Nightlife • On tap: Harmonicas, a 'Sound Mass' and kilts in weekend leading up to Thanksgiving

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Hog heaven for blues fans

In his day job, harmonica player Adam Gussow is an associate professor of English and Southern studies at the University of Mississippi. The good news about Mississippi is that the football team beat Auburn and Arkansas this season after going winless in SEC play last year. The bad news about Mississippi is that Louisiana is lucky Mississippi is a state, because otherwise Louisiana would rank last in every economic category.

When • Friday, Nov. 16, 10 p.m.

Where • The Hog Wallow Pub, 3200 E. Big Cottonwood Road, Salt Lake City

Admission • $7 at door

Info •; 801-733-5567

Droll Gallery Stroll

Local minimalist band Theta Naught collaborated with Austin's My Education on a new album that features a 12-piece orchestra. Both bands will collaborate for a concert/music performance piece during tonight's Gallery Stroll called "Sound Mass." Amassing Massive Mass is also on the bill for this massive show.

When • Friday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m.

Where • Utah Arts Alliance Gallery and Midnight Records Productions studio, 127 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Admission • Free

Info •, or the Arts Alliance at 801-870-2069

Celebrating Notre Dame's undefeated season

Piper Down will hold Kilt Night, featuring pipers, Irish dancers and local Irish band Swagger. If you wear a kilt, you get in free. Otherwise, you can get in with five bucks and intact self-respect.

When • Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

Where • Piper Down, 1492 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Admission • $5 at door

Info •; 801-468-1492

Fetishizing the '80s

Area 51's next Fetish Ball will have a tattoo theme on Nov. 24, but before that, you can come to the club's pre-Thanksgiving party celebrating the 1980s. Then, on Thanksgiving, you can thank heaven that shoulder pads and stretch-stirrup pants are no longer in fashion. Although personally, I do wish that Members Only jackets would make a resurgence.

When • Wednesday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m.

Where • Area 51, 451 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Admission • $10 at door; ladies free

Website, phone •; 801-534-0819

Smoke and feathers on Thanksgiving

After enjoying turkey with your family on Thanksgiving, you've got an invitation to the Huka Bar, where employees are dressing in war paint and feathers for the club's annual "Papoose Party." Is it just us, or does this theme seem a bit insensitive in a week in which the lingerie company Victoria's Secret made headlines for apologizing after a model donned an Indian headdress during a fashion show?

When • Thursday, Nov. 22, 8:30 p.m.

Where • Huka Bar & Grill, 151 E. 6100 South, Murray

Admission • Ask at door

Info •; 801-281-HUKA

Send information about nightlife events — especially upcoming New Year's Eve parties — to David Burger at or 801-257-8620.