Detroit modern rock/punk label Hell City Records will hold a Holiday Party Friday (Dec. 28) at Small’s, 10339 Conant St., Hamtramck. This is This, Dressed to Molest, DORX and Guerilla Party are slated to perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $6 for 21 and over, $10 for those under 21. Visit www.smallsbardetroit.com.
The Motor City Ska Fest will heat up the dance floor Saturday (Dec. 29) at the Majestic Theater, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. This year’s lineup includes Mustard Plug, Gangster Fun, the Exceptions, Deals Gone Bad, Soapbox Paradox and Matt Wixson. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majestic detroit.com.
Multi-faceted Detroit artist Malik Alston and his Linwood Ensemble offer the jazzier side of their repertoire at 9:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 29) at the Jazz Cafe in Detroit’s Music Hall Center, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit. Admission is free. Call (313) 887-8500 or visit www. jazzcafedetroit.com.