Local funky/jazz/groove band LD51 is at The Mad River Brewery at 6 p.m. this evening for free. The Eureka Symphony opens up its season with two performances this weekend, starting tonight. At 8 p.m. the musicians will be on the stage at The Arkley Center for the Performing Arts. The performances tonight include Peter Maxwell Davies' Orkney Wedding and Sunrise, Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite and one of my favorites, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with local John Chernoff on the piano. Plan on something in the $19-$49 range depending on your seats. A glorious return is afoot tonight at The Miniplex with one of Eureka's favorite bands — one that served as part of the foundation of the local rock scene when I was new to it more than a decade ago. "Legendary no-wave rockers" The Buffy Swayze make a welcome stand tonight around 9 p.m. with Arcata's Five Minutes Alone and Canadian "avant-pop outfit" Walter TV, which I'm told features two members of Mac Demarco. I can't pretend to be too familiar with the Mac, but I recall hearing my college-age nephew is a fan. The band recently put out their album Carpe Diem so it's on the road spreading its tunes. With all that said, this show is $10 and one of those where the local band outshines the headliner. Dead Heads who have perhaps recovered from the Melvin Seals show last week can get their jammy fill tonight with L.A. Dead tribute Cubensis, who are on around 9:30 p.m. with a $15 cover charge at Humboldt Brews.