TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS EVE Heeb Magazines storytelling series returns to Joes Pub with Jordon Carlos (The Colbert Report), Jon Kesselman (The Hebrew Hammer), Samm Levine (Freaks & Geeks), Esther Ku (Carolines), David J. Rosen (author, I Just Want My Pants Back) and Jena Friedman (The Refugee Girls Revue). The show will be hosted by Gabe Liedman & Jenny Slate (At Night With Gabe & Jenny). Sun., Dec. 23 from 7-8:30pm. Doors open at 6pm. JOES PUB, 425 Lafayette St., 212-539-8778, www.publictheater.org. $15, reservations required for table seating. Above, Adira Amran.
Avram Fefer TrioFeaturing Avram Fefer on sax, Chris Higgins on bass and Greg Gonzalez on drums playing the music of Monk, Mingus, Ellington and others. Every Thursday from 9pm-midnight. LE PERE PINARD, 175 Ludlow St., bet Houston & Stanton. 212-777-4917. www.AvramFefer.com. www.myspace.com/avramfefer. No Cover.
Cornelia Street Cafe29 Cornelia St., bet W. 4th St. & Bleecker, 212-989-9319, www.corneliastreetcafe.com: Check online for upcoming events.
DEKK Restaurant & Lounge134 Reade Street St., 212-941-9401: THE VINSON VALEGA TRIO, Every Monday night from 7:30 - 10:30pm. No cover. THE LAURA DREYER QUARTET, Every Friday night from 7:30 - 10:30pm. No Cover. DOWNTOWN JAZZ, A different band every Sunday evening at 8 & 10pm. $6 cover, plus $10 food or drink minimum.
Fat Cat75 Christopher St. at 7th Ave., 212-675-6056,www.fatcatmusic.org: WADE BARNES & THE BOTTOM LINE, Fri., Dec. 21 from 10pm-1am.
Giovannis Atrium100 Washington St., 212-513-4133: WEEKLY JAZZ PERFORMANCE, Hear jazz vocalist Kathryn Farmer perform every Friday.
Greenwich Village Bistro13 Carmine St.; 212-206-9777: WHIRLED MUSIC, Series presents artists performing Jazz, Blues, New Soul, Bluegrass and more. Takes place nightly. No cover.
Grace Church802 Broadway at 10th St., 212-254-2000, www.gracechurchnyc.org: BACH AT NOON, Features the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Tues. - Fri. from 12:20-12:50pm.
La BohemeBy Puccini in Italian. Thru Jan. 13; evening shows at 7:30pm, matinee shows at 2:30pm. Schedule varies. Visit www.amato.org for more details. AMATO OPERA THEATRE, 319 Bowery at 2nd St. 212-228-8200. $35, $30 students & seniors.
Live JazzNew York Citys newest spot for live jazz in the heart of Greenwich Village. Menus from selected restaurants available. Sets at 9 & 11pm and 1am. CACHACA, 35 W. 8th St., bet. 5th & 6th Aves. 212-388-9099. www.cachacajazz.com. Check online for upcoming acts. $10 cover, $15 min.
Minetta Creek Bluegrass BandSat., Dec. 22 from 9-11pm; The Greenwich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St., bet 6th Ave & Bleecker St. www.minettacreek.com. www.myspace.com/minettacreekbluegrass.
My Undying Love: An AmusementA one-act opera for children and adults about an adolescent girls fantasy-play with her dolls and stuffed animals. Fri. & Sat., Jan. 18 & 19 at 8pm. THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, 10 E. 18th St., 3rd floor, bet 5th Ave. & Broadway. Call for reservations. 212-924-7882. www.theconstructioncompany.org. $15, $10 students & seniors.
Robert Locke TrioBobby & The Bistro Boys, featuring Robert Locke, Tom Landman and Tim Ferguson, will perform Sundays at 6pm and Tuesdays at 7pm. GIZZIS COFFE, 16 W. 8th St., bet. MacDougal & 5th Ave. 212-260-9700. www.gizzisny.com. Free.
Sunday Afternoon Organ MeditationTakes place each Sunday thru May and lasts 45-minutes. GRACE CHURCH, 802 Broadway at 10th St. 212-254-2000. www.gracechurchnyc.org. No ticket required.