What: Christmas Weekend Party
When: Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21
Where: Jim Porter's Good Time Emporium
Nervous Melvin & The Mistakes will be overseeing an Ugly Sweater Contest, "Phree" gifts for everyone and $2 "Peppermint Santa Shooters" on Friday only, while Old School With Horns, The Hiding and Lazy Eleven appear all weekend.
What: Ugly Sweater Christmas Brunch
When: Sunday, December 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Garage Bar
The Garage Bar's "play on the traditional holiday brunch" includes "complimentary tacky mugs," the "regular brunch menu," and a prize for the ugliest Christmas sweater. All the cocktails from the restaurant's "12 Days of Christmas" promotion will be available.
What: Classical Cabaret: A Music and Culinary Celebration
When: Sunday, December 22, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church
International Mezzo-Soprano Elizabeth Batton, Tony-nominated Tenor Garrett Sorenson, and renowned composer/pianist Frank Richmond perform hits "'from Broadway to Lincoln Center' and everywhere in between!" Mojito's will offer tapas before the event along with a discount coupon to all guests for after the performance. Advance general seating, $40; limited "VIP Front Row Cabaret Seating" $75. Tickets at the door $45/$80.
What: Italian Family-Style Dinner
When: Monday, December 23 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: La Coop: Bistro à Vins
For "an early Christmas treat," La Coop turns Italian with house-made pasta, roasted grass-fed meats and local vegetables featured in a "rustic and hearty supper...a perfect fit for friends and family to share just two days before Christmas." $50 per person; wine pairings additional $30 per person.