SARAH SILVERMAN: Even if you didn't take part in the recent "Great Schlep" (a move to inspire young Jewish people to fly to Florida to talk to their grandparents about Barack Obama), you probably saw this comedian's witty, oh-so-viral video about it. Or you've seen her Comedy Central show. Or both. Want to add to the list? She's at Club Nokia. Friday, November 21, 7PM. $49.50. 800 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles. 213-765-7000
YOU BETTER THINK: Aretha Franklin's scene is our favorite part of "The Blues Brothers" -- sassy stuff, that diner strut -- so we imagine a live show from the Queen of Soul is a bit of perfection. Maybe George Michael will show for a surprise duet on "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"? Fingers crossed. Friday, November 21, doors 8PM. $95-$97.50. House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood.
"WRECKING BALL" TALES: Critical adoration is a way of life for alt-country pioneer Lucinda Williams. She's garnered raves, had some chart-busting albums and keeps on keepin' on while writing painful (but just as often joyful) ballads that tell real stories in her own bluesy, inimitable style. Friday, November 21, 9PM. $22.50 and up. The Wiltern, 3780 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. 213-380-5005