A fun, but cold weekend is in store. Let's look at some of the best entertainment options.

Starting Thursday night, head for the Urban Lounge to hear artsy garage rockers Gringo Star from Atlanta as they headline a triple bill. The Shrine, along with Daisy & The Moonshines open up the 10 p.m. concert. Eight dollar tickets are available at 24tix.com.

Judas Priest offers up their old-school British metal - supposedly for the last time locally - at the Maverik Center. Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde opens up along with a band making a dubious claim to being Thin Lizzy. All things told, it's actually fun chance to hear some old school metal. One can do worse on a gloomy Friday night. Get a load of this one ... It's still a killer. http://youtu.be/8cmefZ8aeZ8

Saturday night offers a relatively rare chance to see blues-rock guitarist Rich Robinson of Black Crowes fame in a small gig at The State Room. Dylan LeBlanc, a singer-songwriter who's been generating a lot of buzz opens the evening at 9 p.m. Also, Robinson's been treating audiences to cool covers of artists like Neil Young and Gram Parsons. That should also help make for a fun Saturday night. It's one show I've been looking forward to for awhile. Tickets remain on sale. Check out "Yesterday," right here: http://youtu.be/2PHfpyDkTVM

Another cool option Saturday night is when quirky rockers They Might Be Giants play at The Depot. No way this won't be a good gig. Tickets are still available and start at $22.

Cool sounds, right here from TMBG: http://youtu.be/NAbZzdalZh4

And don't forget the Beethoven countdown continues this weekend with chances Friday and Saturday to hear the Seventh Symphony. Also, a Lizst concerto is on the bill, which means some terrific piano playing will also be highlighted. Tickets start at $17 and remain on sale for both nights.