10:30 p.m., Resorts Casino and Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Tickets: $40-$50. Information: 1-800-772-9000, www.resortsac.com/headliners/event/1084-louis-prima-jr-and-witnesses.
HapPier New Year at Caesars' Pier Shops
Rather than cough up cash for loud, faceless DJs playing the shiny electro-dance usual, Atlantic City's Pier Shops at Caesars opens its third level - the floor featuring Stephen Starr's Continental and Buddakan, along with Phillips Seafood, and Souzai Sushi and Sake - for one huge dining, drinking, and dancing carnival. The party is free, and you can roam outside each eatery and purchase cocktails while waiting for the restaurant to serve you dinner.
10 p.m., Caesars Hotel and Casino, third floor, 2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City. Free. (Restaurant reservations must be made separately.) Information: 609-348-4411 www.caesarsac.com.
Tribe of Fools' Holiday Burlesque
Tribe of Fools theater troupe and its elastic artistic director Terry Brennan have been the executors of Philly Fringe's most roughly physical musical comedies in recent years, Antihero and Heavy Metal Dance Fag. So it's exciting - if exhausting - to consider Tribe's fourth annual holiday burlesque, The Rise of Nasty Frosty. It's a bash with a menacing mascot (Meghann Williams from Flashpoint and Chlamydia Dell'Arte), rude makeshift revelers Dirty Santa and Horny Rudolph, along with several of the Tribe's crowd-favorite Fringe show characters, like Antihero's tap-dancing activists Vaginal Anarchy. Look for a raffle, and a naughty Mad Libs contest.
8 p.m. Skybox at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. Tickets: $15 (advance), $20 (door). Information: 215-284-1178, http://holidayburlesque.bpt.me or www.tribeoffools.org .
The 500 Club with 3Nerds
Philadelphia's 3Nerds have crafted some of this city's wickedest parties, #Dayload at the Piazza included. Tuesday they're classing up the joint by turning Loews Hotels' 500 Club ballroom into a swellegant 1960s-esque nightclub, with DJs Nemysis and Montone. Does this mean it's like a pop art happening, Truman Capote's Black & White Ball, or an acid hippie bash? Stay tuned.
10 p.m., Loews Hotel Philadelphia, 1200 Market St. Tickets: $100 (in advance only). Information: 267-207-6067, www.3nerdsllc.com
Tessa's Time Travel Tours: Victoriana/ Dorian's Parlor
Steampunk fashionistas and monocle-wearing enthusiasts of Victorian-era everything move Dorian's Parlor to the Troc for New Year's Eve with a burlesque program, magic on stage, dancing, and DJ XTine. Feeling 21st-century? Tessa will have a time bubble open on the balcony, where DJ Mighty Mike Saga will spin more-recent tunes. Downstairs, bring the Pimm's Cup.
9 p.m., Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St. Tickets: $20-$25. Information: 215-922-6888, www.thetroc.com.
New Year's Eve at the Piazza
If fun with 3,000 people is your game - or perhaps bizarre arrays of hamburgers to go with your champagne - the Piazza's four bars, 20,000 square feet of heated tent with lasers, bands, and food from PYT, Kings Oak, Max's Brew Bar, and Gunners Run are multiple parties for one ticket. Plus, if you get claustrophobic, sneak round the corner to Emmanuelle (a best new bar winner from Food & Wine magazine) for a crafty craft cocktail from bartenders Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal.
9 p.m., the Piazza, 1001 N. Second St. Tickets: $85 (GA), $150 (VIP) before Dec. 31. Information: 215-642-8656, http://2014piazza.eventbrite.com.
Johnny Showcase/West Philadelphia Orchestra
While the gilded Philadelphia crooner answers the question "What if Liza Minnelli and Elvis Presley had a baby?", the Baltic music-blaring WPO makes merry. Expect a glorious mess with this one.
8 p.m., Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. Tickets: $30, $35 with buffet. Information: www.undergroundarts.org.
ComedySportz New Year's Improvisin' Eve
Philly's improvisational masters ComedySportz wrap up Year Twenty with a flight of created-on-the-spot sketches and interactive game-playing. (Wait for rarely performed bouts of Spit Take and Oxygen Deprivation, during which a player keeps his/her head underwater while teammates perform a scene.) While visitors to the night's first show get a countdown to midnight in Brazil, everyone will celebrate with the show's make-believe Baby New Year. This may be the only NYE party with a pizza- and-sparkling-cider toast.
7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. Tickets: $35 for adults, $30 for students, seniors, and military members. Information: www.comedysportzphilly.com.