Thurs., Dec. 20, Rock for Tots
Blue Lamp, 8 p.m., $10
This event—the seventh annual—is all about hearing music by some of Sacramento's gnarliest rock bands and donating toys to kids. If you bring a toy to the Blue Lamp on Thursday evening, you'll be entered into a drawing to win prizes from local sponsors such as Spanish Fly Hair Garage Salon, American Graffiti Tattoo, and The Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar. Plus, you'll be serenaded with tunes by rock bands I'm Dirty Too (pictured), Horseneck, Lonely Kings, Bastards of Young and Fudi. The event is 21 and over. So, listen to local rock acts, help kids in need and reap the benefits of this night out. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, www.bluelamp.com.