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Friday, December 5, 2008

The Weekend: Runaway Planet, Chris Denny, Korto, "The Nutcracker" and more

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Runaway Planet.

FRIDAY 12/5


Local musicians Happenstance, the Boomers, Kat Hood and Chuck Gilbert perform at the Advent Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., $4-$12, to benefit the Bethlehem House, a homeless transitional center.

At White Water, local bluegrass standout Runaway Planet picks and grins, quickly, 9 p.m., $5.

The Dave Matthews Tribute returns to Sticky Fingerz, where they're celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of prohibition, 10 p.m., $7.

The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio returns to the Capital Bar for a nighttime gig, 8 p.m., free.

Bluesman Scott Holt, a veteran of Buddy Guy's band, headlines at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

 
SATURDAY 12/6

Korto Momolu is the grand marshal of the Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday parade that begins at 2nd at Broadway at 3:30 p.m.

At Robinson, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra teams with dancers from Ballet Arkansas and the Minnesota Ballet for two productions of “The Nutcracker,” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., $18-$58 (a Sunday performance at 3 p.m. concludes the run).

Folk-rock wunderkind Chris Denny shares a bill at Juanita's with his former band mates, who've long played together as Parachute Woman, 9:30 p.m., $6 (the show's open to ages 18 and older). Now Whale Fire joins the bill.

At Sticky Fingerz, Vallejo offers funky hard rock, 9:30 p.m., $10.

Long time jam band Mojo Depot gets down at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

Cajun's hosts Conway-based cover act Six Strings Down, who play a mix of blues and rock originals and covers, 9 p.m., $5.

Piano man William Staggers headlines at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.

And Justin Sane and Jiminy Kick It DJ in the club at Discovery, while Balance works the lobby, midnight, $10.

SUNDAY 12/7

Local diva Genine Perez performs at a benefit for the Suzuki Association of Central Arkansas at Wildwood, 6 p.m., $45.

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