The WEEK AHEAD . . . Dec. 25-30

Inside Track   The WEEK AHEAD . . . Dec. 25-30
Had your fill of the all-day Christmas movie marathons? Are you happy Charlie Brown found the true meaning of Christmas? Or that Ralphy finally got his BB gun? Or that Scrooge isn’t so “scroogey” anymore? Good, me too.

Now it’s time to celebrate the holidays with the adults. This WEEK AHEAD features merry makers Sandra Bernhard, Christine Pedi, Jeffry Denman and Marc Kudisch…Chinese food and movies with a Tony Award Winner…and the story of Little Eddie Beale after she left the Garden.

Merry Christmas...Happy Holidays...and May The Schwartz Be With You!

Friday, December 25
Chinese and a Movie: Mel Brooks Double FeatureGO? As most of my fellow Jewish bretheren know, not much is open on Christmas except Chinese restaurants and movie theatres. If you’re in the mood for a traditional “Jewish Christmas” head over to the 92Y Tribeca for Chinese and a Movie, featuring the films of “EGOT” winning tribe member, Mel Brooks! (2pm, $25 in advance/$30 at the door, 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street, info/tickets or call or (212) 601-1000)

Saturday, December 26
GO? The lady of a thousand voices, Christine Pedi, helps us snowbound New Yorkers appreciate a White Christmas with her show, There’s No Business Like Snow Business. If you haven’t heard Ms. Pedi’s dead-on impressions of Minnelli, Peters, Rivers, etc., this is a must see! (Through December 30, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street, info/tickets)

Sunday, December 27
GO? Does all this holiday merriment make you feel a little cheered out? Then head over to Joe’s Pub to catch the (ahem) very frank, very funny Sandra Bernhard. (Through December 31, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, info/tickets)

Monday, December 28

GO? Broadway buddies Jeffry Denman and Marc Kudisch get silly at the Gotham Comedy Club for their holiday show The Holiday Guys. (7pm, Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street, between 7th and 8th avenues, info/tickets or call 212.367.9000)

Tuesday, December 29
GO? Ever since Grey Gardens brought new life to the 1975 documentary of the same name, we haven’t been able to get enough of the Beales. For those of you fascinated by Little Edie and want to know what happened after she left GG, catch After the Garden, a show by Jeffrey Johnson, which recreates Little Edie Beale’s infamous 1978 cabaret act at Reno Sweeney. (Joe’s Pub, $20, info/tickets)

Wednesday, December 30
WATCH? Puccini’s La Bohème gets a beautiful film makeover courtesy of director Robert Dornhelm who brings together today’s “hottest” (in more ways than one) opera stars Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón. Replaying all month on PBS. Check here for local listings.

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