In past years, Squeaky Wheel – the pint-sized media arts center that provides local students, artists and educators access to video equipment – has held a refreshingly zany holiday party in its cozy basement space on the 700 block of Main Street. But this season, the holiday ambitions of the party’s organizers have outgrown its teensy headquarters, and the party has been moved to the Foundry, a sprawling art space at 298 Northampton St. that formerly housed Buffalo Re-Use.
Saturday night’s retooled and retitled holiday party, now known as the “Dysfunctional Holiday Meltdown,” will feature “an expanded flurry of visuals, performance, picture opportunities and high-value gift baskets,” among plenty of surprises. Other highlights include a participatory nativity scene, a performance from local band the Bear, a screening of short holiday art films and food from the Whole Hog food truck. Tickets to the event, which starts at 8 p.m. and runs through midnight, are $7 to $10. For more information, call 884-7172 or visit www.squeaky.org.