Between your office parties and frantic, last-minute shopping, I hope that you can get out and partake in some of the pre-, during-, and hopefully post-end of the world ceremonies.
Leading up to the possible end of humanity is a bevy of lovely and nude women that will read you Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Paris Room on 720 St. Louis St. at 9 p.m. The industrial/goth party Attrition's Armageddon Ball lightens up your holiday spirit at Siberia on Thursday night at 10 p.m.
The biggest of the multiple end of the world festivities on Friday is the Cosmic Convergence at the Sugar Mill on Convention Center Blvd. hosted by the Ancient Aliens commentator Giorgio Tsoukalos. The party which will have an incredible lineup of live music featuring Ghostland Observatory, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Hot 8 Brass Band and tons more begins at noon and ends in the early morning hours on Saturday, so you have lots of time to check out everything, like the Beach Boys with Bad Company at Champions Square at 5:30 p.m. for free or Crowbar with the Devil's Rain, Crotchbreaker, and more at Siberia for $10 at 10 p.m. If a twelve-hour end of the world party seems like too much, the Michalopoulos Studio on Elysian Fields Ave. is also hosting a party with Helen Gillet and more with a costume contest and a special performance by Holly Tamale beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cover charge is $7.
If the world doesn't end on the Winter Solstice, there are a few things to check out on Saturday. Couples Cabaret has something to please people of every orientation at Siberia with Ratty Scurvics and his wife Oops the Clown, Sick and Gogo Mcgregor and more at 10 p.m. There will be a showing of the make-shift instrument concert documentary Liquidland at 8 p.m. To commemorate the fact that all humans were supposed to die the day before, you can dress like you are recently dead for the Zombie Christmas at Banks St. Bar with Crotchbreaker, Jowstick, Riffer Madness and more for free beginning at 10 p.m. There will be a prize for best zombie costumes.