James Brown Holiday Jam
DJ BMF invites the funkiest musicians in town to pay tribute to James Brown by performing and spinning his hits, samples and remixes. Get up offa that couch if you're bored Christmas Eve.
11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Will's Pub, $5
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights
If you're hankering for Christmas music the day of, nobody blares it in dazzling style like the annual spectacle of lights at Disney. Or you could just turn on the radio to basically any station.
Every 10 minutes, Thursday, Dec. 25 (through Jan. 4), at Hollywood Studios, price of admission
Boxing Day Extravaganza
Catch talented locals Fast Preacher, Adam and the Plastic, and Zap Dragon and the Attack, plus local musicians Dave Hanson and Daniel Hanson duke it out in a boxing match.
9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, at Will's Pub, $5
A two-day hardcore fest takes over Orlando Jai Alai, featuring bands like Code Orange, Down to Nothing, Hard Stripes, Cold World and way more, plus there are after-party shows. More info at facebook.com/fyafest.
Noon Saturday, Dec. 27-Sunday, Dec. 28, at Orlando Jai Alai, $35 single-day pass, $60 weekend pass
The Grand Collab
In its second iteration, the Grand Collab features the beatboxing styling of Rubox, the art-rock insanity of Obliterati, the funky jam of Leisure Chief and more, plus resident DJ Cub keeps things going between bands so the music is nonstop.
8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at Will's Pub, $7
Let's Go Solo Holiday Tour
If you're a fan of Less Than Jake and Catch 22, pay attention, because LTJ's guitarist, Chris Demakes, and C22's vocalist-saxophonist, Ryan Eldred, strike out on their own this night to perform solo.
8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at Will's Pub, $10-$12
This is a night of comedy known as the Quarterly, featuring Atlanta-based comedian Jake Head with locals like Tom Feeney and Alex Luchun alongside the suspended dream-state of a beloved Orlando band we love to see revived any time, Saskatchewan.
9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Will's Pub, $6