Stuff’s bound to get a little strange this weekend. Holidays tend to bring out, let's say, interesting characteristics in our loved ones. Parents become overbearing, whatever-in-laws act shrill, and family friends can get a tad too touchy feel-y after having that third eggnog.
Want to get away? Here are a few options for your Saturday (Christmas Eve) and Sunday (Christmas) evening:
Saturday, December 24:
Czar (1531 Grand, 816-221-2244): KC Reggae Party, $10, 9 p.m.
Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club (3402 Main, 816-753-1909): Cadillac Flambe, American Catastrophe, Snakebite Orphans, 9:30 p.m., $7.
Replay Lounge (946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-7676): CinemaPhonic with Stevie Cruz, Cyan Meeks, 10 p.m.
The Eighth Street Taproom (801 New Hampshire, Lawrence, 785-841-6918): Dave Shelton's Holiday Jam, 10 p.m.
The Well (7421 Broadway, 816-361-1700): DJ Ashton Martin, 9 p.m.
Trouser Mouse (625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816-220-1222): The Nace Brothers, 9 p.m., cover at door.
Sunday, December 25:
Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club (3402 Main, 816-753-1909): DJ Upside Down, doors open at 5 p.m., show at 9 p.m., free.
Jerry's Bait Shop (13412 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, 913-894-9676): The Stolen Winnebagos, doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
The Beaumont Club (4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-2560): KC Xmas 2011 featuring KC DJs, 18-and-older, 7 p.m..
Trouser Mouse (625 N.W. Mock Ave., Blue Springs, 816-220-1222): The Slowdown, In the Grove, 9 p.m.
Jazzhaus (926 1/2 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-749-1387): No band, no cover, festive fun, 8 p.m., free.
RecordBar (1020 Westport Rd., 816-753-5207): Art Battle VII: Schroeder vs. Tulipana, Christmas Charity Battle., doors open at 8 p.m., free, 21-and-older.