Music to Your Ears
All-Ages Dance Party!—Snugfit Social Club will host its first all-ages DJ night at the Cell Theatre (First Street, just south of Lomas) this Friday, Dec. 23. The monthly indie/electro/disco/nuwave dance party will, as usual, be hosted by DJs Paul and Will, and will unusually also feature longtime Shack Up DJ from Denver Tim Garvey, plus other talents from the Albuquerque scene. They've got their hands full with two big rooms to fill, and this party won't stop until 3 in the morning. And did I mention it's all-ages? $5 gets you in, and "you can dance as insanely as you'd like," say the Snugfit boyz.
New Music for Weird Kids at SolArts—Outsiders of every age can enjoy a fine roundup of local experimental hellions on Friday, Dec. 23, at SolArts Performance Space (712 Central SE, 244-0049). The all-ages show includes performances by hybrid card game/sound pioneers cobra//group, the electrifying Alchemical Burn and brand-spanking new Native American noisemakers Spirit Bears (brought to us by members of Proud Ass). Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost is $5.
What Are You Doing Christmas Eve?—Lord knows you love your extended family and all, but if you've got to evacuate the parental Yuletide compound, Harlow's on the Hill has a worthy occasion worth fleeing to. The Harlow's Christmas Eve Party on Saturday, Dec. 24, promises DJs who'll spin all night over a broadcast of old-school hip-hop videos. Not only that, but the cover is just $2 and all door proceeds will directly benefit animal rescue agencies. "Yule" be a winner any way you look at it.