In need of getting into the holiday spirit? Baltimore singer-songwriters Victoria Vox and ellen cherry will play the Creative Alliance on Friday on a bill dubbed the "Not All Holiday Holiday Show!"

The title may read more confusingly than it actually is: Vox and cherry will perform renditions of traditional holiday songs while also working in original material. It's not entirely clear whether the two will do separate sets, collaborate on stage or both, but the Creative Alliance's website alludes to special guests joining the fun, so things will get interesting either way.

Last week, there were too many shows to squeeze in, and now, seven days later, the weekend's options are much more niche/nostalgia-based. A couple of examples: Duncan Sheik, whom I interviewed for this week's Live!, plays in Annapolis on Sunday, while Cheap Trick plays Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday. Still, the show that makes the most sense to me is Vox and cherry, the local artists helping its audience anticipate the season even more.