Zhu Zhu pets

Parents beware, Zhu Zhu Pet madness is spreading. It's highly contagious and has been known to infect small children -- and their parents. (Please do not confuse this particular malady with Tickle Me Elmo disease.)

In a toy trend that's seemingly come out of nowhere, holiday shoppers are going nuts over Zhu Zhu Pets, the tiny robotic hamsters that seem to do little else besides drive tiny metallic cars and make cute noises. [Huffington Post]

Like the previously mentioned Starland Ballroom sale, Ticketmaster has a page of Black Friday weekend deals. (password = TTS09)

Holiday gift idea: Ticketmaster gift cards.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Titus Andronicus New Years Eve show at Mercury Lounge.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the White Rabbits show at Bowery Ballroom.

More From Brooklyn Vegan