How to Actually Have Fun This Week

The family-friendly nature of the holidays can render this week more than a touch boring. If you’re anything like us, you can get a little restless around this time of year. Here, some vaguely Yuletide-ish events to get you out of the house and tide you over until New Year’s.

Sketchy Santa, Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Stock up on outrageous holiday high jinks with sketch-comedy trio Damen & Herren’s not-so-family-friendly “Das Comedy” Christmas show. Little Mountain Studios, 195 E. 26th Ave., $15.

Christmas Cheer, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Compensate for your mediocre gift by taking your lady for a free cup of hot chocolate or eggnog to Nu’s heated seaside patio (pictured above). Nu Restaurant, 1661 Granville St., 604 646-4668.

Band Aid, Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Watch drummer Lucas Schuller (Corbin Murdoch and the Nautical Miles, Pawnshop Diamond) pick up a mandolin, or Triforce Omega rapper Arran Shearing play the cello, at the seventh annual Christmas Band, where local indie musicians switch it up for charity. The Biltmore, 3755 Prince Edward St., $10.

Jammin’, Wednesday, 11 p.m.
Celebrate Christmas Caribbean-style with dancehall, reggae and soca beats alongside free Appleton rum cake treats at Free Up. Shine Nightclub, 364 Water St., $10.

The Night Before Christmas, Thursday, 10 p.m.
Work off the turkey at this annual Christmas Eve club tradition; you can also make sure that your Christmas morning hangover is even worse than your sketchy uncle Bob’s. Tonic Nightclub, 919 Granville St., $12.

Image courtesy of World of Jan.

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