At "Ladies Sing the Blues," local chanteuses Denise Perrier, Kim Nalley, and Lady Mem'fis offer up two shows. "The Early Years" finds the trio channeling Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Esther Phillips, while during "The Later Years" audiences hear the songs of Dinah Washington, Etta James, and Nina Simone. Better see them both, at 9 and 11 p.m. at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus (at Broadway), S.F. Admission is $10-15; call 291-8255 or visit www.jazzatpearls.com.
-- Hiya Swanhuyser