Younger partygoers can get an early start on welcoming 2009 with some afternoon fun at Sharkeys New Years Eve at the Downtown Aquarium. Sharkeys invited a couple of his friends to join in on the party, so kids will see a bird show, and take photos with Sharkey and Nero before the big balloon drop and buffet dinner. 2 to 5 p.m. 410 Bagby. For information, call 713-223-FISH or visit www.aquariumrestaurants.com. $9.99 to $15.99.
Wed., Dec. 31, 2-5 p.m., 2008