Five Reasons To Leave The House This Weekend

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12 Bars of  Xmas

Get your liver into the spirit of the holidays this weekend—if it's up to the challenge. Crawl in Boston will host its third annual 12 Bars of Xmas crawl in Fanueil Hall. Crawlers will receive exclusive access to the dozen bars that have been rented out for the event, which, of course, means less waiting and more drinking. Crawlers can also look forward to complementary koozies, food at selected bars, sunglasses, candy canes, and more. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Coins for Cure by Boston Children's Hospital.

$25; Dec. 1, 12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market St.;

Harvard Square Holiday Fair

If the shops on Newbury Street and your virtual mall don't have what you’re looking for this year, then make your way over to Cambridge. Join the First Parish Unitarian Church for The Harvard Square Holiday Fair, a 27-year-old tradition in Boston. The fair is known to carry some of the most unique New England-made crafts and gifts in the region, including handmade jewelry, housewares, and everything in between.

Free admission, Affordable gifts; Various times between December 1 -23; The First Parish Unitarian  Church, Corner of Church St. and Mass Ave.;

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe presents a tribute to the Beastie Boys
No, it isn’t 1986 anymore, but there are still a couple boys out there with a license to ill—Karl Denson is one of them. Denson is a former member of Lenny Kravitz’s band and the jazz mastermind behind the Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe band. KTDU has sold more than 250,000 records to date and has headlined festivals such as Bonnaroo, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Bumbershoot. Let KTDU take you back to your rebellious, awful hair days of the 80’s with some of your favorite Beastie classics. In the wake of the recent passing of Beastie front man MCA, what better time to fight for your right to party?

$25 advance/$28 day of show, 18+ ; Friday Nov. 30, 6p.m. doors; Royale Boston Nightclub 279 Tremont St., 617-338-7699;

Spaliday 2012 at Emerge and G20
Pamper yourself at Emerge or G20 today and reap the benefits of this great holiday shopping event. The second Annual Spaliday will be hosted by TV Diner's, Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson. Both locations with be catered by Newbury Street favorites like Forum, Georgetown Cupcake, and Joe's American Bar & Grill. The events will also include holiday cocktails by Pinnacle Vodka and Skinny Girl.

Free admission. Thursday Nov. 29, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; G2O Spa and Salon, 278 Newbury St., 617-262-2220 & Emerge Spa and Salon, 275 Newbury St., 617-437-0006;

Strictly Sinatra
Come fly with Michael Dutra into the world of Strictly Sinatra. Dutra has performed about 500 renditions of Sinatra’s 2400 and sounds uncannily like the crooner himself. Dutra's performance is sure to have concertgoers tapping their toes to classics like “Summer Wind” and “My Way.” Thankfully, the voice that defined a generation lives on.

Show, $35; dinner and show $77. Sunday, Dec., 2, 4 p.m.; Schullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Road, 617-562.-4111;