What was once an event without a cause (the animal shelters lined up as beneficiaries of the original show bailed on organizers because of the “wildly inappropriate” concept) has long since found a receptive and light-hearted audience, and a well-deserving recipient charity in Feline Rescue. In its 10th year with The Current DJ Mary Lucia at the helm, the shelters have definitely come around to the talent-packed showcase of local musicians and vocalists at Rock for Pussy, belting out their favorite David Bowie classics. Old favorites and new feline supporters join the stage in a night of pure rollicking talent: John Eller, Orion Treon, Reed Wilkerson, David Russ, Chris Lynch, and Christian Erickson are back, as well as Ciaran Daly, Laurie Lindeen, Liam Watkins, and Venus DeMars. This year, the Prairie Fire Lady Choir comes 60 members strong, and Nadine Dubois and Leslie Ball get comfortable onstage with their burlesque act.
A sure sign of let-your-hair-down fun? The makeup services of Moxie Salon are available pre-show for anyone who needs a little glitter around the temples. DJs Jill Riley and Jake Rudh of The Current will bridge sets with glam Bowie-inspired jams. Doors at 8 p.m.; show at 9 p.m. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. —EK
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