among Hotel Vegas, the Volstead, and Gypsy Lounge.

4. Black & Red Masquerade Ball

Austin's Latin dance party revelers take the Belmont once again for New Year's Eve. Make sure to come decked out in black and red, masks preferred. General admission tickets are available to enjoy the show, or choose VIP tickets that get you rooftop access and food and drink extras.

5. Talking Heads House Party With HeartByrne

Experience the music of the Talking Heads this New Year's Eve at Parish with HeartByrne, Austin's favorite Talking Heads tribute. Parish will be transformed into an Eighties house party complete with B-boys, a live DJ spinning before and between sets, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight! Advance tickets available at

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