DANCE: Take a glimpse back into the night life scene of the 1940's with BIODANCE'S "No Dancing Allowed" at 8 p.m. The performance combines dance and sculptures from University of Rochester's art professor, Allan Topolski. $8-$25. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. hochstein.org/events.
MUSIC: What a long strange trip it's been for comedy metal punk group Green Jelly. What began as Green Jello, the world's worst band in Buffalo, NY, Green Jelly relocated to Hollywood and scored a surprise hit with "Three Little Pigs." The group's decades-long career has been characterized by a twisted sense of humor that leaves no cow sacred. The band's initial reputation for food fights or songs about serial-killer breakfast cereal characters might not be everybody's cup of soup but it might be just right for you and your pumpkin. And if the jelly hits the fan, duck and cover. Psyopus and Beard Without a Moustache open tonight at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., bugjar.com, 9 p.m., $15-$18).
ART: Looking for a place to buy gifts this season that are guaranteed to be produced in a socially conscious manner? Drop by Metro Justice's 2012 Alternative Fair. Featured goods are only fair trade or hand crafted by local vendors, and include pottery, textiles, jewelry, fine art, toys, games, ornaments, and more. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Continues Saturday, December 1 10 a.m.-2 p.m.First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Rd. Suggested donation $3. metrojustice.org.
MUSIC: Not to say that all performances aren't special, but some are just slightly more memorable, both for bands and fans, and CD release parties tend to top that list. Local self-dubbed "space fusion" group Hawea will be celebrating its debut album release "Deadwet Soundwaves" at Montage Music Hall (50 Chestnut St., themontagemusichall.com) tonight. It'll be bringing along SKooba and Project Weather Machine for the ride, as well as live art by Amanda McLaughlin. Music starts at 8 p.m.; tickets run $5-$8.
SPECIAL EVENT: Looking to make connections with other local artists as creative as you? Visit Tajze Wine and R&B Lounge's Networking Mixer for Creatives Night. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. 139 State St. 210-8202. facebook.com/NylaEventPlanning/events.
MUSIC: Boregore has that kind of music that makes you feel like you need a shower-- but in a good way. With a dash of chip music, a snappy synthetic beat and raps that sound suspiciously like grime with a twist of sexual frustration, somehow overall the whole effect is very glittery until the beat drops-- at which point all bets are off and it's about to get filthy. While the lyrics are certainly... suggestive, there is no doubt that these are some catchy mixes, and they have attracted such artists as Miley Cyrus and Diplo. Local DJs Keto and Prophet will be opening with their eclectic mixes tonight at Water Street Music Hall (204 North Water St., waterstreetmusic.com, 9 p.m., $20-$25).
SPORTS: Don't miss the first-ever Live Ammy Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fights in Rochester. The Roc City Rumble will commence at 7:30 p.m. in the Monroe County Dome Arena, 2695 E. Henrietta Rd. $30. For tickets, call 471-0566. mixedmartialarts.com.
MUSIC: This Friday night, the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative unveils the newest addition to its organ restoration project: an 1893 Hook and Hastings Organ, recently installed in Christ Church (141 East Ave., 8 p.m., free). Music will be performed by Edoardo Bellotti, David Higgs, Stephen Kennedy, and William Porter, organists, as well as the Christ Church ScholaCantorum. According to Higgs, chair of the Organ and Historical Keyboards Department at Eastman School of Music, "The organ's unique, burnished sound gives listeners the opportunity to hear music from the Romantic period performed on a historically appropriate instrument."
THEATER: As we draw nearer and nearer to the holiday season, Santa Claus and his eight tiny reindeer remind us to always believe in the extraordinary. Let Peter Pan and the Darling children expand your imagination at the School of the Arts' "Peter Pan." Allen Main Stage Theatre, 45 Prince St. 7 p.m. $5-$9. 242-7682. sotarochester.org.
MUSIC: I'm just going to throw this out there: you'd be a fool to not head down to Abilene (153 Liberty Pole Way, abilenebarandlounge.com) tonight to check out The Fools. Free snacks, drink specials, and live R&B/rock music, is there a better way to spend a Friday night? Music starts at 6 p.m.