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Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Violet rage: JC Cassis will sing about her objections to the Christmas season at the Cobra Club on Dec. 21.
Anna Haas


Dec. 21

Grinchy girl

Are you getting sick of Santa Claus, caroling, and tinsel everywhere? So is comedian JC Cassis, who recently recorded the anti-Yuletide song “Christmas is B——-” to express her Scrooge-tastic feelings. She will belt out the song at the weekly “Live From Outer Space” comedy show in Bushwick tonight.

9 pm at Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave. between Jefferson and Troutman streets in Bushwick, (917) 719–1138, www.cobraclubbk.com). Free.


Dec. 22

Otter-ly adorable

One of the lesser-known classics of the Muppets canon is “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.” The musical, about a fuzzy otter who hopes to win a music contest will come to life this evening! Local jug band the Salt Cracker Crazies will play all the songs live — including one from Emmett’s rival, the Riverbottom Nightmare Band!

8 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between Prospect and St. Marks places in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, www.thewaystationbk.com]. $5 suggested donation.


Dec. 23

Soul of the season

Celebrate “Christmas with PJ Morton!” — the latest album from the Grammy-winning R&B singer (and keyboard player for Maroon 5). Tonight, Morton and his band hits Brooklyn Bowl for the second of two nights from his “Gumbo Christmas” tour, featuring plenty of original tunes and New Orleans soul-style carols.

8 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369, www.brooklynbowl.com]. $25.


Dec. 24

Not just a nitwit

It’s Christmas Eve! If you are not hanging out with family, then you might be the sort to fit in at “Misfit Xmas.” This party at the House of Yes welcomes black sheep, outcasts, tourists, and anybody who doesn’t celebrate Christmas for a night of spiked cocoa, cookies, and dancing the Christmas blues away.

9 pm–3 am at the House of Yes [2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street in Bushwick, (646) 838–4937, www.houseofyes.org]. $10 (free with RSVP).


Dec. 25

Joyeux Noël

Merry Christmas, Brooklyn! Almost nothing will be open today, so our Editor’s Pick is not to fight it. Put on a pair of fluffy socks, maybe drink some eggnog with a splash of bourbon, and curl up by the fire — or at least put on the Netflix show “Fireplace For Your Home,” which is just a burning log for two hours. Isn’t it nice to take a break?

All day at your place [Your street.com]. Free.

The two nights of Christmas: Grammy-winning singer PJ Morton willl bring his Gumbo Christmas Tour to Brooklyn Bowl on Dec. 22 and 23.
Dominic Scott

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