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OFFICE PARTY—Finally, a fun office party! The Mercury presents Your Holiday Office Party... a drunken affair featuring YOU in semi-business attire (including an "ugly tie/pantyhose contest"), dancing to Silent Disco (with DJ Gregarious), a "Secret Santa" raffle for charity, a terrible boss dressed as St. Nick (comedian Gabe Dinger), a make-out cubicle, photo booth, complimentary Xerox machine (for genitalia copying), and plenty of BOOZE. WSH
525 NW 10th, 7 pm-late, $12 advance at merctickets.com, $18 door

MUSIC—The Midlake of today isn't the band that wooed you with woodsy charm back in 2006. The Texas indie-folk outfit's longtime frontman, Tim Smith, took off last year, leaving big questions in his wake. But Midlake's never been a band afraid to tweak its sound, and the group's remaining members have a resounding rallying cry in this year's Antiphon. DVH
w/Sarah Jaffe; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $13-15