RETRO FUNK: The Motet, 9 p.m. today, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. $25-$30; 541-488-7001.
VARIETY: Storm Large's Holiday Ordeal, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. $37-$43; 541-779-3000, craterian.org.
NEW YEAR'S EVE: See Page 1B or Entertainment Guide starting on Page 2B for some suggestions.
Released this week:
ROBERT CRAIS: "The Wanted"
BARBARA FREETHY: "Can't Let Go"
W.E.B. GRIFFIN: "Death at Nuremberg"
KRISTAN HIGGINS: "Now That You Mention It"
FERN MICHAELS: "Need to Know"
"THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US": After a plane crash, two strangers (Idris Elba, Kate Winslet) must forge a connection to survive in this adventure. PG-13
"JEEPERS CREEPERS 3": Sgt. Tubbs forms a task force to destroy the Creeper for good, but it's a harder job than they suspect in this gory, unrated horror sequel.
UPCOMING: Due Jan. 2, "Love Beats Rhymes."