The Westhaven Center for the Arts has a good one going on tonight at 7:30 p.m. for all of you no depression, alt-country fans in the 707. Local luthier and Georgia transplant Michael Walker plays with his group The Handshakers to deliver a set of rough-hewn beauties. Close your eyes and hear the stories from the big spaces between the cities ($5-$20 sliding scale).
Here are two fine tribute shows for you in Eureka. At 8 p.m. at The Eagle House there is a burlesque birthday tribute to fallen royalty — America's only royalty — The Artist Formerly Known on this Plane of Existence as Prince ($25, $20 advance). DJ Goldylocks, Bada Bling! Burlesque, Rag Doll Revue and many more will help ring in the purple one's second posthumous birthday (plus two days) because fuck it, it's 1999 somewhere.
Meanwhile at Humbrews at 9 p.m. Full Moon Fever celebrates the songbook of the late Tom Petty for those of you who enjoy a more low-key type of pop-rock perfection. Join local six-string slinger Piet Damolen and friends as they free fall through the great wide open. ($10, $7 advance).