The Issue Project Room’s annual Swedish Energies Festival returns for a fifth year, once again bringing electronic and improvisational musicians from the Land of the Midnight Sun to the borough of Kings for two days of free tunes. Issue Project Room is still closed for renovations, so this year it will take place at Greenpoint heavy metal bar Saint Vitus.
8 pm at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave. between Clay and Box streets in Greenpoint, www.issue
It’s up to you to heed this call up! Rock the casbah — whatever the hell that is — when the Clash tribute act Straight To Hell plays monthly glam-rock and punk party Glamdammit. Legendary club kid Astro Erle is hosting, and there will be free Pabst Blue Ribbon between 11 pm and midnight.
11 pm the [245 Grand St. between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street in Williamsburg, (347) 529–6610, www.thegr
Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah by watching the Chabad of Park Slope light up its giant menorah at Grand Army Plaza while Jewish rock band Pey Dalid kicks out the jams. There will be free latkes on this and every subsequent night of the Festival of Lights.
5 pm at Grand Army Plaza (between Plaza Street West and Plaza Street East in Prospect Heights, www.chaba
Somehow there are still tickets available to two editions of comedian Wyatt Cenac’s special six-show run of his “Night Train” standup show at Littlefield. Cenac will host yuksters including Aparna Nancherla, Roy Wood Jr., and Brooke Van Poppelen at late-night editions Tuesday and Wednesday — which National Broadcasting Company will record for a web series.
10 pm at Littlefield (622 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littl
Ditmas Park funny-man Eliot Glazer will host a special holiday edition of his musical comedy night “Haunting Renditions Live,” in which he performs pop songs as heartfelt ballads. Why special? Well, he’s bringing his sister Ilana — of “Broad City” fame — and there will be seasonally appropriate tunes.
8 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third streets in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebe