AN EVENING WITH ZAKK WYLDE, THE DEPOT, Wednesday, April 24, 9 p.m., $30/$35 day of show

Anyone who's seen guitarist/loudmouth Zakk Wylde perform on stage with either Black Label Society or Ozzy Osbourne, doing interviews on friendly outlets like VH1 Classic's Heavy Metal Show, or pop up in unusual spots like as a voice-actor/guest star on Aqua Teen Hunger Force knows that the man is entertaining as all get-out. Talk to Kevin at The Heavy Metal Shop about a long-ago in-store appearance, and you'll hear that the man is also a handful. But no matter how you know Wylde's style, you probably never had him pegged as a literary mind for our times. Even so, he's penned a book called Bringing Metal to the Children, and on his current tour he's combining readings from the tome with acoustic performances and Q&A sessions that no doubt will offer some hilarious answers.