On the Radar: RiffTrax LIVE: Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza!

live from the California Center for the Arts, beaming it in HD to participating theaters (including several in the Bay area). In addition to hilariously destroying an atrocious collection of holiday shorts, commercials and an animated version of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, they promise to include a riff on “a hilarious musical short extolling the virtues of pork.” Weds., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. (encore Thurs., Dec. 17), Citrus Stadium Park Mall 20, 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa, $12.50, visit fathomevents.com for full list of participating theaters. – Joe Bardi

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview up-and-coming arts events to mark your calendar for. The holidays are a time to show good will toward your fellow man — unless said fellow man has made a terrible Christmas movie. In that case, watch them get eviscerated at RiffTrax LIVE: Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza!, a live-in-theaters broadcast of the worst holiday entertainment ever produced summarily ripped to shreds by the Rifftrax crew of Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (plus special guest “Weird Al” Yankovic!). The boys ring in the holiday by doing their Mystery Science Theater thing

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