Revelers looking to “jump and jive” this New Years can get fitted their zoot suits and party aboard the historic U.S.S. Hornet. Enlisting the help of a 16-piece orchestra to pump out big band sets, this fete offers views of the Bay and very special dance lessons from Jim Truesdale, the former instructor to one of the finest silver screen steppers himself, Fred Astaire. U.S.S. Hornet, 707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda (510-525-8448, uss-hornet.org). Dec 31 7:30pm. $50-$100.