Things to do for December 24, 2014

The Weekender

Capra, Lobster and Getting Down

It’s better to weekend than to receive.

Wednesday
The Chinese Christmas Dinner
THE DINNER

The Chinese Christmas Dinner

General Tso’s sweetbreads. Foie gras soup dumplings. Ginger-scallion lobster sliders. That’s right, it’s the Chinese-Jewish Christmastime dinner. The cheeky folks at Traif (you know, probably the most underrated restaurant in Brooklyn) are putting it together. You look thin.

Dec 24 and 26-28, Traif, 229 S 4th St (between Havemeyer and Roebling), Brooklyn, 347-844-9578

A.P.C., with a Little Too Much Surplus
THE SALE

A.P.C., with a Little Too Much Surplus

Okay, you did the thing where you thought about everyone else, and you did it well. Now let’s get the focus back on getting you in a shearling bomber or some Kanye-approved denim from the French nattiness experts at A.P.C. It’s the least you can do for you.

Through Dec 31, A.P.C. Surplus, 92 Perry St (between Bleecker and Hudson), 646-371-9292

Christmas Jazz in the Village
THE SHOW

Christmas Jazz in the Village

A virtuosic jazz pianist doing his Christmas thing in a charming, tiny underground den in the West Village. Either we just described the perfect Christmas Eve night, or that’s going on at Mezzrow. Or both.

Dec 24, 9-11:30pm, $20, Mezzrow, 163 W 10th St (between Waverly and 7th), 646-476-4346

Thursday
It’s a Wonderful Life on the Big Screen
THE CLASSIC

It’s a Wonderful Life on the Big Screen

You’ve probably seen It’s a Wonderful Life more than once. None of those times was on the big screen. Which is where IFC comes in. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, it’s 1947 again. But with more falafel outside the theater.

Dec 24-25, IFC Center, 323 6th Ave (between 3rd and 4th), 212-924-7771

Friday
Introducing the Bluffs
THE PARTY

Introducing the Bluffs

There’s a covert new party operation happening in Brooklyn. It’s called the Bluffs. And they’re bringing an all-nighter to Baby’s All Right the day after Christmas. And science says nine out of 10 doctors recommend a high dose of rug-cutting immediately following the holidays. Which isn’t true, but still.

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