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How to ring in the new year

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Good riddance to 2021. Will 2022 be better? Don’t look to us for guarantees, but here’s what we do know: You can’t have a good year if you don’t start it right.

Here’s a guide on where and how to celebrate this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Eve with Alonzo Bodden
How about laughing your way into 2022? Comedian Alonzo Bodden will perform two shows at Helium Comedy Club, followed by a champagne toast at midnight. Bodden won Season 3 of “Last Comic Standing” on NBC and has his own “Comedy Central Presents” special.

• When: 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31
• Where: Helium Comedy Club, 10 W. Georgia St.
• Cost: Tickets start at $39 at indianapolis.heliumcomedy.com.

Black & White Affair
The Black & White Affair will feature pop, soul, R&B and other music. There will also be art, food, drinks and games.

• When: 9 p.m. Dec. 31-3 a.m. Jan. 1
• Where: Phiri Art, 120 E. Market St. #500
• Cost: $5-$300 at eventbrite.com

Black and Gold NYE 2022 Celebration
Maybe you’re looking to ring in the new year while also temporarily forgetting the year that was. The Black and Gold NYE 2022 Celebration will feature multiple bars and a champagne toast at midnight.

DJ Day-Day, DJ Sounds by Todd, DJ-DJ and DJ Pimp Cee will have music throughout the night with a performance from Bobby V. B-Swift from 96.3 will serve as host. Classy cocktail attire is recommended but not required.

• When: 10 p.m. Dec. 31-3 a.m. Jan. 1
• Where: The Vogue Theatre, 6259 N. College Ave.
• Cost: $40-$125 at eventbrite.com

Back to the 80s NYE Party

Time to break out your neon and acid washed jeans! Mucky Duck Pub is taking guests back to the 1980s to ring in 2022, with DJ BSMOOTH playing all the hits from the decade. There’s no cover, free parking and a free toast at midnight.

• When: 6 p.m. Dec. 31
• Where: Mucky Duck Pub, 4425 Southport Crossing Drive
• Cost: Free

Indianapolis NYE Bar Crawl
If you’re planning a kids-free New Year’s Eve, the Indianapolis Bar Crawl is for you. Starting at 6 p.m. at Brother’s Bar and Grill, 910 Broad Ripple Ave., registration for the crawl gets you into five bars in Broad Ripple without having to pay a hefty cover charge. After signing in at Brother’s, you’re free to go to the participating bars in any order you’d like.

Along with bar entry, participants get drink tickets, a complimentary appetizer buffet at Brother’s, access to a photo booth, a champagne toast, live music and karaoke and a VIP viewing of the ball drop.

• When: 6 p.m. Dec. 31-3 a.m. Jan 1
• Where: Brother’s Bar and Grill, 910 Broad Ripple Ave.
• Cost: $19.99 at eventbrite.com

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