Yo La Tengo
Maxwell's, 1039 Washington St., at 11th St., Hoboken, N.J.; 201-653-1703.
This popular Hanukkah show featuring surprise opening bands and comedy acts is sold out (as usual). Your best bet to see it? Snag a bartending gig at Maxwell's or start bidding on eBay for tix.
• Date: Dec. 4–11; Sun.–Thurs. 8:30 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 9 p.m.
• Price: $30
Red Hot Holiday Stomp
Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle, at 60th St.; 212-258-9800.
Shake off the winter cold with jazz master Wynton Marsalis and his fellow hepcats as they present holiday favorites, New Orleans style.
• Date: Dec. 6–8; Thurs.–Sat. 8 p.m., Sat, 2 p.m.
• Price: $30–$120
The New York City Gay Men's Chorus Holiday Spectacular
Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St., at Seventh Ave.; 212-247-7800.
Joining the 250-member choir this year will be award-winning Broadway starlet Kelli O’Hara (The Light in the Piazza), bass-baritone Robert Osbourne, and the students of the Third Street Music Settlement.
• Date: Dec. 11, 8 p.m.
• Price: $27–$84
The Mike Errico Holiday Show
Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., nr. Astor Pl.; 212-539-8777.
Not only will the multitalented singer perform tracks from his recent release, All In, but his Holiday Omens routine provides audience members glimpses into their future.
• Date: Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
• Price: $15