SPECIAL EVENT: Get your fill of Jell-O this Thanksgiving in more ways than one at Tilt's "Night B4 Thanksgiving Jell-OH Wrestling Extravaganza."DeeDee Dubois vs. Vanity Fair, Lady Dee vs. Ms. Kitten K., Lez Be On Me vs. The 2 Timing Titty's, and two matches picked from the crowd. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21 and over $5, under 21 $15. $2.50 drink specials 9 p.m.-10 p.m. 444 Central Ave. 232-8440.facebook.com/Tiltnightclub.
SPECIAL EVENT/MUSIC: It's one of the biggest party nights of the year, and if you are going to eat all that turkey, you might as well dance and make room for it tonight. Just some of the cornucopia of offerings tonight include Giant Panda Gorilla Dub Squad's Thanksgiving Eve party at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St., waterstreetmusic.com, 8:30 p.m., $10-$12), Hate Machine's Turkey Bonanza at Montage Music Hall (50 Chestnut St., themontagemusichall.com, $5, 7 p.m., with seven bands running all night), Thanksgiving Eve Fundraiser Bash for Devyn Rose featuring Teressa Wilcox & The Filthy Brothers Blues Band (Lovin' Cup, 300 Park Point Dr., lovincup.com, 7 p.m., $5), Thanksgiving Eve Party with Me & The Boyz (Captain Jack's, 8505 Greig St., Sodus, 9 p.m.), and the Night Before Thanksgiving/Rocket Fuel launch event with Chelsey & Whit at Marge's Lakeside Inn (4909 Culver Road, 7 p.m.). Many other area clubs will be open and throwing themed parties as well.
COMEDY: Laugh off the woes of spending painful hours with your family this Thanksgiving at Talent's Thanksgiving Comedy Jam. The show begins tonight at 8 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre ( 885 E. Main St.), and features DL Hughley, Bill Bellamy, and Talent's "Mr. It's Just Comedy." $37.50-$70. 222-5000. rbtl.org.
MUSIC: For years I thought the Good Rats were from Rochester, they played here so much. These Long Island barroom rock 'n' roll underdogs have rocked and rolled forever (since 1964, to be exact). Their hit Tasty was my favorite air-guitar-in-my-underpants tunes. They'll be joined by Rochester troubadour Dave McGrath and the Zeppelin tribute The Sound Remains the Same tonight at the Main Street Armory for the Tribute to the Troops concert (900 E. Main St., 4 p.m., $10-$45, rochestermainstreetarmory.com). Proceeds benefit Warriors Salute.
SPORTS: Veer away from the traditional football viewing during the holidays in exchange for some soccer with the Rochester Lancers v. Chicago Soul. Make it in time for 7 p.m. kick-off tonight at Blue Cross Arena (1 Memorial Sq.). $16.40-$21.50. Ticketmaster.com.
ART: Calm holiday jitters with "Tone it Down a Notch: Minimal Art," the Shoe Factory Art Co-op's November art exhibit. The show is open today noon-5 p.m. Free admission. 250 N. Goodman St. shoefactoryarts.com.
Special Event: The 12th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade will take place Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-noon, at Washington Square Park (Washington Square at South Clinton Ave.) Admission is free, and costumes are encouraged! For more info, visit dachshundparade.com.
Film: New films opening in wide release today include "The Big Wedding," "King's Faith," and "Pain & Gain." Films screening at The Little Theatre are "Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising," "The Company You Keep" (also at Pittsford Cinema), "Disconnect." "The Invisible War," "The Island President," "Overboard," and "Starbuck."
Music: Whereas Baltimore’s All Time Low has been known to unabashedly wear its collective influences on its collective sleeve, its latest record, “Don’t Panic,” has smoothed out the seams of all the band’s Frankensteined influences. Instead it arrives at its own jagged take on pop-infused punk.
Art: What does life look like through the eyes of today's teenagers? Well, you could probably spend a few minutes perusing images on Facebook or Instagram to find out. But if you're looking for more enlightening and intelligible perspectives, you can see the work of Rochester's teenage artists at this year's Through the Student Lens exhibit