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17 things to do in New Orleans to close out 2017 

10 concerts, four dance parties, and three comedy shows to ring in the New Year

click to enlarge Tank and the Bangas performs at Joy Theater on New Year's Eve.

Tank and the Bangas performs at Joy Theater on New Year's Eve.

CONCERTS

Boyfriend
One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., (504) 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net ; 10 p.m.
The rap iconoclast rings in the New Year with her bedroom-inspired performance art. Tickets $25-$150.

Buck Biloxi and the F—s and Judy and the Jerks
Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., (504) 588-2616; www.circlebarneworleans.com; 9:30 p.m.
Scuzzy punk bands threaten to level the Circle Bar building. Admission $5.

Delish, Sexy Dex and the Fresh, Video Age and Caddywhompus
Gasa Gasa, 4920 Freret St., (504) 338-3567.; www.gasagasa.com; 10 p.m.
Among the breakout stars of 2017, New Orleans rapper Delish — whose visceral and loud live shows have reduced venues to rubble — performs alongside ecstatic funk outfit Sexy Dex and the Fresh and duos Video Age and Caddywhompus, whose acclaimed LP Odd Hours was released earlier this year. Tickets $10-$40.

Galactic
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-8477; www.tipitinas.com; 10 p.m.
The venerable New Orleans funk band throws its annual New Year's Eve all-nighter with the Malone Brothers. Tickets $76-$201.

The Revivalists
Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, (504) 274-4870; www.orpheumnola.com; 9 p.m.
Riding the success of 2015 hit Men Amongst Mountains and its everywhere single "Wish I Knew You," the band closes out a three-night run with New Grass Country Club. Tickets $44.50-$250.

Sexual Thunder!
The Maple Leaf, 8316 Oak St., (504) 866-9359; www.mapleleafbar.com; 10 p.m.
Following September's Pleasure to the People, the band celebrates with its Thunderfunk Revue, featuring guests, food and Champagne. Tickets $25.

Slick Rick
Three Keys at the Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St., (504) 900-1180; www.threekeysnola.com
The hip-hop icon and eyepatch-wearing MC performs with members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Tickets $85-$200.

The Soul Rebels & George Porter Jr. and The Runnin' Pardners
The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., (504) 371-5543; www.maisonfrenchmen.com; 10 p.m.
Among the bigger ticket shows, this Maison showcase features two brass and funk heavyweights and includes a buffet and open bar. Tickets $110-$120.

Tank and the Bangas
The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., (504) 528-9569; www.thejoytheater.com; 9 p.m.
The R&B, hip-hop, funk and soul outfit closes out its massive year of whirlwind touring with Sweet Crude and Alfred Banks. Tickets $30-$50.

Total Riot Pizza Party
Banks Street Bar & Grill, 4401 Banks St., (504) 486-0258; www.banksstreetbarandgrill.com; 9 p.m.
The New Orleans record label cele-brates with free pizza, pop duos RIVAL NOVA and Baby Bats, hip-hop goofs Merle Swaggard and North Carolina rapper Royal Skyyy. Free admission.


DANCE PARTIES

Bounce into the New Year
Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; www.hiholounge.net; 10 p.m.
New Orleans bounce artist Ha Sizzle, rapper Lord Chilla and hip-hop and bounce producer DJ Q perform. Free admission.

Bubbles 'n' Boogie
Okay Bar, 1700 Port St., (504) 457-7212; www.okaybar.com; 10 p.m.
DJ Otto and record label Disko Obscura spin funk, Italo disco, house and global grooves. Free admission.

DJ Soul Sister
Civic Theater, 510 O'Keefe Ave.; www.civicnola.com; 10 p.m.
The funk maestro presents her 15th annual Soul Train-inspired dance party, with projections, dancers and a Champagne toast. Tickets $30-$75.

Heatwave!
Twelve Mile Limit, 500 S. Telemachus St., (504) 488-8114; www.facebook.com/twelve.mile.limit; 9 p.m.
Ann Glaviano's all-vinyl selection of soul, R&B and rock 'n' roll powers the city's coziest and sweatiest dance party. Free admission.


COMEDY SHOWS

Hannibal Buress
The Joy Theater; 3:45 p.m.
The comedian and New Orleans superfan performs a matinee show with producer Tony Trimm. Tickets $30-$50.

Amy Schumer
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 525-1052; www.mahaliajacksontheater.com; 8 p.m.
Ani DiFranco and others join the comedian's return to the city for another New Year's Eve performance. Tickets $32-$125.

50 First Jokes
The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www.tnmcomedy.com; 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1
New Orleans comics debut their first joke of the New Year at this fast-paced hangover cure. Tickets $12-$15.

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