• The Pussy Cat Riot on Saturday is an action-packed night of punk, surf, metal and more at Cattivo, 146 44th St., Lawrenceville, with The Turpentiners, Verti Go Go, Bridge City Bombshells Burlesque, The Jackals of Botswana, The Cheats, The Del Rios and Kali Ko Kat. It benefits Homeless Cat Management Team, which has been providing spay/neuter services since 1998. Tickets are $5, doors open at 8:30 p.m.
• Rather Ripped Records, 4314 Butler St., in Lawrenceville, along with next door neighbor Pittsburgh Furniture, presents an evening of music and art Friday with retro-folk duo Jupiter Vinyl and modern impressionist David Wadsworth, who graces the cover of Jupiter Vinyl's new album, "Lazy Ash Tree." The reception and viewing is at 5 p.m. Friday with music at 7 p.m.