What does one get that special punk in his or her life for the holidays? If you’re really punk, you get them nothing (down with consumerism!). Or, then again, maybe you make an exception for the NYC Punk+Underground Record Fair at Southpaw, where you’ll find crates upon crates of punk, hardcore, and metal from a range of vendors (United Riot, Double Decker, and Brooklyn Monster Factory, to name a few). And mark your calendars for December 15 at 7 p.m., when the Strand (828 Broadway, 212-473-1452) hosts a conversation with Steve Blush, author of American Hardcore: A Tribal History, singer Dave Smalley (Down by Law, Descendants), and Laura Albert (a/k/a the author J.T. Leroy).

Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m., 2010