Noce hosts a whole weekend of Christmas spirit

Max Wellman hosts a holiday variety show this Saturday. Photo: Noce

Friday is Dec. 1, the official date when it’s socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music in public. (We don’t make the rules.) So kick off the month with some festive tunes at Noce, where back-to-back shows will jingle-bell-rock your socks off.

7 p.m. Friday: Christmas with the Nate Sparks Big Band, led by the Iowa-born, Juilliard-trained composer, pianist and trumpeter, features new arrangements of holiday favorites.

7 p.m. Saturday: Noce Christmas with Max Wellman and Special Guests is Noce’s all-new holiday variety show. Wellman hosts a six-piece band led by Nate Sparks, along with vocalists Gina Gedler, Napoleon Douglas and Tina Haase Findlay.

5 p.m. Sunday: All I Want for Christmas with Gina Gedler and her combo perform some of her favorite warm and toasty holiday songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Karen Carpenter, Eartha Kitt, Diana Krall and others.

Bonus! 7 p.m. Tuesday: A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Peter Roberts Band is back by popular demand. They’ll play Vince Guaraldi’s famous score from the TV special.

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