Mister Frito Burrito would like to see your best goth makeup (#18) (pic by Vanessa Irina)

1. Head to the Woods for A Very Murray Christmas Party, with free Jameson if you’re following @thewoodsbk on Insta. (Friday, FREE)

2. Or try Ange Noir to see what would happen if David Mamet adapted A Christmas Carol—expect singing, acting, and lots of cursing. (Friday, FREE)

3. Have an adorable bacchanal at Twig Terrariums’ Saturnalia Party, with snacks, drinks, raffles, and entertainments. Wear a toga if you’ve got one. (Friday, FREE)

4. Get bent at Big Sky Works’ Holiday Circus Cabaret, with a slew of acrobats, contortionists, and more. (Friday, $25)

5. Dance it out at the brand new, just opened House of Yes, which is hosting A Very Junxion X-mas with a half-dozen DJs and musicians. (Friday, $10)

6. Or if your holiday spirit is a little less jolly, head to Nitehawk for a midnight screening of Silent Night, Deadly Night. (Friday & Saturday, $11)

7. There are still plenty of holiday markets! This weekend check out the Bust Craftacular, the Gowanus Holiday Marketplace, or artisanal shopping from CatlandSecret Project Robot, and Shwick. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

8. Combine three marvelous things at New York Distilling Co’s Whiskey, Waffles, and Workshops. (Saturday, $27)

9. Say aloha to the Makahiki, a Hawaiian solstice celebration at the Sacred Arts Research Foundation. (Saturday, $20)

10. Dust off your magic wand and head to the Yule Ball, with music from Harry & the Potters, Potter Puppet Pals, Draco and the Malfoys, Tonks and the Aurors, and Ashley Hamel. (Saturday, $20)

11. Get silly at Dziecki Theater’s Fool’s Mass, an evening of stories and song at East Williamsburg recycling center Sure We Can. (Saturday, $10)

12. Go wild at the Spectrum’s queer dance party, Revolting Grace & Execution. (Saturday, $5–$15)

13. Bring your quirky collection or your oddest talent to share with the world at the Show/Tell Show. (Saturday, FREE)

14. Take a mint car to Grand Victory for Feeling Gloomy’s All I Want for Christmas Is the Cure. (Saturday, FREE)

15. Join the inimitable Jo Firestone and her cohost Tyler Moore for The Great Christmas Mindfucksix hours of alt comedy insanity. (Sunday, $15)

16. And then right after that, go up to Bushwick for the second anniversary of The Macaulay Culkin Show, where hosts Brett Davis and Sally Burtnick will welcome the likes of Jacqueline Novak, Bridey Elliot, JD Amato, Gary Richardson and more. (Sunday, $5)

17. Smear on some black eyeliner and get to C’mon Everybody for Goths for Dogs, a rescue dog benefit show featuring A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Azar Swan, and more. (Sunday, $8)

18. See a smorgasbord of seasonally appropriate old-timey animations at Tom Stathes’ Cartoon Carnival: Christmas Edition. (Sunday, $10)

19. Do good while giggling at Raise the Roof, a comedy fundraiser for Unicef to benefit Syrian children, with jokes from Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, Todd Barry, Maeve Higgins, David Cross, and more. (Sunday, $25)

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