Hugely popular Christian, soft-rock act Casting Crowns
comes to Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $19-$76.75.
Long time college rock favorites Jackopierce
return to Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $15.
At Sticky Fingerz, Fayetteville’s Benjamin Del Shreve
plays a swaggering brand of throwback rock ’n’ roll, 9 p.m., $6; Falcon Scott
Blue-eyed crooner Big John Miller
belts out songs you know at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. The Arkansas Choral Society
and the UA Monticello Concert
Choir join together to perform Handel’s “Messiah” at the First Pentecostal Church, 7 p.m., $8-$15. Cameron Holifield
, of Cool Shoes visual effects fame, branches out into DJing with a gig at Satellite, 9 p.m., free.
Singer/songwriter Mat Mahar
is at White Water, 10 p.m., $5. John Craig
typically does blues at SpeakEasy, but maybe in the wake of the Oxford American’s focus on True Soul, he can be talked into reviving some old Little Rock soul, 9 p.m., free. The Children’s Theatre
presents an adaptation of the story “Merry Christmas, Mouse,”
7 p.m., $11-$14.SATURDAY 12/5
Atlanta rap-rock act Rehab
come to town behind its hit “Bartender Song (Sittin’ a Bar)”; Aranda, Almost Kings
and Soul Stash
open, $12 adv., $15 d.o.s.
Local country-rock favorites Good Time Ramblers
share the stage with Benton’s Alan Hunt Band
at Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $5.
At White Water, Kevin Kerby and Battery
celebrate the vinyl release “Beautiful & Bright,” 10 p.m., $5.
Popular African-American comedian Sommore
comes to Robinson Center Music Hall behind her new DVD “The Queen Stands Alone,” 8 p.m., $35.50-$39.50.
Austin indie-rockers the Rocket Boys
share a bill with droll local duo Midwest Caravan
and Randall Shreve
and the Outstanding Red Team
, 8 p.m.
At Downtown music, Fayetteville death metal champs VORE
play along with Texas’ HOD
, Fayetteville’s Deadbird
and Iron Tongue
, which features members of North Little Rock sludge kings, Rwake
, 9 p.m., $6. SUNDAY 12/6
The 50-member River City Men's Chorus
celebrates the season for the eighth straight year with a slate of standards — some performed with a twist. The chorus offers three shows: 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. All at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi Street; all free.
More holiday music: At UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall, the New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra
presents a "Viennese Christmas,"
2 p.m., $10-$35.