Dropped the ball with New Year's Eve plans? It's time to get excited, there's a whole city's worth of open bars and festive party hats just waiting for your RSVP. Check out your options, make your reservations and have a coming of age chat with your liver, because 2013 is coming, whether you're ready or not.
Cirque Banquiste -- Before your well-compensated sitter takes over the night shift, spend some quality time with the kids at the Dallas Children's Theater, 5938 Skillman St., for Cirque Banquiste at 6:30 p.m. They'll be mesmerized by the acrobats, performing multicolored canines and general circus-themed merriment; use the experience to neutralize tomorrow's "too hungover to make breakfast pancakes" guilt. Tickets are $20 to $46.