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Published Mon, Dec 17, 2012 11:13 AM
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Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

MOTHER EARTH RARE BEER NIGHT: With all this stressful, er, merry talk of Father Christmas it’s clearly time you take a load off and spend some time with Mother Earth. Drop a few pints at Draft for the Rare Beer Night, toasting two tasty seasonals: Silent Night and Window Pane: Peaches. MEB’s Travis will be on hand to bull-session brews and, word is, hand out hi-fives like candy. Oh, joy! Where: DRAFT, Raleigh. When: Thursday, 7 p.m. | More info

PINK MARTINI CHRISTMAS: No, not the luscious lip-colored libation. But it got your attention. Swap Stoli for “Santa, Baby,” when world-renowned Pink Martini returns to Raleigh with its rosy rhapsodies of holiday faves. Where: Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. When: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m. $28-$79. | More info

FOUR COURSE WINTER WINE DINNER: Baby, it’s cold outside... OK, that’s hit or miss around here of late, but warm your insides anyway, and, more importantly, your palate, with a wine dinner by the fire, featuring Aveniu wines and a chef-prepared dinner. Where: La Residence, Chapel Hill. When: Tue., 6:30 p.m. $45. | More info

NAUGHTY OR NICE PARTY: Assuming the world does not, in fact, end, you can make nice for all that naughty in time for Santa at Noir’s Naughty or Nice party. DJ Rye will spin out some beats you can cleanse your soul to, or at least just try to show you have some. Where: Noir, Raleigh. When: Saturday, 9 p.m. Candy table, go-go dancers and Bud babes in house. Dress in your fav holiday garb or costume. For VIP tables + entry please contact Noir at jen@noirbarlounge.com | More info

END OF THE WORLD PARTY: Before you go roaming the rabid streets like a strungout Will Smith in "I Am Legend" — I mean, someone’s gonna survive this thing, right? — make bad decisions at the Black Flower’s End of the World Party. I mean, short of your take on final judgment, um... YOLO! Yeah, we just went there. Where: Black Flower, Raleigh. When: Friday, 11 p.m.

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