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Hello, 2010! 10 Things to Do Tonight

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We've gone over A LOT of options to ring in 2010 tonight so you wouldn't have to. Here are 10 things to do tonight, some of these are on the cheap, and some, well, aren’t.

Whatever your price range, just remember to be careful on the roads. And if you do get a little drunky drunk, remember to call Tipsy Tows, or better yet, take the Metro!

Our list, in no particular order, has a little something for everyone (at least we tried!):

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Swing in the year: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has two concerts tonight (at 7 and 10 pm) at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The tickets are between $60-$175 each. Last we checked, there were some tickets still available.

Outdoors: As we mentioned yesterday, Councilman Tom LaBonge leads a NYE hike in Griffith Park this afternoon. The two-hour hike begins at 4 pm. The weather is good, and the hike is free, so how good is that?

Royal-T Party: The $10 cover for Royal-T's NYE Party in Culver City is appealing, but better yet, if you RSVP for 10 or more people (with the password “10”), you’ll get a free bottle of champagne.

Burlesque Cirque: Haute Cirque NYE 2010 with Lucent Dossier takes over H.wood in Hollywood tonight at 9 pm. There are several ticket price options from $75 (no open bar) to $125 for an open bar. VIP tables are also available between $1,000-$2,000, if that's how you roll.

Drink: We know that that you can pick your favorite watering hole to celebrate tonight, but we like the specials from the 1933 Group Bars. For example, there's no cover at the Bigfoot Lodges if you get there before 9 pm. There's no cover all night at Stinkers, Little Cave and Saints & Sinners, too.

24-hour-plays: Two theater companies are writing and producing plays in 24 hours. Audiences get to see the final products of the sleep-deprived mind. There's Fast & Looseat the Sacred Fools Theater Company at 8 pm (with a party to follow) and the Eclectic Company in North Hollywood does the same thing at 7 and 9 pm. Tickets at the door for the Sacred Fools are $15 and $12 for the Eclectic Company countdown.

Giant Party: 2010 Giant Hotel takes over the Bonaventure downtown tonight. There will be DJs spinning--including Above & Beyond and Miguel Migs--in two ballrooms and poolside, too, from 8 pm to 4 am. Tickets start at $85.

KCRW DJs: Jason Bentley spins at the Viceroy in Santa Monica while Garth Trinidad spins Afro-funk at Zanzibar. Tickets to the open bar/street food menu at the Viceroy are $195. At Garth's gig, there will be Brazilian drum and dance performances by Capoeira Batuque and Afro-beat performances by Najite Agindotan.

The homebody option: Stay at home and party with family and friends, Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark. Check out Elise's cocktail suggestions for a party that ends when you want it to.

Happy New Year everyone!

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