Why celebrating New Year’s Eve in the East Bay will be significantly better than doing so in San Francisco: 1) You will not have to endure a claustrophobia-inducing subterranean BART ride next to passengers who appear on the verge of regurgitating their dinners (and all the Jägermeister they just ingested) on your new dress; 2) You will be able to get into a bar/club that is not overflowing with obnoxious d-bags while simultaneously saving about $50; 3) El Elle. That’s right — the former Lovemakers frontwoman (aka Lisa Light) will bring her sensuous energy and infectious electro-pop tunes to The Night Light (311 Broadway, Oakland) this New Year’s Eve, along with electro-rappers Gold Chains, grunge-poppers Everyone Is Dirty, and special guests. Expect unpretentiousness, a sweaty dance floor, and a champagne toast at midnight. Best of all, the free B shuttle will operate with extended hours (till 1 a.m.) between Jack London Square and Grand Avenue/27th Street, so you won’t even have to stumble down the street. A local win-win for everyone.