Friday: Smiths tribute band Nowhere Fast plays at La Parranda, located at Charleston and Bruce—mere steps away from the sad, confused remains of the Blue Angel Motel. Nowhere Fast does an astonishingly accurate imitation of the storied Manchester band (check out this video for the proof), and with a bill that also includes 40oz. Folklore, The Scoundrels, Los Ataskados and DJ Joseph “spinning a ecletric mix of psychobilly, postpunk, new wave, horror hunk, industrial, flashback, dark rock en español and related genres,” that $10 cover looks like one angelic deal. Doors at 9 p.m., 21 and over.
The more you know: Velveteen Rabbit is now doing a goth/industrial/new wave night every fourth Friday of the month, the provocatively-named Enter The Void. DJs Athenas and Fish beging pouring that danceable misery down on you at 10 p.m. and they don’t stop until the small hours. 21 and over.
Saturday: Huntridge Circle Park presents a free, all-ages screening of Disney’s “Into the Woods” at 7:45 p.m. As is always the case with Movies in the Circle, all you need bring is a blanket or a low-profile lawn chair. There’s usually a food cart on hand, but you’re welcome to bring your own picnic swag. And there’s plenty of free parking around, both in the park and on surrounding streets.
The Bunkhouse welcomes Tuxedo (pictured above), the funky alliance of soulful singer-songwriter Mayer Hawthorne and Grammy-nominated producer Jake One. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of stuffing Tuxedo into your earholes, get up, move the furniture closer to the walls and queue up the videos to “Number One” or “Do It.” These guys are gonna tear the proverbial roof off the proverbial sucker, and they’re gonna do it for a flat fee of $25. The band is scheduled to go on at 10:30, but you should get there around 8:30 or 9 to squeeze in, because this show will be hyuuuuge. 21 and over.
Did you save your parking spot at Velveteen Rabbit? Good thing, because every fourth Saturday of the month brings International Playground, a world-wise funky dance party led by Jr. Ska Boss and Selecta’ Scream. Starts at 9 p.m., goes on until you can’t. 21 and over.
Sunday: Wow, guess the 1990s hip-hop revival really is a thing, after all. Geto Boys are playing LVCS this Sunday night—yes, “Mind Playing Tricks on Me,” that Geto Boys. Tickets are $15 at the door, which gets you the Boys and a half-dozen other groups and MCs, including Charlie Madness, The Tribe and N.E. Last Words. Doors are at 9 p.m., 21 and over.