It's time to emerge into the sunlight from your Netflix hibernation and post-SantaCon slump. Let's get back out there, guys, for one last hurrah before the holiday season completely takes over.

There are tons going on this weekend and luckily, none of it involves thousands of drunk St. Nick impersonators wading through dirty slush.

Finish up that last-minute holiday shopping, jam out to live music, and laugh out loud at relationship-themed standup comedy shows.

Friday, December 15

1. Fascination Street Holiday Market (150 Greenpoint Avenue)


Still looking for that perfect gift? 

Stop by the “Fascination Street” Holiday Market to check out unique jewelry, art, and fashion from over 20 vendors! 

Admission is free, don’t miss out.

2. Holiday Lights Party Tour (254 West 31 Street)


Everyone knows how beautiful New York City is during the holiday season, but the Holiday Lights Party Tour wants to teach you more! 

Come explore the many secrets and stories about NYC while taking in the sights and dancing along to the DJ of your choosing. 

Reserve your spot now!

3. Couples Therapy at Union Hall (702 Union Street)


Definitely not your average stand-up show... 

Come watch as married, dating couples, and even parents and children perform sets about their relationships. It’s sure to be as entertaining as it is comfortingly relatable. 

Only $8, reserve tickets here!

4. LCD Soundsystem (Brooklyn Steel @ 319 Frost Street)


Dance your way into this weekend with LCD Soundsystem! 

The band will be at Brooklyn Steel this Friday and it’s sure to be a blast. Get your ticket while there’s still some left!

5. Tito Puente Jr. & His Latin Jazz Ensemble (204 Varick Street)

Get in the rhythm of the holidays this Friday at Tito Puente Jr.’s Holiday Dance Party! Music is provided by DJ spike and performances including Salsa, Latin jazz, and Caribbean music.

Grab tickets here!

Saturday, December 16

6. Housequake: Prince Party at The Bell House (149 7th Street)


Get nostalgic this Saturday at the Bell House in Brooklyn.

This weekend’s “Housequake: Prince Party” is only $5, so get some friends together and go party like it’s 1999!

Tickets on sale here.

7. TMS Makeup Shop NYC (Metropolitan Pavilion @ 123 West 18th Street)


The TMS Makeup Pop-up Shop will have you all glammed up, stocked with your favorite beauty products, and all for a fraction of the cost! Exclusive products from awesome brands. 

It's open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grab tickets here, they include a complimentary cocktail so you can sip while you shop!

8. Spiked Mug Fest And Holiday Market (8-08 Queens Plaza South)


Hate shopping for the holidays? The Spiked Mug Fest & Holiday Market could ease your pain.

Find tons of unique gifts this weekend while enjoying some festive music and unlimited winter-inspired cocktails, wine, and beer! 

Snag those tickets here.

Sunday, December 17

9. Luke's Lobster UWS Shackiversary (426 Amsterdam Avenue)


Roll with Luke’s Lobster this Sunday as their Upper West Side location celebrates its 7th birthday! Enjoy discounted drinks and snacks all day long while being entertained by live lobster demonstrations. Don’t forget to stop by, and enter in person for a chance to win free lobster rolls for a year!

10. PopRally Presents: An Evening of Art And Astrology (11 West 53rd Street)


Explore an exhibition that is truly out of this world!

This Sunday night, PopRally presents “An Evening of Art and Astrology” that connects two artists, born over 450 years apart. You won’t want to skip out on this fascinating and unique display!

PopRally is a series of events held at the MoMA and MoMA PS1, engaging young audiences and getting them involved in the art community of NYC. 

We're very excited about this... Grab tickets here!

11. Carrie Mae Weems: The Shape Of Things (643 Park Avenue)


This Sunday, be sure to check out Carrie Mae Weems’ “The Shape of Things.” 

This day-long event includes performances by musicians, writers, poets, artists and social theorists who share a passion for examining the political and social climate we live in. 

Don’t miss this chance to join in on the conversation! Tickets here.

12. Sugar And Spice Holiday Maker's Market (150 Greenpoint Avenue)


Stop by the Sugar x Spice Makers Market this Sunday to find creative holiday gifts for everybody on your list! 

From clothing and jewelry to ornaments and decorations, these local Brooklyn vendors have it all. 

And admission is FREE as a bird, so make sure to check it out!

13. PBS’s Bill Nye: Science Guy Screening with Director Q & A- (Caveat, 21 Clinton Street)


We hope you’ve at least heard of the famous Bill Nye. If not through your interest in science, then likely from the plethora of Bill Nye Memes circling the internet.

On a real note, he’s an impressive guy, and he’s got a lot of important knowledge to share. Documentary filmmaker; David Alvarado with his passion for science and human rights, has directed this documentary on Bill Nye and will be present at the screening for a post-film Q&A. 

With all the ignorance surrounding scientific facts lately, it can’t hurt to check this out. Grab tickets here, doors open at 7 p.m.!

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