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The Month Ahead

Ninjas, Beer and Keith Richards

Even though you closed on this year’s bucket list in record time, we’ve got a few last-minute additions. Consider this your warm-up for 2011.

Portland’s Holiday Ale Fest
DEC 1-5

Portland’s Holiday Ale Fest

You like to begin December the way you’d begin any other month: with an oversize stein of beer. This month, you’ll want to head to downtown Portland and partake in the annual Holiday Ale Festival, where you can sample over 50 different chest-warming winter ales at two bucks a pour. Let the training for New Year’s begin.

International Ninja Day
DEC 5

International Ninja Day

You may have walked away from a life of solitude, nunchucks and snapping necks between your thighs years ago, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t celebrate the venerable work being done by today’s dark assassins. Celebrate silently, and maybe in a footed bodysuit.

An Auction of Centerfolds
DEC 8

An Auction of Centerfolds

Art comes in many forms. Paintings. Photographs. The nude body of a supermodel laser-cut into plexiglass... Christie’s is holding an auction of art, photographs and life-size plexiglass sculpture from the Playboy of Hef’s prime, and it’s a veritable who’s who of undressed celebrity: Paulina, Elle, Brigitte (Bardot and Nielsen) and a Marilyn or two. Ready your paddle-raising arm.

Summit Action Sports Film Festival
DEC 8-11

Summit Action Sports Film Festival

Snow and film fests: a winning combo. Turn your attention to the inaugural Summit Action Sports Film Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado. We can’t promise hot-tubbing with Redford, but we can promise plenty of extreme on-screen snow sporting, with titles like Witness the Sickness and Let’s Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow. All words to live by.

Keith Richards Turns Sixty-Seven
DEC 18

Keith Richards Turns Sixty-Seven

We won’t spell out how to celebrate on this hallowed day of casual overindulging. Just start with a bottle of Jack and an electric guitar and see where that takes you. It wouldn’t be the first time you were called the less-leathery, more-coherent, much-younger Keith Richards. Nor will it be the last.

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