10. THEATER: A Very Tawny Christmas
Obie-winning actor-writer-director David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) brings his new drag creation, disco one-hit wonder and showbiz survivor Tawny Heatherton, to his hometown of Baltimore for two nights only, December 28 and 29, in A Very Tawny Christmas at Spotlighters Theatre. The show is a benefit for Spotlighters, and proceeds will assist the company with renovation of its space.
9. FILM/DVD: Scrooge & Marley
This variation on A Christmas Carol gives us Ebenezer Scrooge as the greedy, Christmas-hating owner of a Chicago gay bar. Of course, he learns kindness and generosity in the end, thanks to a few ghostly visitors. The cast includes David Pevsner, Tim Kazurinsky, Bruce Vilanch, David Moretti, and Megan Cavanagh. You can see the movie on the big screen in Chicago or Vancouver, Canada, in the coming days (with holiday music as an extra at the Chicago dates) or buy it on DVD or Blu-ray to enjoy at home.