Vino's hosts an evening of punk rock, with 400 Blows, El Paso Hot Button and Ginsu Wives, 9 p.m., $7.
Katmandu, Big Daddy O, Eric Nolen, John Murphy and Buddy Case and John Lefler play a memorial show to celebrate the life of their friend Jeremy Daniell, who recently passed away. The show is at 7 p.m. at Dreamland Ballroom.
Stalwart bar rockers Mayday by Midnight play Denton's Trotline, 9 p.m.
The Southern comedy "Dixie Swim Club" returns to The Public Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $12-$14.
Beloved bluegrass jam-band Big Smith plays Dreamland Ballroom, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $14 door.
It's gonna be an night of nerdcore rap at Juanita's, with MC Chris, MC Lars, Mega Ran and Adam Warrock. You might recall MC Chris's role as MC Pee Pants on "Aqua Teen Hunger Force." The show gets started at 9 p.m., $13 adv., $15 d.o.s.
After midnight, Jeff Coleman's gonna let it all hang out at Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5.
If you're up Batesville way, check out Rocktoberfest, with performances from Lucero, Pop Evil, Egypt Central, Devon Allman's Honeytribe and more. It's at Riverside Park, noon, $20 advance, $25 door.
Renowned choreographer and dancer Bill Hastings leads jazz workshops at the Thea Foundation, the first session at 9:30 a.m. for ages 9-13 and the second at noon for ages 14 and older. $20.
It's a big night at Cornerstone Pub & Grill, with "The Push" Part 1, featuring 4X4 Crew, Tho'd Studio Ent., North Rock, The Legendary Backyard Ent., Parker Brothers, K.Toomer, Epiphany and DJ Fatality. It's hosted by Osyrus Bolly, cover is $10.
Why can't we not be sober? I don't know, ask Tool tribute act Opiate, playing at Revolution, 9 p.m., $10.
It'll be another late night to remember at Discovery Nightclub, with DJs Hollywood and Kramer and performers Tara and Kara Dionne and Dominique Sanchez, 9 p.m.