Birthday Bash: 20 Years of the Black Dog
What: Free cake, drink specials and giveaways.
When: 5 p.m. Fri.
David Huckfelt of the Pines
What: Solo acoustic concert.
When: 4 p.m. Sun.
Price: $20, eventbrite.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.