by John Tarpley
Sticky Fingerz offers up honky-tonk/mod fusion from Starroy and freaky bluegrass from the trio of Mountain Sprout, 9:30 p.m., $5.
The State Symphony Capella of Russia Chorus brings its choral power to UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., $10-$30.
Downtown Music does what it does best with this Friday night of whacked-out metal from industrial rockers The Vail, local eccentrics Flameing Daeth Fearies, the always-heavy My Hands to War and West Memphis hardcore act An American Tragedy, 8 p.m., $6.
CARE for Animals returns to the Governor's Mansion for "Paws on the Runway," the organization's annual benefit featuring a canine fashion show and silent auctions, 5:30 p.m., $50 general admission, $75 runway seating.
Revolution's monthly Zodiac party is back with the "Scorpio Edition," featuring music from DJs Raydar and Shaolin and rhymes from MC Messinian, 9 p.m., $10.
No strangers to Little Rock, American Aquarium, the alt-country act from Raleigh, N.C., takes the stage at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $7.
Boom Kinetic, a party rock band familiar to Little Rock clubbers and nightlifers, plays Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $8.
Vino's brings a triple-bill of heavy pop-punk from The Weisenheimers, Outstanding Red Team and new name Turnrow, 8 p.m.
Khalil's Pub hosts a night of karaoke, 7 p.m.
The big-voiced Ramona Smith sings the rock, soul and R&B classics at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Grace Lutheran Church raises money for Baskets of Hope with its Fall Craft Show and Book Sale, 9 a.m.
Local hard radio-rockers Taylor Made play the Fox and Hound stage, 10 p.m.