Pura Vida hosts a NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY that's appropriate not just for the occasion but also for these economic times. A mere $35 gets you entry to the restaurant's early seating, where you'll choose three tapas from the menu, such as the delicious ceviche con leche, as well as a dessert. A glass of cava (sparkling wine) is also included. The later seating is $10 more, but includes salsa and merengue dancing, a DJ, party hats and noisemakers for the midnight countdown. Dec. 31. Early seatings from 5:30-8 p.m., later seatings from 8:30-10:30 p.m. $35-$45. 656 N. Highland Ave. 404-870-9797. www.puravidatapas.com.