COOL SHOES10 p.m., Downtown Music. $5.
The beat goes on … and on and on. Little Rock's dancin'-est monthly shindig returns for the first time in the New Year with the same formula as before: three DJs, a short performance, live art and lots and lots of young folk. Except this go 'round the kids won't actually be “kids” strictly defined. Last month, some 450 tried to pack into the club, so in order to keep the party manageable, organizers are limiting admittance to those over 18 (they've spun off another event, Reverb, that's open to all ages). This time out, look for DJ sets from K. Carpenzo
(disco, house), Shawn Lee
(hip-hop) and local-gone-international collective Deviant Soundsystem
(electro, house). The latter is doing several shows in LA in February and one in Miami in March, so surely it's doing something right. Also, local rapper Shea Marie
, Grim Muzik's resident diva, offers a short set and UCA art professor Ray Ogar
contributes live art. Vintage boutique Magpie and Birdie
hosts a fashion show and trunk sale, too.