Tis The Season: Santa’s Private Home Movies
SF-based Oddball Film screens Christmas Mess, a psychedelic mash-up of the absolute worst holiday films and TV specials.
Marathon it: At 11p, Oddball also presents The Subject Is Sex (you can probably guess what that one’s about).
Sat 7p. Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St., University District (206-523-3935). $8.
Nearby: Blue Moon Tavern; The District Lounge; Korean Tofu House
Shell Out: Crab Feast At Monsoon
Crack into a two-pound Dungeness crab cooked salt & pepper style and served on a mango-papaya salad.
Wash It Down: Monsoon also discounts bottles of wine by 30% in case you need a little Dutch courage to get through that shell.
Sun 5-10p. Monsoon, 615 19th Ave E., Capitol Hill (206-325-2111). $30.
Nearby: Sun Liquor; Needle & Thread; Stumbling Monk
Game Of Thrones: The Sword at Neumos
The Austin doom metal band plays the perfect music for these grim Northwest winters.
Sharp teeth: Fellow Austinites American Sharks open with Stooges-esque rock.
Sat 8p. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Capitol Hill (206-709-9467). $15 here
Nearby: Monsoon; Anchovies & Olives; Momiji
Suds For Your Stocking: Winter Beer Festival
WBF brings hearty stouts to beer-loving lips by showcasing seasonal brews from 32 Washington breweries.
Come thirsty: Admission gets you a tasting cup and five fill-ups, but you can buy more for $1.50 each.
Fri 5p-9p; Sat Noon-9p. Hale's Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW, Fremont. $30 at the door.
Nearby: Add-A-Ball; Quoin; Brouwer's