Decked as the streets are with tourists and tinsel, surrogate snow and Salvation Army shills, it isn't as though this whole business could have escaped you. So why is it that only a few days shy of opening night, you haven't even made it to rehearsals? Perhaps the horror of gift-buying would seem more manageable if you confined your forays to a single neighborhood. With your sanity and tiny budget in mind, we scoured the East Village, a neighborhood whose long, dissolute history ensures that it isn't taking this holiday... More >>>