Cool Shoes returns for their monthly dance party; this time around, Cool Shoes regulars DJ Wolf-E-Wolf and Sleek man the decks at the Downtown Music Hall stage, 10 p.m., $5 over 21, $8 under 21.
The Arkansas-born, Austin-residing Ouachita brings its dusky take on '70s Southern rock to the brave souls at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $8 non-members.
High-energy classic rockers Katmandu play a free show at Capi's, 8:30 p.m.
The party rock band familiar to Little Rock clubbers and nightlifers, Boom Kinetic, plays Sticky Fingerz, 10 p.m., $8.
Juanita's hosts promoters I Love the Good Life's monthly Zodiac party with Final Fridays: The Virgo Zodiac Affair, 9 p.m., $5 early admission.
Super-sized Springfield, Mo., family band Big Smith brings its backwoods, traditional sounds to Revolution; local country deconstructionists Mockingbird Hillbilly Band pick and grin first, 8:30 p.m., $8.
Vino's hosts a thumping, flashing night of techno with a house music dance party, 8 p.m., $5.
Conway's long-time home for metal, Soundstage, brings a night of thrashing and wailing with Safe to Shore, Forever Eternal, Medic Red and Kingdom Under Siege, 8 p.m., $7.
Singer/songwriter Shannon Boshears plays Markham Street Grill and Pub, 9 p.m.
At Sonny Williams' Steak Room, Thomas East rounds out his standing weekend stint as house pianist, 7 p.m.
At the Weekend Theater, the "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" continues its run, 7:30 p.m., $14-$18.