Just a week after claiming the top spot in the Showcase, Velvet Kente
shares a bill with the equally groove-oriented instrumental act Eclipse Glasses Banda
at Arkansas Flag and Banner, 9 p.m., $5 (it's a benefit for the building's Dreamland Ballroom).
For those who don't mind traveling for the blues, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm
bring their deeply infectious North Mississippi jams to Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $5.
The Weekend Theater opens “Lonely Planet,”
a PEN U.S.A. award-winning drama about bearing witness to the AIDS epidemic, 7:30 p.m., $10-$14.It will be performed again at the same time on Saturday.
Popular Texas country singer Wade Bowen
returns to Sticky Fingerz, with Fayetteville's Charliehorse
supporting, 9 p.m., $10.
At Counterpoint, popular local party-band the Gettys
play late, 10:30 p.m., $5.
ALSO: It's Second Friday Art Night
downtown, 5 to 8 p.m.
Local artist and video collagist Cameron Holifield's DJ set
, originally scheduled for tonight at Satellite has been postponed.
Early Saturday, skaters and friends of skaters gather to raise money to improve and expand the Kanis Skate Park. There are a gang of bands playing — the Moving Front, Smoke Up Johnny, Zuccura, G. Noam Chomsky, the Tom Sweet Band, the Witches Tit and Ninth Scientist
, 11 a.m., donations.
Later in the evening, rising country star Justin Moore
, from Poyen, comes to Juanita's behind singles like “I Could Kick Your Ass” and “Small Town U.S.A.,” 9 p.m., $18 adv., $20 d.o.s. Ryan Couron and Hwy 5 open.
At Vino's, local rockers Notion
headline, 8:30 p.m., $6.
Piano man William Staggers
holds it down at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
At the new ACAC space, it's a showcase of punk and hardcore with Uh-Oh
, Monterey Jack
and the Thing That Always Explodes
, 9 p.m., $5.
Roots rockers Sean Rock and the Toltecs
return to the stage at Off Center after a hiatus, 9 p.m., free. At Cornerstone, Runaway Planet
picks and grins, 9 p.m., $5.