In what is quickly becoming an Atlanta Christmas tradition, Jeffrey Bützer and friends return to perform the music of VINCE GUARALDI'S "A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS." Bützer plays drums in a trio that features pianist T.T. Mahony and Adrian Ash on bass. Before the "Charlie Brown" set, Bützer will play a solo show of cinematic numbers in which he single-handedly mans an accordion, piano, bass and high hat. Locals El Capitan and Mr. Grinder Nova warm things up with a set of holiday surf music. $7. 9 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. Read Bützer's ruminations on Vince Guaraldi and the Peanuts gang at clcribnotes.com.