Nightlife • Watch NFL football at Lumpys, hear funk and soul at Bourbon House, or swing with the Joshua Payne Orchestra

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It's a NFL wild-card Saturday

Armchair quarterbacks can get off the couch and head to Lumpys to catch this weekend's NFL wild-card games. If so inclined, stay until 10 p.m. Saturday to catch tunes spun by DJ Fonik.

When • Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 p.m.

Where • Lumpys, 145 W. Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City

Admission • Free

Go funky at Bourbon House

Bourbon House, which is tucked away in the basement of downtown's Walker Center, offers Funk and Soul nights on Sunday and Monday, with resident DJ Street Jesus at the helm.

When • Sunday and Monday, Jan. 6-7, 9 p.m.

Where • Bourbon House, 19 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Admission • Free

Swing with the Joshua Payne Orchestra

Drop by Bar-X on any Sunday night and the Joshua Payne Orchestra will most likely be playing. Along with original songs, the jazz trio sprinkles in instrumental covers of pop and hip-hop songs (think "Single Ladies" by Beyoncé) that are likely to entertain music fans.

When • Sunday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m.

Where • Bar-X, 155 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Admission • Free

Laughs, country style?

The Westerner, a 16,000 square-foot dance hall, is an alternative to all the downtown clubs that play the same mix of pop, rap and techno. Besides country and line dancing, on Wednesdays the club features a comedy night. This week they're featuring Dr. D and Lady Kandy.

When • Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 9 p.m.

Where • The Westerner, 3360 S. Redwood Road, West Valley City

Admission • $5

Jam night at The Woodshed

On jam night, patrons are invited to play along with The Woodshed's house band, Music Glue. For musicians new to the concept, just imagine you're playing Rock Band, but with real instruments.

When • Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 9 p.m.

Where • The Woodshed, 60 E. 800 South, Salt Lake City

Admission • Free

To alert us to nightlife events, email David Burger at or call 801-257-8620.