what’s on tonight: friday’s first flight

Steel House (Edward Simon/ Scott Colley/ Brian Blade), Blue Whale, Little Tokyo, 9pm, $20/25

Baked Potato All Stars, Baked Potato, Studio City, $20

Wes Smith Five and Friends, Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, 830pm, $10

Ginger Berglund and Scott Whitfield, Vibrato, Bel Air, 9pm

Darryl Spencer, Red White & Bluezz, Pasadena, 700-1130

Jeff Robinson, Pips on La Brea, Mid-City, 9pm

Street Corner Renaissance, World Stage Performance Gallery, 6/9pm

Vijay Iyer, UCLA-Royce Hall, $19-59

what’s on tonight: umbrella’s are optional

Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble (jam session), Blue Whale, Little Tokyo, 9pm, $5

Jeanne Newhall and Kazunori Koga, Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, 830 pm, $20

Herman Jackson’s California Christmas, Vibrato, Bel Air

Barbara Morrison, Pips on La Brea, Mid-City, 8pm

Brent Cantor Group, Upstairs at Vitello’s, Studio City, 8pm, $15

Audra MacDonald, Walt Disney Concert Hall, $52-124

The Moonrise Club: JC Jazz Crew, El Cid, Silverlake, $5