Canada kicks off the 2012 World Junior Hockey Tournament with a game today against Finland (TSN, 2 p.m.) Unless you plan on getting to the bar really early, the broadcast shouldn’t interfere with any plans you might have to get pie-eyed tonight.

A lot of places are having Boxing Day Bashes, but here’s three I know of where live music involved. First, at O’Hanlon’s Pub the Regina alt-country band The Lonesome Weekends is playing. Last month, James Brotheridge did a post on some tunes the band had made available for free download. Here’s a link if you want to check them out.

At the Exchange/Club, there’s an assortment of metal/punk bands playing including EMO, Lest We Fail, Memorial, Contaminate and None Shall Sleep Tonight. Finally, at Conexus Arts Centre there’s a reunion show by a blues/rock cover band that was active in Saskatchewan in the ’80s. According to an article in Thursday’s Leader-Post they were originally called Bull Frog Frank, and are now called Frogsback. Proceeds from the show go to the Regina & District Food Bank.

Everyone who’s out have fun, okay? But stay safe.