The first potential Snowpocalypse of the year is supposedly due this weekend. Be afraid. Be very afraid. (Note: I'm being facetious.) Check out some more music shenanigans here -- and ten other notable events below.
Friday Colonel Ford Trio @ Pi, Delmar Loop Enjoy a little vintage-country flair with your pizza, courtesy of Colonel Ford Trio, featuring Dade Farrar, Gary Hunt and Jay Farrar. 9 p.m.
The Joe Krown Trio @ The Gramophone Hammond B3 organ drives this New Orleans funk/R&B trio. The perfect antidote to winter's chill. 8 p.m. $12
Bunnygrunt, Union Electric & Dana Smith @ Vintage Vinyl An art show at a record store? Why not! Long-time music scene champion Dana Smith, whose work you might have seen on local-album covers, will have his work available for sale. Bunnygrunt and the Union Electric provide the band entertainment. 7 p.m. Free.
Todd Barry @ The Firebird Read an interview with the comic here. 8 p.m. $14.
Mr. Gnome @ Firebird These sugary Cleveland noisemakers entertain late-night-owls. Bruiser Queen opens. $8. 10:30 p.m. Zapp Band @ The Ambassador The funk gods boogie their way to town. 8 p.m. $11.55 via MetroTix
Saturday A Benefit Concert for Glenn Orton and Family @ Off Broadway Glenn Orton is Brian Henneman's niece's husband; this show is a benefit for him and his family. Trestle, oldhat and Henneman himself will be performing. 2 to 5 p.m. $10 minimum suggested donation
The 2nd Annual Official Christmas Party @ SOL Lounge Rob Lemon and Amin van Buuren man the decks at this dance extravaganza. 9 p.m.
Paul Thorn @ Old Rock House The singer-songwriter always croons with soul -- whether he's playing tunes tinged with blues or acoustic, stripped-back fare. Patrick Sweany opens. 8 p.m. $15. 21-plus only.
The Fuck Off and Dies @ Fubar The fucking punk-pop stylings of the Fuck Off and Dies fucking invade Fubar.The Humanoids, Opposites Attack and Cobrangutan are also playing. 9 p.m. $8.