RED STICK RISING: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Children can take part in hands-on activities with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Also featuring "Auld Lang Syne" singalong as the Red Stick rises to 60 feet. James Linden Hogg will also perform. Free. redstickrevelry.com.
OLIVE OR TWIST: 4 p.m., 7248 Perkins Road, Suite A. The restaurant and bar will serve $15 ribeyes, black eyed peas and cabbage as well as champagne and specialty themed cocktails for the night. facebook.com/oliveortwistbr.
THE MELTING POT: 4 p.m., 5294 Corporate Blvd. Enjoy fondue, friends, family and fun during this special four-course dinner. $34.98 per person. Call (225) 928-5677 to make your reservation.
CITY PORK BRASSERIE & BAR: 5 p.m., 7327 Jefferson Highway. Featuring a five-course chef's tasting menu. $75 per person; $50 wine and champagne pairing available. Reservations only. Call (225) 615-8880.
TSUNAMI: 6 p.m., 100 Lafayette St. Members of tailgating krewes take over the downtown restaurant. $50 online, $65 at the door. servingsushi.com, (225) 346-5100.
BLEACHERS AT NORTH GATE: 7 p.m., 124 W. Chimes St. Three-course dinner, party favors, champagne, and 1,000-plus balloon drop at midnight. $30.
THE BLUES ROOM: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., 232 Lafayette St. This "Blues Year's Eve" show features a midnight toast and music by Henry Turner Jr. and friends.
CROWNE PLAZA: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., 4728 Constitution Ave. Celebrate with music from Carbon Copy, Chase Tyler Band and the Eddie Smith band while enjoying a Louisiana-style buffet, dancing and an open bar. Ages 21 and up. (225) 925-2244.
DUVIC'S: 8 p.m., 2854 Kalurah St. Sending 2017 out in style with a champagne toast and drink specials at the neighborhood bar in the Perkins Road overpass district.
THE RADIO BAR: 8 p.m., 3079 Government St. Enjoy a playlist of jazzy beats at this stylish Mid City bar. Free champagne toast at midnight. No cover. Ages 21 and up.
ZIPPY'S: 8 p.m., 3155 Perkins Road. A fundraising event for Louis Mykoff's charity run at the Boston Marathon. Also featuring giveaways and drink specials.
BAR LOUIE: 8 p.m., 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd. A "Kiss Off 2017" party featuring music, drink specials and more New Year's Eve festivities at the bar and restaurant near the Mall of Louisiana. Register at eventbrite.com.
CITY BAR: 8 p.m., 333 Third St. Party at this downtown club while jamming to hot music to ring in 2018.
COCHA: 8:30 p.m., 445 N. Sixth St. An eight-course dinner with the restaurant and bar's favorite dishes of the year as well as wine pairings. $110 per person, tax and tip included. facebook.com/cochabr.
RED STICK REVELRY: 9 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Phat Hat and John Schneider perform until midnight on the Crest Stage in Galvez Plaza. At 11:59 p.m., the Red Stick begins its descent to mark the start of 2018, followed by a fireworks show. Free. redstickrevelry.com.
DOWNTOWN FIREWORKS: Live music, red stick drop to mark beginning of 2018 in downtown Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge will celebrate New Year's Eve and mark the end of the 200th year since the city's incorporation with live music and fireworks over the Mississippi!
ALL STAR LANES BATON ROUGE: 9 p.m., 9829 Airline Highway. Enjoy hours of bowling, pizza and party favors. allstarlanesbr.com.
HILTON BATON ROUGE CAPITOL CENTER: 9 p.m., 201 Lafayette St. With music from DJs Doc and Rechelle, and the Regeneration Band, food, a premium bar and party favors. $75 and up. Ages 21 and up. Call (225) 341-2434.
KALURAH STREET GRILL: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., 2857 Perkins Road. Featuring chef Kelley McCann's modern American menu, champagne, dessert from pastry chef Kaila Kay and music from David Borné. $95 per person. kalurahstreetgrill.com.
CADILLAC CAFE: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Cadillac Cafe, 5454 Bluebonnet Road. Open bar with music from DJs Trashy and Knuckles. $50 per person.
SPANISH MOON: 9 p.m., 1109 Highland Road. The legendary Booty Werk rings in the New Year. Also featuring DJ sets from Dan Lion and Eric Milano, and a special performance from hip-hop artist Michael Armstead. $7 before 10 p.m., $10 after. Ages 18 and up. facebook.com/spanishmoonbr.
LAVA CANTINA DOWNTOWN: 9 p.m., 151 Third St. DJ Mikelarry provides the tunes as the restaurant serves a special chef's menu. $5 cover after 10 p.m. with party favors. Call (504) 339-4821 to make VIP reservations.
HOLLYWOOD CASINO: 9:30 p.m., 1717 River Road North. Featuring the Nola Dukes Band. $50 includes open bar; $80 includes open bar and buffet. Ages 21 and up.
HAPPY'S IRISH PUB: 9:30 p.m., 136 Third St. Sofa Kings rock the New Year right at this downtown bar's party.
LAVA CANTINA PERKINS ROWE: 9:30 p.m., 10001 Perkins Rowe, Suite B-100. Louisiana performs the entire night. Reserve a table or booth for $60-$75. All ages.
THE PELICAN HOUSE: 10 p.m., 2572 Citiplace Court. Enjoy tunes spun by DJ 2EZ, glow face painting, balloon drop and a champagne toast. $10 admission, early bird special. VIP open bar and package pricing available. facebook.com/thepelicanhouse.
EMBASSY SUITES: 10 p.m., 4914 Constitution Ave. Featuring dinner, dancing and comedians as well as Kenny Neal and friends ringing in the New Year. Benefiting Turn Around Kids. $100. Call (504) 234-4502 or visit eventbrite.com.
L'AUBERGE CASINO & HOTEL BATON ROUGE EVENT CENTER: Doors at 10:30 p.m., Show at 11 p.m., 777 L'Auberge Ave. Enjoy hits from the ’80s variety band Werewolf and an all-you-can-drink open bar at this standing-room-only show. $40. lbatonrouge.com.
BISTRO BYRONZ AND FLAMBÉE CAFE: Bistro Byronz — 8200 Village Plaza Court and 5412 Government St.; Flambée Cafe — 8210 Village Plaza Court. The Byronz family restaurants will all serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by dinner as well as Prix Fixe for Two night menu options to 9 p.m., $70 at Bistro Byronz, $50 at Flambée Cafe. bistrobyronz.com/reservations, tinyurl.com/flambeereservations.
AT HOME: Champagne optional. Couples, family or friends. OR watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest. (There will be a New Orleans segment with live bands; starring Imagine Dragons and Walk The Moon.)