Thursday, December 26 — Saturday, December 28
Dave Stone

Atlanta Improv Comedy Club, 56 E. Andrews Dr. (Buckhead)

This comedian isn't just a voice on "Squidbillies," a co-founding member of the Beards of Comedy, or one of the top up-and-coming comics in the US — he's also one of our all-time favorite beard crushes, thanks to his trim and chiseled whiskers. All the more reason to catch one of his three sets this weekend and laugh off that Santa belly we've suddenly acquired this week.

Deal nearby: Stillhouse Craft Burgers

Friday, December 27, 7 p.m.
Mike Willis' Annual Christmas Hangover Throw-Down Spectacular

Eddie's Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St. (Decatur)

Searching for a reprieve, a respite, an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Shake off your 'nog hangover and head out to Decatur, where Eddie's Attic regular Mike Willis and friends will offer a little post-holiday amnesty in the form of an intimate acoustic set.

Deal nearby: The Corner Pub

Friday, December 27, 7:45 p.m.

Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce

Better trim those bangs: this is a night dedicated to celebrating the Queen of Pin-Ups, complete with a screening of "Bettie Page Reveals All", a Q&A with the film's director, a tribute burlesque performance and drawings to win some seriously Bettie-worthy prizes.

Deal nearby: JavaVino

Saturday, December 28, 9 p.m.
Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics

The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. (East Atlanta Village)

It's no secret we're smitten with Ms. Velle's soulful stylings. Which is precisely why we're eager to emerge from our blanket-burritos and head out to the Earl this weekend to revel in those glorious pipes of hers.

Deal nearby: El Mexicano