Got plans this Dec. 31? Here are some options:

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Concerts from the mellow to the manic

Hot Tickets

Last night indeed: The Strokes play the Apollo with Guided by Voices

The Strokes With Guided By Voices
Model agency scion Julian Casablancas's longhaired good looks and the single "Last Nite" have helped this NYC-based band become a rock-pop favorite, but GbV's hardcore following may make it even tougher to get tickets. Tickets $50 online at Ticketmaster or call 307-7171.
Apollo Theater, 10:15pm. 253 West 125th St.

Patti Smith
If you want a harder edge to your New Year's, the veteran no-nonsense rocker should be able to oblige. Tickets $50. Call 866-468-7619 or visit Ticketweb. More information at the Website.
Bowery Ballroom, 10pm. 6 Delancey St. at Bowery

Concert for Peace
Performance in the candle-lit cathedral features a world premiere by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. Other guest stars include soprano Lauren Flannigan, the spoken-word ensemble Universes, and the New York Chamber Sinfonia and Chorus. Free general admission or $50 reserved seating. Call 212-662-2133 or CityTix 212-581-1212 or purchase online through CityTix. Concert is followed by candlelight Eucharist at 11pm. More information at the Website.
St. John the Divine Cathedral, 7:30pm. 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th St.

New York Philharmonic
Break out the satin gloves, the sequins, the wing tips: It's New Year's Eve at the Philharmonic. Kurt Masur's medical absence has turned the past month into a kind of best-guest-conductors' revue, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner, making his New York Philharmonic debut, will help the city usher in 2002. He'll lead the chorale from Bach's Cantata BWV 27, "Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende" ("Who knoweth how near my end") — the characters are a Gardiner specialty — and Beethoven's goosebump-inducing Ninth Symphony with the New York Choral Artists and the American Boychoir. Don't forget the tissues: The "Ode to Joy" will likely feel especially poignant this year. — ALICIA ZUCKERMAN

Tickets $150-200, online. More information at the Website.
Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall, 8pm. Broadway at 64th St.

Other Performances

J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerti Nos. 6, 5, and 3, coordinated by Fred Sherry. $100 per person, light refreshments included. Call 718-624-2083 or e-mail More information at the Website.
Bargemusic, 7:30pm. Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn.

Evan Dando
For Hoboken denizens who don't want to travel far, you could do worse than tunes from the photogenic former Lemonheads frontman, "special guests," buffet, and champagne toast for $30. Call 201-653-3355 or visit Ticketmaster. More information at the Website.
Maxwell's, 10pm. 1039 Washington St., Hoboken.

Lea DeLaria
Comic and vocalist makes rare jazz-club appearance with her quintet. More information at the Website.
Birdland, 8pm & 11pm. 315 W. 44th St. between Eighth and Ninth Aves.

Luna With Marc Maron
Perhaps it's appropriate that comedian Maron is opening for the brooding guitar rock of brainy Dean Wareham; if anyone needs a good laugh, it's Luna fans. Tickets $30, call 212-219-3006 or visit Virtuous. More information at the Website.
Knitting Factory, 8 & 11pm. 74 Leonard St.

Andrea Marcovicci
An unabashed traditionalist known for hewing close to the songbooks of Berlin and Kern, but her soulfulness and reverence for the material is winning. 212-419-9331 or e-mail for reservations. Tickets $400 per person, includes dinner and dancing.
Algonquin Hotel, 10:30pm. 59 W. 44th St.

Orange Park
Melodic rock band performs midnight show. Call 212-260-2323. More information at the Luna Lounge Website.
Luna Lounge, 12am. 171 Ludlow St.

David Sanborn and Regina Belle
Smooth saxman plays with R&B chanteuse. Tickets $180 (tables), $80 (bar) for first show; $100, $50 for second show. 212-475-8592 and also see the Website for more information.
Blue Note, 7:30pm & 1am. 131 W. 3rd St.

New-school organ trio is steeped in the soul-jazz tradition thatıs an integral part of Blue Note history. Tickets $50 in advance, $70 at the door. Through Ticketmaster or call 307-7171. See the Website for more information.
Irving Plaza, 11pm. 17 Irving Pl. at 15th St.


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