12/23: Bears at the Beachland



In the spirit of the season, Bears plan to throw their upbeat harmonies and effervescent keyboard plunking into a few non-traditional Christmas songs to mix up their set at this year’s Yulesville Pre-Holiday Bash. The warm tones that radiate from the local band’s swoon-worthy vocals and subtle handclaps help you forget that they’re singing about December in Cleveland. It’s almost guaranteed that all their talk about dolphins and sweet, sweet love will feel like the start of Christmas vacation — especially if you expect to be spending your vacation days in California. The Beachland (15711 Waterloo Rd., 216.383.1124) is opening the ballroom and the tavern to make the most of the merry music-making occasion, which will feature other local faves like Modern Electric, Mystery of Two, Terminal Lovers and Unsparing Sea. The show starts at 9 p.m.; tickets are $7. — Danielle Sills

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