Fri. Dec. 25 | The weirdo, often-shirtless Chalmatian punk rock trio fronted by Mike Schadwell hosts an intimate Christmas party featuring Santarantula. The Old Lady and The Hate Van open at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.
Big Freedia, Katey Red, Cheeky Blakk
Sat. Dec. 26 | With her reality TV show renewed for a fifth season and reign over the Krewe du Vieux parade looming in January 2016, bounce's queen diva, Big Freedia, is on a roll. Freedia is joined by Katey Red, Cheeky Blakk, Magnolia Rhome, Fresh Da Kid, Da Danger Boys and DJ Westbank Redd. At 10 p.m. at Siberia.
Donald Harrison Quintet featuring Eddie Henderson
Sat.-Sun. Dec. 26-27 | Eddie Henderson's stepfather was a doctor to Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and others, and he went into medicine before abandoning his practice for jazz. The trumpeter joins saxophonist Donald Harrison and his quintet at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor.
Sat. Dec. 26 | Guitarist Jimmy Robinson has led the progressive jazz/rock band for 30 years, and this special anniversary show features original members Dan Cassin (cello), Tommy Lachin (drums), James Comiskey (Drums), Dennis Elliot (violin), Lenny Jenkins (bass) and Angelle Trosclair (vocals). At 9 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah.