by John Tarpley
Flying Saucer celebrates its 13th anniversary with beer specials, special beers and music from Embrace the Crash, 9 p.m.
Matt Joyce brings his Elvis tribute act to Denton's Trotline, 9 p.m.
In Mountain View, the Ozark Folk Center State Park hosts its annual Thumbpicking Weekend.
For the night owls, Musicians Showcase winners and the best music duo in the state (at the very least), Tyrannosaurus Chicken brings its "psychedelta" sounds to Midtown Billiards, midnight, $8 non-members.
"Good Boys and True" continues its run at the Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m.
And, in Hot Springs, Maxine's hosts a night of rawk from Vail, The Valentine Failures and Playing with Karma, 8 p.m., $7.
The annual Buzz-B-Q offers up over 90 local barbecue teams competing for $5,000 in cash and prizes, as well as a day's worth of music from Josh Green, Moses Tucker Band, Jeff Coleman and the Feeders, Taylor Made and more at the North Little Rock RV Park, $10.
Triniti Nightclub hosts "Naturally Naughty Burlesque," starring the local Diamond Dames troupe, 9 p.m., $10.
Oklahoma pop-rocker Ben Rector comes to the Central Arkansas Christian School for an evening gig, 7 p.m., $10 adv., $15 d.o.s.
Acoustic duo Ben and Doug land in the Flying Saucer, 9 p.m., $3.
One of the best named bands around, Stark Naked and the Car Thieves, plays Fox and Hound and, it's hoped, will be selling T-shirts, 10 p.m., $5.
Stickyz offers up an eight-piece NOLA funk and brass from the "Treme"-featured Soul Rebels Brass Band, 9 p.m., $10.
And Tyrannosaurus Chicken sticks around Little Rock for another night to play White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.