The Beggar's New Year's Eve Ball featured the best elements of the Carnivale, wrapped up in a cloud of feathers and glitz for the biggest party night of the year. All your favorites -- Lola van Ella, Sammich the Tramp, Lula Houp Garou -- plus special guest performers came together to create a bonanza of burlesque, aerialists and Vaudeville. The Ball at Casa Loma Ballroom (3354 Iowa Avenue), included the show, appetizer buffet and Champagne toast. -- Paul Friswold
Photos by Crystal Rolfe for the Riverfront Times.