Opening Friday: Brave New Workshop trims its tree and hangs the mistletoe with a satirical jab at the season. The cast is pretty much the same as the one that just skewered politics for the past four months in "The Rainbow Election" -- Lauren Anderson, Josh Eakright, Taj Ruler, Andy Hilbrands and Bobby Gardner. Expect something new and something familiar in the array of sketches and songs. (8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $26-$35. Ends Jan. 12. Brave New Workshop, 824 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-332-6620 or