We’re getting close people. The holiday breather you’ve all been waiting for is just around the corner. If you’re lamenting that last week before Christmas, maybe stay busy with one of these events. You could experience a reenactment of one of the great events in Boston history, act like a competitor in “The Hunger Games” without risk of being killed, or prove your music expertise over a few fresh slices.

1. Dec. 16 – Boston Tea Party Reenactment
Gather at the Old South Meetinghouse to witness a recreation of the historic tea tax debates that took place 240 years ago. After the discussions, proceed, led by drum and fife, to the shores of Boston Harbor to reenact the biggest dump that Boston ever took (6:30 p.m., $15, all ages).

2. Dec. 16 – Old Time Music Party
Head to the Center for Arts at the Armory to get grooving to the fiddle and banjo music of the Southern Appalachians (7 p.m., free, all ages).

3. Dec. 16 – 03221220 by CVLT
Popular local electronic dance night returns to Middlesex Lounge for one night only, featuring sets from El Poser, Glass Teeth, Punketta, and Shimoda (9 p.m., free, 21+).

4. Dec. 17 – Train Like a Tribute “Hunger Games” Workout
Apparently there is a new cross-training workout inspired by the latest “Hunger Games” movie and you can try it for free with the help of Boston Sports Club of Downtown Crossing. Get a sweat on doing exercises like Katniss Killers, Finnik Trident Presses, and Peeta Pull-Ups (12:15 p.m., free, all ages).

5. Dec. 17 – A4 Pizza Music Trivia
The brand new A4 Pizza in Union Square is hosting its monthly music trivia night. Grab some pals, a few slices, and a beer, and see if you’re actually the music nerd you always thought you were (9 p.m., free, all ages).

6. Dec. 17 – HNDMD
The new monthly live electronic residency HNDMD returns to Middlesex Lounge, featuring Asteroids and Earthquakes, Flavio Rocha, Tristan Allen, and more (9 p.m., $5, 21+).

7. Dec. 17 – TT’s Holiday Party
A local-studded lineup takes to one of Boston’s most storied venues to deck the halls and gather some toys for kids in need. Bring an unwrapped gift and groove to the sounds of Ad Frank, Corin Ashley, My Dick, and many more (8 p.m., free, 21+).

8. Dec. 17 – One Brick Boston Wine Tasting
Join One Brick Boston at Pemberton Farms in Cambridge for a free wine tasting at its greenhouse. Learn a bit about winemaking, or if you’re more of a beer fan, catch some craft beer talk with the folks from Slumbrew (5:30 p.m., free, 21+).

9. Dec. 18 – The Breeders
Semi-local legends The Breeders play Boston for the second time this year after reuniting. This time the band plays the Paradise and brings along future local legends Speedy Ortiz (8 p.m., $25, 18+).

10. Dec. 18 – Ms. Lauryn Hill
One of the most soulful women of the past 20 years returns to Royale. Don’t expect her to take the stage on time, and beware of wild stage banter, but be prepared for an unforgettable voice (7 p.m., $75, 18+).