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