[FAMILY-FRIENDLY PARTY] Many of you will be ringing in the New Year with bucketfuls of champagne and chicken wings at some lucky tavern or house party (please treat your designated drivers well!), while others will choose their own couch and longtime friend Dick (as in Clark). But there is an upcountry alternative, people (well, isn’t there always?): The Studio Maui’s New Year’s Celebration with much live music by Tina Malia (pictured right), Sasha Butterfly, Freedom, Lei`ohu Ryder and DJs Plush and Kidd, plus gourmet vegetarian Indian feast ($15 in advance), two dance music stages and a special multi-cultural ceremony at midnight—‘cause that’s how they roll in Haiku, y’all! Tickets: $40 in advance, $55 at door; $20 teens, keiki free—buy online at www.temple-of-peace.com or at Mandala Ethnic Arts in Paia and Studio Maui in Haiku. For info, visit online www.thestudiomaui.com or call (808) 575-9390.