This weekend's events (Dec. 31-Jan. 1)


• New Year's Eve: British Bankers Club party

A Russian-themed New Year's Eve party is planned from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. at the British Bankers Club, 1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. The evening will include dinner, dancing, a dance performance and a raffle. Tickets are $30 to "$99+." Go to britishbankersclub.com.

• New Year's Eve: Lenny Williams and Earl Thomas

R&B singers Lenny Williams and Earl Thomas are scheduled to perform New Year's Eve at the Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Williams is perhaps best known for his 1978 hit "'Cause I Love You." Tickets are $57.50 to $100, with VIP group options available. The show starts at 9 p.m. Go to tickets.foxrwc.com.

• New Year's Day: San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

With violinist Robin Sharp as soloist, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra will give a free concert at 3 p.m. New Year's Day. The program, which includes Beethoven's Second Symphony, will be performed at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Go to sfchamberorchestra.org.


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