Some holiday escapes

Take a break from tree trimming and candle lighting for a little dose of nightlife

December 21, 2006|By Sam Sessa | Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter

All of the family and holiday activities coming up this weekend can leave you yearning for some nightlife. Here's a rundown of some parties and other area events happening in the next few days.

Five comedians will go on a three-day holiday performance run at the Baltimore Comedy Factory's Christmas Party this weekend. The comics, Joe Robinson, Tim Hall, John Mumma, Larry XL and Rob Mayer, are some of the area's funniest. Tickets are $17, and there is a two-drink minimum. Showtimes are 8 tonight, 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight tomorrow and 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday. The Comedy Factory is above Burke's Restaurant, at Light and Lombard streets. Call 410-547-7798 or go to baltimorecome dy.com.

Local burlesque performer Trixie Little and partner, the Evil Hate Monkey, throw their Holiday Spectac-u-thon at the Ottobar tomorrow night. Expect eye patches, strip teases, hula hoops and plenty of wild routines. DJ Momotaro spins holiday classics from years past. The long roster of characters performing includes Fish the Gypsy Juggler, Dr. Lucky and Derrick Tae Kwon Know. The show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or go to theottobar.com.

If you're looking for live music and dancing Sunday night, head to Have a Nice Day Cafe in Power Plant Live for the Rock of Ages. Sponsored by the Beth El Congregation of Baltimore, the event has live music by Black-Eyed Susan 10 p.m.-midnight and an in-house DJ for the rest of the evening. Though it's geared toward Jewish young adults, all are welcome. There will also be drink specials. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Have a Nice Day Cafe is at 2 Market Place in Power Plant Live. It's 21 and older. Call 410-484-0411 or go to myspace.com/rockofagesbaltimore.

Also Sunday night, the Society of Young Jewish Professionals sponsors the Matzo Ball in Washington. This year's party will be at Club Five, 1214 B 18th St. N.W. in Washington. Tickets are $25. Cocktails are half off. All are welcome. Dress to impress. The event starts at 9 p.m. For more information, go to matzoball.org.

Jewmongous, a comedy show with musical performances, comes to Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Monday. Sean Altman, who wrote "What I Like About Jew" and founded Rockapella, is the featured performer. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Rams Head Tavern is at 33 West St. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramsheadonstage.com.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, the Jewish Museum of Maryland will be transformed into a slice of Miami Beach for Mambo Mania in Miami. You can browse the museum's two exhibits: Jewish Camping and Jewish Commitment and The Other Promised Land: Vacations, Identity and the Jewish American Dream. It includes a number of family activities. Tickets are $5 for museum member families and $10 for nonmember families. The museum is at 15 Lloyd St. Call 410-732-6400.

sam.sessa@baltsun.com

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