Lecture/Screening: There will be a screening, as well as an accompanying discussion, of Martin Luther King Jr’s. “I Have A Dream” speech tonight at Finger Lakes Community College, Room A105 (3325 Marvin Sands Dr., flcc.edu). Starts at 1 p.m. and is free.
Music: Minnesota-based Now, Now has come to kick back in our comparatively balmy climes. It will be a brief break from hanging with Minus the Bear on the Waves Overhead Spring Tour, with the band sharing some of its particularly cheery blend of pop and shoegaze, sung by co-vocalists Cacie Dalager and Jess Abbott. The topic matter in male hands would get creeper-tastic (especially “Dead Oaks” off the newest release, “Threads”). The evening will also feature a couple of local acts, including the indie folk of The Branch Davidians and some down-tempo instrumental electro noodlings from Precious Kindred. Show up early and stay late for Cultr Club at 11 p.m. The show goes down toni9ght 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $10-$12. 454-2966, bugjar.com.
Art: Janice Jakielski’s “Being Here” installation is currently on display at the Hartnett Gallery (Wilson Commons, University of Rochester), and is open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. tonight, and will run through March 31 (Closed March 9-16 for UR spring break).
Music: Christian bands tend to get a bad rap for being considered junior-varsity alternatives to the secular mainstream. But anyone who has heard I The Breather can testify that this group is neither meek nor lame. The Baltimore-based quintet is tough, fast, sonically out-of-control and blessed with the ability to make the abrasion sound beautiful. Chalk it up to divine intervention that I The Breather wraps its aggressive riffs around the catechism and makes it look so easy. This complex not-of-this-world music earned the group more than 1 million hits on YouTube for its single “Forgiven.” Expect a multitude of fans to descend upon Dub Land for a night of heavy worship. With Palisades, Wolves at the Gate, Thoughts in Reverse, Into the Harbor, and Define Normal. I The Breather performs tonight, 5 p.m. at Dub Land Underground, 315 Alexander St. $10-$12. 232-7550.
Music: The Deadstring Brothers make a warmly welcomed return to Abilene (153 Liberty Pole Way, abilenebarandlounge.com) tonight, so check out the part blues, part rock and roll group for yourself. Music starts at 9 p.m., cover runs $5-$7. If you can’t catch the group tonight, it will return tomorrow for an encore performance.