Concert promoter Mike Kitchen -- of The Sol Kitchen -- is known for throwing great shows (many co-sponsored by this here paper), but for the holidays, he's decided to give back. His seasonally themed soiree The Gathering -- which is hosted by radio personality Consuella and CL columnist Brittney Cason, and features music by DJ D.R. -- is designed to celebrate this festive time of year and by collecting toys, canned goods and handbags for charity, do some good, too. $10. 10 p.m. Alive in NoDa, 2909 N. Davidson St. www.thesolkitchen.com.