Next-generation alternative country star Bobby Bare Jr., the subject of the upcoming documentary "Don't Follow Me (I'm Lost)," comes to Otherlands Coffee Barfor a show with local singer-songwriter Caleb Sweazy.
Doors: 7 p.m. 641 S. Cooper. Cover: $10. All ages. Call 901-278-4994, or visit otherlandscoffeebar.com.
Christmas with Neighbors
Former Memphis and Nashville group Drew Holcomb and his band The Neighbors return home for their annual holiday show at Minglewood Hall. The band recently released the seasonal "Another Neighborly Christmas" EP to tide fans over until the release of their new album, "Good Light," early next year. Memphis band Star & Micey also performs.
Doors: 7 p.m. 1555 Madison. Tickets: $18, available at the box office and in advance online at minglewoodhall.com. Call 901-312-6058.
Wild About Harry
The Switchblade Kid, the new noise-pop project from Angel Sluts frontman Harry Koniditsiotis, marks the release of its new self-titled CD with a show at Murphy's. Opening the show are Capgun, Berkano and JD Reager & the Cold Blooded Three, featuring new drummer "Bubba" John Bonds.
9 p.m. 1589 Madison. Cover: $5. Call (901) 726-4193.
The weekend before Christmas is upon us, and you still have time to catch some holiday entertainment at local theaters. Closing this weekend are:
"A Christmas Carol": 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $28 ($23 season members), $15 students, $10 children under 12. Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext. Call 901-682-8323. theatrememphis.org.
"If Scrooge Was a Brother": 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $15-$25. Hattiloo Theatre, 656 Marshall. Call 901-525-0009. hattilootheatre.org
"Glory Stories": Voices of the South presents this solo theatrical performance written and performed by Geoffrey Wood. Final performance 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets $10. TheatreSouth, 1000 S. Cooper. Call 901-726-0800. voicesofthesouth.org
"The Santaland Diaries": Not for children! Shows 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Special late-night show 10 p.m. Friday. Tickets $35 Fridays-Saturdays, $30 Sundays; $22 for senior citizens, students and military. Dec. 21. Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper. Call 901-726-4656. playhouseonthesquare.org
Grace and Joe
Memphis singer-songwriter Grace Askew takes the stage for a performance at Midtown's Otherlands Coffee Bar. Mississippi country bluesman Delta Joe Sanders also performs.
8 p.m. 641 S. Cooper. Cover: $7. For more information, call 901-278-4994.
Soul-jazz trio The City Champs groove their way through an evening of music at the Hi-Tone Cafe. The group features guitarist Joe Restivo, organist Al Gamble and drummer George Sluppick.
10 p.m 1913 Poplar. $7 cover. For more information, go to hittonememphis.com, or call 901-278-8663.
Goth in Midtown
Minglewood Hall hosts "Sinister: Memphis' premier Goth and Industrial night." The event will feature deejays Plastic Citizen, Faust and Ivellios, performances by Nava Sanctum Tribal belly dancers and Repo! The Genetic Opera!
Doors open at 8 p.m. 1555 Madison. Cover: $5 for those 21 and over; $10 for 18-20. No one under 18 allowed. For more information, call 901-312-6058.
Where there's a will ...
Local blues guitar prodigy Will Tucker is currently at work on a follow-up to his debut CD, "Stealin' the Soul," expected to be released in 2013. In the meantime, Tucker, a Beale Street favorite, will have two shows at B.B. King's Restaurant & Blues Club.
5:30 and 8:30 p.m. 143 Beale; no cover charge. For more information, call 901-524-5464.
Can You Diggy It?
Diggy Simmons, teen R&B sensation, son of rap pioneer Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons and nephew of Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, brings his "Jingle Jam" tour to the Orpheum with special guests Atlanta teen group The OMG Girlz.
6 p.m. 203 S. Main St. Tickets: $42 and $87. Tickets available at the box office and through Ticketmaster. Call 901-525-7800 or visit orpheum-memphis.com.
In the Christmas Spirit
The Christmas show hosted by roots-rock favorites Lucero returns to Minglewood Hall for is third year. Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition also perform.
1555 Madison. Doors: 7 p.m. Ticket: $22, including $1 charity fee. Tickets available at the box office in advance online at minglewoodhall.com. Call 901-312-6058.
The Austin, Texas, quartet Bright Light Social Hour, currently prepping their second full-length CD, bring their high-energy brand of arty funk-rock back to the Hi-Tone Café. Opening act to be announced.
Doors: 8 p.m. 1913 Poplar. Cover: $10; advance tickets available online at hitonememphis.com. Call 901-278-8663.