8pm: comedy + music promoters creaghead + company’s ‘mandatory office party‘ presents an evening of comedy with rob cantrell, brooke van poppelen, sean patton, tom shillue, barry rothbart, and host caroline creaghead. plus, $7 creag nog and captain drink special. union hall, $8.
8pm: chanukah teams up with shmaltz brewing and christmas has smuttynose in their corner for the 4th annual chanukah vs. christmas battle royale of beer + burlesque at southpaw. $8 adv, $10 door.
12-2pm (+12/27-29): score with free bowling and shoe rental at brooklyn bowl.
8, 10pm: celebrate christmas eve with ‘a purely coincidental night of klezmer’ at park slope’s barbes. $10 sug. don.
newyorkology rounds up the museums, restaurants, clubs, ice rinks, zoos and shows open on christmas day
11, 3:30pm (last chance): red pandas, otters, meerkats and other animals unwrap holiday ‘presents’ filled with treats for our amusement. prospect park zoo, free with $8 zoo admission.
check out the insane dyker heights christmas light displays in the area between 80th + 86th st and 10th + 13th ave.