GIANT MAXIMUS NEW YEAR'S EVE: The very name of Giant Maximus sounds huger than hugely huge, and it is. Just how big is this celeb-DJ, dance-y groove-it sound spectacular? Moby is a headliner, as is Paul Oakenfold. The Dirty South is due. So are a host of other major music phenoms. So are thousands upon thousands of revelers. And the three ginormous tents (called "big tops" in the Giant Maximus parlance) stationed downtown? That's where the magic happens. We're deeply curious about the psychedelic circus. And the on-site Ferris wheel? Awesome. Wednesday, December 31. 7PM-4AM. 835 Francisco Street, Los Angeles.
TOGETHER AS ONE: Not too faraway from the downtown party (but not walkable, take note), Together as One features more fantastic DJ action, including a highly anticipated visit from Armin Van Buuren. Junior Sanchez and M.A.N.D.Y. are also on the bill. Like Giant Maximus, Together as One keeps it moving right up to 4AM, so midnight will only be about the halfway point. You slept in today, right? Good. Wednesday, December 31. 7PM-4AM. Los Angeles Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles.