Friday, Dec. 11
7pm-9pm // Upper East Side
El Museo Del Barrio’s Holiday Posada and Parranda Party gets festive with piñatas, coquitos and treats.
7pm // Lower East Side
Jonah Bokaer, Judith Sanchez Ruiz and Daniel Arsham present Replica, a collaborative performance piece, at the New Museum. The show “examines memory loss, pattern recognition, and perceptual faculties as they apply to the human body.”
8pm // Chelsea
The Kitchen presents Dance and Process, the work of choreographers Renee Archibald, Neal Beasley and Steven Reker. The nonprofit performance and arts center will host a show on Saturday, too.
10pm // Lower East Side
Blow Up in the USA takes over 200 Orchard Street to spin Brit pop and indie rock for all the New York-based Anglophiles. The British club night celebrates its 16th anniversary.
Saturday, Dec. 12
10am // TBD
Ho, ho, ho-ly Santacon! Wear a Santa suit, get jolly, and bring one or two non-perishable food items for the Food Bank for New York City. Locations posted Friday night on the website.
10:30am // Central Park
The Three Bears Holiday Bash at the The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Central Park at 81th Street and Central Park West) combines song, dance and puppetry to create a multicultural variety show. Through Jan. 3.
2pm-6pm // Queens
Open Studios at P.S.1 in Long Island City lets the public peek into the studios of architects-in-residence. The five teams will talk about their work for “Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront.”
7pm, 9pm // Lower East Side
A Very Sandwich Christmas, a surreal musical cabaret, riffs off the theme of holiday-induced over-consumption. The show takes place at the Abrons Art Center and is presented by Banana Bag & Bodice.
Sunday, Dec. 13
10am-5pm // Bronx
The Holiday Trains Show at the New York Botanical Garden displays model trains and New York landmark replicas. Through Jan. 10.
11am // Brooklyn
Fact, Myths, and Lore of Evergreen and Mistletoe at Fort Greene Park teaches about the origins of some the holiday’s plant-centric traditions.
1pm, 3:15pm // Queens
They Might Be Giants performs a benefit concert at the New York Hall of Science. The band’s new DVD, Here Comes Science, has songs fact-checked by Eric Siegel, NYSCI’s director and chief content officer.
4pm // Brooklyn
The sbP, a rock and soul group, presents Cornucopia at Littlefield in Gowanus. The event benefits Global Soles, which provides shoes to underprivileged children and adults.