During the weekend lull between your Christmas gift grab-fest and your New Year's Eve drinking binge, consider enjoying a hip yet retro take on some neglected performing arts. Dancing Monkey Cabaret's combines American vaudeville and burlesque with European music hall and cabaret traditions, which can include stand-up comedy, music, stage magic, clowning, theatrical scenes and short films, continuing Sun., VAUDEVILLE REBORNDEC. 28. Founders Geoffrey Brown and Aaron Gottlieb's Vaudeville Reborn includes work from witty Atlanta playwright Topher Payne. Through Dec. 28. $20. Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m. Sun., 6 p.m. The Academy Theatre, 119 Center St., Avondale Estates. 404-474-8332. dancingmonkeycabaret.com.