Let's make sure not to forget those less-fortunate children who still deserve a magical holiday experience this year. On Dec. 22, you have your choice of two holiday benefit shows, raising not just money, but donations of toys for some of our local kiddos. Northbound Express is rocking Aunt Chilada's in Hamden, as part of their CD release show, and hoping to raise money/toys for the Children's Center of Hamden. A $5 donation or some new, unwrapped toys get you in. Kung Fu is hosting their annual Toys for Tots Holiday Spectacular at Toad's Place that same evening, teaming up with 24 Hour Music Project to also help fight domestic violence.
Dancin' Dawg Productions Holiday Benefit
Dec. 22, 8 p.m., $5/unwrapped toy, Aunt Chilada's, 3931 Whitney Ave., Hamden, (203) 230-4640; Toys for Tots Holiday Spectacular, Dec. 22, 8 p.m., $15-$20/half price with unwrapped toy, Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, (203) 624-TOAD, toadsplace.com.