MUSIC: World/Inferno Friendship Society isn’t as much a musical group as it is a sign of judgment day. Led by lead singer/master of ceremonies Jack Terricloth, the Brooklyn orchestra/circus-rock tent revival features a rotating cast of performers that creates a klezmer-jazz-ska-soul-fueled party. There’s never a dull moment on the dance floor when a smidge of punk is added to an already up-tempo fiery combination of musical theater and show tunes. The group plays Saturday night at Water Street Music Hall (204 North Water St., waterstreetmusic.com, 8 p.m., $15-$18).
DANCE: Dance the added turkey, gravy, and pumpkin pie pounds away at the Thanksgiving Dance Weekend, featuring music from Elixir, Andrew & Noah Van Norstrand, Frivolity, and Noteworthy. English dancing, Contra dancing, and swing dancing will all occur over the course of the weekend. Silent auction and buffet lunch. Continues through Sunday, November 25. $15-$55. For details visit cdrochester.org.
MUSIC: Not quite a year ago, Mastodon guitarist and Rochester ex-pat Bill Kelliher was recording Atlanta grindcore band Primate. Apparently the man is hands-on. By the time recording was finished, Kellier had joined the band. The heavy heroes in Mastodon were in post-tour cool down, and Kelliher still wanted to play. He describes the band as being more aggressive than Mastodon (how is that possible?). The band is currently shopping an EP around. Low Pan, Night Terror, and To The Deep add to the destruction. Check it Sunday night at the Bug Jar (291 Monroe Ave., bugjar.com, 9 p.m., $10-$12).
ART: Don’t forget to include the Rochester Folk Art Guild’s Holiday Festival of Crafts. Choose from a variety of wood furniture, pottery, oriental rugs, natural fiber clothing, folk toys, and more. $2 admission or free with printed invitation. Saturday, November 24 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, November 25 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St. rfag.org.
MUSIC: It’s a shame and a sin. The Chinchillas are a splendid alt-country/roots-rock/Americana gem that should be on the lips and on the iPod of every red-blooded fan of heartfelt lyricism and lonesome twang. Instead this fantastic foursome wallows beneath gray skies in relative northeastern obscurity. The band has just released “Something Beautiful,” an eight-song pleasure platter on Jargon Records that really is something beautiful. Go see what I mean Saturday night at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Way, abilenebarandlounge.com, 8:30 p.m., $5-$7) or at least buy the damn record.
SPECIAL EVENT: Enjoy holiday music while admiring choreographed dancing laser lights set against the stars of the Planetarium sky at Rochester Museum and Science Center’s Holiday Laser Show. Whether you’re a Mariah Carey fan or there for Mannheim Steamroller, the show will feature music to get you in the holiday spirit. $6-$7. For schedule, visit rmsc.org. 657 East Ave. 271-4320.
MUSIC: Did this week’s festivities fill your body and now you’re looking for something to satisfy the soul? You might want to start by checking out Roc Soul Jam at Tala Vera (155 State St., tala-vera.com) Saturday night featuring Matthew Corey & Friends, DaShon Davidson, ramblin' e.moore, and Christian Nizy. Music starts at 8 p.m., cover runs $5.
SPECIAL EVENT: Decide what wine to bring to the next holiday event at Casa Larga’s Complimentary Holiday Weekend Family Tours. Tours run at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25. Tastings $2. 2287 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport. casalarga.com.
MUSIC: Rochester rockers Spacelordswill be making its claim for lords of Lovin Cup (300 Park Point Dr., lovincup.com) Saturday night at 9 p.m., tickets running a low $3-$5. And hey, who knows, they might rock you right into outer space.
MUSIC: Where’s the party at Saturday night? Why, I do believe it will be at Skylark Lounge (40 S. Union St., theskylarklounge.com) tonight with the DIGDUGDIY partyfeaturing Makoto, Bobby Fischer, The Archaeologist, and Ramblin' E Moore. Get ready to dance and have a good time: music starts at 10 p.m., cover $3.
MUSIC: Want to rally around a good musical cause this Sunday afternoon? Montage Music Hall (50 Chestnut St.,) will be putting on Roc Entertainment’s Teen Showcase. Head on down to see the up-and-coming future rockers of Rochester. Music starts at 4 p.m., tickets cost $10. Head to themontagemusichall.com or rochesterentertainment.frontgatetickets.com for more info.
SPECIAL EVENT: Just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean that produce isn’t still available! Visit the Long Season Winter Farmers’ Market at Brighton’s Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Road. Along with produce you’ll find baked goods, dairy products, and knitted crafts, and other goods. It runs Sunday 1-4 p.m. brightonfarmersmarket.org
MUSIC: Looking to fill your Sunday night with a drop of the purest Celtic music Rochester can offer? Temple Bar and Grill (109 East Ave., templebarandgrille.com) has you covered with its weekly Celtic Music Sundays, this week featuring Kevin Reynolds & Ken Snyder. Music starts at 7 p.m. and is free.