Wenatchee Empty Bowls Festival 1:30-6 p.m. today; Wenatchee Public Library, 310 Douglas St., $15 includes bowl and dinner 662-6156
The Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council hosts one more day of painting ceramic bowls for its second annual fundraiser. For $15, paint a bowl with glaze, then come back Jan. 18 to pick up your kiln-fired bowl and a soup dinner. Proceeds benefit 13 local food banks.
Zombie Apocalypse Party 8 p.m. Friday, Wenatchee Eagles, 1208 N. Wenatchee Ave. 888-1929
If the world really ends, best to go out partying, right? The Eagles Hall will throw a one-of-a-kind zombie bash for Eagles members and guests, with DJ Ben Franklin spinning tunes until morning … maybe.
Bad Santa and Ugly Sweaters 8 p.m. Friday, Club Level, 240 N. Wenatchee Ave., facebook.com/levelwenatchee 393-3770
Club Level hosts a naughty party in its new location in the old Hurricane space. Put this under your tree: They’re giving away a plasma tv, iPod Touch, a limo ride and cash prizes to the ugliest sweaters. Stay long enough, and the ugly sweaters might just come off.
Cirque Du Noel on Ice 7:30 p.m. Friday, Town Toyota Center, 1300 Walla Walla Ave., $25-$45, towntoyotacenter.com 888-7341
You know Dasher, Dancer, Donner and Blitzen, but not like this. A traveling troupe of acrobats, trapeze artists and contortionists will put on an enchanting show starring Santa, elves and other holiday characters.
Moral Crux, Not All There, Jip Sea Party 9 p.m. Saturday, Wally’s House of Booze, 322 S. Wenatchee Ave., $5 663-1433
Jip Sea Party returns after long absence — what you did you expect, they’re gypsies! They’re joined by Moral Crux and Not all There of Wenatchee for a long night of raucous fun.
Awaken to Christmas 6 p.m. Sunday, Town Toyota Center, 1300 Walla Walla Ave., by donation, awakenwenatchee.com.
Lily the camel returns for a one-night benefit show at the community ice rink. The show includes live music, an ice skating performance and photos with Lily. Proceeds benefit Grace House.
The Dusty 45s 9 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Der Hinterhof, 321 Ninth St., $8 Saturday, $5 Sunday, leavenworthbeergarden.com 548-5250
One of Seattle’s favorite rockabilly bands will play two all-ages shows this weekend, with two wailing guitars, driving percussion, an upright bass, and a blazing trumpet — literally, Billy Joe Huels has been known to set his trumpet on fire.
Illumni Men’s Chorale — “American Christmas” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road; $25 general, $16 senior, $8 student, icicle.org 548-6347
Sing along with a grand Seattle men’s choir. Their program includes “Mr. Grinch” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” and a premiere of new holiday music by Jackson Berkey of Mannheim Steamroller.
“A Christmas Story” 7 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Merc Playhouse, 202 S. Glover St., Twisp, $15 adults, $5 youth 18 and under, mercplayhouse.org 997-7529
The Merc wraps up its three-week run of “A Christmas Story,” a comedy classic about a kid’s quest to get a BB gun for Christmas. Miss this and cry like your tongue just froze to a flagpole.
Spoonshine 7 p.m. Saturday, Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop, free 996-3183
Americana duo Spoonshine returns with a brand new album, “Songs of the Sockeye,” produced by Adam Kasper, the same guy behind Soundgarden, REM, Pearl Jam and Cat Power. The Seattle-area band has a roots-with-and-edge sort of feel that blends old-time bluegrass with hard rock energy.
Sleigh rides and sleigh dinners 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. daily except Christmas Day, Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop, $17 adults, $12 kids 12 and under, kids 4 and under free; 5 p.m. dinner sleigh ride $42 adults, $32 kids (800) 572-0493
Jingle all the way to Winthrop, where Sun Mountain Lodge is running horse-drawn sleighs daily through Christmas. Make the experience extra special with dinner and dessert before dashing through the snow.
— Rachel Hansen, World staff