DEC. 31-JAN. 1, 2009 * PHILADELPHIA ARMENIAN ‘NOR DAREE’ (PAND). The 27th annual two-day New Year’s Eve celebration begins on Thurs., Dec. 31 with a Station Dinner Reception from 7-9:30 p.m.; the New Year’s Eve Dance from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., featuring the Armenian Kef Band (Mal Barsamian, Harry Bedrosian, Chris Marashlian); and the Hook Up Dance from 2:30-4:30 a.m., featuring DJ Nick Terkanian of Terk Entertainment. Fri., Jan. 1—the First Dance of the New Year, from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., featuring the Armenian pop sensation Sako from California; and the Hook Up Dance from 2:30-4 a.m. featuring Nick Terkanian. All events at the Sheraton Center City Philadelphia. To reserve a room, call (215) 448-2000. Mention code “PAND1Night” when booking a one-night stay to receive the special rate of $129/night; mention “PAND2Night” for a two-night stay of $119/night. For more information, visit www.pandevents.org.