After carving the roast beast, head to nerd-haven the Way Station, where you can sip a Sonic Screwdriver cocktail while watching tonight’s new “Doctor Who” Christmas special, in which the time-traveling Doctor does his best to avoid Christmas cheer.
9 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, www.wayst
Folk singer Dar Williams visits Brooklyn for the “Christians, Pagans, and other Hipsters” show, sure to feature her song about a combined Christmas and winter solstice party. Clinton Hill singer and songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche opens.
8 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebe
Feel the Schwartz!
Now that everyone has gone to see the new “Star Wars” movie, it is time to enjoy the Lighter Side of the Force, with “May the Farce Be With You,” an afternoon extravaganza of space opera parodies, including “Spaceballs” and “Hardware Wars.”
3 pm at Freddy’s Bar [627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th streets in Greenwood Heights, (718) 768–0131, www.fredd
New Deer’s eve
Country-tinged alt-rock band Deer Tick is getting an early start on its New Year’s Eve concert! The Rhode Island rockers will play two nights in a row at Brooklyn Bowl, so you can start your partying with them on the Eve of New Year’s Eve.
8:30 pm. Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369], www.brook
Gimme the News!
As you head into 2016, go back in time with hit-makers Huey Lewis and the News, who will demonstrate that the heart of rock ’n’ roll beats with the power of love while opening the biggest New Year’s Eve party in Brooklyn. Beach rocker Jimmy Buffet will be playing at midnight.
9:30 pm at Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave. at Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, www.barcl