With all of the holiday hustling, I really haven't had a chance to mention an excellent holiday concept conspired by Flaming Fire frontman, Patrick Hambrect and other talented artists. It's a month long exhibit entitled Eternal Christmas, like all things that Patrick does, this event is an eccentric combination of art, music, and mayhem (which is humbug spelled backwards). This weekend, and into the new decade, there will be live performances, dance parties, holiday readings, a pot-luck christmas party, and even live WFMU broadcast and sandwich making contest this Monday ! Does anyone know how to make an avant garde on rye ? http://www.eternalchristmas.org/.
If you prefer tuna on pumpernickel, J City Theater presents the reindeer-shun of a Tuna Christmas. Taking it's name and setting from the Texaes town of Tuna, this comedy gives more than a good dusting to a town squarely south of the North Pole. The show runs tonight and through this weekend at The Underground Theater at St. Michael’s Church (252 9th St.). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online here.
Finally, equal parts Christmas and Halloween, Tim Burton's, The Nightmare before Christmas plays tonight (R) at the Warehouse, for their final Movies on the Wall of 2009. Although both holidays are favorites for children, the movie is not meant for a strolled based clieintelle. The movie is free and starts at 7:30pm.
With one week to go until x-day, you can follow the hords to the malls and big stores, or follow big shoppers like Scarlett Johansen, to Another Man's Treasure. The lovely Starlette and Liev Schreiber adorn the upcoming Time Out : Holiday Shopping Guide. You can keep your shopping local , by gifting from the only town that sells I love JC shirts (available at Nine Lives Skate Shop). Make your grandma's outfit complete with a modern day sweater (aka a hoodie) from Jersey City Tattoo . If Made in Jersey City name is what want, check out this Friday's Creative Grove market of local artists and vendors.
(blog readers - my earlier post is below)