As is the case with eggnog’s curious blend of whipped eggs and rum, or Bowie and Bing’s notorious “Little Drummer Boy” duet, the holiday season never fails to embrace the nonsensical collaboration. The Verizon Center’s one-off extravaganza The Music of Seal on Ice offers up another bizarre cold-weather partnership that nevertheless presents a strange internal logic. Beyond the natural seal-on-ice pun, The Music of Seal on Ice is born of the kind of voodoo math whereby two guilty pleasures combine to create an event of nearly irresistible absurdity. Tonight, Seal belts out such throwbacks as “Kiss From a Rose” while all-star skaters such as Kristi Yamaguchi and Todd Eldridge offer up their ice-terpretation of his work. Meanwhile, the event’s target audience—­aging “ _____ on Ice” aficionados and Gen-Y’s whose first CD was the “Batman Forever” soundtrack­—join together in a concerted effort to bring back the ’90s. Brian Boitano’s in on it, too. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $40–$150. (202) 397-7328.

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