Spiked Wassail

‘Tis the season for unwrapping lavishly decorated packages. And tonight at Union Station’s H&R Block City Stage Theater (30 West Pershing, 816-460-2020), audiences can witness a whole mess of unwrapping onstage — but not in the traditional sense. This yuletide evening is all about unwrapping warm bodies.No, there isn’t a special holiday edition of Bodies Revealed or a festive de-mummification happening. This evening’s theatrics bring the living, breathing, luscious ladies of Burlesque Downtown Underground to the stage for Under the Mistletoe, a special, Christmas-themed performance at 7:30 p.m. Expect a night of good old-fashioned stripteases, faux drama, singing, dancing and mistletoe aplenty from Madame, Sweet Louise, Ginger Snap, Puss-N-Boots, Foxy Roxy, Ms. Kitty, Betty Blonde, Miss Tory and Gigi.For more information or to reserve tickets, call 816-460-2020 or see unionstation.org/theater.html.

Wed., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 19, 7:30 & 10 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 20, 7:30 & 10 p.m., 2008