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1. Mid-Atlantic Holiday Beer Tasting
Nothing says "Tis the season" like a holiday brew event. Brewer's Art hosts this tasting of 12 of the area's best beers paired with a lunch buffet. Attendance is limited, so get on that. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1106 N. Charles St. $40. thebrewersart.com JORDAN BARTEL, B

2. 'The Narcissism of Minor Differences'

MICA's latest thought-provoker features 17 artists (including Francisco de Goya and Leon Golub) exploring intolerance through 40 objects and four installations. Don't miss the sure-to-be reflective public opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. On view through March 13. Fox Building's Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave. Free. mica.edu JORDAN BARTEL, B

3. 'Unsilent Night'
I've been threatening to rock a boombox in public forever. Now's the time.  Bring yours along and participate in Mobtown Modern's annual interactive caroling performance of Phil Kline's 'Unsilent Night.' 7 p.m. Saturday. Man/Woman sculpture, 1515 N. Charles St. Free. mobtownmodern.com JASMINE WIGGINS, B

4. Stoop Storytelling: O Little Town of Baltimore, A Holiday Live Radio Show
With a lineup of comedy sketches, music and, of course, stories from your Baltimore neighbors, the Stoop folks promise their "biggest live radio show extravaganza ever"! Thursday-Sunday and Dec. 16-19, Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. $23. stoopstorytelling.com ANNE TALLENT, B

5. MICA Art Market
I think this is the perfect opportunity to start my Christmas shopping. From original paintings and posters to jewelry and T-shirts, I should be able to find something for everyone on my list. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. MICA's Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave. DANIELLE KEES, B

6. WTMD's Not So Silent Night Holiday Party
Headliners Jukebox the Ghost had the crowd rocking to a cover of Donna Lewis' "I Love You Always Forever" at the show I caught this fall. I'm thinking they can make anything sound cool. $22, and proceeds benefit the station's programming fund. 7 p.m. Thursday. Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. ramsheadlive.com ADAM SAPIRO, B

7. 'ESPN Films 30 for 30 Gift Set Collection, Volume 1'
Tired of buying your sports fan a hat or jersey for the holidays? Pick up this 6-disc collection of ESPN's usually excellent "30 for 30" series. My personal favorite is the Ricky Williams documentary, "Run Ricky Run," which shows what weed and spiritual disenchantment can do to a Heisman trophy winner. On sale for $48.99 on amazon.com; out Tuesday. WESLEY CASE, B

8. 'A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop'
This Chinese-language take on the Coen brothers' "Blood Simple" sounds like my typical Saturday night. Opens Friday. MATT VENSEL, B

9. Sock Monkey Saturday
Fun fact: "Sock Monkey" was my nickname in high school. Here you can make your own sock monkey for free — just bring two pairs of socks and scissors. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday AVAM's Jim Rouse Visionary Center, third floor. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. avam.org MATT VENSEL, B

10. Destroy a DVD day: 'Pearl Harbor' edition
In remembrance of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, let's honor our WWII veteran grandfathers by doing our part to rid the world of one of the worst movies ever made. Find a copy of Michael Bay's 'Pearl Harbor' and promptly dispose of it. Tuesday. LUKE BROADWATER, B

Photos by The Baltimore Sun

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