1) If you want to relive ska punk’s glory days of the late ’90s, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Mr. Smalls with Less Than Jake. Combining the distinctive beats of punk with the horns and saxophones of ska, Less Than Jake hit the mainstream in 2003 with the album Anthem. We can hope to hear their famed “She’s Gonna Break Soon” as well as old and new favorites. Less Than Jake has a new EP out right now called Sound the Alarm. Also on the bill is Bowling for Soup, whose cover of the SR-71 song “1985” was a major hit for the group. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvalle. (CM/RH)
CATAPULT: THE AMAZING MAGIC OF SHADOW AND DANCE (modern dance and theatrics) by Catapult. Oct. 10 only, 7:30 p.m., the company at the Byham Theater.
The Catapult shadow dancers were finalists on “America’s Got Talent” a few years back, but not as amateurs aspiring to the big time. They’re a skilled professional company led by founder/director Adam Battelstein, formerly of the groundbreaking Pilobolus dance troupe, and their latest U.S tour visits the Byham. 101 6th St., Cultural District. (MV)