If your high school was anything like our high school, the formal winter dance was a far less stressful affair than homecoming or prom. For starters, there were no silly kings or queens elected. No one rented limos. In fact, even having a date didn’t seem all that important. Now the winter formal dance The Snow Ball Ball promises to take you back to those halcyon days, but with some slightly better entertainment. Your host for the evening will be Fred Armisen, starring as the school principal, and getting the limbo started will be DJs Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and Peter Hale (Here We Go Magic), with more special guests to be announced. Proceeds from the night go to 826NYC, the writing program for children founded by Dave Eggers.

Sat., Dec. 15, 8 p.m., 2012