The hugely popular ’80s cover band Venus Mission is sure to pack ’em in at Sticky Fingerz, 10 p.m., $7.
At Vino’s, the American Princes’ side project Magic Hassle shares a bill with local pop collective Bear Colony and dreamy pop experimentalists Captain and Company, from Clinton, Miss., 9 p.m., $6.
They must’ve liked Juanita’s: After coming through with Nada Surf a few weeks back, Cali’s Delta Spirit brings its soul-inflected Americana back to the venue with a show that also features the Breakthrough and local pop-rock favorites Big Boots, 9 p.m., $7.
Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Tonya Leeks leads a band at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio returns to the Capital Bar, 8 p.m., free, where they’ll be Saturday, too.
“History Boys” continues at the Weekend Theater, 7:30, $10-$14. On Saturday, too.
Ditto for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play,” 7:30 p.m., $20-$35, which continues through the weekend.