According to Space Weather.com, after sunset Sunday night should be interesting for stargazers even without a telescope. Venus should be shining in the South at its "maximum brightness for 2005" and Luna and Mars will be "having a close encounter" in the East. They say that "through a telescope, Venus appears to be a tiny crescent".
If I can just remember for 24 hours, I might get a picture or two.
Tuesday and Wednesday should be the peak of the Geminid meteor shower, but the almost full moon will probably block out most of them. I'm not sure I can get up before dawn when Luna will be "at or below the horizon" (between 5 am and dawn).
Space Weather.com has some interesting information on a variety of topics like sunspots, auroras, magnetic storms, near Earth asteroids and more.