Right Bank Bordeaux
Dec. 4, 7 p.m.
Back Label Wine Merchants,111 W. 20th St.
Hang out with Bordeaux expert Michele D’Aprix as she guides you along the Right Bank’s wines. A French winemaker herself, D’Aprix knows Bordeaux’s reputation as an intimidating wine and is prepared to dispel your notions.
Dec. 4, 7 p.m.
powerhouse Arena,37 Main St., Dumbo
Brooklyn’s coolest bookstore is celebrating the launch of “Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food” with accompaniment by Grammy-winning fiddler Lisa Gutkin of the Klezmatics.
Supreme BARs:The Ultimate MC & Producer Tournament
Dec. 4, 8 p.m.
Black Bear Bar, 70 N. 6th St., Williamsburg
MCs battle it out over beats by local producers with a twist: They’re not allowed to take cheap shots at each other. Instead, the audience will pick a subject and they’ll have to rap about it, with a panel of judges having the final say.
‘Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical’
Dec. 5-28, 7 p.m.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Watch the Grinch terrorize Whoville live onstage in his attempt to steal Christmas away. His heart may be “two sizes too small” but can the holiday spirit of the Whos – not to be confused with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend – change his evil ways? You already know, but nothing beats hearing "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" live.
BUST Holiday Craftacular
Dec. 6-7, 11 a.m.
Brooklyn Expo Center,79 Franklin St., Greenpoint
NYC’s longest-running indie craft fair is back with the best handmade, vintage and food vendors, make-and-take crafts, a gift wrap station, a winter wonderland photobooth, DJs and the coolest part: DAVIDsTEA kitTEA cafe with adoptable cats. Purrfect!
The DegenerateCraft Fair
Dec. 6-7, noon
DCTV Firehouse, 87 Lafayette Ave.
A craft fair designed for artists by artists — what does that mean,you ask? Oh, well instead of artists touting their wares and charging tons of money for their work, they keep their prices reasonable – most items are less than $50. On Saturday, be sure to check out the opening reception from 6-9 p.m. for music and free beer, and on Sunday be one of the first 50 guests through the door and receive a free tote of fun!
Dec. 6-7, noon
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg
When someone gives you a Mogwai for Christmas and they do that cute little humming thing, we know, you might be very tempted to break one of the three cardinal rules of taking care of them – like you might offer them chicken after midnight. And now you’ve got Gremlins, way to go pal! You know the movie, it’s a classic, have it with eggs at Nitehawk’s All You Want for Xmas Brunch screening.
Cyndi Lauper& Friends
Dec. 6, 8 p.m.
Beacon Theatre,2124 Broadway
$50- $2,000, beacontheatre.com
Cyndi Lauper’s fourth annual benefit concert to raise awareness about LGBT youth homelessness and funds to support theTrue Colors Fund’s work is back, with 50 Cent, Salt-N-Pepa, Perez Hilton and more on the bill.
Swing House: 1920s Speakeasy Remixed
Dec. 6, 9 p.m.
G&S Loft,RSVP for address, Gowanus
Live vintage jazz bands, burlesque dancing, exotic cocktails and electro-swing DJs remixing vintage jams can only mean one thing – a Gemini & Scorpio party. Dress like it’s the jazz age and prepare to swing all night.
All I Want for Christmas Is Mariah
Dec. 6, 10 p.m.
The Bell House,149 Seventh St., Gowanus
If you like your eggnog served with some seriously high-pitched vocals, then boy are you going to love this edition of Party Like It’s 1999, which salutes the 20th anniversary of Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas” album. In addition, the DJs will be spinning their usual blend of ‘90s rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop and dance.