FOLKSBIENE YIDDISH THEATRE: MAKHT A TSIMES (MAKE A FUSS!) Neighborhood: Park Heights When: Dec. 5: 3 p.m. Price: $20-$30 Venue: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Jewish Community Center of Baltimore 5700 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21215 Phone: 410-542-4900 Description: Folksbiene New York National Yiddish Theatre brings their troupe to the JCC for a new performance of "Makht a Tsimes!" (Make a Fuss!), a Yiddish production with English and Russian subtitles.

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DEC. 9-10

MINK STOLE UNWRAPPED Neighborhood: Canton, Highlandtown When: Dec. 9: 8 p.m. Dec. 10: 8 p.m. Price: $13-$15 Venue: The Patterson/Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21224 Phone: 410-276-1651 Description: Get in the holiday spirit with Mink Stole and Her Wonderful band.

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DEC. 10-19

HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR Neighborhood: Mount Vernon When: Dec. 10: 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11: 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12: 2 p.m. 2 p.m. Dec. 15: 2.p.m. Dec. 17: 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec. 18: 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19: 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Venue: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD, 21201 Phone: 410-783-8000 Description: This year, the BSO goes Vegas, baby. The Holiday Spectacular features holiday tunes performed by the BSO, host Maureen McGovern, rhinestone-clad Santas, dancing dogs, showgirls and more.

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DEC. 11

UNSILENT NIGHT Neighborhood: Mount Vernon, Station North When: Dec. 11: 7 p.m. Price: Free Venue: Pennsylvania Station 1515 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, 21201 Description: "Silent Night" is so last Christmas. Instead, celebrate "Unsilent Night," an annual boombox Christmas parade in Baltimore. Participants are invited to bring their own boombox, and CDs and tapes -- and parts of New York composer Phil Kline's "outdoor ambient music piece for an infinite number of boomboxes" will be distributed. On the signal, the gathered crowd will press "play" and parade through the city.

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COLOSSAL KLEZMER SHIAKH Neighborhood: Canton, Highlandtown When: Dec. 11: 8 p.m. (Dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.) Price: $14-$16 Venue: The Patterson/Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21224 Phone: 410-276-1651 Description: In this Yiddish battle of the bands, it's Charm City Klezmer versus The lost Tribe. The evening starts with a dance lesson.

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SQUIDFIRE'S ART MART When: Dec. 11: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Price: Free Venue: First Unitarian Church 2W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD, 21201 Phone: 410-327-3300 Description: Squidfire and more than 20 other vendors participate in Art Mart. Find your favorite clothing and accessory designs from Squidfire, as well as works from other local crafters. This is a great opportunity to find a unique gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

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SOCK MONKEY SATURDAY Neighborhood: Federal Hill, Harbor When: Dec. 11: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Venue: American Visionary Art Museum 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD, 21230 Phone: 410-244-1900 Description: You can either use this as a relaxing event or as a last minute gift provider. Bring two socks to get in and then go from there. Instructions, sewing needles, thread, eyeballs and friendly sock monkey fellowship are provided.

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DEC. 15

CHRISTMAS WITH AARON NEVILLE & HIS QUINTET When: Dec. 15: 7:30 p.m. Price: $49.50 Venue: The Birchmere 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA, 22305 Phone: 703-549-7500 Description: Kick off the holiday season with the music stylings of Aaron Neville

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