9 things to do this weekend in NYC, Dec. 18-21 - Metro US

9 things to do this weekend in NYC, Dec. 18-21

Pat Benic

Christmas in Brooklyn
Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Barclays Center 620 Atlantic Ave.
$25-$260, barclayscenter.com

If you could celebrate Christmas in Brooklyn with LL Cool J and Run DMC, why wouldn’t you? Catch these legendary rappers along with DJ Z-Trip, Lecrae, K. Michelle and Diggy. Just don’t call it a comeback!

Shilpa Ray
Dec. 19, 8 p.m.
Cake Shop 152 Ludlow St.
$8, cakeshop.com

Brooklyn’s very own Shilpa Ray breaks out her harmonium – which is a sight and sound to behold – and belts out the tunes like only she can. Her spooky melodies and big vocals are perfect for the holiday season.

Rebel HeartsHoliday Party
Dec. 19, 9 p.m.
Rockbar NYC, 185 Christopher St.
$5, madonnathon.weebly.com

It’s going to be all Madonna, all night. Get your “Vogue”on with DJ Jene and “Celebrate” this fine “Holiday” with Madonna giveaways all night, Madonna stocking stuffersand no papa to preach. Get into the groove!

Ugly Sweater Run
Dec. 20, 11 a.m.
Citi Field,123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing Meadows

Take some time off from holiday shopping and do some good for yourself! Find the ugliest sweater possible, throw it on and run a 5K. There will be hot chocolate, beer and cider waiting for you at the finish line.

Vegan Holiday Shop-Up!
Dec. 20, noon
Pine Box Rock Shop,12 Grattan St., Bushwick

It’s holiday shopping — vegan style! Try and buy amazing food items from Gone Pie, Cocoburg, Freakin’ Vegan and more. Grab a drink at the bar and hit up any and all of the 20+ vendors.

Holiday Soul Clap & Dance-Off
Dec. 20, 11:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
$8, newyorknighttrain.com

DJ Jonathan Toubin presents another night of amazing ‘60s soul music to dance to before you trek off to visit the family for the holidays. It’s also the release party for Norton Records’ “Souvenirs of the Soul Clap,” so come down to hear legendary soul singer Charles Bradley will spin some wax while you dance like Patrick Swayze in “Dirty Dancing” during the dance-off.

Holiday Lights& Sights Tour 2
Dec. 21, 1 p.m.
The Thirsty Fan,254 W. 31st St.
$20, thethirstyfan.com

Get your start at 34th Street and gawk along a route of the holiday windows at Macy’s, Saks and Lord & Taylor, the tree in Bryant Park, 6th Avenue Corporation Row, Radio City and the tree at Rockefeller Center.

Holiday Express
Through Feb. 22
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
Admission $19, nyhistory.org

Browse the newly acquired Jerni Collection of over11,000 toys dating as far back as 1840, as much worksof art as playthings. Much of the museum’s first floor has been taken over by an immersive multimedia exhibit that showcases that most seasonal of toys, the train set.

Lez Zeppelin
Dec. 22, 8 p.m.
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St.
$20-$50, highlineballroom.com

Led Zeppelin is not reuniting, face it! Robert Plant may, or may not, have torn up a gazillion-dollar reunion contract, but who wants to see a bunch of old dudes trying to rekindle their youth anyway? Especially when an all-girl tribute band like Lez Zeppelin are out there giving “Heartbreaker” a whole new meaning. They’ll be riffing on “The Song Remains the Same” MSG Concert in its entirety.

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