Find a date, have a ball
MATZO BALL Matchmaker, matchmaker make lots of matches. Maybe it’ll happen for you at this annual networking event for Jewish singles sponsored by the Society of Young Jewish Professionals and JDate. Dec. 24, 9 p.m. Tickets: $30.
Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. www.matzoball.org
Clubs & Dance Nights
SNOW PANTS OR NO PANTS HOLIDAY PARTY Choose one or the other, but keep with the winter/holiday theme, please. A hundred bucks goes to the best snow pants and no pants outfits. DJ Snow White provides music for dancing. Dec. 20, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets: $10. 21+. The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Ave., Boston. 617-723-5101, snowpantsnopants
END OF TIMES PARTY The Mayan calendar says our time is running out. Whether it’s your last day on earth or not, you’re invited to spend it ingesting traditional Mayan food and drink (lots of chocolate), playing Mexican bingo, and drinking handcrafted margaritas. If you dare to commit your sins to paper, there’ll be a confession box for them. Dec. 21, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. The Painted Burro, 219 Elm St., Somerville. 617-776-0005, www.thepaintedburro
DJ QUESTLOVE Besides being a great DJ, Questlove (born Ahmir Khalib Thompson) also drums for the Roots, the house band for “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” He and special guest DJ Frank White visit Underbar to shake up your holiday season. Dec. 26, 10 p.m. 21+. Underbar, 275 Tremont St., Boston.
RUDE BOYZ PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: LAMONT CLAUS Lamont Price throws a good party, and he’ll play Santa with this sketch and stand-up show, featuring Bethany Van Delft, Mike Whitman, Kristin Seltman, Graig Murphy, Dana Jay Bein, and Guitler Raphael. Dec. 20,
8:30 p.m. $12. Sweetwater Tavern,
3 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-2515, www.sweetwatercafeboston.com
BIG SAUCE HOLIDAY SOIREE Biggie Sauce, Chris Timoney, and Ka’Thryn Franz take a break from hosting the “Big Sauce” show Thursday nights on unregularradio.com for this live show with comics Chris Coxen, Shea Spillane, Al Park, Dana Cairns, and Langston Kerman. Dec. 20, 8:30 p.m. $12. Nick’s Comedy Stop. 617-438-1068, www.nickscomedystop.com
JEWMONGOUS Former Rockapella star Sean Altman has been bringing his musical comedy to Passim for years, in songs like “What the Hell Is Simchas Torah?” and “They Tried to Kill Us (We Survived, Let’s Eat).” He returns with a new tune, “Jesus Christ’s Bar Mitzvah,” in his repertoire. Dec. 24, 6 and
8:30 p.m. $20. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679, www.clubpassim.org
GARY GULMAN’S ALL I WANT FOR HANUKKAH IS CHRISTMAS Gulman has had a busy 2012, releasing his CD, “No Can Defend,” in June and earlier this month premiering his new one-hour special, “In This Economy,” taped at the Wilbur in May. He entertains Christmas Eve with this holiday-themed show. Dan Crohn opens. Dec. 24, 8 p.m. $20. Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St., Boston. 617-263-6887, www.improvasylum.com
Nick A. Zaino III