Who: Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9, Madeleine Peyroux, Raul Midon, Mercury Rev, Hal Willner, Carole Bufford, Basya Schechter, Terry Reid, Lee Fields, and Basya Schechter, hosted by Buster Poindexter
What: Third annual Gotham Holiday Swing variety show
Where: The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St. between Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212-997-6661
When: Friday, December 18, $45-$65, doors at 7:30
Why: Buster Poindexter hosts an evening of old and new holiday favorites melding the jazz-soul sounds of New York City and New Orleans at the Town Hall, where he will be joined by an impressive gathering of vocalists, producer extraordinaire Hal Willner, experimental band Mercury Rev, and house band Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9, a new collaboration between Henry Butler and Steven Bernstein. The show is part of a food drive in which the Town Hall is partnering with City Harvest; attendees are encouraged to donate dried food and food in boxes, cans, and bottles the night of the performance.