You’re already starting to feel jolly. Perhaps even a little too jolly. You’re ready for something dark, something mysterious and—if it’s not too much to ask—a fashion show with brooding models covered head-to-toe in body paint. This Tim Burton–inspired holiday costume party has everything you’re looking for.
Things to do for December 23, 2010
Body-Painted Models, Chinese Food and Santa Bombs
The weekend jingles all the way.
Feast of the Seven Fishes at Bin 36
You’re looking for holiday excess of biblical proportions, so this annual multi-course feast at Bin 36 should be more than adequate. You’ll start with oysters, then work your way through octopus, scallops and lobster. There’s pasta and dessert in there too, just to keep you on your toes.
RockMitvzah at Rockit
Hanukkah is barely over, but right now, it seems like a mere latke-scented dream. So maybe you’re hoping for just one more night... and an open bar, half-price appetizers, gift bags and entry into the Underground afterward. It’s not quite a miracle, but close enough.
Hubukkah at Hub 51
Maybe you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to the way you spend your Christmas, so the Melman boys have you covered: Chinese food in the form of egg rolls and Manischewitz in the form of sangria. Dancing the hora is up to you.
Rock ’n’ Roll Christmas at Lottie’s Pub
If a Fender guitar is not under the tree this year, find your way to this friendly neighborhood pub, which is turning up the classic rock, offering a drink called a Santa Bomb and raffling a Fender axe at the end of the night... so you can power chord your way into the new year after all.