You can have your goddamned hot chocolate and mince pies. The only sane way to celebrate the season is with cake and whiskey. There will be plenty of both at Whiskey, Frankincake & Myrrh, presented by the Cake & Whiskey Club: chocolate cake from Maddiebird Bakery and cinnamon-flavored Fireball Whisky (plus plenty of bourbon to sample). It's all happening tonight at the Den Theatre.
In Allen Baron's 1961 noir Blast of Silence, which J.R. Jones calls "cool" and "edgy," a hitman visits New York during Christmas to kill a low-level mob boss. It screens at the Gene Siskel Film Center tonight.
There’s no need to go to a real church bingo game when Vicki Quade’s Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night! is so much more entertaining. Plus, Quade’s stern Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun, dishes out enough punishment to satisfy the guilty Catholic masochist in all of us. Play to win festive prizes tonight at the Royal George Theatre.
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