Tomorrow is the last night of the millennium. Do you really want to spend it at home? If you haven’t made New Year’s Eve plans yet, it’s not too late. There are still options for every taste and budget. Here are a few, if you don’t want to drive too far.

The state of mind that is “Margaritaville” comes to the Universal Amphitheatre on Friday night, when Florida-based singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett headlines the New Year’s Eve bash there. Although never a favorite of music critics, Buffett has been successfully entertaining his ever-growing army of fans--the Parrot Heads--for well over 20 years. To paraphrase Buffett himself, if serious thought is your idea of recreation, this is probably not the concert for you. This dinner-dance-concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 4 a.m. with nonstop music from Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band and two other musical acts. Appropriate attire: shorts and Hawaiian shirts. Tickets are $500 per person.

* Universal Amphitheatre, Hollywood Freeway at Lankershim Boulevard, Universal City, (818) 622-4440.


The New Year’s Eve show at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City will feature the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Riddle, with special guest Harry Connick Sr., the father of pop crooner Harry Jr. The music of Frank Sinatra will be showcased, with songs such as “Witchcraft,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “New York, New York,” “My Way” and others. $199.99-$249.99 per person includes four-course dinner, bottle of champagne and a cocktail reception.

* Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, (818) 755-5000.

Billy Tulsa and the Psycho Crawdads will perform at the New Year’s Eve party at the Cowboy Palace Saloon in Chatsworth. Besides the country-rock music, there will also be a Southern-style buffet, complimentary champagne, party favors, prizes and a balloon drop at midnight. $40 per person.

* The Cowboy Palace Saloon, 21625 Devonshire St., Chatsworth, (818) 341-0166.

Singer-guitarist Mike Rawson and friends bring in Y2K with massive quantities of caffeine, but no cover charge, at Common Grounds coffeehouse in Northridge. The party starts at 8 p.m.

* Common Grounds Coffeehouse, 9250 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, (818) 882-3666.