Huzzah! Tavern Nights
Don your finest powdered wig and musket and leave the 21st century behind as you join the Sons and Daughters of Liberty for some 18th-century Boston fun. Raise your ale and voice in song as Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Dorothy Quincy state their grievances against the tyrant King George. You’ll get to play authentic 18th-century games, learn boisterous songs, and participate in a spirited colonial dance. Like Benjamin Franklin once said, “Come to this or you’re lame.”
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. 306 Congress St., Boston. 7-9pm/all ages/$40.50. trustedtours.com/store/tavern-nights-at-boston-tea-party-ships.aspx
The Charles Hotel Annual Tree Lighting Event
With the holidays less than a month away, it’s time for the ceremonial tree lightings to begin. As we all learn in elementary school, the winter holidays can’t truly start until the Charles Hotel tree lighting event comes to a close. This year, however, it demands your presence. Santa Claus’ Jazz Band will even be there performing promptly at 5 pm, all for you. Would you really deprive the people of Cambridge of their holiday cheer? More importantly, the event is helping to benefit Cradles to Crayons, so bring some hats, gloves, and baby coats to donate. It never hurts to give.
The Charles Hotel. 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 4-6:30pm/all ages/ FREE. facebook.com/events/913222948757943/
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Joe Russo’s not dead, but he almost is, so come and pay tribute over at the Paradise Rock Club and jam out to some solid Grateful Dead covers. You’ll need a valid ID to get a ticket, but I can’t think of a better way to come down from the Thanksgiving high than with the near death of Joe Russo. There are so many things to be grateful for this holiday season; why not be grateful for the Grateful Dead as well?
Paradise Rock Club. 967-969 Comm. Ave., Boston. 8pm-12am/18+/$27.50. ticketmaster.com
The Court Stenographers of Comedy Present! Stand Up Comedy
Revel in your innermost carnal desires this Sunday night with the Court Stenographers of Comedy as they bring you a night of sketches and stand-up comedy. Join some guys named Owen, Adam, Sam, and James in the post-Thanksgiving comedy sensation of the year. Special guests include Gary Peterson, Jo Galvin, Wes Hazard, Lisa Lang, Rachel Klein, Thom Crowley, Pamela Ross, Julia Clair, and what we’re told is “at least one surprise spot.” Do you recognize any of those names? Go! Do you not recognize any of those names? Still go! It’s free!
Zuzu. 472 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 10pm-1am/21+/FREE. facebook.com/events/817013951758372/
Show Mom Fest 2
Mom said it was time you supported your local Boston bands (and also some from Philly and Chicago. They’re basically Boston, right?). Mosey your groovy butt on down to the Out of the Blue Gallery for an out-of-this-world concert featuring the likes of Palm, Banned Books, Beth Israel, Personality Girls, and local bands Ursula, Jonah Furman (we’re told he’s an ex-Jonah Hill impersonator and was in Krill), Strange Mangers, Stumpf, Yrrapyrrap, Candy Miami, Dump Him, and Michi.
Out of the Blue Gallery. 541 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 6:30-10pm/all ages/$10-15. allstonpudding.com/preview-ticket-giveaway-show-mom-fest-2/
‘Movie Mondays’ Series at Brass Union
November is coming to an end, and that means one thing and one thing alone: Christmas movies. We all know them, we all love them, and Brass Union is featuring classic cinema on its 70-inch screen with full surround sound. The best part? It’s all complimentary. Except the drinks. The drinks aren’t complimentary. But admission and popcorn are! The film of the evening will be Home Alone, the Macaulay Culkin classic from before he started looking like Skeletor from He-Man.
Brass Union. 70 Union Sq., Somerville. 8-10:30pm/21+/FREE. brassunion.com