Cover charge $10 or less? Sounds like a party to us!
• First Night Charlotte — An evening (alcohol free and perfect for the family) of music, arts, dance and so much more, held Uptown in various locations. Wristbands are $10, $5 for children 7-12. www.firstnightcharlotte.com.
• New Year's Eve Celebration at Coyote Joe's — Enjoy party favors, champagne and a $1,000 cash giveaway. Entertainment provided by Out of the Blue. $10. 7 p.m. Coyote Joe's, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-399-4946. www.coyote-joes.stevewlee.com
• New Year's Eve at Boardwalk Billy's — Live music from Remingtons. Champagne toast at midnight. $5. Boardwalk Billy's, 9005 J M Keynes Drive. 704-503-1400. www.boardwalkbillys.com
• Viva La Krewe New Years Spectacular at Marigny — Live from Las Vegas, bringing the acrobatic talents of Cirque de Soleil: Dieux de Vol aerial troupe. A complimentary champagne toast under the balloon drop, with music from DJ Jay-R. 18 and up. $10 all night. Marigny, 1440 S. Tryon St. 704-910-4444. www.marignycharlotte.com.
• New Year's Eve at The Flying Saucer — $3 Magic Hat, with a Burton Magic Hat Snowboard giveaway at 10 p.m. Champagne toast, party favors and more. $10. 9605 N. Tryon St. 704-717-8179. www.beerknurd.com/stores/charlotte.
• A Dirty Bird's New Year's Eve at Dharma Lounge — Sugar Society presents Christian Martin with Nat Eichler and Kevin Focus. $10. 9 p.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. www.dharmacharlotte.com. Tickets can be purchased at http://dirtybirdnye2011.eventbrite.com.
• Under the Big Top New Year's Eve Celebration at Bar at 316 — Outdoor tent with dance floor, featuring Cirque de Drag with Cabaret Vulgare, Ringmaster Buff Faye with her man-eating lions and more. $10 (until Dec. 25). 9 p.m. Bar At 316, 316 Renssalaer Ave. 704-910-1478. www.thebarat316.com.
• New Year's Eve Party at Uptown Cabaret — "No cover, no tops, no brainer" is this year's motto. Enjoy $3 Long Necks and $4 U-Call-Its. Also enjoy party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Free admission. Uptown Cabaret, 108 E. Morehead St. 704-344-0802. www.uptowncabaretclubs.com.
For a full list of New Year's Eve parties in Charlotte, visit At Large.