The top five weekend countdown

5. The dead sexy Charlize Theron makes her debut as “Aeon Flux” Friday, Dec. 2. If you’re heading to the Levee to see it, tickets are $6 for students.

4. Randy Pennington, Ph.D, and Charles Wells are conducting the Winter Choral Concert at Greaves Hall Thursday, Dec. 1. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $3 for students.

3. Suffocate Faster, Before Mourning Comes and a few other hard-core bands thrash the Holy Grail in Clifton on Friday, Dec. 2. It should be interesting, since the place is pretty small. Tickets are $8 if you’re under 21, or $6 if you’re over.

2. “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens opens at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Thursday, Dec. 1. Tickets are between $38 and $51. Check out

1. Experience everything indie – be it music, art, comedy – at the Independent Media Fest at the Southgate House Saturday, Dec. 3. Tickets are $5. All proceeds benefit independent media.