Birthday Bash: 20 Years of the Black Dog

What: Free cake, drink specials and giveaways.

When: 5 p.m. Fri.

Price: Free.

David Huckfelt of the Pines

What: Solo acoustic concert.

When: 4 p.m. Sun.

Price: $20,

Early, Safe, and Sane New Year's Celebration

Who: Todd Harper, keys; Aaron Kerr, cello; Chris Hagedorn, sax.

When: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 31.

Price: $10

New Year's Eve show

Who: Steve Kenny, trumpet; Dave Brattain, saxophones; Will Kjeer, piano; Charlie Lincoln, bass; Pete James Johnson, drums; special guests.

When: 8:30 p.m.-close.

Price: $20

Lowertown Variety Show

What: A monthly curated variety show with musicians, shadow puppets, dancers and more.

When: 8 p.m. Jan. 10.

Price: $5 goodwill offering.

Machinery Hill

What: Klezmer, folk, rock.

When: 8-11 p.m. Jan. 11.

Price: $7 suggested donation.

Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog

What: Babatunde Lea's Rhythm's Mama performs original compositions and jazz standards in the rhythms of the African diaspora.

When: 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16.

Price: No cover, tip jar.