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Kiss 2013 goodbye in the Ridge! • Brooklyn Paper

Kiss 2013 goodbye in the Ridge!

Welcome back to Bay Ridge Nights, your guide to the weekend on the right side of 65th Street.

By now, the only thing left to wrap up is the year, and here at Bay Ridge Nights, we know all the best places to take a cup of kindness and forget your old acquaintances.

Leave your cares — and the stacks of dirty dishes — behind, and take the stage yourself Thurday, Dec. 26 for the famous karaoke at the Schnitzel Haus [7319 Fifth Ave., between 73rd and 74th streets]. You be the DJ — regale your friends and some strangers with some of you favorite tunes, as only you can do them.

Make an early resolution to meet some new neighbors and try something different on Friday, Dec. 27, with DJ Johnny Versace’s set at Club Cats [10007 Fourth Ave., between 100th and 101st streets]. The lounge is a spin-off of hot Sheepshead Bay nightspot New Cats Cafe on Emmons Avenue. Versace spins the hottest Russian dance music, for the Russian and American crowd. The place starts poppin’ at 10 pm.

Saturday, Dec. 28, celebrate both the ghost of Christmas past and Baby New Year at the Head and South Christmas/New Year’s Show at the Greenhouse Cafe [7717 Third Ave., between 77th and 78th streets] at 10 pm. Taking the stage will be beloved local party band Head Over Heels. The band’s repertoire ranges from Top 40 to southern rock, and is guaranteed to give you a high-energy jumpstart to your 2014.

Sunday and Monday will give you time to rest up before heading to the Monk [9510 Third Ave., between 95th and 96th streets] on Dec. 31 at 11 pm for Brooklyn’s own Holla Back and its genre-bending New Year’s Eve show. Expect a mash-up of rock, dance, hip-hop, ’80s and ’90s classics, and good dash of humor thrown in — the perfect soundtrack to kiss the year goodbye to!

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