Miracle on 34th Street? A Christmas Story? Meh. The best Christmas movie of all time, for fans of dark fare anyway, is Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. And for the past 10 years, goth-industrial dance club Batcave has been celebrating the film with dark holiday hijinks straight from the wonderfully macabre Disney movie. Frightmare Before Xmas: A Tim Burton Ball invites guests to dress up as their favorite Burton characters or in hot holiday attire for a night of (oogie) boogie-ing to DJs spinning darkwave, ’80s, ’90s, goth and synthpop. “Halloweentown” VIP ticket holders will get a collector’s badge, early entry, pre-event mixer and express lane access for photos with “Sandy Claws.” Midnight performance by Dani Divine, and there will be fetish performances and play area.
Belasco Theater, 1050 S. Hill St., downtown; Sat., Dec. 21, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; $8-99$ (18+). eventbee.com/v/batcave-