With the twilight of the year upon us, the natural response is to reflect on all the happenings of the past 365 days, mull them over and glean life lessons from them. Either that or get drunk. The UCB [307 W. 26th St.] offers a combination of solemn reflection and celebratory inebriation tonight at the 2005 It Sucked! Awards. Join hosts Katie Dippold, Anthony King and Chris Kula and a cast of thousands of UCB regulars who will boil down the year to the steaming pile of suck that it really was. Trapped in A Closet, anyone? 8pm, $5
Slightly Known People are having a pre-New Years-New Years Party at Rififi [332 East 11th St.] on December 31 at 8 pm with free bourbon and gin. The show is technically $5 but SKP's shows are sponsored generously by Wild Turkey and Boodle's Gin, so get an early start on your night while being entertained by their guests Cleanest River in America, Mavis Jay and Walker and Cantrell.
And should you want to ease yourself into the new year, check out a brand new Variety Shac on Tuesday, January 3 at 8:30pm SHARP at Galapagos with all new stand up and videos.