On the sliding scale between “naughty” and “nice,” Santa usually ranks as sweet as the cookies he gorges himself on. But as Peep-show Menagerie plans to prove, nothing changes that quite like candy-cane G-strings — and Martians. The monthly burlesque show-case rings in the holidays with notable names from Oklahoma to Tokyo, all of whom will strip past their stockings for a show that matches the North Pole with the fourth planet from the Sun. Spoiler alert: 'Twas the Night Martians Invaded Burlesque lives up to its title. Santa's little helpers put on a ho-ho show in front of an extraterrestrial audience, things get weird, and people get naked(ish). Should you need a last-minute present idea, this gift keeps on giving: All proceeds benefit the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum in Las Vegas. Café Club Fais Do-Do, 5253 W. Adams Blvd., West Adams; Fri., Dec. 20, 9 p.m.; $10; 18 & older.

Fri., Dec. 20, 9 p.m., 2013

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