Rowan, 6 p.m., Red Lyon Tavern, 944 Mass.
Ruchi's Friday Evening Music, 6:30 p.m., Ruchi Indian Cuisine, 3300 Bob Billings Pkwy.
"Twas the Night Before the Night Before," 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Chuck Mead and Friends,
8 p.m. (early show), The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.
Shannon and the Rhythm Kings, 8 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2700 Rochester, Kansas City, Mo.
Anything But Joey reunion show, Rushmore Academy, Stuck on Broadway, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
Dr. Woo, 3 Minute Hero, Kyle Ervin, 9 p.m., Mike's Tavern, 5424 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
Changing Faith, The Border Band, The Resisters, 10 p.m., The Jackpot Saloon, 943 Mass.
Chris Handley Birthday Jam featuring Dojo, Fusion Trio,
10 p.m., Fatso's, 1016 Mass.
Gourmet Mushroom X,
10 p.m., The Replay Lounge,
Supernauts, One Million Tiny Jesuses, Junk Lust, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
Vampire Lezbos, KTP, 10 p.m., The Jackpot Saloon, 943 Mass.
Your Parents, 10 p.m., The Eighth Street Tap Room, 801 N.H.
String and Return (above), Jackie Carol, Actors & Actresses, 10 p.m., Davey's Uptown, 3402 Main, Kansas City, Mo.
Led Zeppelin V, 10 p.m.,
The Record Bar, 1020 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.
The Zeros, 10 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
Smashtones, Cody Wyoming and Friends, 10:30 p.m., The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, Mo.
"A Christmas Carol," 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Kansas City
Repertory Theatre, Spencer
Theatre at UMKC Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.