HOLIDAY SPECTAC-U-THON: Trixie Little & the Evil Hate Monkey do back flips (both literal and figurative) to try to restore their Christmas spirit. For this holiday burlesque, they're joined by Miss Astrid, Dr. Lucky, DJ Momo Taro, Chicago's Michelle L'Amour and some Hanukkah bushes. Catch the striptease spirit at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., at 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $18 general and $16 members and students. Go to creativealliance.org.
COME TOGETHER III: The Cheaters, Brickfoot, Flipside, Baltimore School of Rock, The Mobtown Saints, Mad Planet and other Baltimore bands come together to perform Beatles hits at Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, at 8 p.m. Maynard of "The Ed Norris Show" hosts and proceeds benefit the Dave Tieff Foundation and Amnesty International. Tickets for this all-ages show are $10. Go to rechertheatre.com.
KIX: Have a merry Kix-mas with the help of Hagerstown's own hard rockers. The Baltimore favorites from way back perform an all-ages show as part of a birthday celebration for Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $33 day of. Facedancer also performs. Go to tickets.ramsheadlive.com.
THE NUTCRACKER: The Moscow Ballet brings impressive sets and costumes to the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for this take on the holiday tradition are $24.50 to $84.50. Go to ticketmaster.com.
WINTER CONCERT 2009: The Jayamangala company dancers perform classical Indian dances at this charity performance to benefit orphanages in India. The event takes place at Howard County Arts Council's Blackbox Theater, 8510 Ridge Road in Ellicott City at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $10 general and $25 for patrons. Call 410-750-2599.