pencil it in: the holidays are near

Dec 14-16: Tinseltown Bazaar

The editors of Refinery29 are in the holiday spirit, opening their first retail endeavor to serve all your gifting needs. The pop-up shop will be open for one weekend only so make sure to pick up everything you need :) Tinseltown Bazaar, 201 Mulberry Street, Fri & Sun 12-6 PM, Sat 12- 7 PM

December 15: Santa Here, Santa There, Santas Everywhere

Ohhh it’s that time of year- thousands of drunk revelers will take to the streets in the city’s annual Santacon festivities. Either love it or hate it, the Christmas themed pub crawl is one event you certainly won’t miss. Follow @santacon on Twitter for instructions on how to participate in this years’ revelry.

December 15: Matisyahu Who?

Reggae superstar and former Hassidic Jew, Matisyahu continues his annual Hanukkah concert tradition this Saturday, his Festival of Lights tour hitting NYC for the final night of the holiday. Tickets to the enlightening musical experience can be bought here. Terminal Five, 610 West 56th Street, 9 PM, $35

December 15: I Hope You’re Very Hungry

The Vinegar Hill Sound and i was really very hungry present a holiday dinner that will both tantalize your taste buds and help a good cause. The festive meal will feature goose and libations and all proceeds from the meal will go towards a holiday dinner for those in the rockaways were too impacted from Sandy to have their own. Purchase tickets here. Vinegar Hill Sound, 46 Bridge Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, 8-11 PM, $100

December 15: fa la la la la…. la la la la. 

All Dickens, all day. Downtown authors and actors come together at Housing Works this weekend for a marathon reading of the Dicken’s holiday classic. A tale of redemption from hummbuggery, A Christmas Carol will put you in the holiday spirit. Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, 1 PM

December 18: Celebrity Pork

Questlove and Daily show correspondent Wyatt Cenac will be manning the bar on Tuesday at newly opened top chef contest Dale Talde’s Pork Slope. Shot and beer specials will be available throughout the night, all procedes of which will go towards Sandy relief. Pork Slope, 247 Fifth Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn

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