PUPPET PUNKS—Billed as a "shadow puppet punk rock micro-opera," The Revenge: Japanther vs. Night Shade sets the clever, high-concept puppetry of Night Shade against the rowdy art pop score of Japanther for three nights of intricate, avant-garde spectacle. AH
Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, Sun 7:30 pm, $8-10

BOPPIN' BIRTHDAY—In the Cooky Jar, the fantastic soul and R&B night by DJ Cooky Parker, has reached its two-year anniversary! What better way to celebrate than getting down to some of his best new records at the monthly show's newest home, the Eagles Lodge. AZ
Eagles Lodge, 4904 SE Hawthorne, 9 pm, $5