The Marmalakes. Photo by Erik Gatling.

Creek Show at Empire Control Room, Waller Creek. Venues along Waller Creek from Fifth to Ninth Street celebrate the dream of turning the downtown ditch into a vibrant walkable feature with an evening of light-based art installations and music. Easy Tiger kicks things off with a happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., then electro pop outfit Corduroi presents a DJ set on Sabine St. Deck and Empire Control Room hosts an evening of excellent local music with Marmalakes, Ruby Jane and Calliope Musicals. $5 door, free with RSVP. 606 E. 7th St. empireatx.com.

Also: Los Angeles indie pop band Smallpools visits Emo’s with Magic Man and Panama Wedding. … A “Help Clifford Help Kids” show at ACL Live features sets by rootsy Texas acts Cory Morrow and the Dirty River Boys, with all proceeds benefiting American YouthWorks. … Easygoing North Carolina singer-songwriter David Wilcox, touring behind his latest disc “Blaze,” plays at One World Theatre. … Rootsy English indie trio Bear’s Den joins Dan Mangan & Blacksmith and Christof at the Parish. … The Austin Classical Guitar Society presents Celil Rafik Kaya and Nicolas Emilfork at Cactus Cafe. … Cincinnati rockers Foxy Shazam bring the tour for their “Gonzo” album to Red 7 with Masked Intruder, SycAmour and Neon Cobra. … Playing in Traffic Records presents another of its “Traffic Jam” shows at the Continental Club featuring three of the label’s acts:Digital Wild, Girl Pilot and Amy Cook. … It’s rockabilly night at One-2-One Bar with Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers and Jimmy & the Mustangs.