Drinking, nightlife and parties 

Wine Down with Bubbles and Cheese Taste a variety of affordable sparkling wines paired with the perfect cheeses. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; $30; 407-571-9947;

7 Stouts of Christmas Tasting Check out seven new stouts that are being tapped for one night only. 5 p.m. Thursday; Frank and Steins, 150 S. Magnolia Ave.; contact for price; 407-412-9230;

Sparkling Wine and Champagne Tasting Taste and learn just in time for all of those holiday dinners and parties. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday; Tim's Wine Market, 428 Main St., Windermere, 407-876-9463;

Holiday Cheer and Beer Bash Oblivion is tapping a whack-load of beers and offering specials on Mikkeller, Bell’s, St. Bernardus and more. 4 p.m. Saturday; Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive; various menu prices; 407-802-4800;

Mad Monster Party Enjoy a special screening of the 1957 claymation film Mad Monster Party and a ghoul-themed dress-up party with music provided by Mad Monster Radio. 9 p.m. Saturday; The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.; free; 407-423-3060;

Salsa Heat Christmas Party A salsa social with workshops, performances and more. 9 p.m. Saturday; Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway; $20-$35; 407-313-4300;

Jingle BallPerformers for FLZ-93.3’s holiday concert include Calvin Harris, Pharrell, Meghan Trainor, Jessie J and more. 7:30 p.m. Monday; Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa; 813-301-6500

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