LarryvilleLife’s Christmas Week Picks: Jazzhaus Xmas Jam; Massholes; Boogaloo 7; Singles Going Steady; Monday troubadours

With Christmas on a Friday, pickings are a little slim. Lucky for you, we found a few options to get you out on the town if holiday cabin fever sets in.

Jazzhaus Xmas Jam, 10 p.m. Friday at Jazzhaus

We weren’t entirely sure we’d find a Christmas-themed event for Christmas night aside from sitting on a barstool escaping your family, but then along comes the Jazzhaus and their “Xmas Jam.” Who will be jamming? We’re not exactly sure. But, hey, you’re out of the house for a few hours with live music playing.

The Facebook event page is here.

Massholes trivia, 8 p.m. Saturday at Eagle’s Lodge

Perhaps you’re thinking, “What’s the most absolutely townie thing to do in LFK on the night after Christmas?” Look no further. The Massholes gang returns with another sure-to-be-raucous evening of locally-themed trivia and comedy. Expect a lot of ex-mayor jokes and some potshots at the developing Oread tax scandal.

The Facebook event page promises this edition will be “delightfully vitriolic,” but let’s hope the bitterness will be balanced out with some of those sweet “brownies for townies” that guests can win through audience participation. And make sure to wish Massholes regular (and LFK trivia guru) Andy Morton a happy birthday while you’re there.

Boogaloo 7, 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Eighth Street Taproom

Need a Massholes nightcap? The Taproom basement is a cozy little jazz spot on occasion, and Saturday’s performance by the Boogaloo 7 (a stellar KC 7-piece soul/jazz/funk outfit) will be a good place to relax and let off a little post-holiday steam.

Bandleader Chris Hazleton recently had most of his boogaloo equipment stolen from his place in KC, so feel free to kick in a few extra bucks for the band if you’re still in the giving spirit.

The band plays every fourth Saturday at the Tap and has a standing Friday gig at KC’s Green Lady Lounge so, if you miss them Saturday, catch them somewhere down the line.

The Facebook event page is here.

Singles Going Steady round-robin record party, 8 p.m. Sunday at Frank’s

Here’s an unusual, low-key event to wrap up your long holiday weekend. Head to North Lawrence to sit around, drink and play your favorite 7″ singles with some of LFK’s geekiest music geeks. Will you be judged for your music tastes? Of course you will. So plan accordingly. If you play just the right song, perhaps you’ll be “going steady” with someone by the end of the evening.

Eddy Green/Tyler Gregory/Nicholas St. James, 6 p.m. Monday matinee at Replay

Well, this seems like unusual scheduling. Monday matinees at the Replay aren’t unheard of for touring bands, but at least two of these three jokers play the area quite often. Even so, why NOT recover from the holidays with three great troubadours? Maybe they’ve already written some new tunes about their respective weekends.

The Facebook event page is here.

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