James Brown died on Christmas Day four years ago, so the Black Cat is throwing a party -- the James Brown Death-Mas Holiday Bash, helmed by DJ Soul Call Paul. "Only time will tell if one day can be big enough for both the birth of Jesus and the death of the Godfather of Soul," the club joshingly boasts. The James Brown Revue performs along with Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, Bobby Byrd, Maceo Parker, Lyn Collins, Fred Wesley and more. Saturday, Dec. 25. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. Tickets are $6. Call 202-667-4490 or visit blackcatdc.com.