Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag o’ Funk • Saturday

James Brown gets it done

with his Funky Christmas style.

No more problems, dude.

9 p.m. at The Rendezvous on Dec. 26; 78 3rd Street, Turners Falls.

— Amanda Drane


Edward Scissorhands • Wednesday

Scissors for hands, eh?

Who falls in love with Ryder?

Popcorn in my face.

Movie night: Dec. 30, 7 p.m. Free. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton.  

— Jennifer Levesque


Harlem ballers • Tuesday

The world is a hoop

for these trotters of Harlem.

Whistle theme for hours.

Harlem Globetrotters, Dec. 29, 2 and 7 p.m. Starting at $18. MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St., Springfield, (413) 787-6610.

— Kristin Palpini


Badfish at Pearl Street • Monday

Sublime tribute band

Teams up with three funky acts

For ska-rock blowout!

With Make The Rules, Polar Planet, and Alex Tuohey: Dec. 28, 7 p.m. $16 before; $20 at the door. Pearl Street Nightclub,10 Pearl St., Northampton.        

— Hunter Styles