OUR TOP PICKS
Friday: Peligrosa 10-year anniversary at North Door. Ten years ago, a trio of DJs decided to shake up Austin’s dance music scene with irresistible rhythms from around the world. Over the next decade, they built on that vibe to grow a mighty collective that now boasts over a dozen members from across the state, a record label and a vibrant monthly residency that serves as home base (and community safe space) for a wide variety of dance fanatics. The party features championship Nicaraguan American turntablist DJ Craze, Chulita Vinyl Club, and the full Peligrosa crew, including Houston rapper Chingo Bling. Chingo will host a pop-up shop with Tamale Time holiday sweaters and much more. $10 in advance. 501 Brushy St. 8 p.m. doors. ndvenue.com. — D.S.S.
Friday: Christmas with Tje Austin at Geraldine’s. Earlier this year, Austin released the EP “I Belong to You,” a rich and varied release that easily slides from earnest songcraft to groovy disco to brassy blasts of classic soul. He wrote the record while completing a grueling three-year course of chemotherapy, and it aches with heart. Austin says Christmas is his favorite holiday, and he’s billing this event as “A Motown Christmas.” Free. 9 p.m. 605 Davis St. geraldinesaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Friday: Tidings of Jazz and Joy at One World Theatre. Master pianist Keiko Matsui, multi-instrumentalist Euge Groove, singer-songwriter Lindsey Webster and guitarist Adam Hawley join forces for a jazzy Christmas. $25-$98. 7 and 9:30 p.m. 7701 Bee Cave Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — D.S.S.
Saturday: Robert Earl Keen Fam-O-Lee Back to the Country Jamboree at ACL Live. Yes, of course he’ll play “Merry Christmas From the Family,” the yuletide “Free Bird” of Keen’s extensive repertoire. But he’ll play lots of his non-holiday-themed favorites, too, and recent set lists indicate he and his ace band have been digging out some cool covers by the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Neil Young. Robert Ellis opens. $29-$49. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.
Saturday: Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis Holiday Shindig at Paramount Theatre. From “In the Bleak Midwinter” to “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” the husband-wife country duo has built up a pretty cool seasonal set for this annual occasion. And then there’s the home movies starring their kids, always a highlight of the evening. This year’s special guest is Jack Ingram, fresh off a Grammy nomination for co-writing Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man.” $30-$53. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.
Saturday: Tamale Pari at Tamale House East. Groove to DJs Chorizo Funk, Diggie Dutch, Gracie Chavez and more while shopping local vendors and sipping on cocktails from Tito’s and Southern Glazer’s wine and spirits. A portion of drink sales benefits Casa Marianella, and, yes, there will be plenty of tamale. Free. 4 to 9 p.m. 1707 E. Sixth St. Check the event’s Facebook page for details. — D.S.S.
Sunday: George Reiff memorial at Emo’s. Austin musicians Charlie Sexton, Scrappy Jud Newcomb and Michael Ramos have assembled this salute to the local bassist and producer who died of cancer in May. Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes joins an extended cast of hometown acts including Emily Strayer of the Dixie Chicks, Patty Griffin, Fastball, Shinyribs, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Cotton Mather, Band of Heathens and Jon Graham. $25. 5 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — P.B.
Joe Ely, Miles Zuniga at Cactus Cafe
Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s
Los Skarnales at Continental Club
Christmas on Congress with Marc and Ted Broussard, Jackie Venson, more at Paramount Theatre
Metz, Cherubs, Moaning at Mohawk outdoor
Donnie Fritts, Bobby Patterson & the Disciples, Bobby Mack at Antone’s
Little Mazarn record release, Twain, Kendra Kinsey at Central Presbyterian Church
Jesse Dayton, Two Hoots & a Holler, Avocados at Hole in the Wall
Extreme Heat 40th anniversary show at One-2-One Bar
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Uncle Lucius, Rocketboys, Gina Chavez at Palmer Events Center
Dale Watson at Broken Spoke
Beat Root Revival at El Mercado Backstage
Calliope Musicals, Otis the Destroyer, Coattails at Hotel Vegas
Protohype at Vulcan Gas Company
Rapsody, Don Flamingo, GQ, Deante Hitchcock at Barracuda
Cover Letter, American Dreamer, Meanswell at Stubb’s indoor
Beto & the Fairlanes at Elephant Room
Memphis Strange, Rubilators at Sam’s Town Point
Uranium Savages at ABGB
Mamafesta album release at Parish
Los Skarnales at the Continental Club
Dylan Bishop at Lamberts
La Frenetika at Flamingo Cantina
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Shinyribs, John Fullbright, Lou Ann Barton at Palmer Events Center
Gary Numan, Me Not You at Mohawk outdoor
Charlie Mars, Derrick Davis Band at Saxon Pub
A-Town GetDown, Resonant Frequency at 3Ten
Ghost Wolves, Queue Queue at ABGB
Mike & the Moonpies, Sour Bridges at Stubb’s indoor
Two Hoots & a Holler, White Ghost Shivers, Dave Insley’s Careless Smokers at White Horse
Folk Uke at One-2-One Bar
Ephraim Owens Quintet at Elephant Room
Raheem DeVaughn at Hanover’s 2.0
Jai Malano at Geraldine’s
Ramsay Midwood, Paul Nipper at Sam’s Town Point
Cilantro Boombox, Water Seed, Jauntee, Jay Stiles Trio at Antone’s
Harry Nilsson tribute with Willy Chapel, Born Again Virgins at Hole in the Wall
Ben Balmer, Eric Bettencourt at Townsend
Lowin, Bitter Birds, Kay Odyssey at Hard Luck Lounge
Peterson Brothers at Lamberts
Jack Wilson at Empire
Ugly Beats at Carousel Lounge
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Eggmen, Carolyn Wonderland, Jackie Venson at Palmer Events Center
Soul of a Musician series Christmas show with Cotton Mather at Iron Cactus North
Dead Kennedys at Come and Take It Live
Miss Lavelle White, Andrea Dawson at Antone’s
Willlie Pipkin & Friends, Heybale, Marshall Hood at Continental Club
Eagle Claw, Blues Funeral, Destroyer of Light at Barracuda
Resentments, Joe Forlini & Michael Cross at Saxon Pub
Mitch Watkins Trio at Elephant Room