As if : ho ho ho 90/00's Dance Party, 11 p.m. Dec. 16 at Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5.
DJs Gabtron & BB Garbanzo are back with a holiday version of their young yet popular decades dance party. Partygoers should be ready to get down to some nostalgic cuts of teen-pop (including all your favorite boy bands), R&B, hip-hop and pop-punk that defined the era of music, not to mention some choice seasonal favorites. So if you wore puka shell necklaces in high school, didn't miss an episode of "Total Request Live" or still maintain your MySpace account, then this may be the party for you.
Watching Waves Records End of the Year Party featuring Truey V, Bill $aber, Ez Amadi and more, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Dreamland (387 Franklin St.), $5.
The Buffalo-based recording/production company Watching Waves Records will take over the Allentown DIY space for its end of the year show. The studio will say goodbye to the year in music will a bill that boosts some of the Queen City's busiest MCs including the dynamic and outspoken True Huemans member Truey V, the gritty Bill $aber and Black Sol collective ring leader Ez Amandi. The safe space venue's show is open to all ages.
Squeaky Wheels Dysfunctional Holiday Party, 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Squeaky Wheel (617 Main St.), $7 -$10.
With the holiday season now in full force, its time to embrace the festivities and head to one of the better seasonal shindigs the city has to offer. The local Film and Media Arts Center's annual celebration is back with its trademark off-beat party offerings. Guests can join in on the center's dysfunctional take on holiday karaoke, take in some screenings from submitting center members, get your picture taken with the party's Santa duo as well as get in some last minute shopping from featured seasonal vendors.