9 p.m. Saturday
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., 899-4206; www.tipitinas.com
Patti Smith appreciators have a mother lode of recent indulgences: Following the 2008 completion of Steven Sebring's decade-long documentary Dream of Life, Smith's memoir, Just Kids, about growing into herself with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in Manhattan, dropped in January. Now 63, the Godmother of Punk is still Ginsberg with a Gibson, rousing Beat poetry with crunchy three-chord riffs. Tickets $25.