Christmas Concerts


Compared to Halloween, Christmas doesn't have a big rep as a party night for clubs. But if you know where to look -- like, right here -- you'll find the city's best list of Christmas events, from smooth jazz to rap-rock, from Chimaira's very metal Christmas to drag shows. Make the yuletide gay! Here's a quick rundown of holiday throwdowns from December 7 through December 13. Stay tuned for more: Rock: Toys for Tots Metal Festival, featuring K-Phit Sat., December 9 The Cove, 5326 Lake Rd., Geneva Rock: Toys for Tots benefit, featuring Johnny Givens, Scheme D, Mikrophonx, AKT Aktion, M-F-Z-Ma-, Sean Van Dam, Lost Nation, Mista Jaymaz & P-Rock, AAI, and others Sat., December 9, 7pm Price: $5 with a toy, $10 without. Extra $3, 18-20 Phantasy Nite Club, 11802 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Rock: Toys for Tots benefit, featuring Marz Thu., December 7 The Funky Frog, 7865 Plains Rd., Mentor Jazz: Peter White, Rick Braun, and Mindi Abair: White Christmas Mon., December 11, 7pm Price: $10/$20/$30/$35 ( Palace Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave., Playhouse Square, Gay/Lesbian: Christmas showcase, with Danyel Vasquez, Skyler Styles, Hershae Chocolatae, and others Sun., December 10 Bounce, 2814 Detroit Ave., Cleveland Country: Deanna Carter/Buddy Jeweell/Steve Azar/Julie Roberts/Blue County Wed., December 13, 7pm Price: $25 (Ticketmaster) Canton Memorial Civic Center , 1101 N. Market Ave., Canton -- D.X. Ferris

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