Were another week closer to Christmas, and that means even more holiday parties. Here are just a few to choose from.
A Very Griswold Christmas at Prohibition (200 N. Tryon St.): National Lampoon takes over the uptown club. Therell be Cousin Eddie look-alike and ugly Christmas sweater contests, with prizes worth $200. 9 p.m. $15 at the door with a toy donation (covers your drinks). 704-358-4244.
Naughty or Nice Party at BlackFinn Saloon (210 E. Trade St.): Santas made a list, but he wont be checking it at BlackFinn both the naughty and the nice will be eligible for prizes. 9-11 p.m. E-mail MHowe@BlackFinnCharlotte.com for info on how to get free cover.
Rusty Rudder Christmas Party (20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius): Partygoers get to hear the John King Band and see a lot of people wearing ugly Christmas sweaters. Even Santa will be there. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. 704-892-9195.
Street Dreamaz Entertainment and Elevator Music Group present High Off Life at Tremont Music Hall (400 W. Tremont Ave.): Not a holiday party, but the bill which features Royal-Tee, Elevator Jay, Ida Divine, Lotta, SENIOR, Stranger Day, and Nesha Da Voice will leave indie hip-hop fans feeling holly-jolly. 9 p.m. $7-$10. 704-343-9494.
• Level Bar, which opened last week (1820 South Blvd.), is South Ends new South Beach-style super lounge. Free parking and cover for ladies, 18 and older. www.levelbar.net.
• El Camino, a Tex-Mex joint for food and fiestas, opens this weekend in place of Andrew Blairs (1600 Montford Drive). 705-525-8282.