FREAK SCENE—Oh man, this is gonna be special: For this super-short West Coast tour, Dinosaur Jr. performs their 1988 classic album Bug in its entirety. And if that were not enough—good heavens, you are greedy—before they play they're going to be interviewed about the album live, on stage, by none other than Henry Rollins. All that plus a Scratch Acid reunion? There isn't a "YES!" big enough for this awesomeness. NL
w/Pierced Arrows; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $25-30, all ages

—Nobody does holiday cheer like the Portland Cello Project—their aptly named Holiday Showdown features a special VIP section for anyone who shows up in a sufficiently gaudy holiday sweater. Joining Portland's favorite string ensemble for the holiday blowout are the Alialujah Choir and members of Blind Pilot. AH
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, Fri & Sat, 8 pm, $15, all ages