Friday, December 21st

Miss me, Mizrahi? Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi has parlayed his women’s clothing success at Target into a successful career as—you guessed it—a cabaret performer! “A Holiday Celebration with Isaac Mizrahi” gives audience members the not-altogether-rare opportunity to watch Mr. Mizrahi portraying Mr. Mizrahi with “special guests” and “holiday anecdotes.” If the question on your tongue is “Why, dear God, why?”, then here is the answer, from the man himself, speaking recently to a fellow journalist: “I jump at the chance to appear in New York because I am a giant ham.” And later, those wishing to remind us that Christmas has meaning beyond discount designer dresses and the Barney’s shoe department hold a benefit for New York’s homeless, “Christmas in New York,” featuring Natalie Cole and pianist Dino Kartsonakis celebrating “the birth of Jesus through music and the arts and the lasting gifts which Jesus’ life makes possible.”

[A Holiday Celebration with Isaac Mizrahi, Blender Theater, 127 East 23rd Street, 8 p.m., www.ticketmaster.com; Christmas in New York, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, 8 p.m., www.lincolncenter.org]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 21st