Joco Diversions

Get ready to welcome 2015 in Johnson County!

Who doesn’t love a balloon drop? At Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, it’s part of a kid-friendly event to celebrate the new year.
Who doesn’t love a balloon drop? At Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, it’s part of a kid-friendly event to celebrate the new year. FILE PHOTO

CHESTNUT FINE ARTS CENTER: “We’ve Only Just Begun,” closing performance, 9 p.m. 234 N. Chestnut, Olathe. $27; chestnutfinearts.com, 913-764-2121.

CLARETTE CLUB: 1980s Dance Party hosted by Pyromaniac, 8:30 p.m. 5400 Martway, Mission. $10; 913-384-0986.

HOLIDAY INN OVERLAND PARK: New Year’s Eve featuring Bon Ton Soul Accordion Band plus Brody Buster Band and Dan Doran; can add buffet. 8 p.m. 8787 Reeder, Overland Park. $50-$75; thebignightkc.com.

ONE BLOCK SOUTH: OBS NYE 2015 provides four-venue party, featuring live entertainment. 7 p.m. 7300 W. 119th, Overland Park. $20; oneblocksouthkc.com, 913-451-0444.

OVERLAND PARK CONVENTION CENTER: Omega Ball Scholarship Dinner and Dance. Celebrate the new year and support scholarships for area high school seniors at the same time. 7 p.m. 6000 College, Overland Park. $70-$100. kcques.com, 913-262-7837.

STANFORD’S COMEDY CLUB: “Saturday Night Live” alum Jeff Richards will perform; also a special New Year’s Eve menu featuring Dr. Pepper pork ribs, 8 and 10 p.m. 7328 W. 119th, Overland Park. $90 for couple; stanfordscomedyclub.com, 913-400-7500.

WONDERSCOPE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: WonderEve will feature Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove, balloon entertainment, storytime and balloon drop. 9 a.m. 5700 King, Shawnee. $5-$10; wonderscope.org, 913-287-8888.

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