See and Be Scene

Wrapped in silver cellophane and flooded with Mylar balloons, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art will take a step back in time to host NYE at the Factory: A Spectacle in Pop, Silver & Polaroid, an Andy Warhol-inspired New Year’s Eve party. The shindig is a spin on the legendary artist’s “fifteen minutes of fame,” inviting guests to dress up for an evening of see-and-be-scene glamour and excess.

No party these days is complete without a modern photo booth, and BMoCA will step it up with an homage to Warhol’s favored Polaroid format, creating a backdrop that looks just like the vintage film. “We’re encouraging people to take their own pictures so they can be posting them simultaneously and make it really symbolic of the times, in a way that we feel Warhol was very much of his era,” says event coordinator Randee Toler. The family-friendly event will have music from DJ Discmann and a free champagne toast at midnight for those 21 and over, plus a bar manned by some of the best mixologists around.

Organized by BMoCA young-adult group Friends With Benefits, the New Year’s Eve gathering is also one of the museum’s biggest fundraisers of the season; admission is $20 to $30, and all ticket and drink sales go to support next year’s exhibits, events and educational programs. The party starts tonight at 9:30 p.m. at BMoCA, 1750 13th Street in Boulder; for more information, call 303-443-2122 or go to bmoca.org.
Tue., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., 2013

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