Monday, January 26, 2015

This Weekend

  • X-Rated X-Mas: The Slutcracker

    Start a sexy holiday tradition by ditching the ballet for this blush-worthy burlesque show.

    Too hot for Tchaikovsky: In this version, Clara plays with strippers rather than snowflakes.

    Sat-Sun 8p. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Davis Square (617-625-5700). $25 here.

    Nearby: M.F. Dulock's; Amsterdam Falafelshop; The Burren

  • Whisker Wars: Boston Facial Hair Fiasco

    Show off your Movember masterpiece one last time before shaving at this beard contest/party.

    Beardos: Stroke your chin to chin music from four live bands, then enter it for top prize in one of six beard categories.

    Sat 7p. Church, 69 Kilmarnock St., Fenway (617-236-7600). $10 here

    Nearby: Happy's Bar & Grill; Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar; Baseball Tavern

  • Rock and Red Carpet: Boston Music Awards

    The city's best musicians gather to celebrate a year's good work at the Liberty (warning: this could get loud).

    I'm gonna let you finish, but...: Don't miss performances from Earthquake Party, Dutch ReBelle and others.

    Sun 6p. The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., West End (617-224-4000). $25-100 here.

    Nearby: Harvard Gardens; Beacon Hill Pub; The Hill Tavern

  • Someone Spiked Santa's Drink: Holiday Cocktail Class

    Learn how to give the best holiday gifts at this class (hint: they come shaken and stirred).

    Christmas chemistry: Mixologists Josh Childs and Beau Sturm share their cocktail secrets — then you drink them.  

    Sun 7p. The Urban Grape, 303 Columbus Ave., South End (857-250-2509). $20 here.

    Nearby: Abby Lane; BoMa; Clerys

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