Redbeard a.k.a. Jeff Corbett is a fixture on the Regina music scene. In our Dec. 29 issue he was featured in our My Music column. One of his top six picks was a song by American musical icon Tom Waits —  “On the Nickel” off Waits’ 1980 album Heartattack and Vine.

Thursday night, Redbeard is hosting a tribute concert at McNally’s Tavern where local musicians will present their interpretations of songs from Waits’ extensive back catalogue. To give you a taste of the real deal, here’s the video for “Satisfied” from Waits’ most recent album Bad As Me (2011).

Also on tomorrow, there’s an open house at the Artful Dodger Cafe & Music Emporium from 2-5 p.m. (that’s the exterior pictured below). This is a new venture that’s starting up at 1631 11th Ave. I haven’t been over to the space, but I understand it’s quite impressive. Starting later this month there’s plans to hold regular concerts, art exhibitions and other arts-orientated events and activities.

We’ll have more on the Artful Dodger down the road. For more information, visit the website at