Acclaimed Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphereheadlines a Friday night concert at the New Daisyon Beale Street. The long-running combo — featuring MC Slug and DJ Ant — will top a bill featuring fellow Twin Cities hip-hop artists Dem Atlas, The Lioness and DJ Keezy. Tickets are $24.50 for general admission and $34.50 for balcony. VIP packages are also available. Go to newdaisy.com. Doors open at 7 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m.
The New Daisy is at 330 Beale St.
Jumping and jiving Southern California outfit Big Bad Voodoo Daddy bring their “Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party” to the New Daisy this week. The swing revivalists — who have released several Christmas records during their career — will be primed to put you into a festive mood on Sunday starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36 for general admission and $39 for the balcony. VIP packages are also available. Go to newdaisy.com. Doors open at 7 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m.
The New Daisy is at 330 Beale St.
Nobody delivers a musical good time like blues master Bobby Rush, who will be part of an all-star lineup Sunday during a benefit concert for Protect Our Aquifer. (Photo: Bobby Rush Entertainment)
An all-star lineup of music greats — including "Chitlin' Circuit" blues master Bobby Rush, legendary multi-instrumentalist David Bromberg, folk artist Tom Chapin, blues diva Shemekia Copeland and Memphis songwriting sage John Kilzer — comes together for "The Concert to Protect the Aquifer," a benefit to raise money for the grassroots organization devoted to protecting and preserving the Memphis Sand aquifer, which is the source of the city's enviable drinking water.
7 p.m., St. John's United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody. Tickets: $50 (general admission), $100 (VIP). Call (901) 237-2972 or visit protectouraquifer.org.
The holiday classic "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" screens Monday at the Paradiso as part of a program of Jim Henson holiday specials. (Photo: Jim Henson Company)
If you were a kid in the late 1970s, you may remember "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas," a charming, fun, Cajun-influenced and swamp-critter-infested 1977 holiday special from Muppet master Jim Henson. Remastered for theatrical presentation and paired with "The Bells of Fraggle Rock" (a 1984 holiday episode of Henson's TV series, "Fraggle Rock"), the program jumps to the big screen for a roughly 90-minute evening of entertainment dubbed "Jim Henson's Holiday Special."
7 p.m., Paradiso. Tickets: $13.50 (adult), $11 (child). Visit malco.com.
The party never stops during the award-winning documentary "Shakedown," which screens Tuesday at the Studio on the Square. (Photo: Leah Weintraub)
The winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at this year's Indie Memphis Film Festival, director Leilah Weinraub's "Shakedown" is described as an "intimate chronicle" of a Los Angeles party scene of "go-go dancing and strip shows," organized by African-American women to serve the "lesbian underground" and galvanize "a community of freaks and queers of color." If that doesn't pique your interest, stay home and watch that Chevy Chase Christmas movie; otherwise head to the Malco multiplex in Overton Square.
7 p.m., Studio on the Square. Admission: $10. Visit indiememphis.com.
John Németh plays multiple shows at Railgarten in December. (Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)
Memphis singer/harp man John Németh will be working up his signature brand of soul-blues at Midtown’s Railgarten. Németh will be performing a weekly residency at the venue for most of December, starting with a performance on Thursday and continuing concerts on Dec. 20 and 27. Showtimes are 7 p.m.
Railgarten is at 2166 Central Ave. For more information, go to railgarten.com.