New Year's Eve on $10 or less
Cheapie New Year's Eve options in Seattle include fireworks viewing from Tilikum Park, a music bill at Columbia City Theater, a Burlesque Sparkly Party at Skylark and a meditative labyrinth walk at the Lake Washington United Methodist Church.
It's the end of a long, tough year. If you're feeling like your personal financial recovery has not yet begun, you may want to celebrate New Year's Eve on the cheap.
Here are four activities priced at $10 or less.
New Year's Eve at Tilikum Park
Watch the Space Needle fireworks from in front of the 5 Point Cafe. Patrons can eat and drink in a specially erected beer garden. No cover charge, and organizers promise, "Beers will be cheap and drinks will be large." Music courtesy of the 5 Point jukebox. 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday night, 415 Cedar St., Seattle (206-448-9993 or www.the5pointcafe.com).
Dyme Def, Hounds of the Wild Hunt
Columbia City Theater hosts an unusually eclectic New Year's Eve bill: hip-hop trio Dyme Def and rockers Hounds of the Wild Hunt (formerly the Whore Moans). 9 p.m. Friday, 4916 Rainier Ave., Seattle; $10 (206-722-3009 or www.columbiacitytheater.com).
New Year's Eve Burlesque Sparkly Party
Burlesque performers Whisper de Corvo, Ava Raqs, Miss Elaine Yes, Fosse Jack and Scandal from Bohemia join MC Mr. Bawdy at Skylark Café & Club in Delridge. Wear something sparkly for a free champagne toast at midnight. 3803 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; $7 (206-935-2111 or www.skylarkcafe.com).
New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk
Ponder the past year and 2011 with insight and a refreshed spirit walking the labyrinth, an ancient pattern in the form of a path, used for contemplation, prayer, meditation and accessing creativity and intuition, for use by everyone with or without a faith tradition, indoors on a 24-foot canvas floor cloth, all welcome, anytime 4-8 p.m. Friday, Lake Washington United Methodist Church, 7525 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland; free (425-885-3311 or lwumc.ministries/labyrinth).
When vice president of Sub Pop Records Megan Jasper isn't running things at the office, she's working in her garden at her West Seattle home where she and her husband Brian spend time relaxing.