When those other festivities feel too tame A couple of years ago, the good-natured goofs in local indie-rock band Born Ruffians masterminded the Shondi Festoon, a wintry non-denominational celebration. Like any holiday, it comes with traditions: drinking hot beer, dressing as your best friend and, most importantly, a spirited set from Born Ruffians, featuring top-of-the-lungs yelping, scrappy guitar lines and locomotive percussion. This year’s Festoon goes virtual, but don’t expect the band to tone down its hoser hijinks.
Friday, Dec. 11. $15. noonchorus.com.