Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, 5 p.m. Friday, Zoo Bar. Milwaukee’s Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys will bring their straight-up blues for Friday’s FAC. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, the Reverend, who sings and plays guitar, started playing in 1971 when he saw Freddy King and, after a 15-year hitch in the Navy, has been bringing it.
Halfloves with lftlmf, A Ferocious Jungle Cat, 7 p.m. Friday, 1867 Bar. Iowa City, Iowa, indie rockers headline this three-band, night-long bill that will be opened by Lincoln’s A Ferocious Jungle Cat. This one’s an 18-and-over show.
Chris Stapleton with Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb, 7 p.m. Saturday, CenturyLink Center Omaha. This could be the country concert of the year with the great Chris Stapleton, who just picked up the Country Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year award and is about to release his second album of 2017, joined by Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, which might just be the best country band going, and top newcomer Brent Cobb.
Dan + Shay, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bourbon Theatre. Country duo Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney have had three straight No. 1 hits, starting with 2016’s “From The Ground Up,” followed by “Nothin’ Like You” and “How Not To,” which hit the top of the airplay charts in July. The CMA- and ACM-nominated duo has got two albums worth of material to fill out its show.
Daniel Christian Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday, The Space. The singer-songwriter celebrates the release of not one, but two power-pop EPs, "COFFEE" and "TOAST," his first projects with Tremulant Records in Charleston, South Carolina. Christian was a high school English teacher before stepping away in 2008 to share his music nationwide. He has previously recorded three full-length studio projects, two EPs and a live album.
"Dancing at Lughnasa," 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Miller Theatre. NWU Theatre's production of Brian Friel's 1992 Tony Award winning-memory play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936.
"The Serpent," 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Studio Theatre (Temple Building). The Nebraska Repertory Theatre continues its season with Jean-Claude van Itallie's improvisational theater piece exploring the Book of Genesis. Most of the work is choreographed movement, with music made by bells, horns, whistles, tambourines and other hand-held instruments.
"Ethan Claymore," 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Community Playhouse. With Christmas just a week away, a reclusive, struggling egg farmer and artist who has given up looking for love or laughter is visited by the spirit of his long-estranged older brother.
"The Exterminating Angel," 11:55 a.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ross Media Arts Center. See Metropolitan Opera's live performances on the big screen of the American premiere of Thomas Ades's work -- inspired by the Luis Buñuel film of the same name -- about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape.
"Coco," 7 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Grand. Desperate to prove his music talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events in this new animated feature from Disney Pixar, which kicks off the holiday weekend.