Five things to do this weekend: Dec. 23-25
Winter Solstice Pagan Witch Ritual, Variety Show & Fire Benefit from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at Out of the Blue Art Gallery Too, 541 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Admission is a $10 donation or pay-what-you-can.
All proceeds of this mini-fest are to go to the Cambridge Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund to help people displaced by the Dec. 3 fire in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood. The performances begin at 6:30 p.m. with Positive Negative Man, followed by Parma Chai; Linda Viens and Kristina Kehrer making a solstice blessing; Kirk Windsor; Be.On.Say (above); Adoara and Dahni of Belly and Soul; Kingdom of Love; Andrew Durso; Stormy Saint-Val; Yael Gavish; RVRSR; Liz Anaya Sheils; Timitar and Agent Judy; Justin P. Drew; and Mariah Ashley Pique. A donation includes a ticket for a raffle of donated artwork; it’s $10 for three more tickets. Information is here. (There’s also a four-band Standing Rock Benefit Show with Sadist, Flaccid, Savage Blind God and Purgatory from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday at The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St., Harvard Square for $7 admission.)
Shit-faced Shakespeare: “Romeo and Juliet” at 10 p.m. Friday at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets are $25, but can be dropped to $15 via Goldstar Events.
This long-running show puts a “genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night” into an otherwise sober cast trying to do their job – in this case, a production of “Romeo and Juliet.” It’s a 21-plus show. Information is here.
Jewmongous performs at 5 and again at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. General admission is $20.
Sean Altman of Rockapella – from the “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” television show – debuted this comedic band a decade ago and has since performed to sold-out audiences in 25 major U.S. cities. His original songs include the Passover song “They Tried to Kill Us (We Survived, Let’s Eat),” which was featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, and the dysfunctional Bar Mitzvah anthem “Today I Am A Man.” Information is here.
Christmas Eve tango from 8 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday at Dance Union, 16 Bow St., Union Square, Somerville. It’s $10 general admission, or $5 for students.
The Tango Society of Boston’s annual Christmas Eve dance event includes an hour of free dance instruction starting at 8 p.m., followed by tango, Chinese food (participants can bring food as well) and sangria. Information is here.
Community Potluck & Free Book Day from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at The Humanist Hub, on the fourth floor of 30 JFK St., Harvard Square. Free.
This community for humanists, atheists, and agnostics is open Christmas Day for the first time for a potluck, discussion and book giveaway from its huge inherited library of books on humanism, philosophy and ethics. Information is here.