"The FUN Show with Cat and Nat," 7 p.m. Friday, Rococo Theatre. The ladies behind the viral "#MomTruths" have taken their candid, comedic observations about motherhood on the road for the first time with a North American tour. With seven kids between them, they're looking to rewrite the paradigm of “the perfect mom.”
Bruce Katz Band, 6 p.m. Friday, Zoo Bar. Hammond B-3 master Bruce Katz and his band return to the Zoo Bar on Friday for a show that will showcase songs from “Get Your Groove,” their just-released album. The album, like the Katz’s shows, is a mix of blues, jazz, rock, boogie-woogie and New Orleans-inspired sounds carried by the interplay of guitarist Chris Vitarello and Katz’s soulful organ work.
The Weepies with SAS, 7 p.m. Friday, Bourbon Theatre. Husband-and-wife duo Deb Talan and Steve Tannen, aka The Weepies, are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough album “Hideaway.” But you can expect the duo to play songs from their widely praised 2015 release “Sirens," along with music recognizable from movies like “Sex and the City,” TV shows and Old Navy commercials.
Saliva unplugged, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Royal Grove. Veteran hard rockers Saliva are gearing up for a full-blown tour that starts Nov. 24 with a few acoustic dates, including one Wednesday at the Royal Grove. The unplugged performance will put a new spin on hits like “Click Click Boom” and “Your Disease,” and it will be interesting, to say the least, to hear their just-released Eminem cover “Lose Yourself.”
Jeff Austin Band with Hammerglow, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Bourbon Theatre. Madcap mandolin player Jeff Austin left Yonder Mountain String Band four years ago to move from Colorado to his home state of Illinois to raise a family. With a few years of parenting under his belt, Austin’s back out with his own band, playing an aggressive style of bluegrass and getting ready to make a debut album.
BlackHawk with The Back Forty, Dylan Bloom Band, 8 p.m. Thursday, Royal Grove. '90s country hitmakers BlackHawk were ahead of their time, writing country songs with a pop sensibility — a formula that now dominates the charts. Henry Paul and Dave Robbins are still out, drawing crowds to hear songs like “Goodbye Says It All, “I Sure Can Smell the Rain,” “Like There’s No Yesterday” and “Big Guitar.”
Shop Sheldon, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sheldon Museum of Art. Handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, home decor, accessories and sweet treats are among the wares being sold by 16 local artisans and makers at the Sheldon, with members receiving a 10 percent discount.
Shop the Blocks, 4:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Downtown Lincoln. Downtown's boutiques, specialty stores and other retailers are once again staying open late to offer special discounts, giveaways and appetizers for people who purchase a special ticket. More info: downtownlincoln.org