Hot Topic rock acts The Academy Is and Polyphonic Breakdown play emo-pop tonight at Downtown Music, 6:30 p.m., $10.
In Hot Springs, Maxine's hosts a benefit for Committed to Freedom, a non-profit established for victims of abuse, featuring music by Sad Daddy, Eyes Around, Mobley and The Walking Lawsuits, 9 p.m., $10.
At The Rep, "Evita" returns for another weekend, 7 p.m., $20-$40.
Juanita's holds "A Mature Night" with Tricia Reed, DJ Fatality, Sean West and hosted by local rapper Epiphany, 10 p.m., $7.
Indie poppers Poison Control Center are joined by goofy rock duo Midwest Caravan tonight at Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $4.
Comedian B.T. begins his four-night stint at The Loony Bin, 8 p.m., $6.