THE BALL: This very large -- as in "4,000 people regularly show at the New York party" large -- and very convivial third-week-in-December mixer arrives at The Colony tonight. Jewish singles have been heading for The Ball for 15 years now, we should note; a decade-and-a-half anniversary is always solid and celebratory. We will say be dressy and be ready to sparkle. But shouldn't we all be ready to sparkle at a moment's notice?
"BAD SANTA" -- THE DIRECTOR'S CUT: Hoo boy. You've heard that the NSFW-i-ness of this movie only goes straight through the NSFW roof in the director's cut? Just how the fans would want it, after all. It's at the Aero tonight, playing after "Elf," a film we're happy to have seen play just about every night in December at some local theater.
CELEB READINGS START BACK UP: We were bemoaning the "canceled" messages on the Grinchmas calender earlier this week; several celebrities, like Tippi Hedren, had been scheduled to read the Dr. Seuss classic at Universal Hollywood, but the rain scotched those plans. Now the calender has names instead of the word "canceled"; Allison Sweeney and Maria Menounos are on this afternoon and tonight.