One-man band Never Shout Never hails from Missouri, specializes in super-twee, acoustic emo and headlines at Revolution, with Carter Husley and Dreamfast supporting, 6:30 p.m., $12; open to all ages. Juanita's hosts the new weekly dance party, “Thirsty Thursdays,” with Deja Blu manning the ones and twos, 9 p.m. Named for Jimmy Page's inscrutable symbol, Zoso pays tribute to Led Zep at Sticky Fingerz, 10 p.m., $10. It's a night of jazz with the Ed Smith Quartet at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. Off Center hosts a special sort of Girls Night Out — a lesbian ladies night with a drag king show, 9 p.m., free.
The RiverTop Party at the Peabody continues to pack them in with local party favorites Tragikly White and DJ Ugly Ed, 8 p.m., $5. At White Water, Nick Moss and the Flip Tops play true-blue Chicago blues at White Water, 9 p.m., $5. Local jam-band champs Weakness for Blondes headline at Sticky Fingerz, 10 p.m., $5. At Satellite, singer/songwriter Paul Sammons offers a free show, 9 p.m. With a mix of rockabilly and lounge, Vince Martini and the Highballs come to Studio Joe, 8 p.m., $5. At Juanita's, for no clear reason, the theme is pink, which means to hear Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers and DJ Blue and DJ Tre mix it up, you need to wear pink, 10 p.m. “Rabbit Hole” continues at the Weekend Theater, through Saturday, 7 p.m., $10-$14. And “The Wind in the Willows” starts to wind down at the Children's Theatre, 7 p.m., $11-$14; Sunday is the last performance.
The Village hosts another mixed martial arts bout, presented by SUBzero, “Village Mayhem,” 7 p.m., $25-$50. Piano-playing indie rocker Eleisha Eagle returns to Vino's, 8:30 p.m., $7. From St. Louis, Fundamental Elements do a kind of talk-y, R&B-infused pop at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $5. At Cajun's, Down2Five plays classic rock covers, 9 p.m., $5. Local alt-rock singer/songwriter Bryan Frazier performs a solo show at Satellite, 9 p.m., free. The local “doctor band,” the B Flats, plays classic rock covers at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. At Discovery, Michael Shane mans the disco, while Balance holds it down in the lobby, midnight, $10.