B-Boy City XXI kickoff at Spiderhouse Ballroom. B-Boy City has been keeping the culture and art of competitive breakdancing alive in Texas for 17 years. Dancers from around the state and across the nation come to compete with feverish intensity in individual and crew-vs.-crew battles. The three-day event kicks off Friday with a welcome party featuring performances from hip-hop OGs Bavu Blakes and Tee Double alongside heavy hitters Zeale and Da’Shade Moonbeam. On Saturday, crews showcase their skills, and on Sunday they battle. Friday: $5, 7 p.m; Saturday: $20, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday: $20, 5 p.m. 2906 Fruth St. bboycity.com. — D.S.S.
Peter Case at Cactus Cafe. So respected by his peers is California troubadour Peter Case that when a tribute album was assembled for him many years ago, it ballooned into a three-disc set. Case, the former leader of the Plimsouls and the Nerves who’s been stopping in at the Cactus to play shows under his own name for nearly three decades now, has a new record out called “Highway 62.” Opening is rising local singer-songwriter Jaimee Harris. $20-$22. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.
Also: Native Texan Don Williams, one of country music’s finest singers, plays the Paramount Theatre. … It’s been more than two years since the Weary Boys reconvened for a local show, so no surprise the Continental Club has booked them for two nights. Mayeux & Broussard open Friday, with Leo Rondeau on Saturday. … Rapper/ATX hip-hop agitator Adam Protextor, aka P-Tek, celebrates his 30th birthday and the release of his new album “Shift” with Cap N Kirk, KB the Boobonic and more at Sidewinder. … Post-grunge outfit Collective Soul, touring on its first new album in six years, plays Emo’s. … Sound Tribe Sector Nine brings psychedelic lights, funky jams and all your other stoner needs to the Austin Music Hall. … Eight-piece powerhouse El Tule headlines Cumbia Fest at Flamingo Cantina. … Symphony Square’s new Friday music series presents Los Aztex and Batuque Raiz. … Poetic pop rockers A Silent Film play Stubb’s inside. … Raucous ’90s local faves Prescott Curlywolf reconvene at Hole in the Wall. … It’s a dance music night indoors at the Mohawk with GOBI and Mobley. … Indie-folk duo Penny & Sparrow play the Parish with the Walkup String Trio. … 80H Project and Curtis Lee play a dual CD-release show at One-2-One Bar. … KP & the Boom Boom get the first weekend gig at Geraldine’s, the bar at the new Hotel Van Zandt.