It's that time of year again, judging by the posts on this site today, with lots of Holiday-themed shows coming up. Unsurprisingly, The Bell House lives for this kind of yuletide cheer and has about a dozen or so holiday shows lined up in the next month. Here's a rundown.
First is the Everything's Terrible! Holiday Special 2012 which happens December 12 (tickets). If you think the Star Wars Holiday Special is the worst Christmas-related thing television has ever birthed, the Everything's Terrible folks will likely prove you wrong. For an early taste, there's a trailer for the crap extravanga below, along with a list of all dates for this ironic roadshow which is touring both coasts at the same time.
On the next night (12/13) it's The Party Machine's 2nd Annual Holiday Benefit Blowout with hosts Arden Myrin and Lisa Delarios with guests Jon Glaser, Chris Gethard, Sheng Wang, Janeane Garofalo and Adira Amram & the Experience with proceeds going to Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue and Red Cross Disaster Relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Tickets are $12 and still available but probably not for long -- don't delay.
More funny stuff (with music): On December 16, Fred Armisen hosts The Snow Ball Ball: A Winter Formal To Benefit 826NYC, with guest DJs Tunde Adebimpe and Peter Hale of Here We Go Magic. Tickets are still available.
And for ska fans there's The Slackers Christmas Celebration on 12/22 which also celebrates the band's 20th anniversary. The show also features The Frightnrs, Sammy K, and Caz & the Day Laborers. Tickets are still available.
Wait there's still more holiday fun at The Bell House: for burlesque fans there's Doc Wasabassco's Birthday Celebration And All-Holiday Party on 12/14 (tickets); for the wizards and muggles out there, you can celebrate at The Harry Potter Yule Ball 2012 on 12/15 with Harry And The Potters, Potter Puppet Pals, The Whomping Willows, and The Home Alones (tickets); later that night (12/15) it's The Rub's Holiday party with Eleven & Ayres and special guests Kon & 7L' and for those who need some twang in their stocking, on December 16 it's The Suzi Shelton Band's Fourth Annual Rockin' Holiday Party with Amelia Robinson From Mil's Trills (tickets).
Everything Is Terrible trailer and flyer for the Snowball Ball are below.
Everything is Terrible Holiday Tour 2012 Dates
Holiday Tour! EAST!
12-7 - Detroit @ Corktown Cinemas
12-8 - Toronto @ Lee's Palace
12-9 - Montreal @ Pub Brouhaha
12-10 - Worcester, MA @ The Firehouse
12-11 - Troy, NY @ 51 3rd St
12-12 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
12-13 - Philadelphia @ PhilaMOCA
12-14 - Boston @ The Coolidge Corner Theatre
12-15 - Baltimore @ The 5th Dimension (405 W. Franklyn)
12-16 - Pittsburgh @ Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room
12-17 - Cincinnati @ Mayday
12-18 - Nashville @ The Belcourt Theater
12-19 - St. Louis @ Mushmaus
12-20 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
12-21 - Chicago @ Licoln Hall
Holiday Tour! WEST!
12-7 - San Francisco @ The Roxie
12-8 - Oakland @ ABCO Arts Space (3135 Filbert)
12-9 - UC Davis @ TCS Building Art Annex
12-10 - Portland @ The Hollywood Theatre
12-11 - Olympia @ Le Voyeur
12-12 - Vancouver @ The Biltmore Cabaret
12-13 - Seattle @ Central Cinema
12-14 - Boise @ Spacebar Arcade
12-16 - Denver @ The Denver Film Center/Colfax
12-17 - Albuquerque @ The Guild
12-18 - Tucson @ The Loft
12-19 - Phoenix @ Filmbar
12-20 - San Diego @ Che Cafe
12-22 - Los Angeles @ The Cinefamily