Weekend Guide: December 17 – 19

, Staff

Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you’ve worked too hard not to enjoy you free time so here are some ideas on how to spend your weekend.

Our Best Picks

Lori McKenna at Club Passim on Friday & Saturday: Of course we’re gonna go with this talented hometown girl as she releases her new album Lorraine in Cambridge this weekend. See her solo on Friday or with her trio on Saturday. Both shows are $30.

Street Dogs at Paradise Rock Club on Friday & Saturday: Speaking of talented locals, Street Dogs will rock you twice this weekend as they tour behind their new self-titled album. Tickets are $16 for these all ages shows.

Cassavettes at the Middle East Upstairs: One of Boston’s best bands is calling it quits but not before throwing a big ole party in Central Square. Catch the last show from the Cassavettes, who will be joined by friends and fellow local standouts The Luxury and Autumn Hollow Band. Tickets are $12 in advance and this will sell out.

Our Music Picks


Justin Townes Earle at Royale: Townes Earle made headlines in September after a run-in with the law but he’s got things back on track as he stops at the Tremont hotspot. Tickets are $17.

Bronson Arroyo at Showcase Live: Although he stopped gracing the mound at Fenway years ago, Arroyo still finds a friendly crowd every time he returns to the area. Known for his alt rock covers, see if he throws any curveballs. Zing! Tickets are $30.

Mighty Mystic at the Middle East Downstairs
: Mighty Mystic rocks for a cause as the reggae favorite play their annual Toys For Tots fundraiser with a slew of guests. Tickets are $15.

Patty Larkin, Chris Smither at the Regent Theatre: A couple folks playing folk for a good cause as Boston’s Patty Larkin joines together with Chris Smither and Jorma Kaukonen for Half the Sky which supports orphaned children in China. Tickets are $38.

Insane Clown Posse at The Palladium
: ICP will be sure to draw in their legions of fans as they hit Worcester in lieu of their upcoming album The Mighty Death Pop!. Grab a taste for $35.

Bell Biv DeVoe at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
: The only time you’ll ever wanna get poisoned. Catch this classic local trio for $25. Dope!


The Brew at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: See what eclectic mix The Brew cook up for their annual Christmas Ball for $15. They’ll be joined by The New Highway Hymnal.

Pat McGee Band at Showcase Live: Another great benefit as Pat McGee will offer a free meet & greet to any fan who brings a toy for Toys For Tots to the venue before 5:30. Oh, and there’s also a show! Tickets are $19.

Valencia at The Palladium
: Valencia took a long break from touring until recently so make up for lost time as they play with a host of other young groups. Tickets are $14.

The Vivs at the Regent Theatre
: Join The Vivs for the “Holiday Benefit & Bash” because Bill Goffrier from Big Dipper and Carrie Bradley from The Breeders sure will. Tickets are $10.

Kenny Rogers at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium: Kenny’s back with more Christmas and hits, a perfect combination. Tickets range from $46 to $89.

Johnny Winter at the Narrows Center for the Arts
: Winter’s in season and in town. See the blues icon for $45.

Roomful of Blues at The Met: Get swingin’ with this big band in their hometown for $20


Zappa Plays Zappa at the House of Blues: Celebrate Frank’s 70th birthday as Dweezil carries on the Zappa name proudly. Tickets are $29.

Rock & Soul Benefit Concert at the Regent Theatre
: Beltin’ Barrence Whitfield will be joined by a host of “Rock & Soul Holiday All Stars” including Danny Klein’s Full House. The $25 admission will benefit Ourspace, which provides support with teens with cancer, and the Music Drives Us Foundation.

The 6th Annual Yule Ball at the Middle East Downstairs: Expecto Patronum! Catch Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, Math The Band, The Whomping Willows, Jason Anderson, and Potter Puppet Pals for $15.

Johnny Mathis at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Hear the classic crooner belt out some of your favorite Christmas tunes for $30.

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