Keith Anderson, Outlaw Junkies, 7 p.m., Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
Mike Roberts, 7 p.m., Bambino's Italian Cafe, 1801 Mass.
"A Kansas Nutcracker," 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Holiday Concert: Lawrence Civic Choir, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 10th and Vermont.
311, 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, 8 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.
Mudvayne (above), Sevendust, 10 Years, 8 p.m., Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway St., Kansas City, Mo.
Cory Ryan, Chasing 7, 8 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main, Kansas City, Mo.
"The Eight Reindeer Monologues," by Jeff Goode, 8 p.m., Corinth Dance Center Studio, 4047 Somerset Drive, Prairie
"A Christmas Carol," 8 p.m. Friday, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, Mo.
Billy Ebeling and the Late Dinner Band, 9 p.m., Hotel Phillips, 12th and Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo.
Baliroot, 9:30 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St.
Tri Point Paradox, 10 p.m.,
The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.
Ghosty, Ad Astra Per Aspera, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
Aphasia, Marry Me Moses,
10 p.m., The Jackpot Saloon,
Dead Girls Ruin Everything, Kettlin' Crude, 10 p.m., The Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
Takin in Vain, Ancient Creation, Apnea, 10 p.m., Davey's Uptown, 3402 Main, Kansas City, Mo.