1) Kick the weekend into rock-and-roll gear, as the Josh Homme—led Queens of the Stone Age storms Brooklyn on Saturday in support of their excellent ...Like Clockwork.
2) Or check out another musician, Wasalu Muhammad Jaco's (aka Lupe Fiasco's) art project, BOUND, about breaking the rules, through December 22 at the Anonymous Art Gallery on 60 Reade Street.
3) This week saw the release of Donald Glover's, a.k.a. Childish Gambino's, because the internet, and you can explore The Boy's Room, his installation with artist Brian Roettinger, in honor of the occasion, at the new Rough Trade store in Williamsburg, through January 4.
4) Or grab the Zeitgeist another way, with the Emoji Art and Design show at Eyebeam, with a panel on the new visual vernacular Saturday at 3 p.m.
5) On Sunday, Neil Gaiman helps us to get in the Christmas spirit with a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol at the NYPL, with writer Molly Olfield sharing unique items found in the library's Dickens vaults.
6) Or get some shopping done at BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair, celebrating the DIY lifestyle with grub skewing organic and locally sourced. Got a dark streak? The Morbid Anatomy holiday fair has you covered with taxidermy, and other artifacts, for the loved ones who have everything.
7) Jazz up your life with Remembering Chico Hamilton at DROM, celebrating the 90-year-old drummer/bandleader's life.
8) Or try the chamber music sounds of Polish composer Lutoslawski.
9) Over at the Park Avenue Armory theater, visual art and opera intersect in The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, starring Abramović, Robert Wilson, and Antony and Willem Dafoe.
10) While on Saturday, downtown drag king Murray Hill throws his extravaganza, A Murray Little Christmas, with holiday nuttiness and plenty of cheese.