Christmas tiiiime is heeeeere. Something, something...something. Anyway, if you're still in the District (or any of its surrounding principalities), there's some fun to be had around town, at least if you're into strippers or Rufus Wainwright. But please, people, go the fuck home already! Merry Secularism!
* Rob Tannenbaum @ Jammin' Java, "...this time of year he is one thing above all else: a Jew. Tannenbaum brings his humorous cabaret act 'Good for the Jews' from New York to Jammin' Java in Vienna on Dec. 18 as part of a Chanukah/Hanukkah Holiday Tour." $15, 8PM. [City Guide]
* A Sexy Santas Stripetease Spectacular @ the Palace of Wonders, "featuring the Metropolitan Burlesque beauties, Prissy Pistol & Thrill Kill Jill! Come see these lovely ladies unwrap their presents for you!" [Brightest Young Things]
* Rufus Wainwright @ the 9:30 Club, "Rufus Wainwright begins a two-night stint at the 9:30 Club tonight with his sister, Lucy Wainwright Roche. Tickets are still available for Saturday for $35." [9:30 Club]
* Joti Rockwell and the Ambalamps @ the Wonderland Ballroom, "a live band will apparently be playing everything from Wham!'s 'Last Christmas' to Run DMC's 'Christmas in Hollis'. It's $8 to get in for the 8 p.m. show, with proceeds going to benefit the D.C. Central Kitchen." [Wonderland Ballroom]