ROCK AND ROLL VARIETY SHOW: Swing by Bob’s Java Jive (2102 S. Tacoma Way) on Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. to get your kicks with a cluster of epic bands who’ll bring you the best of rock in all its varietal glory. Performing will be The Wild Jumps (high energy garage punk rock), King Ghidora (sonic surf rock from outer space), Clambake (crunchy sweet garage rock) and The Critical Shakes (full speed dance punk.) Doors open at 8 p.m. $5 cover. Get information at Photo courtesy of the Wild Jumps

Friday, Nov. 3

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND: Abe Landa, David Sossa (classical guitar) 7:30 p.m., $10-$15

AIRPORT TAVERN: Northshore Band (funk jam) 9 p.m., NC

ALEGRE BAKERY AND GELATO: Stephanie Huber (singer songwriter) 7 p.m.

EMERALD QUEEN BRIDGE NIGHTCLUB: Groove City (dance) 9 p.m.

JAZZBONES: Pete RG with Dave Krusen, Big Wheel Stunt Show (rock) 9 p.m., $8

KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC

LOUIE G’S: Sin Circus Band, Spilkit, Lust Punch (rock) 8 p.m., AA, $8

NORTH END SOCIAL CLUB: Paul David Handleman, Forest Beutel (folksy) 9 p.m.

OLD TOWN MARKEE: Gene Sievers (country) 7 p.m.

STEEL CREEK: Aaron Crawford (country) 5:30 p.m.

STONEGATE: Mark Hurwitz, Gin creek (rock) 9 p.m.

THE SWISS: Booboolala, Marv Ellis & We Tribe, Haiku (rock) 8 p.m.

TACOMA COMEDY: Deray Davis (comedy) 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m., $27.50-$35, early show 18+, late show 21+

TACOMA DOME: Garth Brooks (country) 7 p.m.

THE VALLEY: Rip Room, The Finger Funs, The Wild Lips (rock) 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 4

THE MULE TAVERN: Jordani and the Sun Kings (groovy vibes) 9:30 p.m., $5

AIRPORT TAVERN: Speed Control, Wheelies (rock) 9 p.m., NC

CULTURA EVENT CENTER: Fall Affair Ft., Thai Viet G, Ace B-47, Gizzo the Boss, CS, Heart Breaka, Tee Cambo (hip hop) 10 p.m., $20-$300

DOYLES PUBLIC HOUSE: Swindler (jam, funk, groove, jazz) 9 p.m.

EMERALD QUEEN: Queen Latifah (jazz, soul), 8 p.m.

EMERALD QUEEN BRIDGE NIGHTCLUB: Groove City (dance), 9 p.m.

JAZZBONES: Acoustic Night with Sammy J (acoustic) 9 p.m., $20-$25

KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC

LEMAY COLLECTIONS MARYMOUNT: Wally and the Beaves (rock-a-billy) 6 p.m.

LOUIE G’S: Creedence Revelation (rock), 8 p.m., AA, $15

REAL ART TACOMA: Safe and Sound, World View, Wake of Humanity, Trust Issues, Crooked Christ (rock) 7:30 p.m., $8

ROCK THE DOCK: Not My Tempo (rock) 9 p.m.

THE SPAR: Richard Allen and the Louisiana Experience (rock) 8 p.m.

STONEGATE: Avengers UK (rock) 9 p.m.

THE SWISS: Afrodisiacs (rock) 9 p.m.

TACOMA COMEDY: Deray Davis (comedy) 7 p.m., 9 p.m., $27.50-$35, early show 18+, late show 21+

TACOMA DOME: Garth Brooks (country) 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

THE VALLEY: Deadset (rock) 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5

STEEL CREEK: Jessica Lynne (country) 5 p.m.

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC

JOHNNY’S DOCK: Little Bill Trio (jazz, blues) 5 p.m.

NEW FRONTIER: Electric Bluegrass, 4 p.m., NC

REAL ART TACOMA: Princess Dewclaw, Demoncassettecult (avant garde beats vocals) 9 p.m.

ROCK THE DOCK: Trivia Night (fun & games) 7 p.m.

TACOMA COMEDY: Rodger Lizaola (comedy) 8 p.m., early show 18+, $5

TACOMA DOME: Garth Brooks (country) 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

UNCLE SAM’S: Jam Night (rock) 8 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 6

JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke (live band karaoke) 7 p.m., NC

THE SWISS: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.

TACOMA COMEDY: Graduation Show (comedy) 7:30 p.m., 18+, $10-$16

UNCLE SAM’S: Bartlett on bass (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Tuesday, Nov. 7

REAL ART TACOMA: Dogbreth, Struckout, Regress, Just (alt rock)    7 p.m., $8

DAWSON’S: Billy Stoops (acoustic jam) 8 p.m., NC

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN CHURCH: Tacoma TotemAires Barbershop Chorus (barber shop) 7 p.m.

METRONOME: Open Mic (open mic) 7 p.m.

ROCK THE DOCK: Bingo (it’s a game) 7 p.m.

THE SWISS: Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (trivia) 8 p.m., NC

TACOMA COMEDY: The Comedy Voice (comedy) 8 p.m., 18+, NC

UNCLE SAM’S: SOS Band (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Wednesday, Nov. 8

JAZZBONES: Hirie, Nattali Rize, Jessica Domingo (reggae fems) 8 p.m., $15

DAWSON’S: Linda Myers Band (R&B, blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC

JOESEPPI’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE: Robin Miller-Richardson (piano and vocals) 5:30 p.m.

NEW FRONTIER: Open mic, 8 p.m., NC

ROCK THE DOCK: Karaoke (hit & miss musicianship) 9 p.m.

STONEGATE: Leify Green (open mic) 8 p.m., NC

TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+

UNCLE SAM’S: Subvinyl Jukebox or Rock Jam (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Thursday, Nov. 9

TACOMA COMEDY: Coroline Rhea (comedy) 7:30 p.m., $15-$22 18+

THE AGAVES GRILL: Ed Taylor Band (jazz), 6 p.m.

DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC

KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC

LOUIE G’S:  Limberlost, Enloe, Grieve the Astronaut (rock)       5 p.m., AA, $10

ROCK THE DOCK: Open Mic with Dustin (rock) 8 p.m.

STONEGATE: Power Rock Jam (rock jam) 8 p.m., NC

UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m.

THE VALLEY: Jonathan Warren, The Billy Goats (rock)        8:30 p.m.

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