11/25: Burlesque, Fatty ’Cue Feast, Nicki Minaj

You’ve got Cher, strutting like she just dismounted that cannon on the battleship from the If I Could Turn Back Time video. You’ve got Christina Aguilera, never one to err on the side of subtlety....

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    In this film publicity image released by Screen Gems, Christina Aguilera is shown in a scene from, "Burlesque." (AP Photo/Screen Gems, Stephen Vaughan)

    OFF TO CAMP: You’ve got Cher, strutting like she just dismounted that cannon on the battleship from the If I Could Turn Back Time video. You’ve got Christina Aguilera, never one to err on the side of subtlety. Add in Alan Cumming (always a good thing), that guy with the chiseled jaw from Grey’s Anatomy and that sex tape (Eric Dane), a set right out of Baz Lurhmann’s imagination, and a singing, dancing plot that seems cut from rejected Showgirls scenes. In other words, you’d better be first in line to see Burlesque, in theaters today.

    LOUD: Nicki Minaj—or as Billboard recently called her, the "First Lady (Gaga) of Hip-Hop"—is suddenly everywhere, on the tails of this week’s release of her buzzy debut album Pink Friday (just try to escape the single Right Thru Me). That includes Hammerstein Ballroom tonight for a special Thanksgiving show. 7:30PM.


    BIRD UP: There are dozens of options for a Thanksgiving meal doesn’t involve any brining, carving or dish-doing whatsoever—in other words, eating out. If we hadn’t already committed ot the latter, we’d opt for T-Day dinner at Fatty ’Cue. A paltry $59 gets you no end of deliciousness: chicken and dumplings with kale and pickled green chili, a pumpkin salad with sheep’s milk cheese and candied pecans, and a smoked heritage turkey sided with bacony Brussels sprouts (with maple syrup, natch) and sausage stuffing. Pie, of course. And champagne. 4-10PM, reservations at 718 599 3090.

    --EB

    See our music picks on the Nonstop Sound blog.